Despite on-going issues in beta, Office 365 will still be released this month says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
According to Neovise analyst and 20-year veteran software engineer for HP Paul Burns, “I’m a big fan of Office 365. I think it’s going to do well… But if they are moving out of beta at the end of June, then yes, I’m surprised.”
After beta-testing Office 365 Burns strongly noted that Office 365 isn’t ready for release due to common complaints like the cloud-based software’s lack of contact importing. Burns’ pointed out additional problems, including non-delivery of email, a status dashboard that lacks information, bounced-back emails, a lack of notifications when sending errors occur and issues with format when importing Word docs to Office Web Apps. This last issue is an especially hot button for Microsoft seeing as they openly criticized Google Docs, Office 365’s main competitor for having the same formatting issues.