Yes, that’s right, Microsoft 365 will be hosted in the cloud; it combines the latest version of Office, 2010, with their cloud-based services to improve collaboration for businesses increasingly spread across the globe.
The cloud is basically just the internet; if something is hosted in the cloud, it means it’s hosted through the internet rather than locally on your own hard drive. Hosting data in the cloud has a number of advantages. The main benefit of cloud computing, however, is from-anywhere access.
Placing your data in the cloud means that you don’t have to worry about having your own computer if you need access to your information. Microsoft now offers this same service for all of their Office suite. With pay-as-you-go services, you’re easily able to add on services and employees as you need them, rather than paying for unnecessary services regularly. Microsoft 365 also has more potential for sharing.
What to Expect From Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Standards Suite has been on the market for some time, and the new generation represents a full commitment to the benefits of cloud computing in Office 365.
• Microsoft Office Professional Plus for normal desktop applications
• Sharepoint Online for collaborative tasks
• Exchange Online for email
• Lync Online for integrated communications
Later, an adaptation of Office 365 including Microsoft Dynamics CRM will also be launched. Michael Osterman, the Osterman Research president, said that “Conceptually, Office 365 is a great idea. Reidy recently quoted that, “SharePoint in Office 365 should be fairly full-featured… There’ll be collaboration, content management, portal and search capabilities, for example, so a small organization will be able to set up an intranet, publish content and allow file sharing and collaboration around this shared repository,”.
Government organisations can use Office 365 to improve cost efficiencies, minimise training time and reduce IT workload. There will be 3 different versions of Office 265 initially available: small business, enterprise and education. Each of these will have access to the 4 services stated earlier, with the standard Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint, Lync and MS Exchange all inclusive in the product.