Microsoft Office 365 – Services, Features, Pricing and Competition

We are living in Cloud computing era when everything is moving from local hard disk to online servers also known as Clouds. From a small office to large enterprises, everyone is moving their data on clouds to let their employee access the same from anywhere or to let a team work on a project and maintain different documents in a collaborative manner. When large companies or small businesses were moving or planning to move their data, it was the time for best selling documentation software maker, Microsoft, to have an online portal (cloud computing platform) to fulfill this requirement. And finally we have Microsoft Office 365.

Before Office 365, applications like Google Apps, Zoho have already captured the market share of online documentation and collaboration platforms. But with services like Microsoft Office Web Apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync etc., Microsoft has heated up the cloud market for collaborations and productivity tools. With the help of existing products like Windows Live, SkyDrive and now Windows Phone 7, Office 365 is definitely going to give tough competition to others or even can become the market leader.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Office 365 and its competition, then this latest infographic by cloudhypermarket may help you in that.

Microsoft Office 365 - Infographic

Here is the pricing comparison of Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps and Zoho Docs. Actually Zoho is having so many other services including Chat, CRM, Zoho for Microsoft SharePoint etc. You can check the set pricing for other products from Zoho on this page.

 Pricing
Microsoft Office 365Starting from $6 per month
(for small businesses and professionals)
Google Apps for Business$4 per Month per user OR $50 per Year per user
Zoho Docs$3 to $5 per user per month (Standard and Premium packages)

Do you think Microsoft Office 365 is worth of its set pricing and the products like Windows Phone 7 will help the platform in gaining more user base?

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.