Microsoft Office 365 Launched in India, See What it Has For You

There are a lot of new features that Microsoft has loaded into its  new office release. The software giant is out with Office 365  in India which  has many more solutions apart from the conventional ones. The  new office setup  is  released for more particularly  for businesses. The conventional Word, Power Point and Excel there are other inclusions Office servers like Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync.

The Cloud twist

The  availability of the new Microsoft Office 365 is made available by third party hosts as well it will enable users to buy Office 365 through Microsoft partners from March onwards.  The online hosting services of the new Office 365  make it possible to integrate it with cloud. For providing it more extensiveness  the new office product is made available with the license that can be used on 5 PCs and Mac systems. The integration of the new Office product with the cloud makes it possible to access  it on various devices including phones and tablets.Office 365

The services that are kept intact as with the  small business Office 365 versions like the Lync feature is there for online audio & HD video conferencing , a 25GB mailbox  per user in plus Exchange Online service, the SharePoint  is also there  for online document sharing, collaboration and public website hosting  at last but not least the SkyDrive Plus storage.

The Storage feature of  Office 365

For storage SkyDrive, the Microsoft’s cloud storage service, is providing each user with 7GB of free storage. There is extensibility to buy more with plus Office Web Apps. SharePoint Online is offering 10GB secure cloud storage along with additional 500MB/user. Users can buy up to 25TB storage space at most. The tenant space can then  be distributed among users and as an owner you can control  the use  of the space by them.  There are facilities like forcing encryption of confidential documents using  the rights management policies.

Office 365 ProPlus  for small enterprises

Keeping the needs of the small businesses in mind, Office 365 ProPlus or Professional Plus comes with  ProPlus versions of PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Access and Lync plus InfoPath. It is designed to easily manage the requirements of 10-250 employee size.

Microsoft’s Definition for Office 365 ProPlus

If we go by the words of Microsoft then according to them the new Office 365 ProPlus  is  

“Office 365 ProPlus includes the latest and most complete set of fully featured, rich Office applications delivered as a service: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, InfoPath, Access and Lync. It works on up to five devices, including Windows-based tablets and PCs. People can now simply sign in to Office 365 from any of their devices, and their documents and personalized settings roam with them, allowing them to quickly pick up right where they left off. IT departments also get the controls they need including the ability to run Office 365 ProPlus side-by-side with other versions of Office, and tools to streamline and manage updates for their users. Office 365 ProPlus is available as a standalone offering for $144 per user per year or is included with the updated premium Office 365 Enterprise offerings and the new Office 365 Midsize Business.”


The availability in India
In Indian context Microsoft in partnership with Godrej groups, Lupin, Tata Communications and many others will be offering the new Microsoft Office 365. It will be availed directly  from Microsoft or through the authorized retail outlets and Open License partners.