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Microsoft Office 365 Will Be Launched On June 28

New reports have confirmed that software giant Microsoft is going to unveil its new Office 365 suite on June 28 at an event to be held in the New York City.

The event, which is likely to kick off at around 10 a.m. local time, will be hosted by CEO Steve Ballmer himself and the entire event will be covered by a live Webcast.

Microsoft announced earlier in Octobr, 2010 that the new Office 365 will be primarily aimed at providing the company’s business clients a substitute for the conventional desktop application suite.

The company also bragged that the Office 365 suite would merge the Office Web Apps with its hosted MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, as well as with the Lync.

"The most significant thing is that with Office 365 you get a much closer experience to what you would have if you were hosting on site," said Wes Miller, research vice president of server applications for Directions on Microsoft, V3 (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)reports. (opens in new tab)

The product has been offered as a general beta since April. Office is one of Microsoft's most successful products, and Office 365 is the online, cloud-based version that is meant to counter other online productivity suites such as Google Docs. Office includes a large number of applications and comes in different bundles, with Word and Excel being included in all of the packages.