Posts Tagged ‘Office 365’

Despite NSA Fears, Microsoft, Others Bet on U.S. Data Centers

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.

Office for iPad a Potential Bonanza for Partners

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.

GFI MAX App Control Foretells MSP Evolution

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.

Exchange Server 2003: The Other End-of-Life Opportunity

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 Preps OneDrive for Business

Microsoft is taking its rebranded OneDrive cloud storage and file-synchronization service to the next level by preparing a version for business users.

Microsoft Adds a Touch of Business Intelligence to Office 365

Microsoft’s new Power BI for Office 365 offers businesses a touch of intelligence on top of their existing cloud-based applications. While not quite Big Data, it does provide SMBs and midmarket companies with a taste of analytics.

New Office 365 Admin Tool Helps Partners Manage, Sell

Microsoft is making it easier for partners to monitor and manage their Office 365 customers – and grow their practices — with a new set of admin tools due for roll out over the next few weeks.

Commercial, Cloud, Surface Successes Give Microsoft Lift

On paper, at least, Microsoft is winning many of its bets and pivoting successfully toward areas vital to its future like consumer hardware, commercial sales and cloud computing.

Microsoft Brings Office 365 Ringer in GoDaddy

Microsoft’s abandonment of the channel in the SMB space continues with a deal to sell the Office 365 productivity suite through Web-hosting behemoth GoDaddy.

Office 365 Rate Change Rewards Performance

Solution providers were incensed by reports Microsoft is slashing Office 365 commissions. In reality, only one of several incentives are being cut, while others commissions are increasing to reward partners who are investing and selling cloud products.