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MS Business Productivity Online Suite

Hosting Metro is proud to off Microsof's Business Productivity Online Suite, which delivers a familiar set of messaging and collaboration solutions through a user-friendly interface and at a fraction of the cost.

Give your business a highly secure, central location where employees can efficiently collaborate and share documents.

Starting from $5.25 per user per month
A hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 which provides improved e-mail security and "From-anywhere" access to e-mail.

Starting from $5 per user per month
Robust instant messaging (IM) and presence functionality that enables real-time person-to-person communication via text, voice and video, across an organization.

Starting from $2 per user per month
Connect with your colleagues and engage your customers through real-time meetings, training sessions, and events.

Starting from $4.50 per user per month

Save 50% by Subscribing to all of the services together for $10 per user, per month or subscribe to one or more services individually.

SharePoint Features:

Share documents, contacts, calendars, and tasks through a single location. Based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Online delivers rich team collaboration capabilities that enable you to flexibly and efficiently collaborate with team members, find organizational resources, search your intranet site, and manage content and workflow. You will get:
  • Sharepoint functionality that includes shared documents and meeting workspaces, document libraries with version control and seamless integration with Office.
  • Standard templates including wikis, blogs and surveys.
  • Content management features for documents and web content & email alerts on content change.
  • Offline access to documents through Outlook
  • Site search
  • Native RSS feeds for SharePoint libraries and lists
  • Forefront Anti-Virus Scanning
  • Document Recovery: Self service document restore with a 30-day recycle bin recovery period
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 24/7 Web form and phone based Tier 2 Support for IT Admin
  • Admin Centre provides web access for configuration and administration.

SharePoint Online Supports

  • IE 6+ & Firefox 2.0+
  • 250 MB per user, aggregated across the organization
  • 20 Site collections

Exchange Online Features :

Provide employees access to e-mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere, at anytime, on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices—while helping to protect against malware and spam. Exchange Online can be rapidly deployed, flexibly expanded, and is designed to be securely administered using a powerful yet simple remote Web-based console. Each user gets:
  • Standard 25GB mailbox
  • E-mail, shared calendar and contacts
  • Use of https helps keep internet access secure
  • Virus/Spam filtering via Exchange Hosted Filtering
  • Single Sign-On capability via Sign-In Tool
  • 24/7 Web form and phone based Tier 2 Support for IT Admin
  • Daily Backups, deleted items retention, business continuity and disaster recovery
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • Admin Centre to provide centralized web access for configuration and administration

Exchange Online Supports

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007, Outlook Web Access & IE6+, Firefox 2.0+
  • Push email for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0/6.1 and Exchange ActiveSync 12 devices
  • E-mail synchronization for Nokia E series and N series and iPhone 2.0 (no ActiveSync push)

Office Live Meeting Features

Live meeting helps users streamline communications with colleagues, customers, and suppliers. From small collaborative meetings to large events, Live Meeting is the perfect web conferencing solution for conducting online events.
  • Share and record your meeting notes - The always-on Shared Notes pane enables every attendee to view and edit shared action items to ensure everyone is in synch on key deliverables.
  • Highlight and emphasize key aspects of your presentation
  • Streamline attendee management - Surveys, calendar invitations, automatic confirmation emails and update emails streamline attendee management.
  • Find critical information easily with the new quick search, chapter index, and high fidelity playback features to enable a quicker and more focused review of meeting content.
  • Connect remote participants and teams
  • Make a bigger impact with dynamic audio and video
  • Live Meeting’s record of high availability is proven by a decade of operating experience and backed by the resources of a Fortune 100 company.
  • Cybertrust and SAS70 certified data centers that provide security enhanced content storage. More secure communication across firewalls, SSL data encryption, strong password authentication policies and 128-bit encryption combine to dramatically improve security.

Office Communication Online Features

Enable users to find and rapidly connect with the right person from the applications they use most. Office Communications Online provides streamlined access to rich presence and IM capabilities that are centrally managed by IT and work seamlessly with a range of Microsoft Office system programs.
  • Instant Messaging with text based chat, file transfer, 1:1, or 1:many communication
  • Seamless presence awareness enabling users to check another users availability on the network
  • Presence information shared across Microsoft Office applications, such as Outlook and SharePoint
  • Support for multiple modes and devices—PC, Web browser, or mobile phones

Case Studies

Staser Consulting Grows with Online Collaboration Services
Staser Consulting Group (SCG) uses Exchange Online for e-mail and calendaring, SharePoint Online for document management and collaboration, and Microsoft Office Live Meeting for remote conferencing and collaboration.

"SharePoint Online gives us access to the most current information with just a few clicks," says Jennifer Boyd, SCG Administrative Manager. "Regardless of where we are working, we all have consistent, up-to-date, reliable information at all times—which is critical for us." "With Microsoft Online Services, we gain all the advantages afforded by these powerful collaboration tools, with virtually none of the overhead," adds Jeff Staser, SCG Founder and Principal.
Organization Size: 50 employees
Industry: Management Consulting Services

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