Trying out Microsoft Office 365 beta.
By Dan Kusnetzky | April 12, 2011, 9:45am PDT
I recently was offered the opportunity to try out Microsoft’s Office 365 beta. It appears that this is Microsoft’s answer to Google’s online services. It offers online versions of Outlook and Exchange; team versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and Lync (Microsoft’s stab at instant message as well as both audio and video calling.) It also wants to be the company’s web presence. I’ll try this out and let you know a bit about my experiences. So far, I’m not impressed.
The first thing that this service does is scold me about my choice of Web browser and tells me that: Improve your web browser experience You are viewing Microsoft Office 365 with a web browser that may cause some pages to display incorrectly and some features to function in an unexpected way. You will have a better experience with our website if you use one of these supported browsers: