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  • 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: Exchange Online Monitoring Application

    MessageOps has posted an applicaiton for monitoring Exchange Online. This looks like a useful tool for identyfing latency issues. Keep an eye on these guys! http://www.messageops.com/ExmonDownload.html
  • 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: Migration Toolkit for Partners

    Below, you'll find links to some previously unavailable materails that will be very useful for Partners as they make plans to migrate a customer to BPOS. Be sure to check out the Discovery Checklist, as we well as the lecture in Migration by the engineering team. In addition, you'll find some documents...
  • 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: Creating restricted distribution lists in BPOS with Dirsynch

    Discovered today that the directory synchronization tool copies permissions with distribution lists. DirSync syncs the following AD attributes that control who can and cannot send to a DL: · AuthOrig (Authorized Originators: Only these Users can send to the DL) · UnauthOrig (Unauthorized Originators...
  • Blog Post: Updating PSTs after installing the Single Sign on Application

    Edit When you install the single sign on tool, it will automatically create a new profile for you that is hooked up to the services. This is very cool, however, it can be surprising to see that your local inbox is no longer visible. You can fix that easily enough by simply adding your...
  • Blog Post: Custom notifications of password expiration

    The guys as Messagops have released a script that can notify deskless workers when their BPOS password is about to expire. Since BPOS Deskless workers use OWA rathe rthan Outloook, this is a very hand capability. See the post at http://www.messageops.com/blog/index.php?/archives/10-Microsoft-Online...
  • 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: Q&A on the new Powershell commands for BPOS Migration

    In the just announced service release, you'll find a mention of the following powershell commands. Enable-MSOnlineUser Get-MSOnlineSubscription Set-MSOnlineUserPassword Q: What do these do? These can be used together or sepearlty to help manage a migration or adminster your accounts...
  • Blog Post: How to upload a file (or set) larger than 50MB to SharePoint Online

    I've been exploring the SharePoint Online feature set a bit lately, and went to upload some files to a file collection. Surprsingly, I received a "network connection dropped" message immediately after selecting to upload some files in the SharePoint UI. I thought this was odd so I tried again, with few...
  • Blog Post: Integrating CRM with Business Productivity Online Suite

    A good blog post on how CRM and BPOS can work together using Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communicator Online, and Office Live Meeting Online. http://blogs.msdn.com/dynamicscrmonline/archive/2009/05/19/crm-online-and-bpos-business-productivity-online-suite.aspx