Microsoft intros new cloud-connected Office in PH

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[/caption] The unveiling, held on Tuesday at Fullybooked in Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City, was attended by top company executives, although it was noticeably smaller in scale compared to the previous product launches that Microsoft had conducted in the past. At the event, officials hailed the new Office — Microsoft?s main cash cow ? as a cloud-designed service for the modern day users whose devices used for work and play have merged. The new Office applications consists of the updated versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel among others. The Office 365 Home Premium comes with extra SkyDrive capacity (Microsoft?s free online storage), and 60 minutes of free Skype world minutes. Priced at P3,499.00, the Office 365 Home Premium is available through one-year subscription which customers may install in a total of 10 devices (five PCs and five tablets). ?Today, we mark the next big step in Microsoft?s transformation to devices and services, as we introduce and take you to your modern Office ? an Office that goes beyond the four corners of a room, an Office that is accessible wherever you are,? said Karrie Ilagan, managing director of Microsoft Philippines. ?This is Office re-imagined as a cloud service with all the full-featured Office applications people know and love, together with impressive new cloud and social benefits built for the modern day consumer.? Microsoft also announced that it will now deliver new features and services to the cloud, transforming the company?s traditional three-year release cycle. The new features and services stream to subscribers as soon as they are ready, keeping subscribers up-to-date while eliminating the hassles of upgrading. The software firm also announced during the availability of the Office 365 cloud services for the enterprise and education in the middle of 2013. ]]>

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