The HP services tailored for Office 365 that are available include front-end planning/advisory services; administration services for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online; setup of these services hosted in Microsoft datacenters; assistance with any required Active Directory cleanup; ongoing support of these various online services, including incident and problem management; compliance and audit services; change management services; capacity management and performance reporting services and more.
The agreement also allows Microsoft to host certain Microsoft cloud services in HP's datacenters, starting with Exchange Online.
The agreement announced today is "a new agreement with Microsoft, on top of the existing relationship," an HP spokesperson confirmed. "The agreement allows HP to comprehensively manage Office 365 and related HP services for enterprise customers. This agreement also allows agreed-upon HP datacenters to be used by Microsoft for Office 365 email hosting."