Microsoft Adds Monitoring Tools to BPOS

Microsoft’s foray into cloud-based applications and services has been picking up momentum for more than a year, giving enterprises cheaper and more flexible application delivery and management options.

As eCRM Guide reports, now its adding dashboards to its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) offering.

BPOS consists of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, and Office Live Meeting — providing subscription services in the cloud ranging from e-mail and instant messaging to collaboration using document sharing and electronic meetings.

Microsoft was almost a non-starter in cloud computing just a few years ago — but it has worked hard, built massive data centers worldwide, and come out with what customers apparently feel is a compelling set of offerings, including its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).

In fact, BPOS is growing in popularity. The state of Minnesota announced this week that it has signed a deal with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to supply the state’s Office of Enterprise Technology, as well as any other state and local government bodies that choose to participate, with BPOS.

Now, Microsoft is adding dashboards to BPOS in order to give customers more information on how the suite is functioning, the company said Monday.

Read the full story at eCRM Guide:

Microsoft’s Online Business Suite Gets A Dashboard

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