Welcome!

Log Management Authors: Dana Gardner, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, David H Deans, Carmen Gonzalez

News Feed Item

Microsoft Online Services Available for Purchase Worldwide

- Accenture, Avanade and EDS, an HP company, each sign Microsoft Online Services agreements; more than 4,000 partners signed on globally.

REDMOND, Washington, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that organizations of all sizes can purchase the Business Productivity Online Suite, a part of Microsoft Online Services. The suite or its individual services, including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be purchased by businesses in 19 countries worldwide. The Business Productivity Online Deskless Worker Suite, a low-cost version for occasional users, is also available for purchase. Also starting today, Microsoft is offering a 25 percent discount on the Business Productivity Online Suite to customers who purchase it by the end of June 2009. More information about the services and global availability can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/online .

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )

Partner Momentum

To date, more than 4,000 partners around the world have joined the Microsoft Partner Program for Microsoft Online Services, making it the most successful partner ecosystem for online business-class services.

"We're experiencing a significant amount of partner momentum around Microsoft Online Services and the Business Productivity Online Suite," said Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft Online. "Based on the increasing demand and enthusiasm we're seeing, it's clear that partners are recognizing the opportunity, and that this is the right time to embrace Microsoft's software-plus-services approach."

Also announced today, EDS, an HP company, has signed both a reseller agreement and a go-to-market agreement which details the terms and conditions under which both companies will market, sell and deliver the Business Productivity Online Suite together. Accenture and Avanade have signed an advisor agreement. Both of these partners will focus primarily on organizations with more than 5,000 employees.

Microsoft and EDS have announced that they will use their combined assets to deliver enterprise-class communications and collaboration services in the cloud to millions of users serving large multinational corporations. With benefits including rapid deployment with a minimized need for infrastructure investments, enterprise organizations can expect to take advantage of reductions in capital expenditures and improved total cost of ownership.

With this agreement, the revenue potential for which is more than US$3 billion in cloud services and professional services for the parties, EDS becomes Microsoft's largest delivery partner for the Business Productivity Online Suite. This agreement demonstrates to customers the value of the EDS Agility Alliance and further consolidates HP's long-standing relationship with Microsoft. EDS has already begun to integrate Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online and Office Live Meeting into its industry-leading Workplace Services offerings. EDS will offer its customers end-to-end services, including consulting, architecture, implementation, integration and ongoing user support for the Business Productivity Online Suite.

Accenture and Avanade are the first Microsoft partners to sign the Microsoft Online Services Partner Advisor agreement for large enterprises. As a part of this agreement, Accenture and Avanade will offer IT services for customers looking to migrate from on-premises solutions to the Business Productivity Online Suite. These value-added services include cloud strategy and assessment, migration services, enterprise application integration, user communications and training, and other IT outsourcing services. Accenture has integrated Microsoft Online Services into its highly successful Next Generation Workplace Offering solution, which helps connect people and information to improve overall business performance.

Accenture and Avanade bring extensive experience in platform migration capabilities in support of this agreement. For example, they have deployed nearly 6 million Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes and have helped migrate nearly 3 million mailboxes from competitive platforms.

Other Microsoft Online Services partners, including IT Solution Partners BV, PointBridge, Solvi Srl, Tam Tam, Wortell, YouSaaS and Zipper, are realizing increased revenue opportunity as a result of selling the Business Productivity Online Suite, and building best practices for delivering customization, consulting services, migration and managed services, and development and integration for their customers:

    
    - PointBridge, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Chicago, has 
      sold more than 3,000 seats of Microsoft Online Services, which 
      generated over US$100,000 in advisor fee revenue in just four months.
    - Solvi, an IT solutions provider in the Milan, Italy, area, expects to
      expand its customer base by 50 percent, and reduce deployment times
      from one month to one day.
    - Tam Tam, a full-service Internet agency in the Netherlands, expects to
      double its customer base and boost revenues by at least 15 percent by
      expanding its offerings with Microsoft Online Services.
    - Zipper, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Stockholm, Sweden,
      expects to increase revenues by US$10 million annually with its 
      Microsoft Online Services offering, which it can implement 10 times
      faster than on-premises software today.

More information about Microsoft Online Services partners and case studies can be found in the software-plus-services virtual presskit for the Microsoft Business Division at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/Officesoftwareplusservices/default.mspx .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud workloads, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and investigation, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,00...
Tapping into blockchain revolution early enough translates into a substantial business competitiveness advantage. Codete comprehensively develops custom, blockchain-based business solutions, founded on the most advanced cryptographic innovations, and striking a balance point between complexity of the technologies used in quickly-changing stack building, business impact, and cost-effectiveness. Codete researches and provides business consultancy in the field of single most thrilling innovative te...
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Bi...
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...