Microsoft apps appear to have found favour with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, as the company has just revealed that it has signed a deal to use Office 365 internally.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the social network will start using programs like Word, Excel and Outlook in the cloud instead of on-site versions, although it won’t be making use of Skype or workplace social network Yammer (since, no doubt, they both compete with services owned and run by Facebook itself).
Once the partnership between the two tech giants is formalised, some 13,000 Facebook employees will start using the Microsoft apps. Facebook is also particularly interested in the email services provided by Microsoft, with the company’s chief information officer Tim Campos saying: “Facebook at Work doesn’t end the need for email. It’s not a binary thing.”
It might be worth looking into the benefits of Office 365 for your own company if it’s of interest to the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and co. Making the move to cloud operations can be a lot more efficient, flexible and cost-effective, so if you want to give some or all of these a boost in the next year or so, give us a call here at Solutions Developed to find out more about how we can train you up to use the different programs.
You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s not hard at all to pick up and you should be well on your way after a training session or two.