Office 365 is an online and hosted service that provides access to enterprise tools and Office software, both desktop and online, with collaboration between employees. Microsoft Office The service is designed for small to very small businesses and hopes to fight Google successfully
Microsoft today officially launched Office 365, a guest services service that allows organization employees to share documents, schedules, and conversations directly by using data warehouses Microsoft Office. This new cloud service offers significant improvement over previous work and hosting offerings Microsoft Office In terms of costs.
In fact, the company is directing the new service also, if not mainly, to the SMB market (medium and small businesses), and even to the very small business market. If previously committed Microsoft Office Those interested in its service must purchase at least five licenses in order to use its hosting services. Each small business, even if it is composed of only one person, can register for the service for an initial sum of only $ 6.
Office 365 allows access to documents through a management interface, and these are documents of all office software that the company produces, from Word to Lync. In addition, documents can be accessed from any device that provides the ability to browse the Web and write, users from the same organization can collaborate in the same document, and the changes are instantly displayed in the documents of all participants. The user can also choose whether to use the online software service provided by Microsoft Windows Live (service known as Web Office Applications) or desktop software, while the company promises to maintain the existing design.
Microsoft ensures high availability of the service (more than 99%) and says it runs all known security tools to prevent hacking or infecting accounts.
The announcement of Office 365 is a direct declaration of war in the service of its documents Google (Goole) for the past two years. In this service it is possible, remember, to use also for free, but the more serious tools offers Google To paying customers, and especially to organizations. Vs Google, As stated, offers service Office 365 also access documents that sit on the physical desktop and not just virtual.
Israel is one of 40 countries in which the new service was launched. "Israel is today a partner in the global move of Microsoft Office Which is a new chapter in the company's cloud strategy. About a year ago, small and medium businesses began to embrace the PC and enjoy the enormous benefits it offers. Today, we introduce the new revolution 25, which will have a dramatic impact on business and will open up a new world of possibilities with considerable financial savings. As part of 365, small and medium businesses in Israel will benefit from the service provided by 250,000 Microsoft Office "In a light, flexible and friendly way, they will give up the need to buy expensive hardware, upgrades, troubleshooting, storage space for computer rooms, protection from viruses and more - and all this at an equal price per person of only $ 6 per month per user," said the CEO. Microsoft Office ישראל Danny Right.
And what about Hebrew? "The management interface is currently in English but will be moved throughout the year," said Saar Rosenberg, Product Manager Office 365 at Microsoft ישראל. "However, the user can already work with two main tools: the client software installed on his computer, then it depends on the installation language itself, or through the browser with the online application version that fully supports Hebrew. The Lync client software is already offered in full Hebrew as part The Office System. "