Gardena, CA (PressExposure) October 21, 2009 -- Microsoftâs Business Productivity Online Suite provides hosted services for business by allowing them to utilize cloud hosting capabilities for their in-house communications, email, web conferencing, and business document sharing. Businesses can expect to save capital, increase operational efficiency, simplify software management, and increase effectiveness of IT personnel. A 30% promotion on the suite has been extended from September. In certain cases, Microsoftâs Accelerated Partners, such as En Pointe Technologies, are able to extend additional services to customers who sign up during this promotion.
About BPOS BPOS includes four applications that will streamline business functions and increase productivity both on and off site. Microsoft SharePoint Online provides web based workspaces where colleagues can meet for collaboration and document sharing. Calendar sharing and email notifications provide users with the ability to coordinate schedules as well as immediate access to updated documents and business projects. Searchable document libraries allow content to be easily stored and retrieved by multiple users at any time.
Microsoft Exchange Online delivers reliable email messaging services that are accessible from anywhere. Employees can access email from their home, office, laptop, or smartphone. Fees are assessed based on number of users and each user receives five gigabytes of storage space upon purchase. Data protection services provide backup on a daily basis as well as an ability to retrieve deleted items or mailboxes. Shared calendars and contacts allow employees to maximize productivity and virus and spam filtering protects businesses from wasted space and lost data.
Office Live Meeting creates a virtual conference room where employees can hold online meetings from anywhere in the world. From small office brainstorming meetings to cross-organizational training sessions, Live Meeting brings employees together via their PCs. Presentation delivery, brainstorming sessions on a virtual whiteboard, document and file editing, and project negotiations can all be accomplished online through web conferencing. Meeting notes can be recorded and shared and attendance can be verified through surveys and confirmation emails. Employees on opposite sides of the globe receive instant access to the virtual meeting place, increasing production and maximizing business efficiency.
Office Communications Online enables in-house instant messaging services, allowing employees to conduct person-to-person conversations without the lag time created by email or phone tag. Presence awareness allows users to see who is on the network and to contact a colleague immediately, even if heâs not in his office. Remote access allows employees who are off-site to utilize the messaging capabilities as well.
Each of these applications is hosted by a group of Microsoftâs global data centers and offers streamlined communications, rapid deployment, migration services, increased IT personnel efficiency, and overall cost savings.
Signing Up En Pointe has set up a portal that streamlines the trial sign-up process at http://www.enpointe.com/saas/microsoft/online. From this site, customers can also sign up for the service and take advantage of the 30% pricing or speak with one of En Pointeâs hosted services consultants.