Microsoft’s Office 365 is increasingly popular among small and medium businesses around the world, and is seeing increased adoption in the United States as well.Made public in June last year, the cloud service has attracted customers of all sizes, yet the main target for it is the small and medium business area.
For these companies, getting started with Office 365 is easy and cost effective, Microsoft says, while unveiling the fact that a wide range of them already adopted the service.
“During the month of May we celebrate the almost 10 million small businesses in the United States with learning sessions, tweetups, giveaways, and other special events,” the company announced in a recent blog post.
Some of these events already took place, but there still are some of them planned for the next week, Microsoft notes.
Between May 14-19, Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune, and Windows Phone had certified Microsoft Partners at T-Mobile stores across the United States.
Attendees had the possibility to learn more on what Microsoft’s cloud solution (Office 365 and Windows Intune with the Windows Phone) had to offer to them, and could also register for a small business sweepstakes valued at $60,000 in prizes.
Next week, the company is hosting the Accelerator Room: Touch down, Connect, Network and Relax, which includes a tweetup on May 22nd with a special guest from the Small Business Administration and Microsoft SMB at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC.
Cloud services can easily prove a great option for small and medium businesses looking for means to reduce costs or save time. Moreover, these services can provide increased security, a recent report financed by Microsoft showed.
The company’s portfolio of such services includes offerings for both public and private cloud, such as Windows Azure, Windows Intune, Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint.