Microsoft Online Services Expands Globally, Adds New Customers, Reduces Pricing

Posted by bink on November 3 2009, 4:50 PM. Posted in Microsoft Online.

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite for trial in 14 additional countries and the commercial availability of the suite in Singapore coming later this week.

In addition to the geographic expansion of Microsoft Online Services, today’s announcement highlighted key customers adopting and transitioning to the services, expansion in the Microsoft Online Services partner eco-system, and new reduced pricing for the Business Productivity Online Suite and its components.

Starting Nov. 7, organizations in the following countries and regions will be able to set up trial accounts: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Taiwan. In addition, Singapore, which has been offering BPOS trials for months, will launch the service commercially.

Today’s news was highlighted by the announcement of the following new Microsoft Online Services customers as well as this video Q&A with Tony DeGregorio, CIO of Tyco Flow Control:

Reduced pricing for the Business Productivity Online Suite is now US$10 per user per month, with a five seat minimum purchase. In addition to new pricing for the Suite, pricing for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Office Communications Online is also reduced when purchased individually. Details of the new pricing can be found here.

Read the full announcement

Via Maarten Goet (maarten_goet) on Twitter