This week in BPOS news is a recurring segment on the Microsoft Online Services Team Blog that covers news from all sectors of Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Online Services business suite known as the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). You can read all past This Week in BPOS News segments here.
This week is all about the next generation of BPOS called Office 365. We cover two stories this week in BPOS news that announce the next generation of BPOS and the next major city moving to the cloud with Microsoft.
Office 365 was announced this past Tuesday which led to a barrage of press and media articles that flooded the internet with the exciting announcement. The original blog announcement came from a post on the new Office 365 community site. Microsoft Online Services General Manager, Betsy Webb, welcomed Office 365 in her blog post “Hello Office 365.” In this piece, Betsy introduces the next generation BPOS and explains our new powerful offering in a simple and effective manner. The best place to start learning about Office 365 is Betsy’s blog post.
What do you think of Office 365? Have you signed up for the beta at Office365.com? What are you excited (or hesitant) of with the new offering? Leave your comments below.
With the release of Office 365 came the announcement of the largest city in America coming to the cloud with Microsoft. New York City announced that they signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft. New York City will initially have 30,000 employees that will join the cloud with Microsoft, and will be adding additional users in the future. New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed off on this historic cloud deal which is estimated to save the city $50 million. The Wall Street Journal covers this story and leaves the reader with a quote to validate the cost saving impact of the cloud, “‘Yes, it’s a way that we save $50 million,’” Mr. Goldsmith said of the Microsoft deal, “‘but more importantly it adds a substantial building block and transforms the way we work.’”
*Image and caption taken from the Wall Street Journal
What are your thoughts on New York City joining the cloud with Microsoft? Who do you predict will be next? Leave your comments below.
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