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sponsor-aws-200 wideAmazon is launching a new email and calendar service, dubbed WorkMail, to compete with Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and other behind-the-scenes corporate email services, according to reports by Forbes and the Wall Street Journal this morning.

The service from Amazon Web Services will work with existing email clients including Microsoft Outlook, says the Wall Street Journal. WorkMail integrates with Amazon’s recently introduced Zocalo enterprise storage and sharing service, Forbes reports.

The monthly cost will be $4 per email inbox, in the same range as Google Apps for Business and Microsoft Office 365. It’s the latest move by Amazon Web Services to offer high-end enterprise services, expanding beyond its core storage and cloud computing products.

Amazon has yet to announce the service publicly, but we’ve contacted the company for more information, and we’ll update this post with further details when they’re available.

Update: Here’s the WorkMail product page and the Amazon news release announcing the service.

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