Archive for outubro \26\UTC 2010

Usando o Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 para obter uma rica coexistência com o Exchange Online – BPOS / Office 365 / Microsoft Online Services – parte 3/3

outubro 26, 2010

 

Como configurar a Rica Coexistência

Vamos agora explorar quais são as etapas necessárias para a configuração da rica coexistência, com o Exchange Online. Antes de qualquer coisa, o primeiro pré-requisito deve ser respeitado: o Exchange on-premises deve ser Exchange 2010. Se a versão for anterior, a migração deve ser executada.

As etpas abaixo descrem como deve ser feito o processo de ativação da rica coexistência:

Etapa

Detalhes Requerido / Recomendado

Executar o Onboarding Accelerator

Criará uma referência sobre como criar a “Rica Coexistência”.

Recomendado

Configurar a “Federated Identity”

ADFS/Geneva Server permite uma identidade on-premises ser usada para autenticação na nuvem.

Recomendado

Configurar o Dirsync

Sincroniza o serviço de diretório e a GAL com a nuvem.

Requerido

Habilitar o “Dirsync Writeback”

Permite “rich off-boarding” com a possibilidade de mensagem de resposta.

Recomendado

Instalar o  E2k10 SP1 no ambiente on-premises

Servidor E2k10 SP1 CAS/Hub (além do role MBX, para alguns casos) é requerido para que os recursos de rica coexistência funcionem.

Requerido

Configurar o redirecionamento do Autodiscover

Permite o autodiscover on-premises redirecionar os clientes Outlook para a nuvem sem prompts.

Recomendado

Implementar as polices de configuração na nuvem

Criar as polices de configuração na nuvem, de forma que sigam as mesmas configurações do ambiente on-premises (ex: polices do ActiveSync, OWA, etc).

Recomendado

Configurar RBAC na nuvem

Criar/Gerenciar os acessos baseados em papéis – Role Based Access Control (RBAC) na nuvem  (ou complementar) de forma que fiquem com as mesmas configurações on-premises.

Recomendado

Configurar a relação de confiança da Federação / Org Relationship  “Federated Sharing”

Habilita a infraestrutura para federação do espaço de nomes. Permite os recursos de rica coexistência:
Cross-prem Free/Busy, Compartilhamento de Calendário;
Cross-prem Mailbox Search;
Cross-prem Mailtips;
Cross-prem Message Tracking;
Configuração do roteamente de e-mail via Cross-prem;
Cross-prem OWA redirection (única URL);
Cross-Prem Archiving.

Recomendado

Configurar o roteamento de e-mail na rica coexistência (Cross-Prem)

Essa configuração garante o tratamento correto para o cabeçalho anti-spam, para o envio de e-mails entre o ambiente on-premises e a nuvem.

Recomendado

 

Gerenciamento da Rica Coexitência

À partir do momento que o Exchange 2010, com Service Pack 1, está instalado no ambiente on-premises, através da EMC GUI é possível realizar de ambos os ambientes (on-premises e na nuvem).

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Figura 1: Especificando na console do Exchange que a floresta do Exchange que será administrada é a da nuvem.

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Figura 2: Exchange EMC administrando a floresta da nuvem.

Setup do “Federated Sharing”

Para a configuração do “Federated Sharing” está disponível um assistente, onde a relação de confiança com a federeção pode ser configurado. Vale lembrar que os recursos mais avançados da “rica coexistência” estão disponíveis somente após a configuração do “Federeted Sharing”.

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Figura 3: Assistente para a criação de uma relação de confiança de federeção.

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Figura 4: Assistente para gerenciamento da federeção.

Migração de mailboxes

Com a rica coexistência, os mailboxes podem ser migradas para a nuvem ou da nuvem, sem pré-requisitos. O DirSync se responsabiliza para manter a GAL atualizada sobre qual mailbox está on-premises ou na nuvem.

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Figura 5: Assistente para migração de mailbox – possibilidade de migrar para ou da nuvem.

