Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Age of the Devs approaches… thanks to Office 365!

Well, if you’ve been keeping up with the latest Microsoft news, you might have heard that MS has been pretty excited about their upcoming release of Office in the Cloud – Office 365. In a nutshell:
  • we’re talking Microsoft Office suite, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync (instant messaging and presence) being offered ‘online’ with pay-as-you-go pricing
  • we’re talking no more server patching, updating, or upgrading
  • we’re talking a subscription-based option for businesses that want to purchase Office
  • we’re talking about cloud services being offered to public schools as a no-cost or low-cost hosted service
  • we’re talking access to all your productivity tools and enterprise data wherever you go, across PC, phone, and browser