Microsoft Makes More on Cloud-Based Exchange Than Legacy Email
Microsoft claims it earns more money per user from cloud-based Exchange email accounts than it does selling the legacy version of Exchange Server most businesses deploy today.
Wed, August 10, 2011
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That's what Microsoft (MSFT) investor relations GM Bill Koefoed said at the Oppenheimer Annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference Tuesday, according to a transcript on Microsoft's website. Customers who purchase Exchange as part of the Office 365 cloud service pay roughly $10 per month, less than they would in the back-end costs of running their own Exchange servers, but nearly all of it goes directly to Microsoft, he said.
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