Comparing the pricing for Google Apps and Office 365 is a difficult task, since they don't offer identical features sets, but the comparison has generally seen the two options look fairly similar. Will an upcoming price cut to the local Office 365 plans, which are sold through Telstra, change that comparison?
A letter sighted by Lifehacker and which is being sent to existing Office 365 customers this week highlights forthcoming price cuts across a number of Office 365 services. Relevant customers will be automatically rolled onto the new prices from their next bill after May 1:
The price cuts don't affect the cheapest entry level plans for Office 365 (such as the basic $7.90 plan), and it isn't yet clear whether they will also apply to new signups (an approach Microsoft is adopting elsewhere), or just to existing customers. We'll update if we hear more from Microsoft or Telstra about the changes.
Update: Telstra has confirmed the price cuts, and that they apply to new customers as well.