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Microsoft Exchange Online is a hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and provides the following:

Improved e-mail security
"From virtually-anywhere" access to e-mail for your employees
Enhanced operational efficiency for your IT staff
25-gigabyte (GB) mailbox storage per standard license

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Microsoft Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Engaging in a Proof of Concept The Business Productivity Online Suite Get help from industry experts to Proof of Concept Program undertake a free, comprehensive evaluation of the Business “With the Business Productivity Online Suite, I have a much Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) easier method of managing e-mail and collaboration for our The Microsoft BPOS PoC program is a users. The deployment itself is very easy and fast, and I can zero-cost program where a Microsoft rely on Microsoft to manage everything . Partner helps your organization learn about BPOS. Your Partner will help I have seen at least a 50 percent productivity increase you obtain and configure a trial because of the Business Productivity Online Suite. ” account so that your team can evaluate the capabilities and user -Jay Magness, IT Manager, Medway Plastics Corp. experience of this solution. Your Microsoft Partner will guide you through every step of the process, What a Proof of Concept Can Do for You from signing up for a free trial account to training end users. The Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) is a set of messaging As part of the BPOS PoC, your and collaboration solutions that are hosted by Microsoft, consisting of Microsoft Partner will analyze your Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint® Online, Office Live Meeting, and company’s business and technical Office Communications Online. These online services are designed to give requirements and showcase how the your business streamlined communication with high availability, BPOS solution can address those comprehensive security, and simplified IT management without sacrificing needs. Your Partner can also help you user experience. Your business benefits from always up-to-date technologies move your existing data into your new that are deployed rapidly, thereby maximizing your IT resources and BPOS account. reducing your infrastructure costs. So how do you know whether BPOS is the right choice for your company? Proof of Concept Program Benefits That’s where the BPOS Proof of Concept (PoC) program comes in. This Results in a fully functional BPOS program teams you up with a Microsoft Partner who is skilled in helping environment for up to 20 users, companies like yours evaluate your business and technical needs, set up a with e-mail, SharePoint sites, Web free trial account, and test drive the BPOS solution so your team gains the conferencing and more hands-on experience you need to make an informed decision—all at no cost Offers a proven roadmap and to you. recommends best practices to ease your adoption Your Microsoft Partner is here to help you every step of the way. Not only will your Partner get you up and running with the BPOS PoC, but they can Helps demonstrate how the also help you at the end of the trial period if you decide to subscribe to the Microsoft Software + Services BPOS service and need technical assistance moving your information from solution is the best fit for your your current system or service into your new BPOS account. business needs Reduces risk by providing an opportunity to identify and mitigate potential migration issues
  2. 2. What Happens During a PoC What You Get Out of a PoC As illustrated in the flow chart on At the end of your BPOS PoC, you this page, a BPOS PoC can be will have a fully functional BPOS broken down into six steps. Your environment that includes: Partner will help you from beginning Activated accounts for up to to end. 20 users 1. Sign Up for a Free 30-Day Sample SharePoint sites for Trial: Get a free 30-day account blogs, wikis, document libraries, for up to 20 users at and more Integrated instant messaging 2. Provision Users for BPOS and presence within Exchange Services: Add user accounts and Online, SharePoint Online, and allocate BPOS services so your other Office products (if employees can test BPOS. applicable) 3. Create SharePoint Sites: Your (Optional) System configured to Partner can help you import site work with your on-premise templates to easily add Active Directory® Get Started document libraries, lists, wikis, Easy conversion of your trial The Microsoft BPOS PoC program blogs, and more. account to a paid subscription gives your IT administrators and 4. Test Drive BPOS for 30 Days: In addition to the functional BPOS employees an opportunity to Spend up to 30 days to account, your Partner will also systematically evaluate the BPOS experience the integrated provide you with a customized set of solution. This zero-cost program will services BPOS offers. Additional documentation that offers specific provide you with guidance and best users or trial time can be added guidance to help you with your practices from a knowledgeable upon request. move to BPOS, including: Microsoft Partner to help you jump- 5. (Optional) Migrate Your Data start your BPOS experience. Evaluation Plan to BPOS: Your Partner can help Project Plan What are you waiting for? Talk with you move data in your current Change Management Plan your Microsoft Partner today and on-premise systems to your Communication Plan see for yourself how the Business BPOS account. PoC and Migration Plan Productivity Online Suite can help 6. (Optional) Convert Trial drive your business forward. Account to a Paid Subscription: You can convert your free trial account at any time to a BPOS subscription, allowing you to keep all the configurations and data you have already added to your account. © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This solution brief is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. Microsoft, Active Directory, and SharePoint are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Document published April 2010