Chapter 1. Microsoft Office 365: A quick tour

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most innovative sets of services Microsoft has offered in the last decade, together with Microsoft Azure. In this chapter, you will learn what Office 365 is and the fundamental services on which the Office 365 offering is built.

What is Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is the most important Software as a Service offering Microsoft currently provides. Software as a Service (SaaS) provides a software solution with a licensing model based on a subscription and delivered through a centrally hosted infrastructure that typically is on the cloud. In Figure 1-1, you can see a graphical representation of the main software hosting models and business models that ...

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