Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft Office 365 is a simple and cost-effective way to get access to new features in desktop Office 2013, but Microsoft still has to prove it can offer meaningful improvements on a regular basis.

Microsoft Office 365

Lync will be rebranded as Skype for Business in a few months’ time in what can be seen as a deliberate attempt by the company to unify its communication offerings. At one point, Microsoft had five communication, collaboration and sharing tools (six if you include Office 365) and it does make sense for them to consolidate. Surprisingly, back in April, Microsoft’s Giovanni Mezgec, the GM for both Skype and Lync told TechRadar Pro that Microsoft would continue to be separate services, one for enterprise and the other for consumer. Clearly, something convinced Microsoft that this was not the right path to follow. It’s worth nothing that Microsoft also plans to integrate Skype in Internet Explorer.

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– Microsoft also released Office apps for iPad and iPhone for free with a preview for Office apps for Android coming up. You will need to have an Office 365 subscription to make the most out of it but that’s not compulsory. Microsoft confirmed that the apps would still offer core Office editing experiences, similar to what you get when using Office.com online, with more advanced ones available to premium users. Embracing that strategy will allow Microsoft to stem the flow of users embracing Google Apps by providing them with a reasonable, functional alternative.

Another big announcement was a new Work and Play bundle that offers Office 365 Home, Skype Unlimited World+Wifi, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Music Pass for $199, rather than its suggested retail price of $450.

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