Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:17 PMAs the IT Manager for our organization, I have been receiving emails about the transition to Office 365 but I am still not sure what will happen on the actual transition date coming up soon. Our organization is still on Office 2003 primarily (except for a few users on 2007) and we rely on in-house Exchange Server 2003, SQL servers, and locally installed copies of the Office software. We also use locally installed versions of Live Meeting 2007. Is there any reason I need to create any accounts with Office 365? What exactly are they transitioning us to that may affect my end users? I presume all this transition is only relevant if an organization subscribes to hosted services.
Monday, November 28, 2011 10:07 AM
If you are a BPOS customer your account will be transitioned to Office 365 as BPOS will be obsolete in less than a year. I think your biggest task now is to make sure everyone in your organization is on a supported platform. e.g. Office 2003 is not supported with Office 365. you can find system requirements for Office 365 here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/system-requirements.aspx
Transition more likely will happen over a weekend which Microsoft will move your data from BPOS to Office 365. once it is done all users need to reconfigure desktop apps to work with new system.
I suppose the best you can do at this point is to get in touch with your partner of record and ask them to assist you with the transition. if you don't have a partner you can contact us for help.
also visit BPOS transition site:
- Proposed As Answer by Amin Tavakoli Monday, November 28, 2011 10:07 AM