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Google finally wins DoI cloud apps contract

Google has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by winning the US Department of the Interior (DoI) contract for its Apps for Government platform, after Microsoft had snaffled the original deal. "We’re honored that the Department of the Interior has selected Google Apps for Government, and we look forward to working closely …
Iain Thomson, 2 May 2012
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ASA probes Microsoft cloud reliability claims

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) is checking out a complaint about claims from Microsoft that it can guarantee 99.9 per cent uptime on its cloud services. The Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) has been prone to outages. And even its successor, Office 365, has gone down twice since its launch in late June, leading …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2011
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Office 365, Hotmail and SkyDrive hit by outage

A new month and another outage for Microsoft's Office 365 cloud service. This time it had company as Hotmail and SkyDrive were also downed by the same DNS (Domain Name System) issue. Luckily for Europe, outages started in the middle of last night when most of us were tucked up in bed – 4am GMT and lasted for around three-and-a …
Paul Kunert, 9 Sep 2011
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Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online users suffer outages

Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online customers stateside suffered a major outage yesterday for more than five hours. The issues first emerged at about 11am Pacific Daylight Time (7pm BST), with users in the US and Canada complaining on Twitter that they could not access email while administrators were unable to manage …
Paul Kunert, 18 Aug 2011
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Microsoft gives BPOS customers credit note for latest crash

Microsoft UK has vowed to provide BPOS customers with vouchers against future credits following seven hours of downtime at the weekend. This is the latest in a series of embarrassing cloud outages for Redmond after a summer of interruptions began in May, but differs from other incidents in that an "Act of God" was responsible …
Paul Kunert, 10 Aug 2011
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Lightning strikes cloud: Amazon, MS downed

Microsoft has been left reeling again after another BPOS crash but at least on this occasion it was not alone, as Amazon's EC2 web services were also downed by the same act of God in Europe. A bolt of lightning struck a transformer at a power utility provider in Dublin, causing an explosion that took down the back-systems last …
Paul Kunert, 8 Aug 2011
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Microsoft shakes up Office 365 channel payments

Microsoft is trying to talk to resellers about Office 365 in a language they understand: cold hard cash ... but the message is still failing to resonate with some. Redmond is paying dealers three months upfront for selling its cloud services instead of just one month as had been the case with the Business Producivity Online …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 2011
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Microsoft apologises for yet another BPOS outage

Microsoft has apologised for another Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) outage that left customers across the pond struggling to access email. Only last month, the software firm was forced to say sorry after its troubled online service crashed for three hours, which followed problems in May. Microsoft confirmed the …
Paul Kunert, 20 Jul 2011
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Umbrella-wielding Steve Ballmer gets cloudy with Office 365

Prepackaged software giant Microsoft uncorked its latest online business productivity service, dubbed Office 365, today. It's essentially a re-branding exercise by Redmond, which has replaced the firm's clunkily-named Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) of apps with a cloud-based offering for biz customers. But the song …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jun 2011
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Google in preemptive strike on Microsoft Office 365

Google Apps product manager Shan Sinha was once director of strategy for Microsoft SharePoint, Redmond's longstanding effort to facilitate business collaboration over the net. Sinha left Microsoft in the fall of 2007 to create DocVerse, a service that bypassed SharePoint, plugging Microsoft Office clients into Google Apps. …
Cade Metz, 28 Jun 2011
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Microsoft BPOS biz-cloud hit by another outage

Microsoft cloud execs are crossing their fingers that Office 365, the pending successor to the Business Productivity Online Suite, is a safer bet for customers following yet another crash in North America. Customers across the region and in London reported problems logging into the hosted service – Exchange Online and …
Paul Kunert, 23 Jun 2011

Microsoft BPOS encourages jacuzzi use at Wise Group

Video Glasgow-based Wise Group has worked for a generation in Scotland to help get jobs for ex-offenders and the long-term unemployed. With a creaking IT system, many small offices and little cash to spend, Wise CIO Alan Lee-Bourke decided that his best chance of putting a jacuzzi in his server room was to use Microsoft BPOS to …
Phil Mitchell, 8 Jun 2011
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Microsoft coughs to wobbly Office Live problems

Microsoft has admitted that its soon-to-be retired Office Live product has been struggling to serve up accounts and websites for its small business customers for the best part of a week. "The issue has been resolved and the service is now functioning normally. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience," wrote product …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 May 2011
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City of London takes non-profit to the cloud

Case study Who is the shadowy City of London Corporation? Actually it is not shadowy at all, it's the City's local government. In our latest Future of Productivity podcast Adam Hand tells Tim Phillips how the City of London Corporation helped TheCityUK, a non-profit organisation that promotes UK financial services, to migrate its …
Tim Phillips, 18 Apr 2011
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Google Apps contracts promise no 'scheduled downtime'

Google has updated the contracts for its Google Apps suite so that they no longer make allowances for scheduled maintenance, and that any downtime - no matter how small - will be counted and applied to the customer's agreement. Mountain View announced the change to its Google Apps service level aggreements (SLAs) with a Friday …
Cade Metz, 14 Jan 2011
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Microsoft dives into cloud as resellers ask: 'What's in it for me?'

Analysis “We're rebooting, re-pivoting, re-transitioning the whole company around betting big on cloud services,” said Microsoft CFO Kevin Turner at the company’s 2010 Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this year. Turner was talking about hosted services – based mainly on Exchange and SharePoint – along with the Azure application and …
Tim Anderson, 10 Dec 2010
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Microsoft claims state first with Minnesota cloud

Microsoft's crusade to convert earth-bound customers into cloud floaters has landed an army of 30,000 government email and collaboration users in the US state of Minnesota. The state will stop running its own Exchange email servers for executive-branch communications, and will switch to Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Sep 2010

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