Microsoft calls organizations who are using Microsoft Online Services and BPOS, to share their experiences with the world. Send your Microsoft Online Services story to us at our community mailbox. Some things you may include are: 1. Why did your business choose BPOS? 2. What was it like to transition from your old system to BPOS? 3. What is it like to use Microsoft Online Services? 4. Has there been an impact on productivity, collaboration and workflow? 5. If you have used our Technical Support, what was that experience like? 6. Do you plan to continue to use Microsoft Online Services?
Top 12 BPOS feature requests: 1. Single SignOn: ability to sign in to Online Services and your own network with same credentials 2. Sharing Free/Busy information in Outlook between on-premises and online users 3. ability to federate Office Communications Online instant messaging with Office Communications Server, business partners and via Public IM Connectivity (PIC) 4. Hosted Voice Mail and Unified Messaging: Integrating Exchange Online with an on-premises PBX to provide a single inbox for voice mail and email 5. Improved Blackberry Administration: Provide web-based Blackberry Enterprise Server administration portal to enable customers to perform common administration functions without having to submit a service request 6. SharePoint Enterprise Features: Anonymous access and extranet capability, cross site-collection search, BI features, “social” features like tagging and more 7. OC Conferencing and Voice: Converge instant messaging, voice and conferencing in Office Communicator 8. Server-Service Parity: Provide the same rich features of Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Office Communications Server whether hosted or on-premises 9. More Configuration Control: Remote Powershell, large batch processing, more control over policies and settings 10. More API’s and application integration opportunities 11. Public Folder support with Exchange Online 12. Email-enabled lists in SharePoint Online.