SMEs to get wider and easier access to Office 365 for their business


Microsoft Philippines has partnered with Directories Philippines Corporation (DPC) to launch a program that can provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access to Microsoft Office 365. DPC markets Yellow Pages online and offline products and services in the Philippines.

SMEs that will access Office 365 under this program are entitled to free cloud service for one month and free ad placement in for three months with a free Premium listing which gives registered SME’s prominence when visitors search the Yellow Pages site. The offer also includes Powersite, a custom-made website which will be designed, maintained, and hosted by DPC. 

The partnership is aligned with DPC’s goal of implementing a digital business model complementing its print Yellow Pages business. Microsoft aims, through this partnership with DPC (a company seen as an aggregator of all things SME) to speed up its promotion of Office 365 and other Cloud-based Microsoft services to SMEs.

Left to right: Dindo Fernando (Cloud Lead, Barhead Solutions), Karrie Ilagan (General Manager, Microsoft), and Ricardo Bautista (President, DPC). 

DPC will start offering Office 365 to Open License Customers through its Yellow pages Online beginning July 14, 2014. All transactions obtained through DPC will be rolled out by Barhead Solutions, Inc., a start up specializing in deploying Microsoft cloud services.


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for