Microsoft has announced the next generation MS Office named as cloud- based Microsoft Office 365 for businesses in India. The new office 365 brings along an excess of new features in which users can access with various devices like PC, smartphones and tablets. Office 365 use at a different level services for home, small business and mid-size business.
The new Microsoft Office 365 includes all the office services like Word, power point, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Project and Visio along with updated Microsoft Lync Online, Exchange Online, Sharepoint Online.
Commenting at the launch of the new service, Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., said,” In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the next generation Office 365 unlocks social and mobility scenarios that will allow businesses and individuals to take full advantage of the cloud. It gives them the freedom to do things, when, where and how they want.”
The Office 365 work with touch enabled service allow users to create and edit documents on tablets and smartphones, just like they would do on a PC.
Features of Microsoft Office 365 :
Emails and Calenders : User can use their own domain name using the business-class, browser based outlook includes 2 GB mail box per user.
Web-conferencing : This one is excellent for distance learning. You can host the online meetings with audio and video using one-click screen sharing.
Instant message and Team sites : Let people know that you are online through send an instant message. Also work together on projects up to 300 sub sites, in study groups, or in clubs with team sites that help keep related documents, notes, tasks and conversations organized together.
Mobility and Reliability : View and edit office documents, access share points sites, sync email with office web apps using a browser on Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. Services are available with guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed with service level agreement.
Security and Privacy : With five layers of security and pro active monitoring help keep user data safe. Microsoft does not scan emails or documents for advertising purposes.
Up to Date : You have no need to pay for version upgrades. New features are rolled out to office 365 customers in an IT-configurable experience.
Office suite : It includes latest versions of Word, Excel, power point, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access.
Using Keyboard, pen or touch screen user can capture ideas where they can do best.
Easily format information in Excel with tools that recognize the pattern and auto-complete data.
Design customized marketing materials that fit brand and customers.
Advanced Email capabilities : Use legal-hold capabilities, plus unlimited storage for compliance needs. Also use data loss prevention policies for additional compliance enforcement.
Other features : Microsoft provides you stream full version of office programs on any internet- connected PC running on Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Office on Demand. It also supports voicemails. Voice mails are recorded to Exchange Online and users can access them from outlook, outlook Web App or a compatible mobile phone.
The Office 365 service can be installed on up to five devices for a single user under the Office 365 licensing.
The new Office 365 service can be purchased directly from Microsoft or through an authorized retail outlet, as well. The pricing of the service ranges from $6 per person per month for small businesses to $22 per person per month for Midsize and Enterprise.