Microsoft Bulks Up Infrastructure Optimization Plan

Microsoft has put some muscle behind its Infrastructure Optimization initiative, announcing a new program designed to promote the advantages of a number of core technologies. The new Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO), which is associated with Redmond's People Ready program, is designed to help better position the company's unified communications, content management and business intelligence products as a foundation on which the next generation of network infrastructure can be built.

The program, aimed largely at Microsoft's network of business partners, includes an assessment tool called the Business Productivity Infrastructure Analyzer. This tool allows partners to collect important information about a particular company's infrastructure, including what sorts of servers it has for identity management or whether it has any sort of automated process for patching server and desktop software.

Microsoft is scheduled in October to conduct a training event in Chicago that will provide more details on how the program can benefit business partners. Microsoft officials said they're hoping to establish a better understanding with how its business partners operate in the context of BPIO by giving them the opportunity to be trained side by side.

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Posted by Ed Scannell on September 27, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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