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Microsoft today launched the new version of Office (Office 365) simultaneously in the UK and US.

Sharing a name with a previous cloud based offering, Office 365 contains many of these cloud features – for example the default save location is your online Sky Drive. Other new features include: new visualisations and layout, new graphical options in Word and online picture support.

The UK launch looks to be pretty spectacular. Microsoft have hired a double decker bus, and enlisted live bands, magicians, street performers and bloggers to create a full day event. They are focussing on people who use Office in a home, rather than work, environment, with guests from the worlds of food, cooking, sport and parenting.

Star guests include Tess Daly, Will Greenwood and online celebrities including “mummy bloggers” Sally Whittle and Bridget MacPherson.

And I’m going to be hosting the live stream from the bus all day today. Tune in to http://www.catchthe365.com/ to catch me or follow on Twitter at #catchthe365.

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About Zoe Cunningham

Zoe Cunningham has been working in technology for over 12 years and is currently Managing Director at Softwire Technology. In her spare time she volunteers with a Ghanaian development charity, produces and presents two radio shows and plays backgammon to world class level (she won the Ladies' World Championship in 2010!).

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