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Fasthosts offers MS Office Suite

UK Web hosting provider Fasthosts announced on Wednesday that it has launched the latest version of Microsoft Office as a software as a service offering.

Starting from only £4.99 a month plus VAT, Fasthosts Microsoft Office package uses the SaaS model to provide a new way to obtain the popular Microsoft Office product including its Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook applications, without the up-front costs and discs involved with the boxed product.

After registering at Fasthosts' website users are delivered their software through a download direct to their PC. Fasthosts says the full version MS Office suite is exactly the same in appearance and functionality as the boxed product and the software is run locally on a user's PC and verified with Fasthosts when the PC goes online.

Users are also guaranteed to continually benefit from the latest software versions through automatic version and security updates.

"Our MS Office package is an excellent way to obtain the very latest versions of the software we all need, affordably, on a pay-as-you-go basis," says Mark Jeffries, CTO of Fasthosts Internet. "Its low monthly cost and easy installation will suit a great many home and business users.

We will continue to develop new products that make full use of one's Internet access to fulfill software and other computing needs. Individuals and businesses alike can gain from the flexibility that Internet-driven software can offer."

Fasthosts recently experienced a password reset issue that left some customers confused, and some upset.

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