Microsoft sets up office in the clouds

REDMOND: Microsoft is upping its commitment to software as a service (SaaS), helping millions of its Office users transition into the cloud with a re-branded, Internet-based version of its popular desktop publishing software, Microsoft Office 365.

Office 365 is geared for business users and provides users with anywhere-access to Microsoft’s cloud-based versions of Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online.

Users can log on and collaborate with their co-workers, regardless of the computer they are using, without the need to download desktop software.

“Office 365 is the best of everything we know about productivity, all in a single cloud service,” said Kurt DelBene, president of the Office Division at Microsoft in a press release.

Office 365 regroups Microsoft’s existing cloud-based Business Productivity Suite under the one banner, offering a host of new features and new pricing plans.

According to a study by Market Research, the cloud-computing market is growing at a rapid pace. It is expected to exceed the US$25bil (RM80bil) mark by the end of 2013.

Limited beta testing of Office 365 has already started with a full launch expected to take place in about 40 countries by late next year. — Relaxnews 2010

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