Today Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service for businesses of all sizes, at media events taking place around the world.  During a live press event in NYC, Steve Ballmer shared how Office 365 will bring additional opportunity to customers and partners in 40 countries around the world. You can view a live webcast of the event, here.

Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date service offering. More than 200,000 organizations have tested the service in just a few months, and early adopters are already boosting productivity and estimating cost savings up to 50%.

More than twenty market-leading service providers on four continents are also sharing their plans today to package Office 365 with their services for small and midsize businesses.  Some of these providers include Bell Canada, Intuit, Telefonica, Telstra, and Vodafone.

It’s your turn to try it! Businesses of all sizes can sign up for a 30-day trial of Office 365. Learn more about today’s Office 365 launch by reading the official press release. Stay up-to-date with the Office 365 blog for the most recent news and information about Office 365.