Office 365 Ships

By  |  Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Microsoft has officially shipped Office 365, its new offering that’s less of a product and more of a customizable set of building blocks that lets businesses assemble productivity suites that include both desktop software and Web-hosted components, and then pay for them month by month rather than in one big chunk. InfoWorld’s Woody Leonhard compared it to Google Apps and gave Office the edge. But I’m struck by how different the visions presented by Microsoft and Google are. Microsoft has no particular desire to encourage companies to ditch desktop software, but knows that the cloud is important. Google would love it if companies abandoned desktop software, but acknowledges that even most companies that see a world beyond Office aren’t ready to quit it cold turkey.¬†More thoughts on this in a project I’ll tell you about in a little bit….


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5 Comments For This Post

  1. The_Heraclitus Says:

    Most companies aren't going to go for monthly payments. It is pretty much DOA. And NO, companies aren't going to ditch desktop software for "cloud" based word processing and the like. Only SoHo will to any extent.

  2. StilgarISCA Says:

    I'd love it if my employer switched from Office/Exchange to Google Apps, but out IT dept. is mortified by not having any control over the security in the cloud.

  3. joan.wong Says:

    Why do not you guys love Office 365? We are using it,it's easy to use and easy to use quickly. With it, we work more effectively than ever. It saves time and cuts cost considerably. Maybe you can go to get more information about it. Or you will fall in love with it!

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