Transport Customer References: Qantas signs on for Office 365

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/309161,qantas-signs-on-for-office-365.aspx   Qantas has signed an agreement with Microsoft that will set Australia’s national airline on a migration path to the Singapore-hosted Office 365 cloud computing service.

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Retail Customer Reference: Coles signs up for 100,000 Office 365 SharePoint Online Seats

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/431359/coles_taps_office_365_staff_portal_cloud/   Coles will roll out Microsoft Office 365 to its 100,000 employees throughout Australia, the grocery store said. Coles plans to deploy Microsoft SharePoint Online, giving employees 24/7 access to the Coles portal through any Web-enabled device. The company aims to remove communication barriers across its staff, it said. The portal automates functions that…

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Customer: Lync Online – PSTN Breakout e.g Call a landline or mobile directly from Lync Online

It’s certainly exciting times for Lync Online right now. http://lynconline.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/jajah-voice-for-office-365-12884930736   Check out the Lync Online Market place to read up on Jajah – a program running in beta right now that enables users to call mobile phones and landlines directly within the Lync Online Solution.

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Customer: New Lower Prices for Office 365

http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft_office_365_blog/archive/2012/03/14/new-lower-prices-for-office-365.aspx

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Microsoft is Building a New DC in Dublin

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/250524/microsoft_is_building_a_new_datacenter_in_dublin.html

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Cloud Privacy

Interesting views today in the media around Google’s new Privacy Policies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16720406   http://gizmodo.com/5878987/its-official-google-is-evil-now

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Customer – Improvements to Kiosk Worker Scenarios in Office 365 K1/K2 and Exchange Online Kiosk

http://community.office365.com/en-us/b/microsoft_office_365_blog/archive/2012/01/09/office-365-new-capabilities-for-kiosk-workers.aspx These new capabilities include: Adding Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) for mobile devices to the Exchange Online Kiosk plan and Office 365 Kiosk Plan. Virtually all smartphones support EAS including Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and Nokia. A full list of EAS supported phones is available here. Doubling email storage from 500 MB to 1 GB in…

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