Microsoft officially launched Office 365 in India in January and now, the software giants wants to take more aggressive steps in penetrating the Indian market. On Monday, the company announced the availability of the next generation, Office 365 for businesses and other consumers in the country. The new Office suite is said to pack a number of new tools and features to allow in integration across multiple devices such as phones and PCs, with respect to cloud services.
Home Premium SKU of Office 365 is available at Rs 4,199 per year, Office 365 for small businesses are priced at Rs 9,119 per year and Office 365 suite for business is said to vary, from $4 (approx. Rs 219 ) to $22 (approx. Rs 1206 ) per user, depending on the features opted by the organization.
The next generation of Office 365 subscription will allow users to subscribe to Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Publisher and Access. Apart from the traditional apps, the suit will also come with updated Microsoft Lync Online, Exchange Online and Yammer.
Office 365 will grant access across 5 different devices including PCs, Macks and mobile devices for a single user. The users will be able to access their mails or files, on the move, as the service is cloud-based
"Office 365 is one of our fastest growing businesses globally. It was launched in mid-2011 and now every fifth Microsoft enterprise customer globally uses Office 365 The number of small and medium businesses has grown by over 150 per cent year-on-year," said Microsoft Corporation India GM, Ramkumar Pichai.