Simon May

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  • Blog Post: Scenarios where BPOS is brilliant

    As part of my dive into the world of Microsoft Online Services one of the things I’ve not been able to find in one place – please correct me if I’m wrong – is a list scenarios where BPOS can really help you out.  Our various partners who help you get up and running on BPOS have some good stuff so...
  • Blog Post: Video: How to remote wipe Windows Phone 7 from BPOS

    When you connect your Windows Phone 7 device up to the cloud you get a whole bunch of abilities through the windowsphone.live.com portal including the ability to remotely change device passwords, to locate your phone and to remote wipe your phone.  What you might not realise is that when you connect...
  • Blog Post: Business Productivity Online Standard Suite Deployment Guide

    If you’re looking for help deploying BPOS and or Exchange Online then look no further, this very handy guide is what you need. It covers all the bases from configuring mailboxes, setting up email coexistence, migrating existing mail boxes synchronising with AD to setting up Office Communications...
  • Blog Post: Signature Synchronisation

      A couple of days ago I was a partner event in Manchester and I was asked a BPOS question that totally stumped me at the time. “Will signatures that I set on OWA (Outlook Web Access) or in Outlook synchronise across all the computers I use, and OWA?” The simple answer is no.  But having done...
  • Blog Post: Resources for BPOS and Exchange Online

    Continuing my BPOS odessy I’ve found some good resources for BPOS and Exchange Online that I thought it’d be worth pointing you to: Online Services TechNet library – this library contains details of lots of differnet aspects of BPOS, including how to get your Exchange Online accounts...
  • Blog Post: How healthy is your BPOS service

    IT Professionals love knowing what’s going on with their stuff.  Be it that blinking light that shows hard disk activity on your laptop* or knowing that your SQL Server is running perfectly you need to know what’s working and what’s not.  With the cloud that becomes ever more important as you...
  • Blog Post: 6 Steps to real enterprise email with BPOS

    I’m just starting to learn my way around BPOS so I thought I’d move all the mail for my domain, simon-may.com , over to it and enjoy all the benefits of real enterprise level email (like really, really good sync, calendaring, tasking and the like).  I have to say, it was a very simple setup…in fact...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Office 365 and FOPE

    Office 365 Beta gives you automatic access to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange to protect the mail flow into your Office 365 environment.  We recently released a guidance document that includes some of the known issues and some of the scenarios for more advanced mail flows.  The document...
  • Blog Post: Why not Gmail?

    I was just surfing about our sites as you do and happened across this rather interesting little video that covers some of the reasons that Outlook is better for business than Gmail.  As an ex Gmail user I wasn’t thinking about this stuff when it was just me using Gmail on my own but it’s hard to...
  • Blog Post: Multiple email addresses and BPOS Exchange Online

    Over the past week I’ve been asking people on twitter to talk to me about their experiences with BPOS and I had an interesting conversational thread with @IAmKat about multiple email accounts and how to send and receive.  So I did some digging. Firstly it’s really easy to receive email into one...
  • Blog Post: Manually configure Outlook 2010 for Exchange Online (BPOS)

    I live in Outlook, I think most people probably do too, so having recently moved the email for my domain over to something a little more reliable – BPOS – I thought it’d be nice to have access to that inbox through my Outlook, in addition to my Microsoft email.  To help with the setup of email the...
  • Blog Post: Why Google is not a business platform

    Danny Burlage of BPOS Rocks wrote this fantastic article on why Google is not fit for business – it’s something we know all to well, people who’ve gone Google tell us.  Danny’s article is very good so I’m not going to paraphrase it much but I love this quote: Google's Business Model is based on...