How to Convert from Microsoft Online Services Trial to the Real Deal(Paid)

May 29, 2009

Below is an excerpt taken directly from Microsoft whitepaper on Download Center Trial Guide for the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services (Download here for the full document)…

Scenario 5: Converting a Trial Account to a Paid Subscription

Now that you have gone through the trial experience, we invite you to transition your Business Productivity Online Suite trial account to a paid subscription. Purchasing your subscription grants you unlimited access to all the powerful communication and collaboration tools you experienced during your trial and you can subscribe for as few as five seat licenses. Additional licenses can be added at any time.

  1. You can convert your trial account to a paid subscription in the Microsoft Customer Portal. Navigate to https://mocp.microsoftonline.com and sign in with your Windows Live ID that you used to create your trial account.
  2. Click the Subscriptions tab of the Customer Portal
  3. In the Actions section of the Your Subscriptions table, click the drop down menu and choose Buy now. Then click the Go button.
  4. The Shopping Cart window appears.
  5. (Optional) If you want to adjust the number of subscribers, in the Qty field, type the number of users for whom you want to purchase Business Productivity Online Suite licenses, and then click Update Total.
  6. Click the checkbox acknowledging a discount has been applied to your purchase.
  7. Click the Checkout button.
  8. In the Billing Information wizard, complete the payment information and follow the instructions in the wizard. When the Confirmation page appears, your order has been successfully completed. Click Close to dismiss the window.

The Customer Portal will display your new set of paid subscription services.

Your Subscription Window, Microsoft Online Services

Your Subscription Window, Microsoft Online Services

Still have questions?  Vorsite is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we are available to assist you through the subscription and migration process.

 

Again, the above is an excerpt taken directly from Microsoft  whitepaper on Download Center Trial Guide for the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services (Download here for the full document)…

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Thanks,

The Vorsite Team


How Do I Set Up Mail Forwarding for Exchange Online?

May 20, 2009

For those of you thinking about subscribing to Exchange Online, part of Microsoft Online Services, or if you are already using the service know that mail forwarding can be a challenge.  Below are a set of steps that should help address the forwarding challenge.  Do you have a different method or questions? Please leave comments below.

Workaround for E-mail Forwarding

Below is a quick and information set of instructions to set up mail forwarding for MOS Exchange.

myaddress@mycompany.com – SMTP address that you want forwarded

myaddress1@mycompany.com – SMTP address of my Exchange Online account

myaddress@msn.com – External SMTP address

 

E-mail Box Lists Both SMTP Addresses

E-mail Box Lists Both SMTP Addresses

Step 1: Navigate and login to the Microsoft Online Services Administration Console (you must have appropriate permissions to access this site)  https://admin.microsoftonline.com

Step 2: Create a contact

  • Find and click the “Service Settings Tab”
  • Click “Exchange Online”
  • Click “Actions”
  • Click “New Contact”

Enter the information for the contact

  • For e-mail address enter – myaddress@msn.com (External E-mail address)
  • Finish the create process

 

Step 3: Create a Distribution List

  • Go Back to and Click on “Service Settings” Tab
  • Click “Exchange Online”
  • Click “Actions”
  • Click “New Distribution List”
  • Enter the appropriate E-mail address: myaddress@mycompany.com
  • Check “Allow External Senders”
  • Click “Next”

Select the contact that was created and your Exchange Online account as members

myaddress@msn.com

myaddress1@mycompany.com

Finish creation of the distribution list.

You have now send up forwarding. All e-mails sent to myaddress@mycompany.com will be sent to the internal e-mail address as well as the external e-mail address.

Please provide feedback or how you have address this challenge!


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