Well, I can’t say I didn’t see this one coming.
On the official Google Enterprise Blog, this post states:
"Starting on May 10, new organizations (excluding schools and non-profits) with more than 10 users will need to sign up for our paid service, Google Apps for Business"
It’s important to note the word new here, meaning if you’re already using Google Apps (such as for your-own-domain email powered by Gmail) and have over 10 users, you should be unaffected. Any new signups after May 10 however will only be limited to 10 users, with anything beyond that requiring you to cough up some cash. Not a lot of cash, mind you, but the point is that it won’t be free.
To be honest, I’m surprised Google didn’t start doing this sooner. What they offer for free enterprise solutions has always been good, and the fact there was no limit on users in the free version for this long is amazing.
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