News

The Evolution of Microsoft BPOS

Recent milestones, developments and changes to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite.

In a recent webinar, Kayvaan Ghassemieh, senior technical product manager for Microsoft Online Services, outlined recent milestones, developments and changes to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).

BPOS is Microsoft's cloud-based bundle of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online,

Office Communications Online and Office Live Meeting.

Some highlights from Ghassemieh's presentation:

  • There are 2 million paid BPOS seats at more than 1,000 companies
  • BPOS is available in 22 markets worldwide
  • Microsoft supports BPOS through six data centers (two each in North America, Asia and Europe)
  • Mailbox sizes were expanded to 25GB in March
  • Single sign-on capability is planned for the next release
  • Other planned upgrades not yet assigned to a specific future release include IMAP support, public folders, additional APIs and beefed-up reporting capabilities.

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.

Featured

  • Microsoft Adds Privileged Identity Management Delegation to Azure Lighthouse

    The commercial release of Privileged Identity Management (PIM)-enabled Azure Lighthouse delegations is now available, Microsoft on Monday announced.

  • Microsoft Commercially Releases Entra Workload Identities

    Microsoft announced on Monday that its Entra Workload Identities service is now available as a commercial product offering, having reached the "general availability" stage.

  • The 2022 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Microsoft has a lot in the docket for 2022, including new products like SQL Server 2022, Exchange Subscription Edition and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac.

  • OpenSSF Adopts Microsoft Open Source Software Security Guidelines

    The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) announced on Wednesday that it has adopted the Secure Supply Chain Consumption Framework (S2C2F) for ensuring the secure use of open source software (OSS) by developers.