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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Microsoft today announced the availability of Office 365 public beta. Office 365 was under private beta and tested by more than 100,000 organizations, big and small since it was first announced last fall. Microsoft is also announcing the Ready for Work contest, We’ve been so inspired by these and other stories from small businesses that today we’re launching the “Ready for Work” contest.  Five small businesses will win $50,000 each and Office 365 free for a year!* Best of all, we will send one of our executives to work for you – or a charity of your choice – for a day.  No task too big or small.  We want you to know that we stand behind Office 365, and our team is ready to work for you. So, go check out our Facebook page and tell us your story. We want to hear: “What inspires you to work every day ...

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