Office 365 Release is Global now! Office 365 comes out of Beta!

Microsoft’s cloud service platform, Office 365 was in beta for sometime, but the Office 365 release was finally announced on 28th June, 2011. At stunning media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release the Office 365 release, to the must awaited Microsoft’s customers. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, it brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online which is an up-to-date cloud service, and is available at a cheap monthly subscription service starting from $6.

What is Office 365?

The familiar collaboration and productivity tools like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Communicator (Lync online), Email, Documents, Calendars, are delivered through the cloud in Office 365. Everyone can work together as a group, with anywhere access to email, web conferencing, documents and calendars. Business-class security is an integrated and significant feature of Office 365.

But just signing Office 365 subscription, will not get Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook free for you. It’s not compatible with Microsoft Office 365. You need to be on Office 2007 or . You’ll need MSO 2010 Professional Plus to use all the Office 365 features.

Pricing and Plans after the Office 365 Release!

1. For small organizations with less than 25 subscribers or employees, Office 365 pricing starts at $6/user/month.

2. Pricing ranges from $10-27/user/month, for organizations with more than 25 employees or subscribers. There’s also a kiosk pricing at $4 or $10 a month.

3. There are discounts for education. Volume licensing customers may also be eligible to purchase Office Professional Plus.

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You can see the details of different plans Microsoft has to offer for Office 365 at this location: Go here. This is the official website location of Microsoft.

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