There are other differentiators for Office 365 as well, with SharePoint clearly chief among them. Microsoft's polarizing intranet portal software is the company's fastest product ever to $1 billion in revenues, and Microsoft seems to be constantly reminding its partners that it has more demand for SharePoint deployments than it does partners to do such deployments. But on the other hand, it's been criticized as too complex for small businesses, a very powerful tool that builds that power at the expense of simplicity and usability. However, with Office 365's backend tools, perhaps things will be a little easier for the smaller customer.
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