Office 365 For Business Officially Launched

Microsoft has just announced the worldwide availability of its Office 365 business productivity suite for businesses, and has debuted three different flavors of the cloud based service targeting small and medium businesses as well as large enterprises.

Office 365 Home Premium was launched almost a month ago.

The cloud based suite is now available in 69 markets and 17 languages, and the company expects to bring the service to an additional 20 markets and 16 languages by the second quarter of 2013.

The President of Microsoft Office Division, Kurt DelBene, in a press release noted:

“With Office 365, everyone from large enterprises to small businesses to individual consumers can now benefit from the power of Office and the connectivity of the cloud. This release unlocks new scenarios and delivers capabilities that far surpass anything available in browser-only solutions.”

Office 365 ProPlus includes all Office apps and can be used on up to five devices. Applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, InfoPath and Access. It can be purchased as a standalone package with an annual subscription starting at $144 per user.

It is also included in the Office 365 Enterprise and Office 365 Midsize Business.

Office 365 Midsize Business is specifically aimed at medium sized businesses (with 10 to 250 employees), and also offers collaboration tools like Exchange Online, Lync Online and SharPoint Online. Pricing starts at an annual subscription of $180 per user.

And finally Office 365 Small Business is for companies that have between 1 and 10 employees, and offers the complete set of Office applications for $150 per user.

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