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Microsoft makes it easier for SMB to embrace office 365

Microsoft are aggressively trying to take a bigger market share of the cloud services market because they are trying to turn the company round from being a software vendor to a software as a service vendor.  It is because of this they are making it easier for customers adopt their Office 365 service, with the introduction three new Office 365 subscriptions.

The three new office 365 business plan subscriptions, have features and price points tailored to suit Small Medium Businesses (SMB) .  The changes have been made in response to customer feedback, and are designed to help businesses to accelerate the adoption of cloud based working.

The new office 365 Business Essentials and Business Premium  plans replace the previous Small Business and Small Business Premium options. There is also a new plan called Office 365 Business that provides core office applications small firms use every day. The number of users that can be supported under these SMB plans has been raised to 300 per plan.

Customers can now mix and match these plans and Enterprise plans too, making it much easier and cost effective for them to add Office 365 to other standalone plans, such as Exchange Online.

The new mix and match options make Office 365 much more attractive for many customers who did not want to move up to the enterprise plans. Customers who are already on an existing plan need to do nothing until October 2015, when they will need to switch to one of the new plans.

If you would like to find out more about the plans and which one is better suited to meet the demands of your business,  the Microsoft Specialist team at threenine is available. You can contact them on 0843 289 4539 or use the Contact us page and we'll assist you in making the right choice.

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