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Figura 6: Migração para ou da nuvem via PoweShell.

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Figura 7: Local no assistente para especificar qual o destino do mailbox, durante a migração. Se o “Federated Sharing” estiver configurado, não é necessário especificar credenciais adicionais.

 

Sem necessidade de resincronização de OST

Com a rica coexistência, estamos tratando de um “verdadeiro move” para a nuvem, já que estamos tratando de uma federação de organização. Com isso, o Autodiscover detecta quando um mailbox foi movido, e simplesmente corrige a sua localidade. Como resultado, não é necessário que o OST sejam resincronizados nos clientes Outlook.

 

Conclusão

A nova geração do BPOS, o Office 365 trará recursos interessantíssimos, relativos à coexistência do ambiente on-premises Exchange 2010 com a nuvem. Esses recursos, que foram comentados nos três posts da série, permitem uma grande flexidade para a administração do ambiente e para a experiência do usuário.

O conceito principal que devemos guardar é o porque conseguimos atingir essa rica coexistência: a  possibilidade de termos uma “verdadeira federação” criada. Ou seja, o nuvem será uma extensão real dos objetos on-premises.

Com isso, podemos ter:
Cross-prem Free/Busy, Compartilhamento de Calendário;
Cross-prem Mailbox Search;
Cross-prem Mailtips;
Cross-prem Message Tracking;
Configuração do roteamente de e-mail via Cross-prem;
Cross-prem OWA redirection (única URL);
Cross-Prem Archiving.

Em um futuro próximo, irei iniciar uma nova série, com o detalhamento da implantação desses recursos.

Abraços,

Carlos Monteiro.

Treinamentos sobre Microsoft Online – BPOS

outubro 25, 2010

 

Olá Pessoal!

Esta semana a Microsoft oferecerá treinamentos ESPECIAIS focados no Microsoft Online – BPOS.

· Semana na Nuvem com o BPOS – Visão Geral do BPOS – 25/10 – 12h00

· Semana na Nuvem com o BPOS – Planejando a Implementação do BPOS em sua organização – 26/10 – 12h00

· Semana na Nuvem com o BPOS – Criando sua conta trial no BPOS e Visão Geral da Central de Administração – 27/10 – 12h00

· Semana na Nuvem com o BPOS – Instalando e Configurando o Directory Synchronization  – 28/10 – 12h00 

· Semana na Nuvem com o BPOS – Migrando o Exchange Server 2007 para o Exchange Server Online – 29/10 – 12h00

Um grande abraço,

Carlos Monteiro.

Analisando o fluxo de e-mails através do Header – BPOS / Office 365 – Microsoft Online Services

outubro 22, 2010

 

Pessoal, muito interessamento vídeo publicado pelo time de Online Services, no blog official, sobre analise de fluxo de e-mail através do mail header. O post é esse.

O vídeo mostra:

• Conceitos sobre Message Headers;
• Acessando os Message Headers;
• Visualização dos Message Headers;
• Identificando um servidor de origem;
• Identificando atrasos de entregas.

Abraços,

Carlos Monteiro.

Usando o Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 para obter uma rica coexistência com o Exchange Online – BPOS / Office 365 / Microsoft Online Services – parte 2/3

outubro 22, 2010

 

Detalhes dos recursos na Rica Coexistência

Vamos analisar quais são features de cada recurso, na rica coexistência:

Free/Busy e compartilhamento de Calendário através da coexistência:
– Funcionamento do Free/Busy e Compartilhamento do Calendário na coexistência;
– Cria uma visão de única entidade, indendente do estar online ou on-premises;
– Suporte qualquer cliente Outlook, pois o trabalho é realizado pelo Exchange CAS e pelo MS Federation Gateway, sendo transparente para o usuário.

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Figura 1: Free/Busy e compartilhamento de Calendário.

MailTips através da coexistência:
– Cria a aparência de uma organização única;
– Permite a apresentação correta das MailTips no Outlook 2010, apresentando-as para melhorar a experiência do usuário, como por exemplo, um banner informando que um usuário está fora do escritório, antes mesmo do e-mail ser enviado.

