Cloud choice in Office 365 adoption

2013-05-30 11:01
Microsoft Office 2013 Home Premium. (Microsoft)

Microsoft Office 2013 Home Premium. (Microsoft)

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Cape Town - Microsoft's approach to cloud technology is to offer consumers choice in the way they choose to use the company's software.

Office has had the position of being the standard desktop document application for home and business users since 1989, and the company is cautious about radically changing the offering.

Microsoft Office 365, has been available in SA for 10 months and the company is happy with the adoption so far.

Subscription model

Office 365 so far, and this suggests that the subscription model may have found a footing in SA.

Office 365 is the ability for the software to save files in the cloud so they are accessible on any device, including phones and tablets.

Updates

Office 2007 and Office 2010, you might be talking about just a desktop application, as opposed to Office 365 which gives you the desktop applications as well as the online services," Rootshtain argued.

Office would have frequent updates to ensure security and functionality.

Office 365, there will be more frequent updates to the features and the capabilities and the reason we came up with a whole new brand name, actually calling it Office 365 not something specific to a year, is now you are always going to get access to the latest and greatest."

Office applications can rest assured that Microsoft will not be abandoning the non-subscription model, Rootshtain insisted.

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