Posts Tagged ‘Office 365’
Software giant Microsoft decides to slow down and stagger changes after partners say they’re coming in too quickly.
SkyKick, a provider of automation and management solutions for Microsoft Office 365, released two new tools to automate and simplify the migration of legacy licenses to the cloud-based platform. The continued development of similar tools reflects the growing opportunity for Office 365 professional and managed services.
Microsoft doused doubters with a strong first quarter earnings report as revenue and profits grew at double-digit rates, driven by strong business sales of its cloud and server products. And, by the way, Surface tablets are finally selling well.
Managed services and IT automation software vendor Kaseya has made its third acquisition since changing ownership; this time it’s Microsoft Office 365 migration and management specialist 365 Command.
Microsoft is taking a big risk in buying Nokia’s handset business. Success could look something like Apple’s juggernaut complete-stack software-device model; failure could make Microsoft the next Blackberry. In either case, the sprawling Microsoft channel will have to adapt, and mostly on its own.
En Pointe Technologies, a national solution provider, is expanding its cloud services reseller program to include Adobe Creative Cloud, building on the success it’s already enjoying with Microsoft’s Office 365. The secret is nothing more than time, sales and persistence.
Microsoft Office 365 is the future of productivity applications — at least that’s how the software giant sees it. Microsoft is giving its partners another reason to sell the cloud-based suite: some of the highest uptimes in the business.
Cloud-based monitoring and enablement solutions provider Exoprise is working with Microsoft to provide partners support for Office 365, plus the ability to diagnose and remediate service delivery issues. The service also reveals gaps in the software-as-a-service model.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer presents hybrid cloud as a step in the path to public cloud as the company further opens Office 365 to partner billing.
Moving SMB clients to Office 365 seems like a great plan, but the financial benefits of an Office 365 migration can be overwhelmed by challenges.