Office 365 is designed to enable its users to share, collaborate, and communicate in the cloud. Office 365 takes the Microsoft Office applications and combines them with hosted versions of Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync (Microsoft's robust business communication tool). Office 365 is a reliable alternative to desktop applications, now with cloud storage, that will ensure that your information will be safe. Microsoft guarantees that Office 365 servers will have 99.9 percent uptime to make sure that your work will always be accessible.
One of the unique features of Office 365 is the ability to create Team Sites. Team Sites are collaboration spaces that are only available to users that the admin chooses. From the Team Site you'll be able to share documents for collaboration on projects and post messages to co-workers. The Team Site is highly customizable with tools that you can use to personalize the look and layout.
The Microsoft Office Productivity Suite includes the following familiar Apps: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, a SharePoint Team/Public Site, and an online meeting package. The applications are streamlined to have a less cluttered look that coincides with the revamping of Windows 8, they also load quickly and have been designed to work well with touch interfaces. You can also choose to open documents from your PC and kick them back to the cloud (simply by saving) when you are done to share and collaborate.