Office 365 news round-up

Labor Day is approaching and it’s an ideal time to reflect on the many contributions American workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. It’s also a good time to think about how technology has revolutionized workplace productivity.  

It’s humbling to think that more than 1 billion users worldwide now use Microsoft Office. And with the release of Office 365 two years ago, people around the globe now have anytime, anywhere access to the Microsoft tools they rely on to do their jobs.

Every week, more organizations are turning to Office 365 to transform the way they work. If you haven’t already, please read why Aisle 7 selected Office 365 to improve its productivity in a mobile world.  Also, learn why Montgomery County just outside of Philadelphia chose Office 365 to lower costs and enhance service delivery.

Also, learn how we doubled the size of Exchange Online storage as a way to deliver increased value to our Office 365 customers.

Below is a round-up of key news items from the last couple weeks. Enjoy!

Microsoft Rolls Out 50GB Mailboxes for Exchange Online, Office 365. Microsoft will be doubling the mailbox storage of Exchange Online and Office 365 from 25GB to 50GB over the next few months.

Office 365 Subscribers Now Get 25GB of SkyDrive Pro Storage, New ‘Shared with Me’ Feature. Office 365 subscribers now get a whopping 256GB of SkyDrive Pro storage along with a new feature that allows users to easily find documents others have shared with them.

Microsoft Celebrates Skype’s 10th Birthday with Free WiFi; 3D Video Calls in the Works. In the past 10 years, Skype “has become one of the most popular software programs ever released.”

Growing Fan Base for Office 365 for Education.  Launched only a year ago, Office 365 for Education has a rapidly growing fan base.

Case Study: Tennessee Schoolchildren Pilot First Microsoft Educational Cloud Tool. The Clarksville-Montgomery School District in Tennessee embraces Office 365 for Education for its 31,400 students.

Six SharePoint Experts Divulge the Secrets of Enterprise Social Success. Members of the SharePoint community to weigh in on what organizations can do to ensure their enterprise social strategy is a success.

Office Mobile for Android Launches in 14 Asian Markets. Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Android phones in 14 additional Asia-Pacific markets including Hong Kong, India, Korea, and Singapore.