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Figura 2: MailTips podem ser usadas na rica coexistência.

Messaging Tracking através da coexistência:

– Cria a aparência de uma organização única;
– O rastreamento da mensagem funciona para todo o ambiente;

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Figura 3: Message Tracking funcionará para toda a entidades, independente de ser on-premises ou na nuvem.

Search de Mailboxes através da coexistência:
– É possível realizar pesquisas de mailboxes, como se fosse uma única organização;
– É possível selecionar mailboxes da nuvem, on-premises ou ambos;
– Através de uma representação gráfica, é possível distinguir onde o mailbox está;
– O resultado da pesquisa retorna o mailbox, independente de sua localidade.

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Figura 4: Search de Mailboxes através da coexistência.

 

Acesso de OWA único:
– Única URL;
– Assegura uma experiência para o usuário final de uma única localidade, independente da localidade do mailbox.

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Figura 5: Única URL para o OWA, independente da localidade do mailbox.

 

Fluxo de e-mail na coexistência:
– Na rica coexistência, existe a preservação dos cabeçalhos da organização interna;
-  Cabeçalho mais importante: Auth hearder;
* Permite tratar a mensagem vindas da nuvem como autenticada. Isso significa que a mensagem é confiável e resolvida com um recipiente que existe na GAL;
* Quando o sender é aberto no Outlook, o cartão da GAL é aberto.

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Figura 6: Fluxo de e-mail na coexistência, usando a preservação de cabeçalhos.

De uma forma geral, a idéia da rica coexistência é tornar ambiente como se fosse uma única organização. E esses recursos permitem esse nível de visibilidade, inclusive com a migração “de” ou “para” a nuvem ser transparente para o usuário.

Cenários de Federação

A sincronia do serviço de diretório que existia no BPOS, antes do Office 365, era apenas uma sincronia de atributos. Por isso que os passwords não eram sincronizados.

Já com o Office 365, um dos conceitos que permitem que a rica coexistência existir é a Federação. Ou seja, a entidade é federada com o ambiente online, fazendo com que os objetos sejam representados como os mesmos, no Active Directory on-premises com o online.

Existem dois possíveis cenários de Federação. O primeiro deles é o “Federated Identity”, onde os usuários usam credenciais corporativas para acessar recursos online, que estão na nuvem. Esse cenário dispõe de:
– Single Sign-on para login de mailbox na nuvem;
– Logon direto para aplicações LOB.

Esse cenário se aplica à todos os produtos do Office 365, não somente o Exchange Online.

O segundo deles é o “Federated Sharing”, através de delegação onde serviços atuam nos bastidores da conta de usuário, para acessar os recursos do Exchange. Esse cenário é específico para os recursos de rica coexistência do Exchange 2010 com o Exchange Online.

Na próxima parte do artigo, iremos abordar a configuração da rica coexistência.

Abraços,

Carlos Monteiro.

Vídeo de Dilvulgação do Office 365

outubro 21, 2010

 

Pessoal, muito legal o vídeo posta pelo Time do Office 365. Vale à pena conferir as novidades.

O vídeo dá um forte foco para a entrada na Office na nuvem, e sobre o futuro da produtividade.

Então, enjoy it!

Abraços,

Carlos Monteiro.

FAQ completa para os existentes clientes BPOS estarem prontos para o Office 365

outubro 20, 2010

 

Getting Existing BPOS Customers Ready for Office 365

Top Questions About Microsoft Office 365 for Existing Customers

Q. What is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time, money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with online versions of Microsoft’s next generation communications and collaboration services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online. With Office 365 we provide services that are easy to administer and simple to use – always backed up by robust security, reliability and control to run your business.

Q. When will Office 365 be available to customers?

Office 365 will be available for purchase in 2011. Please note that existing customers must be transitioned to Office 365 before it is available to them. Transition to Office 365 will be available to existing BPOS customers soon after availability of Office 365. Microsoft will work with all existing BPOS customers to determine the best time for the customer’s business to make the transition.

