As the excitement surrounding the release of Office 365 intensifies, some partners still have questions about the new offering. In a recent post on their Microsoft Navigator blog, softchoice examines what they deem the five most pressing questions those in the industry have about Office 365, and offer some detailed answers. Take a look at what their author has to say about licensing and BPOS.
Answering Questions, Addressing Concerns
The Cloud Question
Still unsure about the push to the cloud? The trend is real—and it’s only gaining force. Cloud computing market growth is expected to be both rapid and substantial—industry analysts predict US$44B in revenue, worldwide, by 2013. With the launch of Office 365, you have the opportunity to engage this market demand, and position your business to thrive and grow. Your customers are already asking for cloud-based solutions for their businesses, and Office 365 gives you the competitive edge. As smaller and medium-size businesses become more aware of the advantages the cloud offers them, the opportunity to serve this market will continue to expand.
Leading—with Our Best Foot Forward
Microsoft believes this is the future of productivity, and we’re putting one of the most trusted names in the industry on our lead cloud offering. Microsoft Office is the globally-recognized standard for business productivity. By putting Office in the cloud—and augmenting it with new leading-edge tools for collaboration—we’re making a clear statement about our confidence in cloud-based solutions, and the role they’ll play in our success going forward. We’re communicating that confidence to you—our partners—and are offering you a trusted name with which to communicate your confidence to your customer.
Still Have Questions? We’ve got More Answers!
If you’re still wondering about any aspect of Office 365, chances are we’ve already got you covered. Take advantage of training available at the Learning and Readiness Resources page. Learn more about BPOS transitioning here and here. And refer to numerous great partner resources about Office 365 at QuickStart Online.