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Office 365 Only Three Weeks Away

Office 365 isn't just a cloud version of Microsoft Office. It is actually a mega-suite: Besides getting all the Office apps, you can get software from the server side such as SharePoint, Exchange, SQL Server and Lync (the unified communications suite).

We've looked at the pricing and it ain't bad. As long as your WAN connections are robust, this is a usable and affordable approach to equipping end-user PCs.

Now in late beta test, Microsoft has confirmed the mega-suite will ship on June 28, the same day the Treaty of Versailles was signed.

Redmond magazine (redmondmag.com) recently interviewed a bevy of beta testers and the news was pretty darn good. It seems the suite is particularly well-suited for smaller shops with limited IT staff, who find it much easier to manage than on-premise solutions. What is your take on Office 365 or cloud apps in general? Spill the beans at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/07/2011 at 12:47 PM


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