Microsoft, the renowned tech giant is targeting Box, Google and DropBox customers with an all-new offer for its OneDrive for business cloud storage services. This simply means that if you are already using cloud storage services from the three companies (Microsoft’s competitors), Microsoft OneDrive will provide for free for the period of your contract with them. The only condition to keep in mind before availing the free usage of OneDrive is that your company should have more than 500 users and you should be a new customer of OneDrive or the Office 365 cloud productivity suite.
Google, Box and DropBox, be alert, Microsoft is coming with an exciting offer for your customers. On 6th February 2018, Microsoft has announced an offer to attract the organizations to avail its OneDrive cloud storage services. This promotional offer is only good till June 18th of this year. With this deal, the main purpose of the tech giant is to provide the customers an idea of what it can offer without thinking much about their existing subscriptions from those other vendors.
The company is confident enough that those big customers will definitely avail this offer and it also seems that they will be happily swallow the cost. Microsoft is observing a great growth in its subscription cloud businesses, which is building up the confidence of the company.
To make it convincible for the customers to avail this offer, Microsoft is advertising the deep amalgamation between its own productivity suite (Microsoft Office) and OneDrive service. Microsoft Office is not only compatible with the cloud storage from those other competitor companies to a great extent but it will also include several additional features being offered by the Microsoft.
For example, OneDrive is a perfect option to go with when you want to have multiple authors, access and work on a single office document in real-time from their computer systems or smartphone applications. It also helps in integrating with the other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint (the team portal) to make them sync across the suite without any hassle.
Seth Patton, Microsoft Global Senior Director advertises the security level of OneDrive by mentioning that it means most customers’ most rigorous requirements. He tells Business Insider that “it’s a pretty big deal”. One can also think that Microsoft is preaching to the choir somewhat with this promotional deal. While Box, Google’s G Suite and Dropbox definitely have a huge number of big-organization customers, they are particularly known for attracting to the smaller and midsize organizations.
Microsoft is already ruling the market with its Office productivity suite is, and remains, the biggest standard in the productivity market. Besides that the analysts urging Dropbox to have an enterprise-centric strategy in front of its purported IPO, Microsoft is making efforts to consolidate its lead ahead of time.
After the offer expires, all those who enroll in this deal will have to pay for OneDrive for Business like usual. The plan starts at only $5 per user per month. You could also choose to avail it on $12.50 per user per month subscription to the Office 365 cloud productivity suite. With it, you will also get complete access to all the amazing Office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.