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Office 365 to launch later this month

Microsoft have a lot riding on the upcoming release of Office 365 and CEO Steve Ballmer has said that it will be launching in the very near future, later this month.

“We’re pushing hard in the productivity space. We’ll launch our Office 365 cloud service, which gives you Lync and Exchange and SharePoint and Office and more as a subscribable service that comes from the cloud. That launches in the month of June.” Ballmer said.

The new cloud service will replace the current Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and will include access to SharePoint, Exchange, the Lync Unified communications suite and both desktop and web based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Office 365 has already captured the interest of the public, with over 100,000 customers using the beta client.

Microsoft said that Office 365 would launch later this year, but moving the launch forward would help them in their fight against Google’s Apps. We just hope that bugs won’t creep into it, due to the date change.

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