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Microsoft-GoDaddy Team-Up Aimed at Helping Small Businesses

January 13, 2014 - News

Web domain-name provider GoDaddy will offer Office 365 as its exclusive core business-class email and productivity service to its small-business customers, under the terms of a new agreement with Microsoft.

“Combining our small-business expertise together with Microsoft’s productivity offerings opens new doors for small businesses to easily get the tools they need to get more done in their day," said Steven Aldrich, GoDaddy senior vice president of business applications. “We’ve created a simple way to attach Office 365 to a domain name, helping small-business owners look professional and work anywhere, making the business of running their business easier."

The companies say the agreement gives small businesses access to professional email connected to their domain names, cloud storage and a full suite of Microsoft productivity solutions. Also as part of the agreement, Microsoft has created a unique offering of domain-based email and storage especially built with GoDaddy’s small businesses in mind.

Office 365 offers business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging, online conferencing and access to the most up-to-date documents. These capabilities are delivered as a cloud service available to users wherever they are – online or offline – and across a variety of devices, offering access to the most up-to-date versions of the files and tools they need to get things done. Office 365 includes built-in security features that help deflect malware, spam, phishing attacks and other threats.

Office 365 from GoDaddy is currently available in the U.S. and Canada and will expand globally within the next three months.

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