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Webinar Offers Insight into Microsoft Online Software Solution

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010

Blog written by Super

SDN recently hosted a webinar to showcase the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS) from Microsoft. As the name suggests, Microsoft capitalizes on the cloud to offer access to productivity and collaboration-enhancing software for a minimal per user fee.

The biggest differences in the SaaS model versus the per-PC software version are minimal. In fact, the differences can actually be seen as enhancements:

The online suite is an Operating Expense versus a Capital Expense. This allows for more predictable IT costs and easily scales with your business.

Online software solutions free up IT resources. Instead of spending valuable IT staff time installing software on user computers, staff only need purchase another license and the user is connected from any PC with an Internet connection.

Employees now have an easier time collaborating, making them more efficient and productive.

BPOS includes:

Exchange Online

o Outlook and Web Access

o Shared calendars, contacts and tasks

o Active Sync Mobile Devices

SharePoint Online

o Collaboration portal –easily share resources, documents, calendars and tasks

o Enterprise Content Management

Office Live Meeting

o Web Conferencing

o Desktop sharing, chat, question manager

o Live 360 degree panoramic video

Office Communications Online

o Instant messaging and presence

o Address book search

For more information on how BPOS can improve office collaboration and communication, contact SDN today.