Category Archives: Microsoft Online Services

BPOS / Office365 / InTune News and Links #1

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Breaking News: Take advantage of the Velocity Promotion.  Here’s what you could earn: $2,000 in migration and implementation funds for every sale of Microsoft Online Services via T-Suite of 50 seats or over. $1,000 … Continue reading

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IDC Report – Building a Successful BPOS Practice

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) A bit of blatant self publicity!!!  As a side line I provide associate analyst services to IDC.  As part of this I co-authored a recent white paper titled “Building a Successful Microsoft Business Productivity … Continue reading

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Free MS Online resources

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Although many Microsoft partners have addressed their “Why?” questions regarding MS Online and BPOS (soon to be Office 365), they are now asking “How?”.  I will follow up with a fuller post at a … Continue reading

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BPOS fake cloud says Netsuite chief

Unless an application is designed from scratch to be a web application then it’s fake, according to Zach Nelson, CEO of Netsuite. His recent interview in CRN is worth reading as he gives his view on cloud and cloud channel … Continue reading

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Joining Microsoft Cloud Essentials resets the 12 month anniversary for your free BPOS internal usage rights

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) If you have signed up as a Microsoft Online Services partner then you may already be taking advantage of the 250 internal usage rights (IUR).  For the first year this is free and for … Continue reading

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MOSPA Assessment now includes Windows InTune questions (but training guide not updated)

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) To be able to sell Microsoft’s Online Services offerings e.g. BPOS you need to sign up as a MS Online Partner.  Part of this process is taking an assessment that “tests” your knowledge of … Continue reading

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BPOSRocks becomes Office365rocks

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Danny Burlage the CTO at Wortell (Microsoft Online Services Partner of the Year award 2010) has been blogging about BPOS on his http://www.bposrocks.com site for some time now. He has offered an interesting mix … Continue reading

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Office365 + InTune = core business software for USD35/month

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Although Office365 (BPOS v2) and Windows InTune are not available outside betas until 2011 (best interweb guesses suggest end of Q1) they point the way to a seriously compelling option for customers, a challenging … Continue reading

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BPOS & Live@Edu become Office365 (or What’s in a Name Part 2)

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) So the announcement is out and BPOS (as well as Live@Edu)  will become Office 365.  This branding is officially only applicable to the next wave of Microsoft’s direct to market hosted productivity tools, due … Continue reading

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BPOS Health Status dashboard

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Following the recent embarrassing down time for BPOS services Microsoft are now offering a Health Status Dashboard.  Morgan Cole the man who “leads the team at Microsoft whose mission is to make sure that … Continue reading

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