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PlexHosted Offers Support for Discontinued SharePoint Online Public Websites

Company’s solutions allow current Office 365 customers continued use past the two year access period

PlexHosted, a developer of robust managed cloud-hosting solutions for better enterprise collaboration, today announced a new set of product offerings for Microsoft SharePoint that will allow Microsoft Office 365 customers to continue using SharePoint Online Public Websites, a feature that was discontinued by Microsoft earlier this year. As a Microsoft Partner, PlexHosted is approved to host public websites based on SharePoint.

SharePoint's Public Website feature is a crucial tool for smaller and midsize organizations that seek to quickly establish a presence on the web using simple design tools. Current customers were given a minimum two-year grace period from March 9, 2015 before access would be shuttered, while new customers after March 9 would not have access to the feature at all.

As a Microsoft Partner, PlexHosted is qualified to develop solutions that provide SharePoint users with the features they depend on most.  PlexHosted's new hosting services include plans for Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, and Business Intelligence:

SharePoint 2013 Foundation - $6.45/month.

-       1 GB site

-       No user licensing required (unlimited users)

-       $1.50 per GB additional storage

-       View Office documents without MS Office installed

SharePoint 2013 Standard - $13.95/month

-       1 GB site

-       $4 per SharePoint Standard user license

-       $2 per GB for additional storage (starting from 2GB sites)

-       Anonymous access license included

-       View Office documents without MS Office installed

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise - $13.95/month

-       1 GB site

-       $8 per SharePoint Standard user license

-       $2 per GB for additional storage (starting from 2GB sites)

-       Anonymous access license included

-       View Office documents without MS Office installed

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise with full Business Intelligence capabilities - $75 for BI with 1 user license/50 MB

-       Expanded storage/computing pricing on website; discounts for big storage requirements

-       $25 per user license

-       Anonymous access license included

-       View Office documents without MS Office installed

"PlexHosted is pleased to be able to offer small and medium sized businesses the continued use of their public SharePoint websites without interruption, as well as new customers who are looking to get a web presence in place," said Michael Starostin, CTO, PlexHosted. "Our new plans are affordable, and because we offer full migration and monitoring, leave the customer feeling secure that their website is in good hands."

Additional benefits of hosting your SharePoint within PlexHosted's cloud include free migration, availability to Office WebApps, an SLA that guarantees data security and 99.9% uptime, and 24/7/365 live IT support. Features of new service plans are not available as part of old service plans.

For a complete breakout of the new offerings and service plans please visit PlexHosted's website.

About PlexHosted

Founded in 2010, PlexHosted, a privately owned cloud-hosting provider headquartered in Jamestown, Rhode Island, delivers competitive business-class email, collaboration, enterprise instant messaging, and SaaS website hosting solutions that are cost-effective, secure, and well managed. PlexHosted's fully managed cloud hosting, along with its live, 24/7 support and best-in-class data centers, help businesses across the globe increase productivity and achieve organizational success. For more information please visit www.plexhosted.com.

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Michael Starostin, Chief Technology Officer and a founder of PlexHosted, has held engineering and strategy positions in the broad range of the internet infrastructure solutions industry since 2008. PlexHosted, founded in 2010, is a cloud based hosting company that specializes in managed SharePoint site deployments and associated infrastructure applications.

Michael is the driving force behind the company's cloud based architecture strategy that serves as the building blocks for hosting customer applications. In addition he oversees the company's engineering and sales support teams, the corner-stone of PlexHosted's superior customer satisfaction. Prior to founding PlexHosted, Mr. Starostin was an engineering manager at PortaOne, a leading provider of Voice over IP solutions. At PortaOne Michael was a mentor and trainer of junior team members as well as a quality assurance engineer.

In 2008 Mr. Starostin received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Chernihiv State Technological University in the Ukraine.