Cloud Computing Allows for Millions of People to be Down at Once #Office365 #CloudComputing

The Microsoft issue today that prevented millions and millions (over 300 million) of people from getting to their email for several hours serves as a reminder that “The Cloud” is not perfect yet. While most businesses who have a typical Microsoft Exchange Server might experience an outage that affects their users, when a cloud provider has a glitch, it affects a …

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Microsoft Online Services BPOS Update for January 2011

Microsoft has announced a Service Update for January 2011 which includes new features and enhancements to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. Many of these changes have been requested by BPOS users, so it will be a pleasant surprise for those for sure… This is from the bulletin released on January 5th, 2010: All service upgrades in …

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Microsoft’s Online Services Health Dashboard for BPOS

Word travels fast on Twitter!  And word was that there were outages affecting some Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite customers over the past few weeks…  In light of that, Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with their Online Services Health Dashboard and made it available to all customers and partners in all regions. This is direct from their newsletter: …

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Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite Offers Cloud Alternative to Hosting Your Own Exchange Server

EVERY business needs email and of course, Microsoft Exchange is the perfect solution for most businesses, however, the cost of purchasing, deploying and maintaining a server, or even multiple servers to host email can easily exceed the budget of a smaller business and in some cases, even larger businesses. Fortunately for them, there are alternatives. Sure you could use Google …

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