Microsoft and the government of Queensland, Australia have signed a deal to deploy Office 365 to 149,000 employees. It's a move set to enable the government to remain up-to-date with the latest versions of Office, making it much easier for administrators and employees to manage installations. We've previously looked at Microsoft comparing features in Office Apps to the likes of Google Docs.
Switching to Office 365 also opens up Microsoft's vast cloud services and infrastructure, perfect for government requirements. The overall aim is to improve flexibility, mobility and collaboration, as well as "provide greater capabilities for the government to engage with Queenlanders in new and innovative channels." It could also pave the way for Queensland officials to deploy Windows-based hardware, including Windows Phone. Hit the source for more details.