Over the past month we've been making some announcements about Microsoft Online Services which is our first foray into the world of online service-based software. This is somewhat old news but worth reiterating the main points here:
Microsoft Online Services provide the rich interactivity of on-premises client and server applications--and the flexibility and scalability of Web-based services. You can generate predictable recurring revenue streams through new managed services, business-process consulting, tier-one end-user support, and your own value-added services. Efficiently expand your customer base with easy-to-deploy new Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Office SharePoint Online implementations--without adding infrastructure or headcount.
Offer your small- and midsize-business customers real-time collaboration and integrated experiences regardless of device or location--through always-current technologies. Your customers decrease routine, time-consuming IT administration and associated costs, increase operational efficiencies, and improve business agility.
Learn how you can capitalize on the hosted services opportunity, which IDC predicts will experience a 32 percent compound annual growth rate worldwide through 2011.
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Learn about the building blocks of a successful software-plus-services strategy and how you can use them to customize, develop, and host solutions to expand your portfolio, customer base, and revenue.
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