The public beta of the new version of Microsoft Office (Office 365) is now available.

Office 365 will allow businesses to deploy the latest Office software from Microsoft whether it’s on the desktop, online or via the cloud.

Office 365 provides Office 2010, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync all Online in a cloud-based service.

The service is a full browser-based solution that incorporates webmail, collaboration and document management.

The entry-level package, Office 365 for Small Businesses, provides Office Web Apps, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync online with an external website for $6 per user, per month. Larger businesses can take advantage of Office 365 for Enterprise.

The package is $24 a user, per month and will include email, voicemail, enterprise social networking, instant messaging, web portals, extranets, voiceconferencing and videoconferencing. The Enterprise package also includes pay-as-you-go access to Office Professional Plus.

The public beta expands the availability of Office 365. A total of 38 markets and 17 language can now try Office 365 for the first time.

You can “join the beta” here


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  1. Just signed up:D. I think this is really a good solution for businesses, although im not too sure about the price, im not sure this is something small businesses can afford, $24 per user, for example for 5 users its $120 per month which is $1440 per year. A little expensive in the long term?!

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