Microsoft, GoDaddy Partner to Help Small Businesses
The partnership gives businesses access to professional email connected to their domain names, cloud storage and a suite of productivity solutions.Internet domain registrar and Web hosting company GoDaddy and software giant Microsoft announced a long-term strategic partnership to offer Office 365 as GoDaddy's exclusive core business-class email and productivity service to its small-business customers. As part of the agreement, Microsoft created a unique offering of domain-based email and storage especially built with GoDaddy's very small businesses in mind. The strategic agreement between the two companies provides small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) with access to professional email connected to their domain names, cloud storage and a full suite of Microsoft productivity solutions. The platform offers business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging, online conferencing and access to the most up-to-date documents. These capabilities are delivered as a cloud service available to users wherever they are, online or offline, and across a variety of devices, offering access to the most up-to-date versions of their files and tools.
"Combining our small-business expertise together with Microsoft's productivity offerings opens new doors for small businesses to easily get the tools they need to get more done in their day," Steven Aldrich, senior vice president of business applications at GoDaddy, said in a statement. "We've created a simple way to attach Office 365 to a domain name, helping small-business owners look professional and work anywhere, making the business of running their business easier."