Combined Power of Microsoft and Samsung Delivers Secure Productivity to the Enterprise

Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have today announced plans to expand their global partnership, to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more business customers as well as more consumers.

Samsung intends to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices, and will deliver secured mobile productivity for businesses through an exciting new Microsoft Office 365 and Samsung KNOX Business Pack.

Microsoft is determined to bring a new dimension to productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Building on its cloud-based services to customers in new ways, and across platforms and devices, is an important part of executing this strategy.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will now come with 100GB of additional free cloud storage for two years through Microsoft OneDrive, providing extra storage space.

Businesses that purchase devices through Samsung's business-to-business sales channels will be able to access three versions of Office 365: Business, Business Premium and Enterprise. This will be coupled with Samsung's KNOX security solution for added data protection. The bundle will also include a setup service from Samsung to help businesses get up and running with products, and will include on-going support.

Powered by the cloud, Microsoft Office 365 will give businesses access to familiar Office applications, including email, calendar, video conferencing and up-to-date documents, all optimised for a seamless experience across any Internet-connected device, such as PCs, smartphones and tablets. Samsung KNOX will then allow customers to easily switch between personal and business profiles on their devices while helping keep them secure.

"Great things happen when you converge services and devices," said Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Microsoft. "Our partnership with Samsung is emblematic of our efforts to bring the best of Microsoft's productivity services to everyone, on every device, so people can be productive wherever, however and whenever they want."

"Our goal is to meet the ever-evolving needs of both consumers and business customers and give them more power to discover new mobile experiences," said SangChul Lee, Executive Vice President of the Strategic Marketing Office, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. "We believe our suite of premium mobile products, coupled with Microsoft's productivity services, will offer users the mobility they need in both their personal and business life."