Business Insights | May 2011
Microsoft Business Insights—May 2011
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Ready for Software as a Service?
Office 365 Overview
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Shanen Boettcher General Manager U.S. Server Platform Microsoft 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.
Ready for Software as a Service?
Before you dive into SaaS, make sure you're getting a package that provides a full range of integrated applications—from productivity to computer management to sales, marketing, and customer service—and that your SaaS provider has the flexibility and scalability to meet the needs today and tomorrow, with a total cost of ownership that provides the best bang for your buck.
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Flexible Deployment and Integration with Microsoft Office 365
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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