Q. What services and tools are included in Office 365?

Office 365 includes: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and the latest version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop suite.

Q. Is Office 365 still BPOS?

Office 365 is the introduction of new online services and capabilities, new user experiences, and new online platform capabilities related to the introduction of new underlying “2010” server software into Microsoft Online Services datacenters as well as other major new service and platform investments. The name may be new and includes new offerings, but you are subscribed to the same service – just significantly enhanced. It will just give you a lot more features and functionality once you make the transition.

Q. I am not on BPOS now. Should I wait for Office 365?

The benefits of Microsoft Online Services are realized as soon as services are deployed, whether on BPOS or Office 365. Customers who do decide to purchase BPOS now should deploy BPOS with the new system requirements to make the transition experience as smooth as possible.

Q. Can I choose when I go to Office 365?

Yes. One of the key values of online services is that customers have access to the latest and greatest service capabilities and features without having to maintain or upgrade server infrastructure. However, Microsoft understands that customers also need the flexibility to choose when they adopt significant changes to an online service. For any major service update customers will have up to twelve (12) months from the availability of the service update to make the transition. Starting early next year, Microsoft will reach out to all customers to schedule the customer transition to Office 365.

Q. When I make the transition to Office 365, what do I have to do and what will Microsoft do?

Microsoft is responsible for any changes that happen in its datacenters. Customers will not have to migrate any data. Customers will be responsible for making sure that their client software is compliant with the system requirements discussed above. Customers will also be responsible for end-user training and configuring any new features and capabilities that will be delivered by Office 365.

Questions About New System Requirements

Q. What are the system requirements of Office 365?

Office 365 will have new system requirements that customers and partners should note. Those requirements are as follows:

Operating System Requirements

o Windows XP SP3

o Windows XP Home is supported but will not support federated identity

o Windows Media Center edition is supported but will not support federated identity

o Windows Vista SP2

o Windows 7

o Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Office Client Requirements

o Office 2007 SP2 or Office 2010

o Office 2008 for Mac & Entourage 2008 Web Services Edition

o Office 2011 for Mac and Outlook 2011 for Mac

o .NET 2.0 or later

o Lync 2010

o Communicator for Mac

New Downloads

o A service connector application that will replace the Sign in application. The download will be available in the coming months.

Browser Requirements – Administration Center and My Company Portal

o Internet Explorer 7 or above

o Firefox 3.x

o Safari 4.x

Browser Requirements – Outlook Web App

o Internet Explorer 7 or above

o Firefox 3 or higher

o Safari 3 or higher on Macintosh OS X 10.5

o Chrome 3 and later versions

o Outlook Web App also has a light version that supports a reduced set of features across almost any browser

Q. What has changed between the current BPOS system requirements and the new system requirements of Office 365?

The key changes in system requirements are:

· Office 2003 is not supported

· Office Communicator 2007 R2 with Office Communications Online will no longer be supported

· Internet Explorer 6 with the Microsoft Online Administration Center, My Company Portal or Outlook Web App will no longer be supported

Q. Why have system requirements changed?

Office 365 will be built on the latest server software and a re-architected identity infrastructure to support all the new features and capabilities that will be delivered. Some older versions of end-user software are simply unable to connect or interact with Office 365 in a way that would provide a good user experience.

Q: Office Communicator 2007 R2 is my standard currently. How do I continue to use Communicator with Office 365?

With Office 365 the new Lync 2010 client will be required.

Q. Can I upgrade my clients now?

Yes. Microsoft recommends that existing BPOS customers consider upgrading to the new platform clients requirements as soon as it is practicable to make the transition experience as smooth as possible.

Q. Does BPOS service support Office 2010 now?

Yes. BPOS supports Office 2010 now.

