Microsoft’s focus on productivity and business tools is once again paying off with General Electric becoming one of the company’s huge clients for Office 365.
In a statement released yesterday, Microsoft said that GE have entered into an agreement through which Microsoft will supply over 300,000 GE employees with Office 365 and line-of-business tools. According to the statements made by the company, Microsoft’s ability to quickly deploy Office 365 at such a large scale, played a key role in the choice made by General Electric.
Also of big importance was Office 365’s ability to integrate with tools created by GE’s developers through open APIs and the like. By taking advantage of this capability GE is able to extend the functionality of Office and customize it for their own uses.
Ever since Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft, the company has been refocusing on productivity and enterprise solutions. Those bets are seemingly paying off and there’s little doubt that this is a big deal for the company. Now if they can reproduce this success with Windows 10, Microsoft will be all set.