Robert_Charlton - 5:14 am on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
how does this differ from what they are already doing with office live or whatever its called?
Live must be dead. Office 365 is probably positioned in between Office Live and Office 365-24/7.
Microsoft Office 365 Blog
Hello Office 365 [community.office365.com]
Itís a game changer for Microsoft, and itís going to be a game changer for businesses of all sizes, government agencies and even for education. Announced just today, Office 365 is the next step in the future of productivity. Is this whatís next for BPOS? Yes. Is this whatís next for Office Live Small Business? Yes. Is this whatís next for Live@edu? Yes. Will Office desktop software be available as part of a cloud service? Yes. Is this productivity in the cloud? Yes. And, itís even more than that. Itís the best of everything Microsoft knows about business productivity in one service.
From the announcement... [microsoft.com...]
...for small businesses... ...$6 or 5.25 euros per user, per month
More per user per month for large businesses and organizations. It does everything except make lunch.