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Microsoft Releases BPOS Trial Guide Updates

Microsoft has released a major update of the Microsoft Online Trial Guide.  The reason for the guide goes like this: You get a BPOS trial account.  Then you login to the administration center. Great! But if you don't know the services and don't quite know what to do - where do you go to get help? The trial guide is exactly what you need. It takes you through a step-by-step walkthrough of each of the services and some administration tasks so that at the end, you would have a good idea of how the services work.

What most people don't know, is that there is also a Managed Trial Guide. This guide is available only to BPOS partners and can be found on https://www.quickstartonlineservices.com.  The managed trial guide is like an instructor's manual for helping a customer work through the Trial Guide. It contains explanations, extra tasks and checklist you can use at the end of a  managed trial to that shows the customer did in fact complete the tasks in the Trial Guide and Managed Trial Guide.  I was involved with creating both of these documents so can tell you they are designed to support very practical tasks and are not designed to as marketing pieces. Let me know what you think!

by Brett

In this 8 minute webcast, Brett Hill of Advaiya Inc. demonstrates how you can easily setup a Live Meeting without leaving Outlook. The video also displays some of the capabilities of Live Meeting including desktop sharing, presenting PowerPoint decks and annotations during a meeting. This demo also discusses some of the ways you can use Live Meeting in your business.

You can learn more about BPOS with detailed walkthroughs in our How To section.

by Brett

Interview with Chas Mosman - MessageOps

Microsoft posted another one of my entries for their blog today. This one is a very interesting interview with Chad Mosman, CEP and Founder of Messageops.

Hear the conversation at : http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/archive/2010/09/20/an-interesting-interview-with-chad-mosman-of-messageops.aspx

Message Ops is a very active Microsoft Online Services Partner that focuses exclusively on the Business Productivity Online Suite also known as BPOS. The MessageOps company website features detailed technical guidance as well as ready to use scripts. You can find a link to their blog and other essential Microsoft Online Services blogs under “Blogroll” on the right side of this post.

Chad Mosman and his team at MessageOps has built some useful tools that accentuates the productivity of the BPOS services. Brett Hill of Advaiya Inc. chatted with Chad Mosman, CEO and Founder of Message Ops, and recorded the conversation below in which they discuss what it’s like to be a partner dedicated to Microsoft Online Services. 

 

by Brett

Message Ops is a very active Microsoft Online Services Partner that focuses exclusively on the Business Productivity Online Suite also known as BPOS. The MessageOps company website features detailed technical guidance as well as ready to use scripts. You can find a link to their blog and other essential Microsoft Online Services blogs under “Blogroll” on the right side of this post.

Chad Mosman and his team at MessageOps has built some useful tools that accentuates the productivity of the BPOS services. Brett Hill of Advaiya Inc. chatted with Chad Mosman, CEO and Founder of Message Ops, and recorded the conversation below in which they discuss what it’s like to be a partner dedicated to Microsoft Online Services. 

Chad Mossman interview - MessageOps by josht_msft

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by Brett

New Partner "Acclerated" Offers means more opportunity

Microsoft has had an Accelerated Partners program for BPOS for a while. This recently revised program was released early and had some good support from the US Partner team  (producing Migration and administration instructor led classes) and other Microsoft subsidiaries, but in and of itself is insufficient to really get the ball rolling to acheive the goals Microsoft has set for seats.

With with "All In" inititiative, different teams within Microsoft are being funded to adde resources to develop and implement programs to help accelerate partner's that are working to move customers to Microsoft Online. I would say that the partner programs overall all is quickly gaining momentum and yield significant results for Micorosft by the end of this FY.

For example, check out this article on the Cloud Chamions club at  http://rcpmag.com/articles/2010/09/16/microsoft-to-double-bpos-margins-for-top-u.s.-partners.aspx . You can find additional details at https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40053541

Expect to see other programs of like these coming from Microsoft in the near future.

-brett

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