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Eastside Legal BPOS … Follow-up

As a follow-up to the BPOS onboarding project in January, 2010, I recently asked Stan Kehl, the Executive Director of Eastside Legal Assistance Program, for an assessment of how things are going now that the entire organization is using the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

This particular exercise happened over a year ago. Nevertheless, I thought it might make a good read and so, here it is. The Level 7 Technology Group was considering a move to the Chicago area during the summer. In December … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the conclusion

This is the concluding installment of a series of blog posts describing my experiences in presenting Microsoft’s Business Productivity OnLine Services (BPOS) Standard Suite to Eastside Legal Assistance Program. You can refer to my previous blog entries from the topics … Continue reading

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Small Business Server “Aurora”

I saw an article, What You Need to Know About Small Business Server “Aurora,” the Great Windows Phone 7 Debate, IE 9, and More, by Paul Thurrow in the October, 2010 edition of Windows IT Pro magazine about the upcoming Windows … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the results

 Previous posts in the BPOS series, covered: Exchange Online, Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Web Conferencing (Live Meeting) and SharePoint. I’ve come to the conclusion that using Online services is beneficial to the Small/Medium Business (SMB) space. What then is the … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … SharePoint

The previous post in the BPOS series, covered the steps to set up an Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Web Conferencing (Live Meeting) environment for testing. I covered setting up the Communicator client and configuring it to work with the Microsoft Online … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the other communication services

The Office Communicator is probable the most confusing part of the trial due to the architecture which allows for the incompatibility of the on-premise and online services. Also, depending the the previous steps that have been taken in the trial, the OS on the computer and the version of the .Net Framework currently installed, you will have to rely on intuition and your previous experiences to determine what steps you need to take to get Communicator function. Once installed and configured correctly, Communicator functions as expected. Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … Exchange Online

In the previous post in the BPOS series, I gave an overview of the service offering and covered the steps that I took to set up a 30 day free trial of the entire BPOS Suite: Exchange, Communicator, LiveMeeting and SharePoint. This post … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP … the trial begins

Microsoft offers a 30 day trial of their Business Productivity Online Service (BPOS) directly or they will put you in touch with a local partner organization. I visited the Microsoft Online Services site at http://www.microsoft.com/online/ to get product information and searched for a … Continue reading

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BPOS for ELAP

A single license (5 minimum) for Exchange Online is $5.00 per month (1 year committment) with a 25GB mailbox and all the other stuff that you get in Exchange including connecting to your Outlook client and the Outlook Web Access application. For a 5 person operation, the yearly cost is $300 for the entire organization.
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