Microsoft has finished polishing Office 365 and is ready to sign off on the final version. Its invitations for a June 28th launch press event began circulating last week, and CEO Steve Ballmer earlier confirmed that the cloud-based office suite would be released in June.
Office 365 will introduce cloud technology to many businesses that are eager to try it but that also feel a need to stay tethered to on-premise software. Office 365 will break down barriers by providing businesses with the best of both worlds: on-demand cloud services coupled with the stability of on-premise office tools.
Office 365, which has been going through extensive beta testing, will include Email and Calendar (Microsoft Exchange Online), Office Web Apps (Microsoft SharePoint Online), Websites and Collaboration (Microsoft SharePoint Online), and IM and Online Meetings (Microsoft Lync Online), all hosted on Microsoft’s reliable servers, which promise 99.9% guaranteed uptime.
Microsoft has tailored the services to meet varying needs of small, medium, and large businesses, and all of the online apps will communicate with customers’ desktop office applications, providing a streamlined working environment. Users can work on documents on one computer, pass them off to colleagues on the web, and then apply the finishing touches from alternative devices, such as tablets.
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by CAL Business Solutions, New England Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner