Over the past 8 months or so I have been doing a bit of work with Microsoft Online’s Business Productivity Online Services or BPOS offering. For those not familiar with it, it is essentially a hosted Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft Live Meeting solution that customers can buy on a per user basis for either $10usd or $16.95AUD per month.
For small businesses, this means that all the normal maintenance and support tasks like backup and patching are taken care of, and all they need to worry about is setting up user accounts, managing passwords and keeping their internet connection up.
The piece that is overlooked though is the basic need for file and print sharing that most offices have. Sure, hosted sharepoint provides some great collaboration features, but doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to things like roaming user profiles, home folders, or even redirected folders.
To leverage that, what you ide ...