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  • Blog Post: BPOS Portals released in new languages and locations.

    On Sunday morning (11/08), we published 15 additional sites – serving 14 more countries, in 9 more languages. This brings our total to 40 localized sites (including our first RTL language: Hebrew ). In additional to publishing new sites, we also enabled “Buy” functionality on the existing sites for India...
  • Blog Post: Reference for estimating email bandwidth

    Partners are asking "how can I estimate how email on Exchange Online will impact bandwidth". Good question. Good answers: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc540453.aspx Also see: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/Technet/en-us/MSOnline/bpos/index.html?page=html%2F3dea7174-a521-4442...
  • Blog Post: How Do I Videos on BPOS

    Technet is posting a few "how do I" videos on BPOS. Using the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Application Wednesday, November 05, 2008, 6:35:51 PM This video shows how to install & configure the Single Sign-In application available from the Microsoft Online Services dashboard...
  • Blog Post: CRM Online and BPOS integration

    Ran across this blog post on integrating BPOS with BPOS. Useful info. http://blogs.msdn.com/dynamicscrmonline/archive/2009/05/19/crm-online-and-bpos-business-productivity-online-suite.aspx Also, you might be interested to know that the SMTP gateway in CRM has been updated to work with Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Could be a First for Microsoft! Intneral Technical Wiki now Pushed to Quickstartonlineservices.com.

    Internally, the Technical Product Management team had a Wiki they were using to keep track of all kind of issues. FAQs that were being asked all the time about things like public folders, mail enabled lists, how to work with proxy servers, when is feature "X" coming , blah blah blah. The cool thing...
  • Blog Post: BPOS Partners with questions

    Now that the services are available, some of you have questions! For Microsoft Partners, you can find technical and business content as well as a Forum just for partners at www.quickstartonlineservices.com/discover Please post questions or requests there as it is closely monitored by moi...
  • Blog Post: Dan Holmes reports "blown away" by BPOS

    Hey, my buddy Dan Holmes posted an entry about moving his company to BPOS. Definitly worth reading. http://www.officesharepointpro.com/TabId/149/NodeId/1950/a-microsoft-online-report-card.aspx Quoting from the above: What Microsoft has attained in this first release is an extraordinary, robust...
  • Blog Post: Quick Reference for BPOS-Standard Technical Content

    Hi, I'm always sending links to people about what training and content is avialable so thought it might be useful to put this all together in a single place. Send me updates you think should be there and I'll add them. Thanks! Brett Quick- Reference Technical Resources for BPOS-Standard ...
  • Blog Post: Customer Portal Updates with new Options

    Over the weekend, the Microsoft Online Customer Portal was updated with new options, a sleeker - better design, and a focus on the benefits of designating a Partner with the subscription. Added are options for the new Deskless Worker license which is designed for organizations where workers do not...
  • Blog Post: BPOS training buffet for Partners

    Check out this link for an all you can buffet of BPOS technical and sales training. https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=E2FA8C2170C84D8B9BE34327B829594F
  • Blog Post: BPOS Webcasts on Technet

    Wanted to post this summary of webcasts on Technet for your viewing pleasure. http://blogs.technet.com/bpositive/pages/bpos-webcasts-available-on-technet.aspx
  • Blog Post: Windows IT Pro Magazine Webcast on BPOS / Windows Live

    Microsoft Online Services: Implementation Options and the Path to Migration Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST Sponsored by: Join John Savill for this free webinar. Microsoft now offers solutions such as Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Partner Migration Series: inteview with Steven Pivnik, Co-CEO of Binary Tree

    Binary Tree has been in the business of developing products and services for cross platform migration since 1993, and they are a migration partner for Microsoft Online Services . As a market leader in Notes migration, it's no surprise they are one of the first to offer Notes to Exchange Online migration...
  • Blog Post: Quick-Reference for BPOS-S Technical Content

    Quick- Reference Technical Resources for BPOS-Standard Getting ramped up on BPOS-S? Already know the services but want more depth? Looking for way to stay up to date about updates to the services? This list is designed to help get started, get deeper, and stay current. These are my picks for the...
  • Blog Post: Useful Migration and onboarding references

    Here are some useful links to the latest info on Migration and (and some onboarding) docs and resources. The Migration paper was recently updated and expanded significantly. Also, REALLY worth reviewing are the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Exchange and SharePoint online. These papers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available!

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available! The MAP toolkit has been updated to include testing for sysetm readiness for BPOS deployment . This system will inventory online resourcesa and create reports tell you what needs to be done to get ready for deployment. Some...
  • Blog Post: Ping tool and useful info on BPOS networking and bandwidth

    There is a document on microsoft.com/downloads called Guidance for Microsoft Online Services Multinational Customers is not what it seems. You don't have to be a multinational to be interested in the details such as latency stats between you and the BPOS data center. In addition, there is an online ping...
  • Blog Post: Online Services Release Notes

    With the recent update of the services, there was also a "release notes"document that I just found out about. It has some useful tips and information, worth looking at for those of you deploying the services. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=f297f10c-de9b-4c3e-8aa4-60d7f1baef55&displayLang...
  • Blog Post: New ROI and TCO tools available for partners

    First – sign in to www.quickstartonlineservices.com/discover before clicking on these links: BPOS Pricing and Scenario Tool located here This tool is designed to help partners educate customers on the different pricing options and benefits available to them with the BPOS licensing model. Key purposes...
  • Blog Post: City of Carlsbad reports on Moving To BPOS

    Nice article from Network World on the City of Carlsbads move to BPOS suite. " Carlsbad went live with Exchange in late March and everything went smoothly from Microsoft's end of things. "You went home Friday as a Groupwise user and you came back Monday as an Exchange user." http://www.networkworld...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Airlift BPOS Webcasts Posted !

    You want details? How about lectures from the people making the services on the latest version of BPOS hitting the web this weekend! I'm super excited to annoucne tha availability of the Virtual Airlift webcasts on the Technical tab of this site. New features for Exchange, the administration console...
  • Blog Post: BPOS goes live internationally, with updates and OCS to follow

    The announcement is out that BPOS is available in several countries. There has been a ton of working on here to roll out these services as fast as possible to countries worldwide. As this is a new service for Microsoft, there has been a learning curve on the various requirement and regulations involved...
  • Blog Post: "BPOS.....practically essential": Tom's Hardware reviews BPOS

    “In any economy, BPOS would be persuasive. In this one, it seems practically essential.” http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cloud-computing-bpos,2313.html Nuff said.
  • Blog Post: Welcome!

    Hi, this is Brett Hill and I work on Partner Technical Readiness for Microsoft Online Services . We are super excited to bring these services to partners! I’ll be posting all kinds of details on this page as well as addressing questions, providing tips, screencasts, podcasts and news. Some of the things...
  • Blog Post: Quickstartonlineservices.com - BPOS Partner MegaPortal updated with - new features - new content

    Hi, Santa came to town for BPOS during the holidaze and I wanted to update you on a couple of times. New Quickstartonlineservices.com Portal launched! My teammate Damon Sununtnasuk worked tirelessly to get the redesigned portal launched over the holidaze. The portal is a one-stop shop for BPOS...