Office 365: New Capabilities for Kiosk Workers
The latest productivity tools are not reserved for workers with a desk or an office. Businesses need to connect their shift and retail workers to the rest of the enterprise. As such, we are adding new capabilities to our kiosk worker plans. These plans enable improved communication and collaboration for ‘deskless’workers, shift workers or retail store employees who use shared PCs.
These new capabilities include:
- Adding Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) for mobile devices to the Exchange Online Kiosk plan and Office 365 Kiosk Plan. Virtually all smartphones support EAS including Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and Nokia. A full list of EAS supported phones is available here.
- Doubling email storage from 500 MB to 1 GB in both the Exchange Online Kiosk plan and the Office 365 Kiosk plan.
- Offering Exchange Online Archiving (EOA), including legal hold and unlimited storage, as an add-on to any Exchange Online plan, including Kiosk and ”E” plans.
The pricing for the Exchange Online Kiosk plan ($2 per user/per month) and Office 365 Kiosk plan ($4 per user/per month) will remain unchanged. EOA will now be offered as an add-on to any Exchange Online plan, including Kiosk and Exchange Plan. Pricing for Exchange Online Archiving add-on is $3.50/user/month. For example:
- An Exchange Online Kiosk user can add Exchange Online Archiving to get legal hold functionality where the costs would be $2 + $3.50 for a total cost of $5.50/user/month
We will provide updates about the general availability of these new capabilities as they become available. For more information on how the various Office 365 plans can be tailored to meet your online productivity needs, please visit here. Or learn more here about the additional services that can be added to an Office 365 plan.