London, UK, 28 June 2011 - Core were excited to be invited by Microsoft to attend the official UK launch of Office 365.
Interest in Cloud Computing has grown significantly over the past 12-18 months and the release of Microsoft's eagerly awaited business productivity offering marks a significant milestone in the way businesses are able to use technology to drive productivity and reduce costs.
The event, held on London's Millbank, was attended by Microsoft's leading online partners, members of the press and customers who are already enjoying the benefits of moving to the cloud.
Across the event, speakers placed strong emphasis on the important role that partners such as Core will play over the coming months on helping companies move their existing collaboration tools into the cloud. Particular focus was given to the smaller companies who would benefit from the enterprise-level technology previously only available to larger organisations.
Guest speaker Doug Richard, a small business specialist and former Dragon on Dragon's Den, said that 'For the first time, when I asked Microsoft whether they were offering software or a service, they were able to answer - a service. For small businesses, this is an exciting prospect. Office 365 will help SMBs compete with larger companies.'
Core's Marketing Manager, Daniel Nugent, attended the event and when asked about the opportunities Office 365 will bring to his organisation he said, 'This is an exciting time for Core. As an established SharePoint provider, Office 365 not only offers us a new way for our customers to licence SharePoint by opens up our services to a whole new market that would previously not have has access to the enterprise features now on offer.'
Core provide consultancy, development and support for SharePoint, System Center and Microsoft Online Services (BPOS, Office 365, Windows Intune and Windows Azure). We have over 20 years’ experience helping clients across a range of industries improve productivity, efficiency and achieve their business goals. As an established Microsoft Gold partner, we enjoy the highest level of support from Microsoft and have consistently been launch partners for new Microsoft technologies and releases.