Office 365 and iCloud news

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today we got 2 news about cloud computingL

The first one is that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed Office 365 will be released in June 28, this is no more bate version.

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“June 28th is the date for General Availability of Office 365! > 100,000 real customers on beta…Partners, are you ready???” Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group, said via Twitter.

Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses is a subscription service that combines the familiar Microsoft Office Web Apps with a set of web-enabled tools that are easy to learn and use, that work with your existing hardware, and that come backed by the robust security, reliability, and control you need to run your business.

The second one is Apple revealed Apple’s cloud computing service today. They named it iCloud.

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Apple announced iCloud will replace MobileMe, ending the products lifetime and moving all services over to iCloud. It was also announced that iCloud is free of charge. The cloud based system allows users to store Music, Photos, Apps, iBooks and Contacts, as well as serving as a platform for Apple's email servers, and calendars. Each account has 5GB of free storage.