Software giant Microsoft launched its Office 365 for businesses in India, which will provide sharing of data across PCs and mobiles using cloud computing technology.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s software as a service offering of enterprise productivity software and online web services .
Office 365 was initially announced in the autumn of 2010, and was made available to the public on June 28, 2011. Office 365 includes subscriptions to Microsoft Office and Office Web Apps, as well as hosted versions of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Lync Server and Microsoft SharePoint.The initial subscription plans included a Professional plan (for organizations of 25 and smaller) and an Enterprise plan (for organizations with more individuals).
With the suite of solutions, companies can use Office 365 for about Rs 330-1,200 per user per month and it can be installed on up to five devices for a single user under the Office 365 licensing.
“After 18 months, one in five of Microsoft’s enterprise customers worldwide use the paid service, up from one in seven a year ago,” Microsoft India General Manager (Customer and Partner Experience) Ramkumar Pichai said on the growing user base of Office 365.