Get in the cloud with Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 – cloud productivity for businesses of all sizes. Launched yesterday, Office 365 helps connect people together in new ways.

Office 365 provides anywhere access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars so you’re always up-to-date. From scheduling to interactive online meetings to sharing files, you’re uniting cloud-based services with the productivity tools people use every day. Here are just some of the key benefits for small businesses:

  •  Anywhere-access to email, important documents, contacts, and calendar on nearly any device1, including PC, Mac, Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry 2
  • Office Web Apps for viewing, editing and sharing documents
  •  Large 25 GB mailboxes for each user and the ability to send attachments up to 25 MB
  • Easy-to-use design tools to build a professional-looking website quickly
  • Create sites to share documents securely with colleagues, customers and partners
  •  Industry-leading, always-up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spam solutions
  •  Integrated IM and presence, as well as online meetings with audio/video conferencing and multiparty data sharing
  • Financially-backed, guaranteed 99.9% service uptime 
  •  24x7 moderated community-based support

 1Access from mobile devices require WiFi capability or depends on carrier network availability.

2Users of Blackberry Internet Service get push email and can add calendar and contacts to their Blackberry device through a wired sync with Outlook on the PC.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Office Professional Plus: the world's leading productivity tool now seamlessly connected and delivered with cloud services – for the best productivity experience across the PC, phone and browser.
  • Exchange Online: cloud-based email, calendar and contacts with the most current antivirus and anti-spam solutions to help protect from viruses and spam.
  • SharePoint Online: cloud-based service helps businesses of all sizes create sites to share documents and insights with colleagues, partners and customers.
  • Lync Online: cloud-based instant messaging, presence, and online meeting experiences with PC-audio, video conferencing and screen sharing.

I don’t have a date for availability yet, but it will be next year. You can however, sign up for the beta  

And learn more about Office 365 for small businesses  

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Comments (1)

  1. JJ says:

    Would really love to know if this is SOX or HIPAA Compliant

    and if you can get a Business Associate Agreement out of MS as mandated by the Feds. Any public company or Health Care provider is going to need that before going into the cloud as I understand it, yet it seems to be totally overlooked

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