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No Office 365 For Microsoft BPOS Users

Software giant Microsoft’s newly launched Office 365 cloud based service won’t be accessible to existing BPOS customers.

Office 365 is an evolved version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) which allows users to access cloud based online versions of popular Office applications like Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

According to PC World, instead of moving BPOS customers on the new platform in one go, Microsoft is testing the program with a select number of users.

Microsoft said in an emailed statement that it plans to allow BPOS customers to access Office 365 in September. Even then, the transition of each BPOS customer will be based on a response to a readiness survey.

“Our goal is to provide our existing customers the best experience when transitioning to Office 365. The one-time transition process is an important step to rolling out the service and we're focused on getting it right," Microsoft said.

"We have customers who span different needs and environments and through these early pilot efforts, we're able to improve our services and support to ensure that our current customers get the best possible experience they expect from Microsoft." the company added.