Work is not a place you go to, but a thing you do

Looking for the best venues in town to be working out of your office where you can get your work done in a great environment? Well, look no more – Microsoft today unveils the top places to work in Asia Pacific that will certainly help mobile professionals get the most out of working remotely.

These top places were voted by over 2,600 members of Microsoft’s online communities and reaching over 1.3 million users in the recent 101 Places to Work contest carried out in eight countries in Asia Pacific, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam in March 2014. The selected venues were rated by users based on the following criteria, which are key in determining a conducive and productive location for mobile workers who embrace the “work from anywhere” movement:

  • Ambience of the venue
  • Suitability for collaboration (virtual or face to face meetings or discussions),
  • Internet connectivity,
  • Access to Power
  • Menu selection.

Access the Top Places to Work in Asia Pacific in the 101 Places to Work Microsite here:

“These top venues chosen by our community reflect that consumers today are truly embracing the work from anywhere movement. The diverse list shows the wide array of venue preferences they have when it comes to staying productive. The nominations and votes also showed that users preferred venues with great ambience and environment for collaboration,” said Davina Yeo, SMB Lead, Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft Asia Pacific. “With Office 365, mobile professionals are empowered to collaborate and have anywhere access of their documents and emails in the work venue that they desire to be.”

Work is not a place you go to with Office 365

The lines are blurring for the modern worker with the array of devices available that keeps them connected while on-the-go. And with millions of Asia Pacific workers going mobile today, it is no wonder that the concept of “work from anywhere” has caught on in the region. Today, work is no longer a place people go to, but a thing you do.

With a Windows 8.1 notebook or tablet, Internet connectivity and a cloud-based productivity service such as Office 365, you can be productive from anywhere, be it from the office, home or even in a park. Office 365 allows its users to get connected to work, their colleagues and personal emails via Office suite and even social tools such as Skype, Lync and Yammer.

Office 365 Personal a new subscription-based offering for Office 365 catered to the individual

Most recently, Microsoft Launched Office 365 Personal a new subscription-based offering for Office 365 catered to the individual. Office 365 Personal entitles users to install Office in 1 PC or Mac and 1 tablet device. The subscription will also include 20 GB of OneDrive storage for one user, which enables users to take advantage of the cloud storage to sync their files and work collaboratively with their teams. Office 365 Personal is available at retail and on Microsoft’s online stores at an estimated price of US$69.99 per year. Microsoft will continue to offer the Office 365 Home subscription for households for 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablet devices.

“We are committed in delivering a great Office experience for all our customers across all devices, and we believe in providing users a choice of Office 365 subscriptions that suit their needs,” added Yeo.

In March, Microsoft also announced Office for iPad, available for download at the iTunes App Store for free to read, view and present documents, spreadsheets and presentations. With an Office 365 Personal or Office 365 Home subscription, users can edit their documents and enjoy the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel that is unmistakeably Office, while enjoying a fantastic touch experience that Microsoft has built from the ground up for the iPad. Users can also be sure that content and formatting will not be lost with Office for iPad, and with automatic sync with OneDrive, users can simply share their content with fellow collaborators and work on the files simultaneously.

With an Office 365 subscription today, along with Lync 2013, Yammer and OneNote apps are now available across Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices, mobile professionals can finally take advantage of their mobile devices to get productive no matter where they are with Microsoft’s leading productivity suite.

Interested users can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Office 365 here.

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