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Microsoft Online Services Team Blog
Office 365 is “Ready for Work”
The next generation of BPOS is here. Today, we are announcing a public beta of Office 365, expanding it to millions more people, in more regions, and languages – a total of 38 countries and 17 languages in all. You can secure your spot for the beta at www.office365.com . Read more about the announcement...
19 Apr 2011
Service Update: January 2011 Release Availability, Features Announced
We are pleased to introduce the January 2011 Service Update for BPOS-Standard, which includes new features and enhancements to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback and will be deployed into...
7 Jan 2011
Getting to Microsoft® Office 365: How Existing BPOS Customers Make the Transition
Written by Kayvaan Ghassemieh Hi, my name is Kayvaan, I’m a senior product manager with Microsoft Online Services. As Betsy mentioned in her earlier post , today Microsoft announced Office 365 , the next generation of the Business Productivity Online Suite. Betsy talked about all the great new business...
19 Oct 2010
Fully deploy your Microsoft BPOS to maximize your user experience
Leveraging the power of the internet with BPOS and the other Microsoft Online Services, your IT department can gain efficiency while giving your users a reliable experience they can use on almost any device, from virtually anywhere. But you might be wondering about the practicalities of deployment. ...
12 Oct 2010
Next Generation BPOS
Written by: Kayvaan Ghassemieh Today, we kick off our Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington DC. Among the many cool announcements happening this week, we are excited to be sharing more information about some amazing new capabilities coming to BPOS in the near future. We want to make sure that you...
13 Jul 2010
Mitigation for SharePoint Security Vulnerability
This evening, Microsoft published a newly-reported security vulnerability in SharePoint 2007. The Microsoft Online Services Operations Team has taken steps to mitigate this issue in SharePoint Online Standard and protect customers’ data. Summary Microsoft is investigating new public reports...
30 Apr 2010
Expanded Global Availability
Today, we are proud to announce another global expansion of BPOS, with commercial availability in 17 new markets. In addition, we’re localizing the Microsoft Online Customer Portal in 13 more languages. With this, BPOS is now available in 39 countries and regions; the products that comprise BPOS...
14 Apr 2010
Announcing Updates to Hosted Blackberry Service
Microsoft Online Services is now a BlackBerry® certified partner and BlackBerry Alliance Elite Member. For the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, licenses and support are now a part of the Microsoft Online Services Hosted BlackBerry service, which customers buy directly from Microsoft. Previously...
5 Feb 2010
Mac Sign-In Application Released, Available for Download
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 e-mail and data on the Microsoft Online Services...
12 Nov 2009
Microsoft Online Services at TechEd Europe
TechEd Europe kicks off Monday, Nov. 9 at the Messe Berlin Convention Center in Berlin, Germany. More than 5,600 IT Pros and Developers are expected to attend, and the event is sold out. The Microsoft Online Services team is partnering with the Windows Azure group to deliver conference sessions in...
6 Nov 2009
Service Update: November 2009 Release Availability, Features Announced
The Microsoft Online Services Service Update for November 2009 is currently being deployed into production data centers and is scheduled to be available to all customers in early December. Updates to the deployment status will be posted to the comments section of this blog post. Upgrades and Enhancements...
5 Nov 2009
Microsoft Online Services Expands Globally, Adds New Customers, Reduces Pricing
Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite for trial in 14 additional countries and the commercial availability of the suite in Singapore coming later this week. In addition to the geographic expansion of Microsoft Online Services, today’s announcement...
2 Nov 2009
Microsoft Online Services at SharePoint Conference
More than 7,500 attendees descend upon Las Vegas this week for the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 . The conference, Oct 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, will feature numerous opportunities to learn about Microsoft Online Services , including these SharePoint Online breakout sessions...
19 Oct 2009
Service Update: October 2009 Release Availability, Features Announced
The Microsoft Online Services Service Update for October 2009 is currently being deployed into production data centers and is scheduled to be available to all customers before the end of October. Updates to the deployment status will be posted to the comments section of this blog post. Upgrades...
14 Oct 2009
Notes from the Cloud: Oct. 13
Notes from the Cloud is a new series for the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog bringing you a summary of news and blog posts related to Microsoft Online Services, cloud computing, and our competitors published by partners, blog writers, and news sources across our online community. · InformationWeek...
13 Oct 2009
Scheduled Downtime: Microsoft Online Customer Portal for October 10
The Microsoft Online Customer Portal is scheduled to be offline for upgrades and planned maintenance. The portal will be offline on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time (17:00 to 18:00 GMT). During this downtime, organizations will not be able to set up trial accounts...
9 Oct 2009
Notes from the Cloud: Oct. 6
Notes from the Cloud is a new series for the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog bringing you a summary of news and blog posts related to Microsoft Online Services, cloud computing, and our competitors published by partners, blog writers, and news sources across our online community. · From Redmond...
7 Oct 2009
Government Requirements for a Secure Cloud
This guest post from Ron Markezich, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Online Services, comments on the U.S federal government’s new cloud-based computing vision and initiatives. This week, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the federal government’s vision for cloud computing...
18 Sep 2009
TechEd Australia 2009 : Down Under and Online
This guest post from Lee Hickin, a Microsoft Online Services Technology Specialist based in Australia, provides a preview of next week’s TechEd 2009 Australia Conference and opportunities for attendees to learn and experience Microsoft Online Services. Next week, TechEd 2009 Australia kicks...
3 Sep 2009
Service Update: August 2009 Release Availability, Features Announced
The Microsoft Online Services Service Update for August 2009 begins deployment into production data centers this week and is scheduled to be available to all customers by the end of August; updates to the release deployment status will be posted to the comment section of this blog post. No scheduled...
5 Aug 2009
Microsoft Online Services at WPC09
More than 5,000 partners will descend upon New Orleans next week for the 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) . The conference, July 13-16 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, will feature numerous Microsoft Online Services activities and sessions. At WPC, partners can attend six...
10 Jul 2009
Trial Guide for Microsoft Online Services is Published
A new Trial Guide for Microsoft Online Services has been published and is available from the Microsoft Download Center . If you are considering the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services and want to start a 30-day trial of the services, the Trial Guide will help you get...
6 May 2009
Now Available for Purchase by Businesses of All Sizes! Introducing Microsoft Online Services...
Sign up for a Free Trial | Buy Online services To get help using the Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal · Visit the Microsoft Online Services TechCenter · Ask a Question in the Community Forum · Enter a Request to Our Support Team · General Support Information
6 Dec 2008
Pricing, Licensing, and Activation
Learn how to buy and activate Microsoft Online Services , and get pricing and licensing information.
5 Dec 2008
Start Planning Your Move to Microsoft Online Services with Free Assessment Tools and Guidance
Visit the Solution Accelerators TechCenter , and get free assessment tools and guidance to help you plan your move to Microsoft Online Services. Solution Accelerators automate discovery and assess requirements for migration. They provide prescriptive guidance and operations framework to speed up the...
22 Nov 2008
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