Office 365: now officially a Microsofty tax

Microsoft says Office 365 for enterprises allows people to buy Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop software on a pay-as-you-go basis, or $24 or 22.75 euros per user, per month – so if you buy the software for two years, you’ll end up paying $576 per user over the term of the subscription, which is more than if you bought the software outright.

 

Scaling up to a deployment of 500 users, I reckon you could probably get a better deal through an MS Enterprise Agreement.

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Cliff,

Office 365 for enterprises also includes full versions of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online. So, in addition to Office Professional Plus and Office Web Apps you get e-mail, voice mail, calendar sharing; audio, video & web conferencing; team sites; enterprise social networking and 24/7 phone support.

You can find this information in our fact sheet at www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/office.

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Clint

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Office 365 is not really new. Its BPOS + Office Web Apps + Office Professional Plus. All old components now brought together. The key question is, how "unified" is this experience, which will tell how groundbreaking Office 365 is.

Pankaj

http://www.hyperoffice.com

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