Microsoft has launched it’s online business suite in India (link), targeted towards Indian SMBs.
MS”s online standard suite is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft, and consists of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Live Meeting, and Office Communications Online.
If you are a sysadmin and worried about managing user policies etc, the good news is that Microsoft Online Services work seamlessly with Microsoft Active Directory, so you can continue to manage user policies centrally and control which services are available to your existing users.
This is a big boost to SaaS players in India and MS’s entry will surely heat up the space, though it’s a different matter that most of the incumbent players in enterprise space have failed in their online/SaaS venture.
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