14 February 2016

Microsoft expands Office 365 support for SMBs

Microsoft is making it easier for small to midsized businesses (SMBs) to move to Office 365. In a blog post, the company is allowing customers with 50 to 149 seats of Office 365 Enterprise and small business plans to take advantage of Microsoft FastTrack, a service that provides resources and dedicated engineers to can assist the company or the Microsoft Partner that company works with, to implement Office 365. FastTrack was previously only available to customers with 150 seats or more.
Source: Microsoft. Office 365 can be used desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
Source: Microsoft. Office 365 can be used desktops, laptops
and mobile devices.

In Asia Pacific, Microsoft FastTrack is available in Australia, India, mainland China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Bangladesh and Nepal. Local language FastTrack managers will also be available in Korea, Thailand and Vietnam in the first quarter of 2016.

Microsoft is also expanding the FY16 Adoption Offer to include Office 365 small business plans and adding payouts for customer deployments of 50 to 149 seats. This now makes Microsoft Partners eligible for a payout of US$25 per seat for 50 to 149 seats, in addition to the existing payouts for 150 seats and above.
Helping businesses grow

According to Gartner, which analysed cloud email usage among public companies of different sizes, industries and geographies, more companies use Microsoft Office 365 than Google Apps for Work. 
Microsoft notes that 60 million people use Office 365 at work and 50,000 SMBs become Office 365 customers every month. 


Sign up for a free trial 

Take advantage of FastTrack through contacting a Microsoft Partner or signing up directly