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Microsoft preps pay-as-you-go Web apps for business

8:24 am on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft preps pay-as-you-go Web apps for business [news.cnet.com]

For $15 per month per person, the business productivity suite offers an Outlook-integrated Exchange Online for e-mail and calendars, Office SharePoint Online collaboration, messaging via Office Communications Online, and Office Live Meeting video-enabled Web conferencing.

The software giant will charge another $3 per month per user for the Deskless Worker Suite, which combines flavors of SharePoint Online and Exchange Online. The SharePoint portal offers access to internal company sites and search. E-mail, calendars, security filters, and Outlook Web Access Light are included with Exchange Online Deskless Worker.

I wonder if the lower end hosted Exchange offering by MS will undercut a lot of the services already offered by many providers. They're going to have to find some value added services to tack onto their packages quick.