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Microsoft Office 365 Is Now Available In 150 Countries – Including The Vatican City

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Microsoft Office 365 will expand to another 97 markets in the next year as 10 more countries are added

Microsoft Office 365 is now available in the Vatican City and nine other nations, meaning the cloud-based office suite has reached more than 150 countries around the world and 44 languages.

Businesses in Bhutan, Cambodia, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Laos, Martinique and Myanmar will also be able to benefit from the rollout and Microsoft plans to bring Office 365 to 97 more markets in the next year, nearing worldwide availability.

“More than 1.2 billion people around the world use Office—at school, at work and in their personal lives,” said Tom Batcheler from the Office 365 team.

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Office 365 expansion

“As our service expands, we are mindful of the incredible and increasing diversity of Office users. This latest market expansion required innovative engineering work to create new languages, cultures and currencies.

“Our team works tirelessly to meet the highest levels of security, compliance and feature parity so that we can deliver the same first-class experience in Office 365 to every market where it’s offered.”

Microsoft Office recently celebrated in 26th birthday and the cloud-based iteration was launched in 2011 – initially at the business market. However in the five years since its launch, Office 365 has spread from Windows to Mac, iOS and Android and is the world’s most popular cloud service in the workplace.

By the time Microsoft launched Office 365, it had sold more than 70 million copies of the suite, which comprises Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications.

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