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Office 365 Seizes on Collaborative Programming for Better Functionality

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October 29, 2012

Office 365 Seizes on Collaborative Programming for Better Functionality

By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer

Microsoft (News - Alert) has long hoped that its Office 365 would be a game changer in the way enterprise level companies go about their business. The company actually hopes that there are more than business people who are looking to change the way they do things. Microsoft Office has long been one of the top providers in the world for Office-based applications such as Word, a spreadsheet creator known as Excel and an email hosting service all in one. The expansion of Office to the college campus and to the private home has long been something the firm has taken a great deal of pride in.

The move to Office 365 looks to be another story of a company finding the ideal way to bring a kind of collaboration to the home or business by offering up different levels of functionality depending on what the individual user needs. One of the great things about Microsoft Office is that it combines the abilities of at least three separate programs and brings them together in a way that can materialize in ways the user never saw before. Office 365 takes that talent and goes another step farther. When it comes the collaboration Office 365 uses on the enterprise level the key players are Exchange, SharePoint and Lync.

Office 365 gives users the ability to work just like they would on the regular installed versions of Office, while Lync makes Office 365 a program that anyone who is devoted to the offline version of the Office suite give the cloud-based version a second look. What really makes the API for Office 365 great is that it is written so that collaboration apps can, indeed collaborate quickly and easily. 

The solution has found a way to make sure that the collaboration functionality allows the program to operate almost as if the structure had an IT department all its very own. 

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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