Q. Why is Office 2003 not supported?

Outlook 2003 was designed and built for an environment where servers are maintained locally within an organization and not part of a cloud service. Outlook 2003 does not support features and functionality that depend on the re-architected identity infrastructure and newer server architecture available in Office 365. Given these changes, Outlook 2003 cannot provide an acceptable end-user experience when connected to Office 365.

In contrast, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 have been designed to work with cloud services and support the cloud services’ architecture.

Q. Why is Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) not supported?

Office 365 is built on the latest server software and a re-architected identity infrastructure to support all the new features and capabilities that will be delivered. IE6 is incapable of rendering some upcoming elements of the Office 365 platform.

Q. Will Office 365 support Office Web Apps?

Yes. Office Web Apps will be a capability of SharePoint Online. However, not all Office 365 offerings will include Office Web Apps.

Q. Will I be able to subscribe to Office?

Yes. A subscription pricing model for Office will be available called Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop suite.

Q. Will Office 365 still require the Sign In application?

No. Office 365 will not require the Sign In application. Microsoft will offer a service connector application that will automate configuration of end-user computers for Office 365, but the service connector will not be required after initial configuration.

Q. Will Office 365 require ANY special software on end-user computers?

Microsoft will provide free of charge a Services Connector that will automate configuration of end-user computers and download and install any required patches and updates to end-user software such as Microsoft Office, Windows and Internet Explorer.

Additional Questions about Availability and Timing of Office 365

Q. Will Microsoft give more guidance about getting to Office 365?

Yes. Microsoft will start communicating with customers and partners about transitioning to Office 365 in the fall of 2010. Stay tuned for email communications as well as communications in the Microsoft Online Administration Center , the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog and the Deploying BPOS page for more information and guidance from Microsoft.

Q. Can I decide not to transition to Office 365 after twelve (12) months from the availability of the service update?

No. Customers must make the transition to Office 365 within twelve (12) months of availability to the customer.

Q. Once I know when I want to go to Office 365, how will the process work?

Starting now, Microsoft will proactively communicate with customers to determine when customers want to transition to Office 365. Microsoft will give customers generous advance notice of the availability of Office 365 and will communicate with customers clearly what the transition process will look like. Starting next year, Microsoft will reach out to every customer and work with the customer to select the customer’s desired transition date.

Q. Can I choose to transition to Office 365 in phases? Or will I be transitioned all at once?

Customers can transition in two phases: the pilot phase and the full transition. A pilot phase will be offered where customers can move some user mailboxes to Office 365 as well as view a read-only copy of their SharePoint site collections with Office 365 enabled. Once the customer is satisfied with the pilot experience they will complete the full transition at their scheduled transition date.

Q. What can I do to get ready for Office 365?

Customers should take the following steps to start preparing for Office 365:

· For each subscription that a customer has, make sure that contact details for both the “Account Owner” and “Service Administrator” are up-to-date.

o “Account Owner” and “Service Administrator” can be checked at the Microsoft Online Customer Portal (https://mocp.microsoftonline.com) by clicking the “Subscriptions” tab and “View Subscription Details” in the “Actions” column

o Make sure that the email accounts specified for “Account Owner” and “Service Administrator” are monitored regularly.

o Make sure that the domain “@email.microsoftonline.com” is marked as safe, to prevent the possibility of communications from Microsoft Online Services being blocked or filtered.

· Assess your current client environment and determine if you need to upgrade any client software.

o The free Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit can assist customers in inventorying client software in their local environment: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx

· Understand the two different identity scenarios that Office 365 will offer: federated identity using ADFS (single sign-on for end users) or a managed identity scenario (end users have separate credentials for BPOS)

· Consider upgrading clients to meet the new system requirements now

· Stay tuned for email communications as well as communications in the Microsoft Online Administration Center, the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog and the Deploying BPOS page for more information and guidance from Microsoft.

Trying Office 365

Q. As an existing customer, what are my options for trying Office 365.

After general availability, existing customers have two options for trying Office 365:

· Trial: existing customers can subscribe to a trial account of Office 365. However, please note that customers will not be able to merge a trial account on Office 365 with their existing BPOS account.

