Microsoft rolls out Office 365 in Cloud Computing Race

June 29, 2011 No Comments

In rolling out Office 365, the online version of its Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft is looking to catch up to Google in the race to move business software to the cloud.

In rolling out Office 365, the online version of its ubiquitous Microsoft Office suite, the Redmond, Wash., technology giant is looking to catch up to rival Google Inc. in the race to move business software residing on local computers to remote data centers accessible from anywhere.

For a monthly fee starting at $6 per user, Office 365 will allow company employees to edit and store Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations online and communicate with one another via email, instant message or video chat as they work on projects together, an element Microsoft said would allow workers to get more done. Larger companies and those looking for more features will pay more per month.

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