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In case you've missed it, at the #WPC12 (Worldwide Partner Conference 2012) on Monday, Microsoft announced a new programme for Partners: Office 365 Open. In essence, this will enable Partners to bill customers directly for Office 365 as if it were one of their services, instead of the billing going via Microsoft. They also revealed that revenue from year one subscriptions will be increasing, which of course will be a great another incentive for Partners. There's a great post over on Talkin' Cloud which asks 10 questions about the new Office 365 Open
, which I would suggest you read if you're interested in the topic.
I think Office 365 Open could be incredibly useful for TaskLight and other Microsoft Partners - it gives us a chance to give a single, simple bill to clients and to avoid confusion there.
Microsoft has announced plans to expand its Sandyford-based EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) data centre, with an investment of €98 million. Expanding its data centre is in-line with the company's recent moves to get away from the more traditional hard-packaged software and towards its SAAS (software-as-a-service) future. At partner training a few weeks ago, a Microsoft employee told us that the future for Microsoft was the cloud and that's where the majority of their focus will be. The expansion of the Dublin data centre could be an excellent step for Irish businesses, which already benefit from the company's presence and considerable workforce. The Dublin data centre currently serves a multitude of countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy and Romania and hosts services like Office 365
You can read more in this article
on the Irish Times website.