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Office 365 Less Than a Year Away

Office 365 is the well pre-announced replacement of Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), and both its name and its software should be a marked improvement. The software is one step closer to fruition now that it's in wide-scale beta. Of course, "wide-scale" is relative, as previously a cool 100,000 shops were testing out the software.

Office 365 includes Exchange, Lync and SharePoint, as well as an online version of Office. The suite should ship this summer.

With the popularity of app stores from Apple and Android, Microsoft also decided to launch a marketplace where developers, including corporate users, can sell their wares. More than 100 apps are already for sale.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/19/2011 at 12:47 PM


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