blog Are you a customer of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite who hasn’t yet confirmed your intention to upgrade to the new Office 365 paradigm? Well, reality check: You don’t have much time to make the change before BPOS is switched off, and you could reportedly even lose your existing hosted data if you don’t get a move on. Local cloud media outlet BoxFreeIT reports on a somewhat frantic email Microsoft’s local cloud partner Telstra has sent to its own partners on the matter (we recommend you click here for the full article):
Telstra wrote in its email to T-Suite Microsoft Online Services (MOS) partners, “We require your URGENT support to contact your BPOS customers who are yet to consent to the terms and conditions for migration to Office 365 which will avoid disruption to their online service.”
Sounds like this migration process isn’t quite being managed as smoothly as it could be. Well, that’s probably to be expected, given that the cloud computing landscape is still relatively in its infancy, the products are still changing regularly and the relationships between the various players haven’t quite been hammered out yet. But we suspect that this little kerfuffle shows the whole process is a little too fast-moving for some, who will cling to a service even if it’s being closed down. Ah, BPOS. We barely knew ye.