Purchasers in Australia of Office 365 have generally up to this point always had to make their purchase through the exclusive syndication partner, Telstra. Microsoft recently announced that from the second of April they would be providing a number of additional purchase options.
These will be:
– Open Licensing
– Microsoft Online Portal
Telstra will still remain as an option but the additional options give customers and resellers more options when it comes to selling Office 365.
Each medium has its own advantages and disadvantages which means that it more important than ever to ensure you understand what each offering includes before purchasing. This is because, as yet, there isn’t a clear path to migrate from the Telstra offering to Open licensing for example. This is expected to change down the track but as of the release date of April 2 it will not be.
Office 365 provides services like email, collaboration and conferencing on a subscriptions basis, which for many businesses means they can reduce their dependency on on premise server equipment. Importantly for most businesses, This doesn’t necessarily mean the total elimination of on premise equipment and that is why it is important to consult us here at Correct Solutions before committing to Office 365. We can ensure you get the right plan now and into the future.
More choice around Office 365 is great and something that many here in Australia have been crying out for and now it will be available from April 2, 2014.