Monthly Archives: September 2010

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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BPOS – what’s in a name?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Rumours abound on the interwebs about a branding and naming changing for BPOS as part of the refresh to the 2010 (Wave 14) versions of Exchange, Sharepoint and Lync (previosuly OCS and Live Meeting).  … Continue reading

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Guide to Microsoft BPOS Licensing

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Although a little out of date the following article from Directions on Microsoft is still a pretty good summary and is available as one of the sample reports so no need to subscribe: http://www.directionsonmicrosoft.com/samples/49-samples/746-licensing-for-microsoft-online-services.html

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Microsoft BPOS Volume Discounts

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) For many people BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) is targeted at businesses with a small number of users.  However for those looking at larger deployments there are discounts to be had as shown in … Continue reading

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How do CRM & ERP fit into Microsoft Online Services?

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Microsoft have stated that currently 70% of all R&D effort is focused on the Cloud and during FY2011 this will increase to 90%.  So what is happening with CRM (currently locked in as a … Continue reading

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Windows InTune – stay informed

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Of all the services that Microsoft is working on for inclusion under their Microsoft Online Services banner, Windows InTune is IMHO one of the most interesting, especially for the army of small business specialist. … Continue reading

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Inese Kingmill moves to Telstra

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy) Various sources are confirming the move of long time “softie” Inese Kingsmill (joined in 1994) to a new role as Director of Business Unit Marketing and Communications at Telstra. CRN (http://www.crn.com.au/News/232709,telstra-snares-microsoft-partner-director.aspx) Campaign Brief (http://www.campaignbrief.com/2010/09/telstra-dramas-continue-as-cha.html) … Continue reading

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VMworld 2010

Highlights • No on-site datacentre –utilisation of cloud service providers, Verizon and terremark along with VMware’s SF facility • Provisioning of over 130K VM’s over the 5 days of the conference (26 000/day) • VSPP V3.0 • vCloud Director • … Continue reading

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