2 new Microsoft BPOS Documents

2 new documents have come available this week providing more detail on the differences between SharePoint Online and Sharepoint On premise.

The second document is an updated version of the Trial Guide, describing the registration and setup of the BPOS trial :


Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for SharePoint Online

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Download IPD Guide for SharePoint Online


Trial Guide for Microsoft Online Services is Published

A new Trial Guide for Microsoft Online Services has been published and is available from the Microsoft Download Center.

If you are considering the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services and want to start a 30-day trial of the services, the Trial Guide will help you get started with the trial and work through several common administrative and end-user tasks. The guide provides step-by-step instructions for several scenarios, including:

· Setting up a 30-day trial account in the Microsoft Online Customer Portal (MOCP)

· Basic account administration

· SharePoint Online administration

· Setting up the end user experience

· Converting a trial account to a paid subscription

Source: Microsoft Online Services Team Blog