The Microsoft Office 365 release on June 28, 2011 has stimulated much curiosity and speculation on the web about this cloud-based service bundle. As Microsoft takes to the cloud, people want to know if signing up for Office 365 will truly benefit them and their businesses.
Here is a refresher for you on Office 365. It is an updated Microsoft Online Services bundle, which includes Office Web Apps, web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office 365 also includes Microsoft-hosted Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online, making it a powerful combination designed to meet the productivity, communication, and collaboration needs of any business. Microsoft has also recently announced plans to include CRM Online in Office 365, which would make it truly a “wow” suite.
What does all this mean in the real world though? In order to give potential customers valuable insight into the practical uses of Office 365, Microsoft is producing a blog series featuring guest writers who have implemented Office 365 into their businesses and have seen positive results. Here is a selection of these posts written by Office 365 customers from various fields of business:
Best-Kept Secret for Small Business—by Karen Kotzen, Owner, Love My Lessons, Hollywood, FL.
No-Brainer for Small Business—by David M. Kronke, Independent Textbook Author, Seattle, WA
Easy, Professional and Reliable—by Francesca Greens, Director, Digital Dragonfly, London, UK
Better Collaboration, Better Healthcare—by Shane Ochocny, Technology Architect, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
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