I've been talking a lot about cloud-based productivity tools lately and I'm excited about the fact we're opening our Office 365 platform to public beta

Office 365 features hosted versions of our trusted communication and collaboration tools including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and Office Web Apps. For IT decision makers looking to  streamline IT management and cut the cost and  complexity of managing IT in-house,  the web-enabled, subscription-based service should be seen as a strategic option.

Wondering if Office 365 is a good fit for your organization? The Microsoft Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide for Enterprises is a great start for developing a business case for moving to the cloud. The handy Migrate section of the guide will help you understand the requirements and workflows of onboarding your organization and how to begin using the cloud-based services as part of the production environment. 

Stay tuned for the official launch of Office 365; in the meantime, explore the public beta over at the Office 365 main site. And you can be sure that the Momentum Business Insights site will keep you informed on latest developments on technologies such as Office 365 along with other Microsoft software designed to help you improve your business.