Business Insights | May 2011
| Software as a service (SaaS)—the delivery of software over the Internet—is increasingly popular with companies of all sizes. SaaS makes particularly good sense for midsize companies, where it can greatly simplify deployment and reduce IT costs with its "pay as you go" subscription licensing model. But you'll want to choose your SaaS provider carefully, taking into account the flexibility, scalability, affordability, and reliablity of its SaaS offerings. |
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| Microsoft Office 365 allows for flexible deployment scenarios and identity management through Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0. Explore these deployment scenarios in depth and discuss integration scenarios with Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Windows PowerShell scripting.|
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