Cloud Computing

Microsoft puts Office on Cloud

Arun Mysore

Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 for business customers worldwide.

With this Microsoft has put its signature productivity technologies on the cloud. Office Web Apps are now available to all Office volume licensing customers. In addition, customers will be able to purchase a subscription to Office Web Apps as part of Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft’s cloud-based applications. Microsoft Online Services have more than 40 million paying customers. 

Microsoft’s Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 beta programs were the largest ever, with three times the number of participants compared with the Office 2007 beta program. As a result, 8.6 million people are already using Office 2010 and related products. In addition, more than 1,000 partners are already building solutions for the 2010 set of products.

You can get more details on the Microsoft web site