Microsoft and GoDaddy Partner for Small Business Office 365 Services

Tech titan Microsoft and domain name guru GoDaddy 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. This is a win-win situation for both companies -- Microsoft gains access to 12 million customers worldwide, while GoDaddy is able to offer a legit service to its small business clients.

"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," said Steven Aldrich, senior vice president of Business Applications, GoDaddy. "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."

GoDaddy Plans

One of the primary benefits for GoDaddy's customers is gaining seamless access to professional emails connected to their domain names.

There are three Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy plans to choose from. The first is Email Essentials starting at $3.99 per user per month for 5GB of email storage and 2GB of SkyDrive Pro storage. Sitting in the middle is the Business Essentials plan starting at $8.99 per user per month for 50GB of email storage and 25GB of SkyDrive Pro storage. It also comes with file sharing and online collaboration tools, unlimited online meetings and HD video conferencing, and online versions of Word, Excel, and other apps. Finally, there's a Productivity Plus tier starting at $12.49 per user per month for 50GB of email storage and 25GB of SkyDrive Pro, plus Office Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, and the latest Microsoft Office desktop apps for up to five PCs or Macs.

All three plans are available now.