Microsoft has teamed up with web host and domain seller GoDaddy to offer small business its Office 365 productivity suite which offers “business-class email”, shared calendars, online conferencing and access to documents.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft has created a unique offering of domain-based email and storage “especially built with GoDaddy’s very small businesses in mind.”
The tech giant says the deal will provide GoDaddy’s customers with “seamless access to professional email connected to their domain names, cloud storage and a full suite of Microsoft productivity solutions.”
GoDaddy, which has 12 million customers worldwide, will initially offer Office 365 to U.S. and Canada before rolling it out globally “within the next three months.”
“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, senior vice president of Business Applications, GoDaddy.
“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.”
“We’re excited that GoDaddy has chosen to exclusively offer Office 365 to its small- business customers, giving them easy and supported access to productivity tools being used by some of the most successful businesses in the world,” said John Case, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office.
“GoDaddy’s relationship with small businesses combined with Office 365, the fastest-growing Microsoft product in history, will help bring the benefits of Office 365 and modern cloud services to even more companies, whether they’re seeking to modernize how they do business or simply starting up.”