Shell moves to Windows Azure cloud

Shell poster child for Microsoft Business Productivity Online suite—an ‘Office’ in the cloud.

Shell now figures amongst Microsoft’s poster children for its cloud-based Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). BPOS comprises messaging and collaboration tools, delivered as a subscription service. The hosted components include Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Office Communications for ‘presence,’ instant messaging, and peer to peer audio calls and Office Live Meeting for web and video conferencing.

Kurt DelBene, president of Microsoft’s Office division said, ‘cloud apps let people collaborate from any location and devices. Our online productivity solutions work with tools that organizations already use, simplifying their transition to the cloud.

Shell is to start using SharePoint Online alongside its SharePoint 2010 instances to enable global, online collaboration among employees. These tools provide a central platform for applications, such as document and content management, as well as project work. Through Microsoft SharePoint, Shell will ‘appreciate considerable cost reductions and flexibility.’ BPOS is now available in 40 countries and regions. More from

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