Microsoft fully embracing cloud computing

Microsoft fully embracing cloud computing

Posted on October 27th, 2010 by admin

On October 26th, 2010, Microsoft debuted their cloud strategy with Office 365.

Targeted to be a full blown cloud solution of the Office suite, it should be a very interesting alternative to in house applications.  For the SMB market, prices will be around $ 6 per user per month or $ 72 per year - that is basically in line with Google Apps whcih is $ 50 per year but with the significant advantage of having most of the market already familiar with the products and user interfaces.

Before investing in new applications companies should take a long look at cloud applciations for all the advantages they bring;

- Data availability anywhere in teh world

- Painless updates done for you as new versions are released

- Ease of managing increases and decreases in users

- Less reliance on hardware locally and many more advantages

See more details at the “PC Magazine” article linked below;

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371091,00.asp