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Microsoft is expected to “turn on†its Office 365 cloud platform in June this year. Thousands of customers and partners have been beta testing the Microsoft-hosted Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online suite for the past few months.

Microsoft officials have shared a number of details about the coming successor to its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), Live@edu offering and Office Live Small Business products. But so far, the Redmondians haven’t really gone granular with SKU and pricing details for Office 365 (beyond the Office 365 for Education SKU, information about which Microsoft shared in January 2011).
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I'm rather surprised nobody commented on this, what's the deal?

I wonder how fast the online edition will be compared to one you install on your computer...

I don't want to go through the hooplah of signing in every time I want to use it, meh!
Edited by _GTech - 3/27/11 at 7:31pm
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no thanks.
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Just not interested in it. I use dropbox if I need to access any file that I don't have locally, or, I just VPN to my home connection.
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It sounds like a good idea, but I probably wont use it. I want my files under my control, not on some external server that (even though its Microsoft) could crash or get hacked.
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I have Google Docs... To save it to your comp you just have to right click the file and click download. Also, it's free. Can't beat that. I will never use a MS product ever again because of Google Docs being compatible with all MS files.

If I don't have internet access, there's Google Gears or Open Office.
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I have Google Docs... To save it to your comp you just have to right click the file and click download. Also, it's free. Can't beat that. I will never use a MS product ever again because of Google Docs being compatible with all MS files.

If I don't have internet access, there's Google Gears or Open Office.
I have MS Office 2007, but only because school made me get it. The only product I will ever buy from MS again is future versions of Windows. Office is way overpriced and it only seems to get worse with each update lately. Openoffice for me the next time I need a newer Office Suite.
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