'Facebook for the enterprise': Microsoft Office now in the cloud with new Office 365 [video]

by Knowlton Thomas

Microsoft has now launched a completely online edition of its popular Office suite of applications.

The new service is called Office 365. It's available as a limited test currently. It will be on sale on a subscription basis worldwide next year. It will be available through most browsers, as well as on mobile devices.

Finally, customers can access Office programs without installing software from anywhere. It's a direct competitive blow to Google, whose online-based Google Apps software acted as a cheap, basic cloud alternative to the Microsoft Office suite.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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