Microsoft Office 365 Finally Breaks Free From Its On-Premises Legacy

Archived Published: 26 April 2013 ID: G00249718

Analyst(s): | | |

Purchase this Document

Price: $195.00 USD (PAGES: 15)

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above.


In February 2013, Microsoft moved its Office 365 cloud platform from the 2010 wave of Office products to the 2013 wave, initiating a different release cycle for cloud and on-premises versions. We examine the implications for IT leaders and the future of Office 365.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Overall Progress of Office 365
    • Office 365 Release Cycles Go From Three years to Three months
      • Change Management Challenges for Microsoft
      • The Plan for On-premises Deployment
      • Change Management Challenges for Customers
    • Office 365 ProPlus
    • Broader Office 365 Licensing Issues
    • New Services With Office 365/Office 2013
    • Office 365: The Consumer Push
    • Conclusion
    • Appendix: Companies Signing Up for Office 365
  • Recommended Reading
© 2013 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartners research may discuss legal issues related to the information technology business, Gartner does not provide legal advice or services and its research should not be construed or used as such. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

Why Gartner

Gartner delivers the technology-related insight you need to make the right decisions, every day.

Find out more

Call +1 855-515-4486 or contact us

to become a Gartner client.