To provide anytime anywhere access quickly to your employees, Microsoft is introducing “Online” services. Online services is a set of enterprise class software, delivered as subscription services hosted by Microsoft, and sold through partners like us. Their goal is to create a service option for every one of their business software products. The initial set of services they are offering focus on the business productivity capabilities.
The Business Productivity Online Suite, shown here, includes Exchange Online, Office SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, and Office Live Meeting. Office Communications Online is currently available as part of the dedicated offering and a multi-tenant offering of the service will be added in early 2009.
Exchange Hosted Services are attached services that include filtering, archiving, encryption and continuity.