What others are saying about the Office 365 beta

It’s been a little over a week since the public beta of Office 365 became available, and there have already been some great comments on it from the press and customers.    For those not familiar with Office 365, it’s an always-up-to-date cloud service which brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync…

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Microsoft Office 365 Launches Public Beta

There are a variety of stories coming out today regarding the availability of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service public beta, including this one on PCMag.com and the official news release on Microsoft.com here.  The beta is available to 38 markets and in 17 languages. Office 365 brings the familiar experience of Microsoft Office together…

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Email: Not Just a Commodity

Interesting note in a blog post from Julia White of Microsoft, highlighting a Wall Street Journal article regarding Cisco pulling the plug on their Cisco Mail offering. In her post, Julia points out that Microsoft is “doubling down” on email and collaboration tools with our Office 365 offerings, further proof of the type of long term…

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Consumerization of IT and Cloud Computing

 The Consumerization of IT, generally defined as the development of technologies for consumers that make their way into the enterprise, has been a trendy topic the last couple of years. With the International CES consumer technology tradeshow happening in Las Vegas right now, I've been thinking about the topic.  I also came across an interesting article from December…

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Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure FISMA Approval and Delivering on Public Sector Customer Needs

Some noteworthy items on the cloud front to highlight as the week comes to a close. First the good news on the Microsoft GFS (Global Foundation Services) blog that Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure has received FISMA approval. The blog states: Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure has achieved another milestone in receiving its Federal Information Security Management Act of…

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Office 365 for enterprises: Part 2 – Best Productivity Experience

AUTHOR: Allen with the Office 365 Group at Microsoft Reposting from Microsoft Office 365 Blog With hundreds of millions of users, Microsoft Office is practically synonymous with business productivity. As the world grows more complex and interconnected, the definition of business productivity has expanded. Whether it’s a financial analyst mastering thousands (or millions) of rows…

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