Posts Tagged ‘Office 365’
Selling cloud based versions of business software has never been easy, particularly when it comes to addressing the thorny issue of administrator access. Microsoft has done its part to help ease users’ minds.
SkyKick, one of the innovative companies that made Office 365 migrations easier, is aiming to enable solution providers to do the same implementations in enterprise environments.
Ongoing concerns about privacy and security — and a resulting softness in the market for domestic data center services — isn’t keeping Microsoft and a host of other tech giants from making big bets in the nation’s heartland.
Much attention is being placed on how Microsoft’s new Office for iPad could make it harder for Windows to gain a foothold in tablets. The greater potential is that the new app could make it easier for solution providers to sell the cloud-based Office 365 and drag complementary product sales.
Managed services tools vendor GFI MAX released App Control, a new system that allows MSPs to monitor and manage cloud-based applications and licenses on behalf of their customers. It’s also a sign of how managed services will evolve and become part of cloud computing.
While much attention is being focused on the pending end of life of the vaunted Windows XP operating system, Microsoft is also discontinuing support for Exchange Server 2003. This opens another significant opportunity for solution providers to upgrade to a newer version or convert customers to a cloud-based e-mail service.
Microsoft is taking its rebranded OneDrive cloud storage and file-synchronization service to the next level by preparing a version for business users.