Microsoft announced its plans for the next generation BPOS last year that Office Live Small Business and Live@Edu services will be replaced by Office 365. Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office 2010, Office Web Apps, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online into a single package for small businesses, enterprises, and educational institutions. After months of beta testing Office 365 is soon to be launched on June 28. The New York launch event will feature Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Office 365’s general availability on June28th was confirmed by the head of the Microsoft partner organization. So if you are an IT admin, time to plan for a meeting with your CIO. ...

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Office Web Apps is the online productivity suite from Microsoft aka Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps. Office Web Apps got a huge boost last year when Microsoft integrated it into Hotmail and Skydrive. Consumers can send documents in Hotmail as Office Web App file instead of just an attachment. Word, Excel and Onenote are currently availble as part of Office Web Apps. Office Web Apps team just blogged about the recent update to the web apps which brings some neat new features which enhance your mobile productivity. From their blog, More power in the Excel Web App Excel gurus rejoice—you can now insert, delete or rename sheets in a workbook within the Excel Web Apps, and use familiar tools like AutoSum and formula assistance to crunch data more efficiently.  Formula assistance in particular is a great addition to the Excel Web App since it gives you online access to frequently-used ...

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