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    staceyw

    Pretty interesting.  MS hosting Exchange, Sharepoint and Communicator for $3/mth/user.
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1474

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    harumscarum

    Interesting to see how this will work out. I guess we finally see software as a service from MS. Smiley So is MS willing to lose their partners in order to beat google? If this is successful should other partners start to get worried?

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    Bass

    Interestingly that's probably cheaper then buying the licenses for all that software, let alone hosting it. Last time I checked Exchange CALs cost something around $60 per mailbox! That's already nearly three years, about the time when another Exchange comes out and you have to pay licence fees all over again.

    But yes if I was a MS Partner that made my livelihood over services like this - this would be piss off probably enough to sue for anti-trust. Cheers!

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    magicalclick

    Bass said:
    Interestingly that's probably cheaper then buying the licenses for all that software, let alone hosting it. Last time I checked Exchange CALs cost something around $60 per mailbox! That's already nearly three years, about the time when another Exchange comes out and you have to pay licence fees all over again.

    But yes if I was a MS Partner that made my livelihood over services like this - this would be piss off probably enough to sue for anti-trust. Cheers!
    Nah, I will host it myself because the internet bandwidth is not enough for mid size company I work for. Such service is for small business. Once you have more than 30 office workers, you can't let them all using internet to read email, local network is the best solution.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    wisemx

    harumscarum said:
    Interesting to see how this will work out. I guess we finally see software as a service from MS. Smiley So is MS willing to lose their partners in order to beat google? If this is successful should other partners start to get worried?
    Active Partners will be receiving incentives. (Mail/e-mail)
    Contact Brad Rozen, he should have tentative details.

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    wisemx

    wisemx said:
    harumscarum said:
    *snip*
    Active Partners will be receiving incentives. (Mail/e-mail)
    Contact Brad Rozen, he should have tentative details.
    Update, Press release moments ago:
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/jul08/07-08Day1UmbrellaPR.mspx

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