Google updates Google App’s maximum number of users for Standard/Free Edition
Today I have received an announcement from Google Apps team that maximum # of users for Standard edition (which is free) has been reduced to 10. Previously that number was 50 (really generous), with which many businesses don't really need to go and buy the Premier Edition which would cost $50/year per user (email account). Especially when they really don't want to go for signing up SLA for up-time and all that.
Now when Google has reduced back this # from 50 to 10, I am sure Google Apps will be big-time earning son (product) for Google. Because lot of businesses today are dependent on excellent set of tools provided by Google which includes Google Calendar as Scheduler/Reminder, Google Docs as an Online Office Suite which includes spreadsheet, drawing and presentation tools and Google Site with which one can build Company Intranet websites for various purpose.
Luckily for those who have signed up earlier they will be able to create more than 10 users, up to what Google has promised them.
Here is the copy of email we have received for the change in policy:
We recently announced upcoming changes to the maximum number of users for Google Apps. We want to let you know that, as a current customer, the changes will not affect you.
As of May 10, any organisation that signs up for a new account will be required to use the paid Google Apps for Business product in order to create more than 10 users. We honor our commitment to all existing customers and will allow you to add more than 10 users to your account for apps.digitss.com at no additional charge, based on the limit in place when you joined us.
The Google Apps Team
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Where you lucky enough to sign up before this policy change? 🙂