BPOS


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BPOS

(Business Productivity Online Suite) Microsoft's earlier cloud versions of Office, which were replaced by Office 365. See Office 365.
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Anselm Perera, Chief Executive Director of BPOS said, "We seek through this conference to work closely with each of the Ministries of Commerce and Industry and Agriculture and Fisheries, Capital Market Authority and OCCI in order to put up a specific framework for local value-added initiative by private companies as a major contributor to economic diversification field.
Salim Omar al Hashmi, chief executive officer of Al Nimr Expo, said that he is working with the Sri Lankan Embassy and BPOS to make this exhibition an annual fixture.
To make sure that the migration process to Office 365 runs smoothly for all BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) customers, Microsoft is taking a conservative approach and piloting the move with a hand-selected set of customers, the company said.
Pricing for the new Managed Hybrid Services starts at an average of USD15 per user/month (for the combination of on-premise and BPOS services).
In recent months, Microsoft has struggled with several major outages affecting BPOS, which have made some critics question whether Microsoft will be able to live up to its 99.
Pre-deployment of Microsoft's BPOS for this programme is complete and the first release has been scheduled for Shell users in April 2011.
BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), which includes Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, has been hit by various outages dating back to August of last year.
The new Mimecast service for Microsoft BPOS offers benefits that include the elimination of risk during migration as Mimecast acts as a failsafe for users, providing a 100% availability SLA to keep businesses running at all times.
BPOS will be available in 15 additional countries and regions later this week, with commercial availability in Singapore and trials in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania and Taiwan.
In addition, Exchange Online is another data-intensive application within BPOS, a set of service run by Microsoft.
Metalogix is the only migration vendor approved by Microsoft for use with Office 365 or BPOS dedicated servers.
As part of their Microsoft BPOS initiative, PTG is hosting a no-charge online webinar on Tuesday, March 22, at 11am ET that will provide an Introduction to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and Office 365.