Microsoft Office 365 is the company’s foray into cloud based office applications. It’s meant for people who are constantly moving from platform to platform and want a fixed environment to work on their documents based on the tried and true MS Office platform. It is accessible through most web browsers on any major operating systems, including mobile OS’s.
It brings with it a subscription model that offers far more flexible pricing schemes to customers, allowing them to pay per user, per month, without ever worrying about purchasing a product that could be rendered obsolete within a year or two.
It eliminates practically all installation, deployment, and local maintenance costs, while providing up to 80% of the functionality that employees actually use. In addition, certain plans offer a desktop based application rental agreement as well, allowing customers to use a locally installed version of Office 2010 Professional Plus when available, and the cloud based Office 365 when not. It goes without saying that synchronization between the local and online versions of files is seamlessly integrated in all current Microsoft applications. Office 365 at least demands a review by all corporations. Your local service provider can help think through such a decision.