Lync Online and Office 365 Feature Comparison

Lync Online is available in three stand-alone plans (Plan 1, Plan 2 and Plan 3) - as well as part of the Office 365 packaged plans (the P and E plans). See the below chart for more information on which Lync Online plan are included in which packaged plan (click the picture for the larger … Continue reading Lync Online and Office 365 Feature Comparison

New and Improved – PDF in SharePoint Online in Office 365

Office 365 users wanted a better, more connected and governed experience when it came to working with PDF files within SharePoint Online document libraries. Thanks to your direct comments and active voices in the Community forums, PDF files will now open directly into Adobe Reader without requiring that it be downloaded first. The PDF remains … Continue reading New and Improved – PDF in SharePoint Online in Office 365

Get the most out of SharePoint Online in Office 365

As part of Office 365, SharePoint Online lets you create sites to share your documents and information, making it easy to work together with colleagues and customers. Team Sites give you and your team a place to work together on documents, critical tasks, and events - you can keep your teams in sync and manage … Continue reading Get the most out of SharePoint Online in Office 365

A couple of tips for setting up Shared Mailboxes (updated)

A shared mailbox is a great way to implement department mailboxes, shared calendars and lots of other things. On the web you'll find several detailed step-by-steps for setting up shared mailboxes: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_cloud/archive/2011/11/18/set-up-shared-mailboxes-in-office-365.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/12/07/set-up-a-shared-mailbox-in-office-365.aspx http://help.outlook.com/en-us/beta/ee441202.aspx?sl=1 Update March 26th 2012 - new GUI based tool for creating Shared Mailbox - link Before you go through those steps you should … Continue reading A couple of tips for setting up Shared Mailboxes (updated)

Record your Lync Online meetings

Thanks to the recent update of Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Lync Online users can now record meetings, conferencing sessions, and calls. To take advantage of this new feature, your Lync Online administrator must enable recording for your organization. The cumulative update for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 – January 2012 includes changes to the administration of Microsoft … Continue reading Record your Lync Online meetings

Calculating bandwidth required for Exchange clients

Maybe you are considering moving to Exchange Online in Office 365 and would like to know how much Internet bandwidth will be required to support your Exchange clients after the migration is completed? The new Exchange Client Bandwidth Calculator Beta is now available for download. The Calculator predicts the client network bandwidth requirements for a specific set … Continue reading Calculating bandwidth required for Exchange clients

Transitioning? You need to read this document!

The Microsoft BPOS–S to Office 365 Transition Guide for Enterprises is intended to help you understand the requirements and work streams for transitioning your organization from Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS–S) to Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises, using the automated Microsoft transition process. This transition of your production tenant moves user data and … Continue reading Transitioning? You need to read this document!