Outlook Web App Client now available for iPhone and iPad

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers! Microsoft has released a native Outlook Web App client for iPhone and iPad devices.  The client is available for download from the iTunes store: OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad.  There is an excellent blog post and FAQ on the Office 365 technology blog here covering the solution….


Mobile Device Support in the New Office 365

Tim Tetrick I wanted to take the opportunity to review the great mobile device support that’s included in the new Office 365.  You can access email, calendar, documents, instant messaging, presence, audio, video, and other Office 365 services from your mobile phone or tablet.  Supported devices include Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad, Android Phone, Nokia…


Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) NOW Available as Add-on to Any Enterprise Exchange Online Plan

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! GREAT NEWS!  Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) is now available as add-on to any Enterprise Exchange Online plan. What does this mean?  Exchange Online Archiving (EOA), including In-Place hold and unlimited storage, was previously only available to be purchased as an add-on to on-premises Exchange Server 2010 mailboxes. Customers who wished…

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Free Office webinars every Tuesday, watch videos anytime

Todd Sweetser Hi Office and Cloud sellers alike!  Wanted to make all aware of this great resource that shows how to take advantage of Office and Office 365 components via short, focused webinars.  These are also available as recordings after each one so the library of useful videos grows each week!   Below is info…


Ignite Technical and Sales Training for Exchange, Office & Office 365

Tim Tetrick   Don’t miss this opportunity! The Exchange, Office & Office 365 Ignite events are a series of free, limited invitation workshops for Microsoft’s most valued partners introducing you to the technical capabilities of the recently launched NEW Exchange, Office and Office 365. Technical workshop: Topics range from new capabilities, design, deployment and management…


Get Demoing Office 365!

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers!  With the commercial launch of the new Office 365 we have an amazing opportunity to deliver new solutions to our customers. A critical component of our customer discussions is being able to deliver the Office 365 business value through demonstrations that are easy to implement and engaging for the…


Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet

Michael Kophs Microsoft Cloud TSP Looking to provide your customers/prospects with a detailed comparison between Microsoft’s Cloud services and an on-premises solution (or other hosted offering)?  Check out the following Office 365 Cost Comparison Worksheet.  Use this worksheet as a starting point for providing a detailed cost comparison for your customers over a five year…

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Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business

  Todd Sweetser Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business. Hi Cloud Sellers! February 27th marks an important milestone with the general availability of the new Office 365 for business. We would like to personally invite you and your customers to attend the virtual launch event to learn…


Upcoming Office Ignite Webcasts

Todd Sweetser I wanted to share information with you regarding the Office Ignite Webcasts that are currently on the calendar.  Note that Ignite Webcasts are online sessions led by Microsoft Office 365 Product Managers, Engineers and support staff. The Ignite webcast series addresses different Office 365 technical subjects and scenarios and is beneficial to anyone…


2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers

Josh Condie – This is great opportunity to advance 2 competencies quickly, and at a significantly reduced cost. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take “Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” will be able to take it for free…

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Office 365 Archiving

Tim Tetrick I often get questions from partners and customers confused about the archiving capabilities of Office 365. The full archiving story of Office 365 involves a number of different capabilities of Exchange Online including Personal Archive, Multi-Mailbox Search, Legal Hold, and Journaling. The Personal Archive is a specialized mailbox that appears alongside users’ primary…

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Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series

  Samir Kukreja – I wanted to make sure you were aware of the upcoming sessions, part of the Microsoft Cloud How-To Webinar Series. Microsoft experts will provide a technical overview on how to position and demo products like Office365 and Windows Intune. You will also learn about the current offers, incentives and resources to…

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I Love My New Windows Phone!

  Michael Kophs, Cloud TSP To follow up on Tim Tetrick’s last mobile themed post Office 365 Mobile Device Support, let me share with you my awesome experience on my new Windows Phone 8!  I would not call myself an extreme smart phone power user (like so many of my colleagues), but rather an average…


Office 365 Mobile Device Support

  Tim Tetrick Office 365 includes mobile device support for devices that support the Exchange ActiveSync protocol.  This includes Windows Phones, iPhones, iPads, most Android devices, and more.  Office 365 also supports BlackBerry devices via BlackBerry Business Cloud Services (BBCS) hosted by Research in Motion (RIM).  For more information on BBCS, see http://us.blackberry.com/business/software/cloudservices.html Implementation of…


Microsoft Office 365 Fast-Track $25,000 Sweepstakes

  Todd Sweetser – Hey there Cloud Sellers!  Enter the Office 365 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $25,000 or a Quarterly Prize of $5,000…just for selling Office 365!! Sweepstakes Details Enroll in sweepstakes, and then drive a minimum of 2 new customer subscriptions, with 5 seats or more, of Microsoft…


Outlook Password Expiration Notification in Office 365

Tim Tetrick   I know many of you have struggled through the current issue with Office 365 in which users of Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 don’t receive notification when their password is about to expire.   In addition, once the password has already expired, Outlook goes into a disconnected state and doesn’t let the user…


Office 365 Readiness Programs for partners selling to SMB

  Todd Sweetser – Hi there Cloud Sellers!  Wanted to make sure you are aware of some current programs in place to assist with your Office 365 Readiness. First, be aware of the Practice Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365.  You can use this training to be prepared to help your customers make that move to…

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Mobile Device Support in Office 365

Q: (from Matt) Do you know where we can find more information how mobile devices work with O365?   A: Here’s a nice summary: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/mobility.aspx Following are some more detailed resources: Messaging (Exchange Online): http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/ff637599.aspx Collaboration (SharePoint Online): http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-online-small-business-help/use-a-mobile-device-to-work-with-sharepoint-online-sites-HA102109237.aspx Communication (Lync Online): http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/what-is-lync/Pages/what-is-lync.aspx?Title=mobile-apps&tabID=4&itemID=4 Once you go to the E4 Plan, you have either an on…


Purchasing Clarifications on Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE)

Woody Walton   There is no doubt that as far as Microsoft Online Services are concerned, Office 365 steals the lions share of the press and the majority of the content and resources too.  This makes it hard sometimes for one to uncover details on some of the complimentary (or integrated) online services that we…

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On Premises CALs included with Office 365 subscriptions

Q: (from Bill) Could you verify this benefit and help me understand it further?   A: (with help from Todd Sweetser – Thanks) I wasn’t aware of this, but “Yes”, Office 365 licenses do confer client access (CAL) rights for equivalent on-premises technologies. Here’s the relevant segment out of the SharePoint Product Use Rights(PUR):  …

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