· Pilot: A pilot phase will be offered where customers can move some user mailboxes to Office 365 as well as view a read-only copy of their SharePoint site collections with Office 365 enabled. Data in the pilot can be preserved after the customer transitions to Office 365.

Billing, Pricing and Licensing

Q. Will I have to pay more for Office 365?

No. Office 365 will not change anything related to your subscription pricing, contracts, agreements or account status with one exception – the SharePoint Online Deskless Worker offering will be phased out. Microsoft will contact all customers who are subscribed to the SharePoint Online Deskless Worker offering with more information.

While you will have the opportunity to explore different and new offerings after your transition to Office 365, your pricing will not change unless you decide to switch to a different offering after your transition.

Q. What will happen to my SharePoint Online Deskless Worker USLs?

Microsoft will contact all customers who are subscribed to the SharePoint Online Deskless Worker offering with more information.

Q. Can I buy services or seats on the next service update when it becomes available, even if I have not transitioned my existing service?

You will be unable to purchase services or seats with your existing domain and purchasing identity on Office 365 until you transition your existing service. You can create a new account in the customer portal and purchase services using a different domain name. But you will be unable to “merge” any subscriptions purchased on Office 365 before your transition with your existing subscriptions.

Q. After Office 365 is generally available, can I still buy seats or new subscriptions on the current service before I transition?

Yes. Customers who have not transitioned can continue to buy seats and new subscriptions after general availability of Office 365. However, note that none of the features of Office 365 will be available to existing customers until you transition to Office 365.

Transition Checklist para o Microsoft Office 365

outubro 20, 2010

 

Transition Checklist to get ready for Microsoft Office 365

The following table summarizes high-level planning areas that customers should consider in preparation for transition:

· Start learning about new features in Office 365

· Understand new Office 365 offerings

· Understand Office 365 System Requirements

· The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit can help systematically inventory end-user computers for quick assessment

· Start learning about Lync Online and how the conferencing experience will change with the transition from Live Meeting to Lync Online

System Requirements

· Operating System Requirements

o Windows XP SP3

o Windows XP Home is supported but will not support federated identity

o Windows Media Center edition is supported but will not support federated identity

o Windows Vista SP2

o Windows 7

o Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

· Office Client Requirements

o Office 2007 SP2 or Office 2010

o Office 2008 for Mac & Entourage 2008 Web Services Edition

o Office 2011 for Mac and Outlook 2011 for Mac

o .NET 2.0 or later

o Lync 2010

o Communicator for Mac

· New Downloads

o A service connector application that will replace the Sign in application. The download will be available in the coming months.

· Browser Requirements – Administration Center and My Company Portal

o Internet Explorer 7 or above

o Firefox 3.x

o Safari 4.x

· Browser Requirements – Outlook Web App

o Internet Explorer 7 or above

o Firefox 3 or higher

o Safari 3 or higher on Macintosh OS X 10.5

o Chrome 3 and later versions

o Outlook Web App also has a light version that supports a reduced set of features across almost any browser

Office 365 Transition Center

outubro 20, 2010

 

Pessoal, estive dando uma olhada no Office 365 Transition Center, e muitas informações interessantes podem ser encontradas. O link para o mesmo é esse http://www.microsoft.com/online/transition-center.aspx.

Nos próximos posts, vou listar alguns recursos interessantes que já estão disponíveis no Transition Center.

Abraços,

Carlos Monteiro.

Como os clientes que já possuem o BPOS farão a transição para o Office 365

outubro 20, 2010

Pessoal, uma questão que provavelmente está martelando a cabeça de vocês é com relação à transição dos clientes que já possuem o BPOS para o Office 365.

O pessoal do Blog de Serviços Online da Microsoft já se pronunciou como deverá ser o processo. Basicamente, as diretrizes foram passadas nesse post.

Eis a replicação do mesmo na íntegra.

