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This article was published on September 23, 2014


Microsoft and GoDaddy launch suite of tech tools to help small businesses get online, priced at $11.99 per month

Microsoft and GoDaddy launch suite of tech tools to help small businesses get online, priced at $11.99 per month Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Microsoft and GoDaddy today announced Get Online Today, a suite of services and tech tools meant to help small- and medium-sized businesses launch an Internet presence. The offer starts at $1 per month for the first year, but it costs $11.99 per month after that.

Get Online Today customers will receive the following:

  • A custom domain name.
  • A subscription to Website Builder from GoDaddy, including hosting for the business’ website on their custom domain name.
  • Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy, connecting professional email, contacts and calendar to their custom domain name.
  • $50 credit for Bing Ads, to help business owners find new customers.
  • 24/7 Phone Support from GoDaddy.

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The duo says the target market is sole-proprietors and businesses with just a few employees, since they have limited financial resources and time to manage their online presence. While business owners are certainly getting a lot of what they need to start, maintain, and grow a Web presence, it remains to be seen if they’re willing to pay a monthly subscription fee for such an offering.

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