Microsoft Jumps Into Cloud on June 28
Microsoft jumps in to cloud by announcing Office 365 Hits market at june 28, that brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online.
With Office 365, people can work together virtually as using any devices. Office 365 works in most browsers and iphone and windows phone platform.
With Office 365 for small businesses, professionals and small companies with fewer than 25 employees can be up and running with Office Web Apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and an external website in just 15 minutes, for an average of Rs 300 per user, per month.
Speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry Cloud Summit held recently, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said, “We’ll launch our Office 365 cloud service, which gives you Lync and Exchange and SharePoint and Office and more as a subscribable service that comes from the cloud. That launches in the month of June.”
Office365 offers number of plans for different needs that has different pricing unit and different features included.
- Office 365 for small business: Designed for businesses without dedicated IT staff or resources.
- Office 365 for education: Designed for schools and a replacement for the Office Live@edu service. Microsoft has said that Office 365 will receive updates on a 90-day cycle.
- Office 365 for enterprise: For businesses with internal or partner-supported IT staff and resources. Add on plans are available for information workers with dedicated PCs and kiosk workers (such as baristas or physicians) who share a PC and need only Web-based access.