Microsoft takes collaboration to the next level with Office 365, a new service that combines business productivity solutions with cloud computing to deliver an innovative platform, helping organizations collaborate while cutting costs. Office 365 gives businesses the opportunity to access information via the cloud from anywhere on virtually any device in a simple and highly secure way.

Building on years of experience in delivering industry-leading cloud services, such as Business Productivity Online Suite and Live@edu, Microsoft worked closely with its customers to develop Office 365 to meet a wide range of needs. Office 365 is a customizable solution that easily integrates into a users’ normal work routine, because it works with today’s most popular smartphones, browsers and desktop applications.

In today’s global market, it’s essential that businesses, regardless of their size, take advantage of technologies that can increase flexibility and allow them to focus on becoming more competitive. Office 365 integrates Microsoft’s technologies – including Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online—through the cloud, allowing for reliable and consistent document creation and sharing, instant messaging, email, online meetings and so much more.

To learn more about Office 365 and the services it offers, visit the Microsoft Office 365 blog.