BPOS to Office 365 migration special offer

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  Here is s a special offer from Kozma technology to help Small Business migrate to Microsoft’s enhances version of their BPOS cloud solution called Office 365. All the details are available on the link below. Need to transition from BPOS to Office 365 Contact Martin at martin@kozmatech.com or (03)9018 6599 Limited places so be quick as the offer will fill up quickly!  

70-536 study

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70-536 was the most demanding Microsoft course I have studied. I passed on the first try (just) but I spent more than a year on and off going through the material. First of all, I read the Microsoft Training book a couple of times before starting on the practice guides. I bought a couple of training kits early – uCertify and TestKing but it took a very long time to get the higher passing scores, and that worried me because if I was struggling on questions I had seen before then would would happen in the real test environment. Obviously I still did not have a good enough grasp of the concepts. I tried taking notes on weak areas, looking at msdn sites and using any forums on the exam I could find. I needed to make the effort to sit this exam or else the motivation would have disappeared and would have been time wasted. I decided to buy Transcender practice exam. It’s a little bit more expensive but what I like is that that explanations are the best of all and for this exam I needed it. I “bit the bullet” and enrolled for the exam and used the practice exams like a madman. I made practice notes on my weak areas but I was not overly confident. I was concerned about the questions that you needed to put in order and the questions where there was not on straight answer. I did find over time in the multiple answer questions that one answer was blatantly obviosuly wrong so that at least narrowed the options. I went for the exam knowing I need to get above 700 and I thought there was 42 questions, which meant that I needed to be positive about 29 questions. One I got in the exam, I was presented with a different format that what I was expecting: we had a case study where there 4 questions, then the 42 questions, then another case study of 4 questions. One thing to note is you cannot go back to the case studies once you have moved on to the main section. You can only review within the section. I breathed slowly and took my time, trying to think that the case studies were just another way of framing the question. So with 50 questions all up, I figured I need to have at least 35 correct if there were all of equal value. I marked the questions I was not sure after reviewed them after I finished the first time through. I tried to add up in my mind how I was going and I knew I was very close to the pass mark with quite a few I was not sure of. After I decided to press the final submit button, I held my breath and hoped and got….700 – right on the pass line. What a relief and what joy! Now I have moved onto my 7-562 and how much deloighting in how much easier the study is. I hope that the hardest exam is behind me.   Good luck to all studying 70-536 and keep going – never give up- pass or fail – you’ll get there in the end. Martin        

Office 365 sign ups on the up.

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More and more small business (often called SMBs) are seeing the benefit of a using a professional online service  (or buzz word ‘cloud’) like Office 365. With your domain name linked to the Outlook email, all small business can feel like a corporate with the power of Exchange email, communications via Lync for Instant Messaging, Live Meeting and voice. While not necessary to have multiple accounts, the power of team collaboration using Office 365 can show it’s best side: sharing calendar’s, checking free and busy times when creating appointments, document versioning in SharePoint Online, Instant Messaging presence with Lync Online. Office Web Apps allows you to edit Office documents without having Office installed on your PC or laptop. If you do have a copy of Office 2007 or better, 2010, then there are some better beneftts for editing SharePoint documents. ip address Office 2010 Professional Plus is available for download on Office 365 subscriptons E1 and E2. Here, in Australia, Office 365 is offered by Telstra billing system in conjection with Microsoft partners. They offer a no obligation trial which offers all the features for 30 days and 10 users. What have you got to lose? Send me an email to martin@kozmatech.com and I’ll be glad to set it up.

Office 365 Mailbox sizes

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One of the biggest advantages of Office 365 Exchange Online versus it’s on premise counterpart is the mailbox size. Often companies need to limit mailbox sizes of users due to storage restrictions and have to put in archiving policies to handle the overflow. With Office 365 Exchange Online all email accounts get 25GB in their mail store. That’s a generous and hard to resist option for IT administrators. ip address domain properties . web headers .

Office 365 has arrived

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The long anticipated successor to BPOS is released to much fanfare in New York on Tuesday 28th June. As the beta version was already doing the rounds in many countries, the 40 market release features Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online (combing LiveMeeting and Office Communicator) and Office Web Apps. With guaranteed SLAs of 99.9% the subscription service will be sold via Microsoft Partners and Teltsra in Australia. The number of packages has increased, with a P1 for small businesses under 25 users and Enterprise version offering different levels of service and connectivity on to on premise Active Directory servers. The P1 licence is $7.90, which is a considerable saving on BPOS pricing, which was offering the fill suite for $16.95. Kozma Technology is fully committed to Office 365 and migrations from existing platforms. All queries can be directed to info@kozmatech.com ip address web headers