Microsoft Corporation yesterday announced the commercial launch of its latest offering, the Microsoft Office 365, in Zimbabwe.
This is the newest cloud-based service tailor-made for all businesses of all sizes especially the small to medium-scale enterprises.
Speaking to journalists in Harare yesterday, Microsoft West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands public cloud sales manager Mr Pratik Roy said that businesses in Zimbabwe can now try the Office 365 via the Internet.
He said trials were also being conducted in 18 other countries including Mauritius, Ghana and Angola with the product having been launched in South Africa and Nigeria.
Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Line, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online.
“The Microsoft SharePoint Online is for Advanced Email, the Microsoft Exchange online for advanced collaboration and Microsoft Lync Online for advanced communication. Prices range from US$2 per user per month to US$22 per user per month
By using the cloud service, companies have access to files around the clock as documents can be accessed from the remote servers online. Documents can be accessed from anywhere as long as one has access to the Internet,” he said.