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It’s a great time to give the Microsoft Cloud program a try. New Microsoft Office 365 ┬áBeta 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.