There has been a lot of buzz lately about Office 365, Microsoft’s new cloud offering which will be available this Spring. Today we received interesting news about how MS Office 2010 will be deployed within this hybrid cloud solution. First, the price is already disgusting low ($10/user a month) to rent Exchange Online (Email), SharePoint Online (Intranet) and Lync Online, which provides presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling and a rich online meeting experience including PC-audio, video and web conferencing. Called the Business Productivity Online Suite or BPOS, this newer service runs out of Microsoft’s data centers. But now Microsoft is saying Office Pro Plus will be available for just $14/user a month additional if you are a current BPOS customer. Interestingly, this is not a web-based edition of MS Office as many have predicted–this is the full blown copy of the software that will run locally on your desktop for a monthly fee. Click here for complete pricing.
The options in the Cloud space are evolving quickly and can be confusing. However, Zumasys is here to help you make the right decision for your company including a review of Zumasys Cloud Solution which uses Microsoft Rental Licensing. Contact [email protected] for more information.