Sunday 9 July 2017 – the day before the official opening of Microsoft Inspire, Washington DC – was Office 365 CSP Pre-Day, and Microsoft shared some exclusive announcements with a number of Microsoft Indirect and Direct Partners, including the Vuzion Team at Inspire.

A key announcement was that Office 365 is growing exponentially, with success due to the commitment from the Microsoft Partner community. 

- Today there are over 100m active monthly users of Office 365, with an average seat size of 10 sold through CSP.

Microsoft was keen to stress that there remains huge opportunity with businesses of this size, plus a wealth of opportunities for partners with larger sized customers/prospects to sell Office 365 with additional value, incorporating managed services and packaged offerings.

Key stats from FY17 include:

- 35% YoY commercial seats growth 

- 6 billion minutes of Skype calls per day

- 45% YoY Office 365 commercial revenue growth

- 350+ new Office 365 features in the Last 12 months

Having been selected to participate in the Microsoft early adopter programme, and as one of only two partners in the UK who can currently resell DocuSign, we were delighted to learn that Microsoft will be growing their set of embedded third party ISV offerings – including DocuSign, Qorus, Zendesk and Zoho. Microsoft also announced that recent acquisition MileIQ, the automatic mileage tracking app, will be added to the ever-expanding portfolio of Office 365 applications.

Mark Terry, Head of Marketing at Vuzion, comments, “The Office 365 CSP Pre-Day was a great way to start the week.

“We’re now looking forward to Satya Nadella’s keynote speech later to kick off day 1 at Inspire.

“If you’re here in Washington, do catch up with us at the UK Regional Lounge at the Convention Center – and if you weren’t able to come, the Vuzion Team will be posting updated on the news and our views on the news from Inspire throughout the week.

“And, don’t forget, you can share all the news and updates at our post-Inspire Inspired in London, Thursday 10 August.”

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