Is CloudOn Legal?
Recently there has been a lot of interest on how various online services are providing access to Microsoft Office as a service to their mobile users. Much of this has involved speculation as to whether these services have legitimate licensing arrangements with Microsoft – and it appears that some may not. All of this speculation has necessitated that we at CloudOn comment on our licensing situation with Microsoft to bring some clarity to our specific situation.
CloudOn is a Microsoft partner and has legitimately licensed the Microsoft technology we use to deliver the Microsoft Office components of our service. In preparation towards launching our service we have engaged with Microsoft – the Office team, the license compliance team, and a team that oversees our business relationship – to ensure that we are properly licensed and in compliance with the respective licensing agreements.
We hope that this lends some clarity to our licensing situation. We are thankful for the strong endorsement we have gotten from our users, and we look forward to serving you via the CloudOn workspace.
The CloudOn Team