Blog: Sales of Office 365 are continuing to rise

Monday 22 April 2013

Customer service

The latest news from Microsoft HQ is that sales of Office 365 to business users are continuing to rise - not that this should come as much of a surprise.

Chief financial officer Peter Klein said the last quarter has been "the strongest ever" in terms of Office 365 adoption, as more businesses and organisations have sought to equip their employees with remote working capabilities.

Adoption rates were up fivefold on the equivalent period in 2012, emphasising the ongoing shift to working practices which is underway and shows no sign of abating.

The release of Office 2013 earlier this year appears to have had a positive impact on subscription levels.

Users have been keen to upgrade to the latest versions of Exchange Online, Lync Online, Sharepoint Online, with many signing up via the Office 365 subscription service.

Business users are finding that by equipping their employees with remote working functionality, productivity and output can be maximised.

So long as staff members have a connected mobile device - such as a media tablet or smartphone - they can work online, and access key files and documents in the same way they would on their office PC.

Posted by Sarah Parish