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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 of data in Excel, a distributed team sharing documents with a SharePoint Team Site, or a CEO presenting to shareholders using a video-enhanced PowerPoint deck, Office has always been about enabling people to do more.
Now, Office 365 takes that familiar Office desktop experience-as well as the online Office experience through Outlook Web App, Lync Web App, and Office Web Apps-and lights them up with new capabilities. These capabilities are available right from the Office client, so people can use them without having to learn new technology or even switch applications.
All of these capabilities represent an expansion of what productivity means in today's enterprise organizations, to include how people connect, collaborate, and share information wherever they are. At the same time, they are delivered through the Office experience people already know. So, not only is there less training involved to get them up and running, these are capabilities that users can actually use.
Get more information on productivity with Office Professional Plus and Office 365 here.
Thanks for reading!
-Allen, Office 365 Product Manager
Does Lync Online address the necessary compliance requirements that FINRA has for Financial Companies such as Preservation and Supervision?
We are very interested in the concept of Microsoft Office 365, as we are in the midst of moving to a terminal server for our 50 associates who work for Griffin Global Logistics here in Reno, Nevada.
We're thinking this may be a no-brainer for our company, creates an easy-to-manage environment and allows us to focus on our core-competency rather than focusing on distractions such as new employee setup, making sure all users are up-to-date on their software, migration from 2003 to 2007 to 2010, etc.
Please let us know when we can participate in the Beta! We're trying to make the move to terminal server this year, but don't want to move forward with that project when this looks so promising!
Office 365 may be perfectly suited for our two but very different businesses. One recruiting, the other related to hospital admissions. Our partners and contractors all work out of home offices. Because of this we will certainly be able to leverage SharePoint and its security features. For recruiting: MS Access Services and Office Pro will be something we'll want to take a closer look at. For our medical related business I'll be investigating Workflow customization and support for HIPAA compliance. Communications is key to both businesses. I'm interested in knowing if we can use our own IPPBX systems if it is designed to integrate with Exchange 2010 UM.
I think the concept is good, but I am not a big fan of the "Cloud". Isn't that the thing you put in a Visio drawing when you don't know where your connection is going? First, I think it is important for a business to keep it's business private. If the t1 is down, your business is NOT doing anything until it's back up...no matter if 365 live is up or down.
@Matthew: Glad you are excited, these are the situations we are excited to solve with Office 365. Please be patient, and see our Top 10 Beta post for more info about the Beta.
the Office 365 page indicates the availability of Sharepoint Online under the Live@Edu concept. We have Live@Edu but I don't see when Sharepoint will be available for us. Do you have an ETA from your sources? maybe a Xmas gift?
@Miguel: It is not available to you at this time, but as we transition everyone to Microsoft Office 365 for education, you will have the option to implement a sharepoint solution.
What are the limitations of the SharePoint Online product vs. the SharePoint Server 2010 application. Will we be able to have workflows, use the 40 Sharepoint templates, etc.
Please provide a list of what the SharePoint Online version will not offer vs. the full SharePoint version.
@Scott: I don't have a public list at this time, let me follow up with my team and get back to you on a few things...
Have heard and read rumors about a Office365 marketplace where partners can offer sandbox solutions to office customers.
Is this true? And if so - where can I find more info about this?
@Scott: Have you seen the services desription? Has information on your question about SharePoint Online vs. SharePoint on-premise feature comparison: www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx
"Simultaneous editing via SharePoint Online lets multiple people work on the same Word document or PowerPoint presentation at the same time-no more "taking turns" or sending documents back and forth as email attachments."
What does editing via SharePoint Online mean? I want to simultaneous edit a Word document. Do I have to do it through SharePoint Online or can I edit a Word doc directly with the online Word product?
@Jonmorley: you need to have the document saved to a SharePoint workspace (or on Windows Live Skydrive), then open the document with the desktop version of Word 2010. This will allow you to have multiple users edit the document. Read this article for how it works. blogs.msdn.com/.../co-authoring-in-word-2010.aspx
@Johnny: Sorry I missed you comment, we have not disclosed that information at this time.