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Your life, in balance, from virtually anywhere.

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Microsoft Office 365 is a set of web-enabled tools that combine Microsoft Office productivity with the latest Microsoft communication and collaboration technology.
A month-to-month subscription of Office 365 can help you get where you want to
go with your business, while keeping the rest of your life in balance.

Access professional, domain-based email.

Share calendars and contacts.

Chat via video, instant messaging, or audio calls.

Do it all with confidence and a financially backed, 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.

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Meet our Executives: Cindy Bates is Ready for Work

With the launch of our public beta, we also launched the “Ready for Work” Facebook contest, where we’ve invited small businesses around the world to share their 365-word small business stories. Winners receive $50k and Office 365 free for a year as well as a entire day with a Office 365 executive, ready to roll up their sleeves and work for you.

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Office 365 and Windows Phone 7

Right now, Microsoft’s new business subscription cloud service called Office 365 is in beta. You can sign up for a free test account right now and try it out. In this video we’ll take a look at what Office 365 offers and how it works with Windows Phone 7. Office 365 pricing plans will start at around $6 per user per month but you’ll get a lot for that price. It includes Exchange 2010, Office 2010 Web Apps, SharePoint 2010 for internal and external web collaboration and document sharing, and Lync 2010 for instant messaging, voice/video communications. That’s a full Exchange account too. It’s not limited to Exchange ActiveSync for mobile devices or a web interface. You can also log right into Outlook with that and everything will sync up. In the beta there’s even a little set-up tool that will set-up SharePoint links in the save dialogs for your Office programs as well as the Lync software and Outlook.

If you’re going to sign up for the beta for the specific reason of testing Windows Phone 7, be sure to read this first. Office 365 Beta Small Business accounts do not currently work with Windows Phone 7, however Office 365 Enterprise accounts do. It has been said in the support forums that the Small Business version of Office 365 will support Windows Phone 7 when it is finished, it’s just that the beta has the functionality disabled for some reason. So just sign up for the Enterprise account beta instead. If you plan to use it for actual work instead of just for testing, the word is that there will be a way for you to downgrade the payment plan to the Small Business account if that suits your needs better (but don’t quote me on that.)

Once you get an Enterprise Office 365 account going, setting it up on Windows Phone 7 is very easy. Obviously all you have to do with the Exchange account is log in with your email address and password to get push email, contacts, and calendar syncing. On the SharePoint side, go over to the Office hub, swipe over to the SharePoint section, tap the “Open URL” button and type in the URL of your account’s SharePoint site. It will probably be something like If all goes well, it will load a web based log-in page where you’ll enter your username and password and then your SharePoint Workspace will show up. From there you can access any files in document libraries and also read items in certain other libraries. You can’t access SharePoint calendars, nor picture libraries, but you can read link libraries and tasks. Unfortunately you can’t do any real editing of SharePoint content other than Office documents saved in document libraries.


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Working from Home with Office 365

Working from home is the dream of many corporate cubicle workers. The idea of signing on to the corporate network from the comfort of your pajama pants and bunny slippers without anyone knowing you’re still wearing PJs. Often you only get pieces of the office communication infrastructure. Microsoft Office 365 attempts to deliver all the tools of the modern office no matter where you authenticate. With instant messaging, video chat, softphone forwarding to any phone or computer, and the ability to conference coworkers, you get access to all the same features available when connected locally to the corporate network. LockerGnome’s Brandon Wirtz spoke to Microsoft Voice TSP, Victor Shumskiy, about how he uses Microsoft Lync to remove the office barrier in this interview from HP Discover.

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Microsoft unveils Office 365 cloud platform | Applications – InfoWorld

Microsoft unveils Office 365 cloud platform
The new offering features Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online as a bundled, hosted package
By Paul Krill | InfoWorld

 Microsoft, with its Microsoft Office 365 hosted applications announced Tuesday, is offering Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online as an “always-up-to-date” cloud service. Office 365, the company said, makes it easier for organizations to use the company's solutions via cloud computing. Users can work together more easily from anywhere on virtually any device, including smartphones, Microsoft said. [ Microsoft's Lync Server 2010 communications server is a real step forward, InfoWorld columnist J. Peter Bruzzese said last week. | Keep up with the latest apps news with InfoWorld's Technology: Applications newsletter. ] Although Microsoft previously has offered cloud services, such as its Business Productivity Online Suite and Office Live Small Business, Office 365 represents a new approach to cloud applications because it brings together Office desktop software and Office Web Apps to Microsoft business cloud services for the first time, a Microsoft representative said. It also features more complete versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync and a new platform with single sign-in, federated identity, and scripting. “[Office 365 is] including the Office apps as part of their cloud offerings. They didn't do that before,” said analyst Jeff Mann of Gartner. Enterprises might be interested because they can access Microsoft's applications via a cloud, which is easier and potentially cheaper, Mann said. A Microsoft executive emphasized that Office 365 represents change as well as opportunities. “Office 365 is one of the most transformative moves we've made with Office. We've taken the best of everything we know about productivity, and we're delivering it all in one cloud service. This resets the bar for what people will expect of productivity applications in the cloud,” said Microsoft's Kurt DelBene, president of the Microsoft Office Division, in an interview released by the company. “No longer is Office only a rich client that connects to servers; it is part of the services offering that we manage for customers. This will change our ongoing relationship with customers across all points of engagement, including product testing, the sales cycle, product deployment and customer support,” DelBene continued. “Office 365 is an opportunity for us to explore new possibilities. We can reach customers who don't have the IT resources to manage enterprise-class software. And, we can help customers stay up to date with the latest versions of our products. The impact of Office 365 will be far-reaching, because we can bring enterprise-class applications to everyone,” he said. Microsoft is offering Office 365 for enterprises and small businesses. It will be available worldwide next year, and it will be expanded to include Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online later in 2011. For enterprises, Office 365 offers choices for midsize and large businesses and government organizations, with prices starting at $2 per month for basic email. Enterprises also have the option to get Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop software on a pay-as-you-go basis. Small businesses can get an external website and access Office Web Apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online for $6 per month. This article, “Microsoft unveils Office 365 cloud platform,” was originally published at Follow the latest developments in business technology news and get a digest of the key stories each day in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter.Read more about applications in InfoWorld's Applications Channel.
Paul Krill is an editor at large at InfoWorld, focusing on coverage of application development (desktop and mobile) and core Web technologies such as HTML5, Java, and Flash.

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Microsoft’s Office 365 Prepping for June Launch – Cloud Computing – News & Reviews –

Microsoft’s Office 365 Prepping for June Launch


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“We’re pushing hard in the productivity space,” Ballmer told an audience during a May 26 speech in Delhi, India, according to a transcript released by Microsoft. “We’ll launch our Office 365 cloud service, which gives you Lync and Exchange and SharePoint and Office and more as a subscribable [sic] service that comes from the cloud. That launches in the month of June.”
Microsoft launched Office 365’s public beta in June. The platform links together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online, all for a starting price of $6 per user per month. Microsoft is also offering an Office 365 Marketplace with productivity apps and professional services. Office 365 is essentially a rebranding of the company’s BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), which bundled products such as SharePoint Online.

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Office 365 Walkthrough Part One

Walkthrough tutorial of Microsoft Office 365 including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online

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The Cloud's Impact on Workplace Productivity

Watch as Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Business Division, discusses how cloud computing has changed and improved the nature of productivity in the workplace, and explains the benefits of moving to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365.

“End users are always up-to-date, and they can get to everything with just an internet connection—they don't have to VPN inside a corporate firewall, just to do email or get to their documents.” — Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Business Division


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