Office 365 will hit the release to web milestone by the end of June 2011, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer confirmed last month.
Since it’s a collection of Cloud offerings that is addressed at all customers, from small businesses to enterprises, the Redmond company is also providing additional resources designed to explain the services.
It’s the case of the Trial Guide - Office 365 from Microsoft Online Services, a download
offered under the title “Microsoft Office 365 Guides for midsize business and enterprises.”
The resource is available free of charge, as is the free trial of Office 365 that customers can take a advantage of before deciding whether it’s worth to invest in the new Cloud productivity suite from the software giant.
“Microsoft Office 365
for enterprises is a set of web-enabled tools that lets you access your email, important documents, contacts, and calendars from virtually anywhere and on almost any device,” the Redmond company noted.
“With a range of subscription plans designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, the service brings together online versions of the best communications and collaboration tools from Microsoft plus Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus.
“Office 365 works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use—Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. This much-anticipated cloud service gives enterprises the capabilities and efficiencies to grow and target more rapid success.”
As far as I’m concerned, the guide is a great resource especially when used in conjunction with the free 30 day trial of Office 365.
Just yesterday, the software giant confirmed that volume license and enterprise customers can already start to order Office 365 subscriptions
, which of course only comes to confirm the fact that the general availability of Microsoft’s Cloud productivity suite is extremely close.