Microsoft Office launched 365 today. It’s the online version of its popular software suite of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc. and used every day by millions of people worldwide and a rival for Google Apps.

The application has been beta tested since October and is designed to allow users to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and other files by using high-speed Web connections. Appart from the convenience of collaboration, by moving this to the “cloud” it might cost you less than purchasing the Microsoft Office suite of software programs  for hundreds of dollars. Office 365 monthly subscription fees start at $2 per user.

There is likely no doubt in the business world that this cloud-computing effort is viewed by  the business world and other as a move against other online computing vendors—Google has been offering is Google Apps cloud-based software for several years.

Click on the link to eWEEK.com to read a very interesting review. This will be of interest to genealogist on-the-road with their laptops and, like most, looking for easy ways to be efficient and productive.

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