Microsoft vs Google Apps, Cuts Exchange Online Price

Full story from CIO.com here.

Microsoft says, umm, no. Our product is better and we’re going to get close to making it affordable for small businesses.

Microsoft has cut in half its per user per month list price for Exchange Online services and cut by 33 percent the price of its Business Productivity Online Services suite of online productivity applications.

The drop from US$10 per user per month to $5 for Exchange Online is significant because it brings Microsoft much closer to the price Google charges for its Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) suite that is anchored by Gmail. In addition, Microsoft said allowable mailbox sizes would go from 5GB to 25GB, a move that ups Microsoft’s stake in the so-called “bottomless” inbox war with other online providers.

Good to see Microsoft still pushing forward with listening to its users. First Windows 7, now Exchange Online.

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