Office 365 Overview provides resources to help build Sales capability for Office 365.

The Drumbeat Start series a set of 9 online sessions, the first one being on Modern Productivity: Office 365 Overview. It covers:

  1. What is Office 365?
  2. What momentum are we seeing with Office 365?
  3. How are customers finding value using Office 365?

Tanuj Bansal, Director of Partner Marketing along with Sanjay Manchanda -Director of Office Enterprise Marketing walk thru these topics

The session showcases a set of customers who have benefited from Office 365, among others: Aston Martin The Walsh Group, Coles, Gannett, Accor.


Noteworthy statistics mentioned in the session are:

  • 75% of fortune 500 companies use atleast one of our cloud services
  • 1 in 7 people on the planet use Office
  • 22 quarters of triple digit growth for Office 365
  • Customers across all industries and segments could use Office 365
  • 3 out of 4 customers are led by partners to deploy and leverage office 365
  • 25X more business experienced by top partners
  • Forrester study shows economic value for a customer having roughly 750 seats with operations across North America and Europe in terms of risk adjusted ROI of 156% over three year
    period with payback on the Office 365 investment within less than 7 months

Customers find value in Office 365 in terms of :

  1. Lower costs
  2. Mobility
  3. Control and Compliance is one of the corner stones for Office 365. Easy to manage complex compliance scenarios
  4. Business Intelligence; Provide greater insights into business performance
  5. Enterprise Social: Yammer-
    50% of work requires some collaboration

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Next Steps:

  • Complete the Drumbeat Start Series
  • Join Office 365 Partner Yammer Group
  • Become Cloud Partner

In subsequent blogs, I plan to post a gist of each of remaining Drumbeat Start Series sessions to help encourage folks to go thru the sessions.