Microsoft published beta of the Office 15 (now known as 2013) on summer of 2012.  It’s a powerful service that helps you unleash
your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go. Simply sign in for a personalized experience and all the most up-to-date Office applications,
with new and enhanced features continually being added. Let’s go and check some of the major differences in new Wave 15.

Some things to check out:

  • Metro interface
  • FOPE console is integrated into the main Exchange Online Control Panel (ECP)
  • There are now two types of resource mailboxes: room & equipment
  • Shared mailboxes can be created via the ECP
  • Public folders are here!
  • Active Directory Rights Management is baked into the core 
  • Free/Busy sharing with external organization’s and users can be controlled via ECP (no more PowerShell)
  • Lync Online supports organizational based customizations (eg. logo, help & legal information, footer text)
  • Office on Demand integrated with SharePoint
  • Online – stream applications!
  • SharePoint Online now supports apps
  • More control over search in SharePoint Online
  • SkyDrive integration (more to come on this)

Be in tune for the next post...