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It’s a great time to give the Microsoft Cloud program a try. New Microsoft Office 365  Beta program is available for public.

Microsoft announced in its Press Release on April 17, 2011 availability of the Office 365  public beta for the small business.

I have setup my own Office 365 beta environment within one hour after which my iPhone and my Outlook were connected to the Exchange server and I was able to send and receive emails. The public website, the Lync for instant messaging, the Team site and the on-line MS Office programs (Eord, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) worked like a charm.

The Office 365 has been priced very affordable as the service costs $6 per month per person. Microsoft will charge another $12 per user for the desktop Office Professional Plus.