Microsoft’s Office 365 launched
29 June 2011 | 0
Microsoft has announced that its newest cloud service, Office 365 is moving out of the beta stage and will be available for purchase. The product brings online up to date versions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Lync together with Office desktop software as a single cloud service which will allow customers to work with e-mail accounts, documents, contacts and calendars from any given location, whether it be desk top computers, smartphones or tablets for a monthly subscription fee.
The new solution is now available in over 40 markets, including the Irish market where three leading Irish service providers revealed plans to bring the service to their customers. O2, UPC and Vodafone will all offer Office 365 along with their own services to thousands of business customers in Ireland.
Anne O’LearyOffice business and enterprise director at Vodafone Ireland, believes that Office 365 is an important step forward and will meet future market needs for greater mobility and flexibility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). O’Leary commented that, “a study commissioned by Vodafone Ireland has found that 39% of the Irish workforce will be working flexibly by 2014. Our business customers need the tools to allow them to work in a flexible and productive manner. “