Microsoft scored a big business win with the announcement that its Office 365 productivity tools and services will be used by General Electric's 300,000-plus employees worldwide.

Microsoft stated:

"GE's IT organization, which is recognized as one of the most strategic and forward-thinking among large enterprises worldwide, selected Office 365 based on Microsoft's ability to deliver rich productivity experiences at massive scale across devices and platforms, as well as its ability to rapidly and reliably deploy to GE's large global employee population."

The specific financial terms of today's deal were not revealed. However, this is certainly one of the biggest business contracts ever for Office 365.

Source: Microsoft