BPOSitive

Business Productivity Online Suite technical news by Brett Hill

BPOSitive

  • 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...
  • 25GB Mailbox and a free lunch!

    Now, when you add a new user in the administration center for BPOS, they will 25GB mailbox assigned by default (assuming you are assigning a mailbox to the user) Previously, this was 5GB per user. This 5x increase for FREE. Microsoft is always...
  • Microsoft Business Producitivity Online Suite: Requesting more seats for a trial account

    More seats for a trial account The trial accounts have 20 seats by default. You can request more seats and they are considered on a case by case basis. If your customer needs additional seats for a trail, you can request one through support...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Online Deployment Guide

    Hi, A new guide to deploying Microsoft Online has been published and is avaiable on the Partner Portal. The guide covers planning considerations and provides specific deployment guideance and use of the directory synchronization and migration tools...
  • 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...
  • Outlook 2003 Free/Busy Connector for BPOS

    One of the most interesting aspects of working with services as opposed to a bits on disk product group, is that we update capabilities all the time. That's really different than releasing service packs for features updates. One of the updates we released...
  • 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...
  • .ADM template for Sign On tool

    There are some settings in the sing on tool such as "save password" on the options tab that are stored in the registry. As such, they can set using group policy. There is a .ADM file to assist in this process located at http://blogs.technet.com/msonline...
  • Mac Sign-In application has been released

    The Mac Sign-In application has been released and is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center . The Sign-In Application provides a convenient way for users with computers using the Apple Macintosh operating system to access their...
  • SMTP enabled for BPOS worldwide

    SMTP clients can connect to Microsoft Online SMTP servers and authenticate using a Microsoft Online Services user credentials to send mail. The connection requires Transport Layer Security (TLS). This allows you to use Exchange Online as an SMTP service...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Serivce update: new features and capabilites

    Upgrades and Enhancements The following features and capabilities are included in the October Service Update: Bulk Activation of Users PowerShell commandlets will be added to streamline the activation process, enabling administrators to easily automate...
  • End of the Line

    HI there. Recently I took a position with Advaiya as Lead BPOS PM where I'll be working on BPOS related projects and content. That means the end of the line for my posting here at Bpostive :) . You can pick up the thread at my new blogging location...
  • The forecast is sunny for cloud services.

    Sunny Days for Cloud Services I spent the weekend at a Microsoft internal event hearing from the makers of the next generation of cloud services to be available from Microsoft. It’s too soon to discuss details but wanted to share some of my excitement...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Migration and Onboading Class now online at Partner Learning Center

    Announcing availability of the Business Productivity Online Suite Migration and Onboarding Deep Dive class on the Partner Learning Center https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=568520...
  • 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...
  • Marketing and Sales training

    Hi, Some new training classes have been posted to the partner learning center for Microsoft Partners that are marketing BPOS. (In other words, if you are not a Microsoft Partner, the content is not accessible). We will be posting some more technical...
  • Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging Support Toolkit - Free tool now available

    I love tools. Particulalry this kind of tool that can help you when you need it. Direct from our upper echelon support and migration teams comes the MOSDAL (Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging) Support Toolkit. Not only does it come with...
  • Wanna chat about cloud services?

    Hey for some reason I was asked to be one of the hosts at a couple of online chats coming up. These are open to the public so if you have questions about Microsoft's cloud stratgey, BPOS, or just want to hang out, come on down. Thanks, Brett...
  • Administration and Deployment Class now online at Partner Learning Center

    Announcing availability of the Business Productivity Online Suite Administration and Deployment on the Partner Learning Center https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=569185 This...