Microsoft BPOS Service Update Announced, Rolling Out by the End of this Month

Microsoft has announced updates to the BPOS service that will be deployed by the end of this month. Microsoft doesn't announce specific dates as to when the updates will be online as it'll vary depending on what data center you're in and possibly even more granular than that -- what cluster your servers are on […]

Microsoft has announced updates to the BPOS service that will be deployed by the end of this month. Microsoft doesn't announce specific dates as to when the updates will be online as it'll vary depending on what data center you're in and possibly even more granular than that -- what cluster your servers are on -- so it starts to get complicated to say reliably that a specific feature will be updated on a specific date for a specific person.

Updates include:

  • Microsoft Online Services Blackberry Administration Console Enhancements
  • PowerShell Self-Service Administration for Forwarding Rules and POP Access
  • Updated Versions of Live Meeting Client and Outlook Add-In
  • Messaging Records Management -- new policies applied to mailbox capacity metrics

"When BPOS was first released, there were no administrative PowerShell commands at all. When they did release them, they needed a vehicle for shipping them and the Migration Tool had a ready made PowerShell environment that was perfect in many ways for adding the admin commands to. This made it quite a bit easier for the team to get the commands out faster. So now, even if you don't want to migrate mail, you've to download Migration Tool in order to get the administrative PowerShell commands."

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