If all goes well, the company plans to begin "broad transitions" to Office 365 for BPOS
customers at some point in September, the company said in a statement.
With Office 365, Microsoft is also trying to consolidate the branding and technology base for various cloud-based suites it has developed in recent years, such as BPOS
, Office Web Apps and Live@edu, the company added.
However, as outages continue, the performance and reliability of BPOS
fall further into question at a particularly bad time for Microsoft, which plans to launch BPOS
' next version, Office 365, next week.
This expansion brings BPOS
availability to a total of 36 countries and regions and there are plans to introduce the service in India later in 2009.
based CSC and Seattle-based Azaleos plan to offer the BPOS
services in addition to their more traditional businesses of providing outsourced management of e-mail, messaging and collaboration tools that companies run in-house.
US specialist distributor Westcon Group Inc announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) to distribute a range of service oriented offerings covering unified communications technologies, virtualisation, Microsoft BPOS
hosted services and security solutions integration.
Quest Migrator for Cloud Email Supports Migration to Microsoft BPOS
Vendors covered: Google Apps for Business, HyperOffice, IBM LotusLive, Microsoft BPOS
, OnePlace, Salesforce Chatter, VMware Zimbra, and Zoho Business.
This surge in cloud computing consumption, combined with the tripled growth in Microsoft BPOS
subscriptions in the past year, demonstrates the imperative need for corporations to ensure that data placed in the cloud is discoverable in the event of litigation, regulatory inquiries and internal investigations.
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Migration, Granular eDiscovery and Long-Term Email Archiving and a 100% Service Availability SLA
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WASHINGTON -- Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), LiveOffice, the number-one provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email compliance and email continuity solutions and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, announced that it has sold and implemented its cloud archiving solution to more than 100 Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS
) customers during the past eight months, increasing the differentiation and value of each deal for BPOS
resellers while providing end users with advanced compliance, legal discovery and continuity capabilities.