Getting to Microsoft® Office 365: How Existing BPOS Customers Make the Transition

19 Oct 2010 10:06 AM

Written by Kayvaan Ghassemieh

Hi, my name is Kayvaan, I’m a senior product manager with Microsoft Online Services. As Betsy mentioned in her earlier post, today Microsoft announced Office 365, the next generation of the Business Productivity Online Suite. Betsy talked about all the great new business-class features, efficiency and value that Office 365 will bring to existing and new Microsoft Online Services customers. You may now be asking yourself, “What does Office 365 mean for me as an existing BPOS customer?”

For any Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, it is critical to release updates and deliver changes to services in a way that balances continuous improvement with the flexibility to allow customers to control when releases and changes are delivered. Microsoft Online Services provides this balance by offering all existing BPOS customers up to twelve (12) months to transition from BPOS to Office 365. With that flexibility, you can make the transition to Office 365 when it makes sense for your business.

Your next steps as an existing customer should be to start learning about Office 365 and how to start planning. You can take the following steps right now:

· Bookmark the Office 365 transition center, which will be your one stop shop for ongoing guidance and discussion about the transition. At the transition center today you will find: a checklist to help you start planning, an extensive FAQ and details about Office 365 system requirements. We will publish more detailed guidance to the transition center on a continuous basis.

· If you have questions that you want to ask of other customers or Microsoft subject matter experts, head over to the transition forum on TechNet. I will be joining the conversation there.

· Make sure we have the right technical contacts on file. Microsoft Online Services will be sending important email communications about the transition to your technical contact email. Learn how to check and update.

· Stay tuned! Check the transition center regularly, subscribe to this blog and keep an eye out for notifications in the Microsoft Online Administration Center.

This is an exciting time for Microsoft Online Services and customers. Office 365 is a major wave of innovations to our services and we are committed to making sure that you have the information you need – when you need it – to make the transition to Office 365 when it works for you.

Abraços,

Carlos Monteiro.

Office 365 for enterprises

outubro 20, 2010

 

Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises brings together cloud versions of our trusted communications and collaboration software with our familiar Office Professional Plus desktop suite. It is designed to help meet your IT needs for robust security, reliability, and user productivity.

Pricing and Plans – Office 365 Fact Sheet

Plans for businesses

We have a variety of plans to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes and varying IT needs. Priced from $2 – $27 per month per user, each plan has the same 99.9% uptime guarantee and includes the security and support you expect from Microsoft. Office 365 offers great flexibility by allowing businesses to provide users access to only the services they need and pay-as-you-go pricing options.

Benefits:
  • Large 25 GB mailboxes and the ability to send attachments up to 25 MB
  • Financially-backed, guaranteed 99.9% uptime Service Level Agreement
  • 24/7, IT-level support over the phone, the web or email
  • Single sign on capabilities with Active Directory deployment
  • Latest version of Office Professional Plus – connecting users to communication and collaboration services (with certain plans)
  • Office Web Apps for viewing, sharing and minor editing of documents directly from your browser (with certain plans)
  • Industry-leading, always-up-to-date antivirus and anti-spam solutions
  • Integrated IM and presence, as well as online meetings with audio and video conferencing and multiparty data sharing
  • Team sites to share documents, task lists, and schedules to keep workgroups in sync
Plans for kiosk workers

Many larger businesses have users who do not have a dedicated computer – sometimes called kiosk workers. Getting kiosk workers access to email and documents to stay connected to the broader organization is still important. Office 365 has several subscription plans that offer value and flexibility for companies with kiosk workers, starting at just $4 per month per user. Kiosk plans can be combined with our Office 365 for enterprises plans for greater IT control and efficiency.

Benefits:
  • 500 MB email storage per mailbox
  • Outlook Web Apps for email access on a PC
  • Ability to view organization SharePoint sites to stay informed
  • Access to Office Web Apps for viewing, sharing and light editing of documents (with certain plans)
  • Single IT management console to easily add users and administer between plans