Apple and Microsoft have had an interesting relationship throughout the years. Some see them as strict competitors, but others point to their working synergy. Microsoft has supported Apple computers with software, especially through the Microsoft office and business suite applications. Today we take a look at the Microsoft Online Services experience on a Macintosh.
I was able to sit down with Christine Hang, Program Manager at Microsoft BPOS, who focuses on Apple computers and their compatibility with Microsoft Online Services. In the video below, Christine walks us through the BPOS experience for Apple users. This detailed walkthrough demonstrates the Mac’s ability to run Microsoft Online Services seamlessly from the Apple platform. For the second half of the video I sit down with Christine and ask her some questions about her everyday job. I also check in on an important issue that I have received multiple times from the community, “When can users expect an OCS client for Mac?”
We hope this video provides some useful information. What are your thoughts about Microsoft Online Services and Apple going forward? What has been your experience using Apple and BPOS? We would love to hear your feedback below in the comments section.
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Right now BPOS doesn't seems very good on Mac because neither Outlook Web Access nor SharePoint allows full user experience in Safari or Firefox. I wish BPOS was finally upgraded to 2010 versions ;-)
May you could also show how integration works between Mac mail and BPOS. It works very well for me.
Mac users are familiar with Mac mail.
With regards to Document Connections this is good tool, the only feature we are missing is capability to delete files, and possibility to create folders within SharePoint.
Every body how wants to see a videocast how to connect Apple Mail and iCal to BPOS. Look here Check it out at www.himmlische-it.de/.../microsoft-online-services-administration-videocast-apple-mail-und-ical-an-exchange-online-anbinden (sorry it's in german)
I agree with Radek they should make OWA fully compatible with Firefox or Safari soon.
I don't like Mac that much because It's hard to used other application on mac system, it needs to be compatible with MAC pc.. so for IT people who uses different types of software it will be hard and I agree I love using Firefox so they could make it compatible with OWA. Anyway, for MAC services you ry to check this website http://itdoctors.com this was recommended to me by mac users.