Talkin’ Cloud recently featured an article titled Office 365 Cloud Management: Partners Embracing 365 Command Tool uncovering how Microsoft channel partners are embracing this web based portal that makes Office 365 easier to manage and monetize.  Yes we said monetize.  365 Command opens up new revenue opportunities for solution providers.  ChannelNomics recently covered this in an article titled, MessageOps Solves Office 365 Profit Riddle  and discusses the opportunity 365 Command opens up for the channel by creating opportunities to add value and make money.  Yes!!!

365 Command went live 2 months ago and now helps over 1,000 Companies Around the World and over 520K Office 365 Mailboxes.

The product is getting rave reviews from the community like this one from Larry Jossi, IT admin at Albertina Kerr:

“365 Command saves me a ton of time, eliminates syntax errors in writing PowerShell commands and keeps me from wasting time in having to go back and find those errors to correct the problem.  With 365 Command, I can perform password resets, conduct audits, change permissions and sharing options without having to dig into a PowerShell script.”

The success of 365 Command has also earned parent company Champion Solutions Group recognition as a CRN Cloud Computing Superstar.

Hosted in Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud, 365 Command offers three core capabilities to channel partners — particularly those that want to wrap managed services around Office 365. Those capabilities include:

  • Administration: The service helps administers and help desk staff to perform common tasks that would otherwise require Windows PowerShell scripting knowledge.
  • Reporting: Channel partners can generate reports to show such information as mailbox sizes, archive sizes, quotas usage and more.
  • Partner Scalability: Channel partners can administer all of their Office 365 customers from a single login.

Partners can purchase up to 50 seats per month for $19.95, with volume discounts.

“Admins from all industries and companies of all sizes are taking advantage of 365 Command to gain control of their Office 365 environment,” asserts Chris Pyle, CEO of Champion Solutions Group, which owns MessageOps. “365 Command brings unprecedented ease of use to the Office 365 platform with the stringent security controls that deliver the performance, security and management ease that world-class business email requires.”

365 Command is hosting a special WEBCAST on April 9th from 2pm – 3pm to help channel partners understand how to make money with Office 365.  Sign up here:

4/9/2013 – WEBCAST : How to Build Your Own Value-Added Service Around the Management of Office 365

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