Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s war with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) seems to take a new twist on its head! MSFT’s latest plan is to let the world use the online version of Office 365 for free! On Wednesday, MSFT unveiled its new plan that boosted the business opportunities and acumen of its host of resellers to carry forward with their plans and businesses pertaining to Office 365.
MSFT Ties Up With SkyKick
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has tied up and with Skykick. The latter is a company whose transfer tool can be used by all and sundry who have partnered with MSFT across the world for free to avail the Office 365 Migration Suite. This move is now restricted to the partners who use MSFT products. They can go about and sell these products online for free.
Transferring and saving messages, files, folders, contacts, user settings and so on are an uphill task. SkyKick stated that it would need a week’s time to adeptly transfer even one small company with as little as 25 employees to transfer from regular offline office to Office 365 online.
This move is considerably a significant move and effort that MSFT has taken to carry forth its tooth-and-nail fights with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). Getting Office from offline mode into an online application will take time, needs meticulous monitoring and SkyKick is upbeat enough to get things going the fastest possible way.
MSFT’s Move Is An Appealing One
Gavriella Schuster, an eminent General Manager at MSFT Worldwide Partner Group commented that resellers who are using Office 365 themselves find this proposal from MSFT a profitable one. They will three times more capable and successful at going about selling Office 365 to prospective buyers.
GOOGL had previously conveyed their intensions in grabbing almost 80% or more of MSFT’s Office customers to its Google Applications. Google Apps is already a resounding success amongst SMEs. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was aware of this potential paradigm shift. Hence, MSFT took the task of converging into an agreement with SkyKick, as the company is not keen on letting its customer base go.