On 28th June, Microsoft launched Office 365 built on cloud computing structure to offer real-time experience of Office functions. Office 365 will include Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Exchange software at monthly subscription that may cost as per features chosen, in the range of $6 to $27 a month.
Microsoft’s Office 365 will directly challenge Google Docs in cloud computing segment that is witnessing unprecedented explosion in innovation.
Google Docs packaged with Gmail and other wide variety of features, is the most popular and freely available cloud computing software development technology that enables small and medium scale enterprises to leverage and function like corporate without affording extra cost. Personalized Google Docs subscription is available at $50 per annum.
According to experts, Microsoft’s Office 365 scores on offering multi-functionality, and greater acceptability of Microsoft’s Office. Nevertheless, Google Docs free version will enable it to sustain its domination over cloud computing market, however, bone of contention that is corporate and small enterprises will largely make the difference. As Microsoft’s Office 365 aims to tap opportunity into this segment which offer immense growth.
With competition between giants small and medium-sized software development companies are also exploring opportunities into cloud computing that still remain uncharted territory for many.