Wow what a Deal, Facebook is using Office 365


Windows is probably Microsofts most important product as well as Office. Its Office suite is used on thousands of devices around the globe where it doesn’t matter whether it is on desktops, Laptops or mobile devices. More importantly that consumers are of course companies. The more companies are adopting Microsofts software, the better it is for it. Today the company has announced a big deal which it has made with Facebook.

Not sure if Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, have met for a coffee yesterday and decided that they are bringing Office 365 to Facebook or if there are other people responsible for such decisions at these companies. nevertheless, this is a huge deal what has been announce today. Facebook will from now on use Microsofts Office 365 for their Office stuff together with Microsofts cloud.

Tim Campos, CIO of Facebook, has published a guest post at Microsofts Office Blog, stating that Office 365 is the software which makes the difference between ‘[…] just having an idea and bringing that idea to life.[…].’ Here is an excerpt of the Facebook CIO has written in his guest post at the Office Blogs:

Our mission is enabled by our company culture and together, they shape how we work together. The IT organization at Facebook is focused on having the most productive workforce possible and the foundation for Facebook’s continual innovation is our ethic of collaboration that empowers everyone to bring their best ideas to the table. To enable our productivity, IT at Facebook provides our people with the best tools available. Tools that can mean the difference between just having an idea and bringing that idea to life.

Along with all the parts of Microsoft Office such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote the company will also be using Delve. This is a service developed by Microsoft which helps companies to see how often employees are communicating with each other and how well things are coordinated. As a result a company can be made far more efficient with this data. Tough, because of this sensible data which can be accessed with this tool it is not legalized everywhere yet.

On the front end of Facebook, consumers will of course not notice anything of that deal, Facebook will still be the same as it always was. What do your readers think about this deal between Microsoft and Facebook? Feel free to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.