Thursday, 16 June 2011

50% discount on Office 365 migrations

Pygmalion is pleased to inform that Office 365 – the cloud computing solution that delivers Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Office Web Apps on a subscription basis  - is to be released by Microsoft on 28 June 2011.  Also, that we are fully prepared to assist companies to migrate to this 2nd generation cloud solution from Microsoft, that offers huge business benefits in terms of business agility; monthly subscription costs replacing the requirement for large chunks of capital investment;  guaranteed high availability /reliability; reduction in IT support costs; access anywhere from almost any device; and overall yielding significant cost-savings and improvements in operational efficiency.

Please contact us for further information on how Office 365 may benefit your business and the 50% discounts on migrations to Office 365 that we are offering for a limited period.

Contact Info:
Tel: 0207 751 8060
Post: 2 station court, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2PY

Saturday, 11 June 2011

BPOS to Office 365 Transition Process for Existing BPOS Customers

Office 365 includes all the business values of BPOS such as no server upgrades, 24x7 technical support, predictable price and familiar experiences. On top of that there are new features and offerings that extends the functionality of BPOS.

At some point, all BPOS customers will transition to Office 365. The time of the transition will be scheduled by Microsoft and customers have to respond to those schedule proposals.
During the transition, all changes within the Microsoft datacenters will be done by Microsoft, so there will be no data migrations required by customers. In addition it is guaranteed that the transition will cause no interruption to the mail flow.

Key areas of change includes added new features, new offerings, SharePoint Online Deskless Worker deprecation, transition from Live Meeting to Lync Online, new system requirements, new portal experiences, URL changes for OWA and portals, Services Connector which will replace the Microsoft Online Services Sign In application, optional feature of Federated Identity and Rich Coexistence.

In Office 365 there are some key changes to the system requirements. The highlights of the changes are that with the new service, Office 2003, IE 6 and Office Communicator 2007 R2 are not supported.

From the pricing and licensing aspect, all active BPOS subscriptions will be transitioned to Office 365. also for existing BPOS customers there will be no changes to agreements, contracts, account status, etc. Customer can switch offerings after the transition is completed.

As mentioned, Live Meeting will be transitioned to Lync Online. After the transition, Lync Online becomes the conferencing solution meaning that Lync Online replaces Live Meeting and Live Meeting will be phased out. From the customer's prospective, all BPOS customers require to remove Live Meeting Outlook add-in and install Lync Online Outlook add-in instead.

Transition experience from BPOS to Office 365 consists of three main phases:

For more information about BPOS to Office 365 transition and how we can help during the transition:

For more information about Office 365/BPOS: