Microsoft to Preview BPOS Update by Year’s End

When Microsoft executives say that they’re “all in” on the cloud, as they are wont to do, a big part of that means BPOS, the pared-down Web-based version of the popular Office productivity applications.

Known in longhand as the Business Productivity Online Suite, BPOS is a major focus for Microsoft’s enterprise sales team as it duels with Google Docs and other cloud-based software services. Now, Microsoft is looking ahead to the next phase of the offering as it moves ahead with a broader update of its enterprise apps. CIO Update has the details.

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft’s most popular online services for businesses are in the process of a major upgrade and the company is nearing a public preview, the company said at a briefing here.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will preview an updated Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), the company’s cloud offering of enterprise applications, before the year is out, Betsy Frost Webb, general manager of online services, told a media briefing Monday.

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