Outlook with BCM (but without Word, Excel, etc.)

Outlook with BCM (but without Word, Excel, etc.)

Microsoft is now packaging Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager as a stand-alone product. I’m not smart enough to know or explain all the reasons behind this. I imagine this is in response to competitive pressure from salesforce.com, Google Apps, and other on-line products.

I thought that I would be using Outlook with BCM on a regular basis by now. But my plans got derailed when I ran into difficulties installing it in my own Small Business Server environment and when I got nervous about the impact it might have on synchronizing my contacts with my Windows Mobile 5 phone. So I’m afraid I can’t tell you whether this marketing move is a good, bad, or inconsequential thing for small businesses. If I hear more, I’ll pass it along.

Posted in All, BCM, Office 2007, Software, Technology on Feb 7th, 2008, 10:30 am by David Schrag   

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