One of our partners at CSC posted an excellent presentation of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) offering which introduces IT to SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Office Communications Online, and Live Meeting. Some of the topics covered in this in-depth 24 page presentation are aspects around security, data storage, identity management, active directory synchronization, and end-user experience. What is really help in this deck are all the charts and comparison tables and almost perfectly breakdown the offering down to the line item. Of course the devil is in the detail so if anyone want more information about BPOS after this, drop me an email via my blog.
If you are thinking about Google Apps, this is an absolute must read as Microsoft provides more functionality, better manageability, better user experience, and lower cost ESPECIALLY with our “Deskless Worker” version. Visit the Microsoft BPOS site for more information.