Microsoft has recently moved into cloud computing with Windows Azure platform which was announced in 2008. The Windows Azure platform lets consumers build computing infrastructure in the "cloud" and offer it to its users. In 2011, Office 365, a cloud version of Office business software suite was released which included applications such as Word and Excel. Yet, in the event that we think back the center projects that made up the main variant of i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint existed as separate applications as far back as the mid 1980s. It wasn't until 1989, in any case, that Microsoft packaged these projects together into the item called The Office 1.0 for Macintosh (which is MAC now).
At the point when MS Office for Windows was launched in 1990, its significant rivals were: WordPerfect and Lotus. Both of these items as of now had exceptionally predominant market positions when Microsoft Office was launched. Microsoft Office version history as not been consistent over the years, due to a combination of point releases.
Suites and integrated packages focused on various clients. Suites, specifically, were more costly- however offered huge incentive by packaging well known applications that would cost upwards of $1,500 if purchased independently versus $600 for the whole suite.
Incorporated bundles were considerably less expensive with fundamental highlights focusing on spending clients with specific needs, and they utilized less framework assets.
Office apps were developed and added to the Office bundle over the years, or were made available as add-ons:
* Outlook, a beefed up personal information manager and e-mail client
* OneNote, a virtual notebook system
* Publisher, a mid-level desktop publishing app
* Project, a project management program
* Visio, a flowchart and diagram creation app
Today, Microsoft Office 365 is reported to have more than a billion users worldwide. Office is available through retail, traditional volume licensing for businesses, and as Software as a Service (SaaS) in the form of Office 365. Microsoft is still actively developing versions of Office for the Mac. And, in March 2014, a version of Office for Apple's iPad was launched.