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Updated: March 5, 2013 00:01 IST

Microsoft launches latest version of Office 365

Yuthika Bhargava
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Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India, Bhaskar Pramanik during the launch of New Generation ''Office 365'' in New Delhi on March. Photo: S. Subramanium
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Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India, Bhaskar Pramanik during the launch of New Generation ''Office 365'' in New Delhi on March. Photo: S. Subramanium

Software giant Microsoft, on Monday, launched the latest version of its Office 365 solution for businesses in India, which will enable them to access emails and other productivity tools from a variety of devices.

“The new Microsoft Office 365 is a comprehensive suite with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and Access. It provides seamless sharing of data across multiple devices like desktops, laptops, mobiles and tablet PCs and since the solution is cloud-based, users can access their mails and files while on the move,” Microsoft Corporation India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik told reporters here. The service would allow businesses as well as individuals to take full advantage of the cloud , he added

The solution also includes the updated Microsoft Lync Online, Exchange Online and Yammer, which Microsoft acquired last year. Office 365 can be installed on up to five devices for a single user under the Office 365 licensing guidelines. Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based software service.

It is priced at Rs. 4,199 per year for an individual user, while enterprise users will need to shell out between $6- $22 per month, depending on what solutions the organisation opts for.

“Office 365 is one of our fastest growing businesses globally. It was launched in mid-2011 and now every fifth Microsoft enterprise customer globally uses Office 365 The number of small and medium businesses has grown by over 150 per cent year-on-year," Microsoft Corporation India GM (Office Division) Ramkumar Pichai said.

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