Microsoft vs. Amazon: How can AWS beat Microsoft 365?

Not long ago, it was reported that Amazon may be building a “rebel alliance” to combat Microsoft’s stranglehold on the productivity app space. In this hypothetical alliance, Amazon would unite entities such as Slack, Dropbox, and Salesforce to combat Microsoft’s bundled offerings. But given the latter’s Office, Teams, and associated productivity apps, many analysts and experts wager that no possible rival bundle from Amazon could stand a real chance at stealing Microsoft’s crown.

That’s why we here at Windows Central want to frame the challenge differently. Instead of asking whether Amazon has a chance, let’s assume they do have one and ask the question, “How could Amazon use that chance and legitimately threaten Microsoft?”

Microsoft vs. Amazon: An uphill battle

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Even when approached from the angle of “how can Amazon do it,” rather than “can Amazon do it,” experts still reiterated that the task at hand was immense and potentially unfeasible.

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