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How can you buy Office 365?

Now that we know what Office 365 is, it is important to find out how we can buy the service from Microsoft. While we're at it, we can find out how much does Office 365 cost to subscribe to.

Simply put, here are the current Office 365 offerings, all of which can be found on the Office 365 website here:
Office 365 Home Premium (US$ 99.99 per user per year)
Designed for home use, and includes:Microsoft Office 2013 to be installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access)Office On-Demand and Office WebApps+20 GB online storage with SkyDrive60 Skype world minutes per month (available in select countries) Office 365 Small Business Premium (US$ 150 per user per year)
Designed for small companies with up to 10 users, and includes: Exchange Online with 25GB mailboxSharePoint Online with a public website and internal team sitesLync Online with web conferencing and instant messagingMicrosoft Office 2013 to be installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs (Wor…

What is Office 365?

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With all the hype surrounding Office 365, I've noticed that most people still don't know what it is. First impressions, probably because of the name, tend to go towards it being the next version of Office, the popular desktop suite. This is partially true, as Office is part of Office 365, but not the entire story.

Office 365 comprises of 4 main products, 3 or which are Cloud-based, as follows:
Exchange Online: this is Microsoft's enterprise level email, calendar and contacts platform, hosted and managed by Microsoft. Under Exchange Online, users get email (25GB mailbox per user) as well as calendar and contact management, including the most current antivirus and anti-span solutions to help protect your organization.SharePoint Online: this is Microsoft's collaboration suite, hosted and managed by Microsoft. Under SharePoint Online, businesses can create sites to share documents and insights with colleagues, partners and customers.Lync Online: this is Microsoft's uni…

Microsoft Cloud: Office 365, Windows Intune & Windows Azure

Getting to know Office 365 closer I have learned a few things about Microsoft's cloud offerings here and there, including Windows Intune and Windows Azure as well as Office 365. Starting today I'm gonna start writing blog entries about what I learn on a daily basis, share the knowledge sort of thing.

I'm gonna start presenting on these technologies as well, so, if you need me to come present sometime, please email, or call me and I'll be there. All I ask of you is to bring people and an internet connection.

I'll probably concentrate on Office 365 for the next few blog posts, but then I'll start mixing and matching as we go along.

To start with let me first guide you to where you can get more details on each product:
Office 365 www.office365.comWindows Intune www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowsintuneWindows Azure www.windowsazure.com If you don't know much about any of these, don't worry, we'll cover each with detail.

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