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  • Microsoft's cloud BPOS suite suffers outage again

    Posted June 22, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    Microsoft's BPOS cloud-hosted communication and collaboration suite suffered an outage on Wednesday, the latest in a string of technical problems in recent months.
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    Google Apps vs Microsoft BPOS, Office 365: Part 3

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    The shortfalls of Google Apps will likely resonate with the inordinate amount of Microsoft shops in the industry. Years of investment in SharePoint developers, Exchange support teams and business processes built around the fickle aspects of Microsoft Office and its ribbon interface cannot be discarded easily. That’s ultimately where Microsoft’s strength is likely to reside. No matter when its Office 365 bundle is released, and despite numerous attempts to forge links between legacy applications and Google Apps, the complexity of a migration for a large organisation would likely be a headache most CIOs are eager to avoid. At least, that can be said for Coca Cola Amatil CIO, Barry Simpson.
  • Google Apps vs Microsoft BPOS, Office 365 - Part 2

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    Ultimately, some of the problems facing Microsoft’s Cloud strategy are those affecting many of its long-standing product suites. “Clearly Microsoft is trying to back-solve that problem to the legacy product set and clearly that’s problematic,” AAPT’s chief operating officer and effective CIO, David Yuile, says.
  • Google Apps vs Microsoft BPOS, Office 365 - Part 1

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    Both Google and Microsoft are betting all of their chips on a sector that is likely to prove much more lucrative than any before it: Enterprise.
  • Microsoft cloud data breach heralds things to come

    Posted December 23, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    What might be the first major cloud data breach happened Wednesday. Microsoft announced that data contained within its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) has been downloaded by non-authorized users.
  • Microsoft, Google Slug It Out for Uncle Sam's Cloud Business

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Judging by market share only, Google's Google Apps Web-based e-mail and collaboration suite hasn't begun to loosen Microsoft Office's tight rein on the corporate world.
  • Microsoft questions Google Apps' momentum as it touts 1M online business suite customers

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    Microsoft Corp. is slashing the price of its Business Productivity Online Suite by a third as it debuts the service in 15 new countries. A Microsoft executive also touted its online business suite's momentum, while also questioning figures trumpeted by Google for its rival Google Apps.
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