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Office 365 Launches in June, Ballmer Says

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Microsoft spokespeople have been coy about when the Office 365 cloud service will launch, saying only that it will come out later in 2011. But CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that it will launch in June.Speaking in Delhi, India, to an industry group last week, Ballmer said, "We're pushing hard in the productivity space. We'll launch our Office 365 cloud service, which gives you Lync and Exchange and SharePoint and Office and more as a subscribable service that comes from the cloud. That launches in the month of June."

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Ballmer's remarks are available in a transcript on the Microsoft website.

Ballmer also recently announced that Windows 8 will be released in 2012 -- only to see his own employees backpedal from his statement.

We're checking with Microsoft's public relations firm to see if June is the official launch date for Office 365.
 
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