There’s a very cool blog post over at The Amazing Adventures of Geek Girl : Trying and Buying BPOS - It couldn't be easier! This post shows you how to sign up for the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS). BPOS delivers hosted communication and collaboration tools that feature:
- High availability
- Comprehensive security
- Simplified IT management
This includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online, and Office Live Meeting. BPOS combines these 4 products into a single suite of products, purchased together. You are charged per user, per month, which can provide significant savings, especially when compared to the cost of self-hosting.
You can sign up for a free 30 day trial, or purchase BPOS right from your browser. To find out more, go sign up for your free trial, it’s quite easy to get started by setting up a free SharePoint Online account by following the steps outlined in the post, “Trying and Buying BPOS – It couldn’t be easier!”