Is Microsoft about to slash Office subscription costs for small businesses?

This week at their annual partner conference Microsoft announced that they would be merging their current Office 365  subscription plans for small business with their ‘M’ plan for medium business. This is in response to customer demand and it should certainly reduce confusion from prospective customers when they attempt to choose the right Office 365 plan for their business. This is potentially good news for customers currently on...

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The 5 C’s of Business Technology

In my opinion there are for main elements driving technology adoption today. I call these the 4 C’s of business technology. I will expand on these in future posts but to summarise here’s a brief run down: 1. Consumerisation This is not only about staff bringing devices in from home to use in the work place and the subsequent security implications (BYoD) but also how organisations manage and deploy devices that were never originally...

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SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, Office WebApps become Office Online yet Skype is still Skype and Lync is still Lync

Following from the legal ‘incident’ with BSkyB last year Microsoft recently renamed SkyDrive to become OneDrive. In itself there is nothing wrong with the name but personally, I feel they missed out on a great opportunity to clear up an area of constant confusion for anybody subscribing to Office 365 in their business environment. As an individual consumer when you sign up for a personal Windows Live account or Outlook.com email...

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Further enhancements to SkyDrive Pro for iOS devices as new version of Lync appears on Android

Whilst more rumours surfaced this week around a forthcoming ‘touch friendly’ release of Office for iPAD Microsoft updated the SkyDrive Pro app for iOS devices with version 1.1. This new release now gives you the ability to open, edit and save changes back to files stored in your SkyDrive Pro account within Office 365. On the iPhone this enables editing using the Office Mobile app and on the iPAD using Office Web Apps, which is...

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Further enhancements to SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint Online

Following on from my article last week on dramatic increases to the storage allowances of Exchange Online Mailboxes and SkyDrive Pro libraries Microsoft have announced further improvements to SharePoint Online and SkyDrive Pro. Here’s a summary of these with some of my thoughts: As well as increasing the standard user allowance to 25GB users can now upload individual files of up to 2GB in size, which is an increase from 250MB Additional...

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Increased Mailbox size and SkyDrive Pro storage allowances for Office 365 users

Microsoft made two major storage limit increases for Office 365 users, both of which should make the service more popular with existing users as well as more attractive to potential customers. SkyDrive Pro up from 7GB to 25GB The first related to the (soon to be renamed!) SkyDrive Pro service that comes as part of the SharePoint Online element of Office 365. To date the limit has been 7GB since availability of the current Wave 15 release of the...

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Office 365 – New version, new plans, improved functionality and a new ‘Office’!

With their announcement last week of immediate availability of the next generation of the Office 365 platform, Microsoft also released a range of new ‘suites’ and enhancements to existing ones as well as the move to the 2013 versions of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Office Pro Plus products that make up the suites. New Plans There is a new ‘M-Plan’ targeted at mid-sized business with up to 300 users...

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