Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Microsoft Unveils Pricing and Partner Model for Web-Based Messaging and Collaboration Services

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A Deskless Worker Suite, including Exchange Online Deskless Worker and SharePoint Online Deskless Worker, will be available for $3 (U.S.) per user, per month. Customers can also subscribe to each service independently. Exchange Online Deskless Worker will provide e-mail, calendars, global address lists, anti-virus and anti-spam filters, as well as Outlook Web Access Light for access to company e-mail. SharePoint Online Deskless Worker will provide easy access to SharePoint portal and team sites and search functionality, giving employees read-only access to important information such as company policies, training and benefits.

For information workers, businesses can provide an online business productivity suite of Microsoft’s enterprise-class communication and collaboration software as a subscription service. The suite includes the following:

Exchange Online for desktop and mobile e-mail and calendars with Outlook Web Access and full Office Outlook integration

Office SharePoint Online for portals, collaboration, search and customized team sites

Office Communications Online for instant messaging and presence

Office Live Meeting for Web conferencing and videoconferencing

The suite will be available for $15 per user, per month (U.S.). Customers can also subscribe to each service independently.

Microsoft Unveils Pricing and Partner Model for Web-Based Messaging and Collaboration Services: New offering enables partners to reach more customers and boost sales.

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