What is Microsoft Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud hosted productivity and communications suite that includes the following:
|Email and calendars|
Available now. Use business-class, browser-based Outlook, including a 25 GB mailbox per user, shared calendars, and task-management tools. Desktop Outlook clients for PC and Macs can be easily integrated and offer further functionality.
|Web conferencing||Available with full Lync client. Host online meetings with audio and video using one-click screen sharing, and virtual whiteboard. Excellent for distance learning. Available with installation of the Lync client.|
|Instant messaging||Available now. Connect with others via instant message and let people know your availability with your online status. Lync online is now available for everyone via Outlook Web Access. |
|File storage and sharing|
Coming later this year. SkyDrive Pro gives users 7 GB of personal storage that syncs with their PC for offline access. Easily share documents with others through Office or SharePoint.
|Team sites||Coming later this year. Work together on projects, in study groups, or in clubs with team sites that help keep related documents, notes, tasks, and conversations organized together. |
|Office Web Apps||Coming later this year. Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from any modern browser.|
Sync email, calendar, and contacts; access SharePoint sites; view and edit Office documents with Office Web Apps using a browser on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.
|Reliability||Get peace of mind knowing your services are available available with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed service level agreement (SLA).|
|Security||Cutting-edge security practices with five layers of security and proactive monitoring help keep your data safe.|
|Privacy||Your data belongs to you. Microsoft does not scan emails or documents for advertising purposes.|