Watch Office 365 launch event with Steve Ballmer

Posted by bink on June 28 2011, 8:59 PM.


Steve Ballmer will announce news detailing the latest on Office 365 on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT / 7 a.m. PDT. Watch the webcast here.

Watch This Morning’s Office 365 Webcast

…available in 40 markets. Introduced in beta last year, more than 200,000 organizations signed up and began testing it. Businesses testing Office 365 are already reporting impressive results, reducing IT costs by up to an estimated 50%, while boosting productivity.

Office 365 offers a wide range of service plans for a predictable monthly price from $2 to $27 per user per month. With Office 365 for small businesses, customers can be up and running with Office Web Apps, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and an external website in minutes, for $6 (U.S.) per user, per month. These tools put enterprise-grade email, shared documents, instant messaging, video and Web conferencing, portals and more at everyone’s fingertips.

Office 365 for enterprises has an array of choices, from simple email to comprehensive suites to meet the needs of midsize and large businesses, as well as government organizations. Customers can now get Microsoft Office Professional Plus on a pay-as-you-go basis with cloud-based versions of the industry’s leading business communications and collaborations services. Each of these plans come with the advanced IT controls, security, 24x7 IT support and reliability customers expect from Microsoft.

Today, more than 20 service providers around the globe also shared plans to bring Office 365 to their customers this year. Bell Canada, Intuit Inc., NTT Communications Corporation, Telefonica S.A., Telstra Corp. and Vodafone Ltd., among others, will package and sell Office 365 with their own services — from Web hosting and broadband to finance solutions and mobile services — and bring those new offerings to millions of small and midsize businesses globally.

Office 365 Announcement.