The public beta of Microsoft's Office 365 has attracted an overwhelming crowd of participants. In fact, 70% turned out to be small businesses. For one obvious reason, small businesses have needs to collaborate and reap productivity efficiencies more than ever.
Microsoft is delivering its next generation cloud services for Office 365 via PC, mobile phone, or Web browser through enhanced features and independent software vendors (ISVs). In responding to a call for beta testers, small businesses and enterprise class customers have the opportunity to test drive Office 365.
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But for small businesses with fewer than 25 employees, this is a great opportunity to bundle familiar office applications through a cloud-based solution. Price is right, too, starting at $6 per user on a month-to-month basis.