Microsoft launches Office 365 service in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Apr 4: Microsoft has announced the launch of Office 365 for businesses, education institutions and consumers in Nepal.

Office 365 is the online version of leading productivity software, Microsoft Office. Dr Minendra Rijal, minister of Information and Communications, officially launched the Microsoft Office 365 during a function held here, as per the press statement issued on Friday.

For government and businesses, Office 365 will enable organisations to take full advantage of multiple options when deciding where to deploy their productivity technologies.

Whether accessing services from within their own data centre or ff-premise through Hosting Partners or Microsoft Office 365, organisations will see Microsoft deliver its promise of providing cloud services on the customers’ terms.

Enterprises and SMBs will now have the flexibility of running their applications on the cloud without the need for physical servers.

This means that they can attain productivity wherever and whenever with whichever device they use, according to the press release.

Office 365 for Education deliver the power of cloud productivity to educational institutions at no cost — without compromising their data privacy.

It includes the familiar Microsoft Office desktop applications, as well as Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync to provide students and teaching professionals with powerful tools to create anytime, anywhere learning opportunities across multiple devices, the statement adds.

There are different versions of Office 365 available for different audiences and needs.

Exchange online starts from $2 per user, while Office 365 Business starts from $5 per month per user and Office 365 for Education is at no cost for qualified education institutions, the statement further states.