The Microsoft Online Services Service Update for July 2009 will begin deployment into production data centers on July 7 and is scheduled to be available to all customers by mid-July; updates to the release deployment status will be posted to the comment section of this blog post.
No scheduled downtime is planned for the Microsoft Online Administration Center or the availability of the services in the Business Productivity Online Suite. Downtime is expected for the Microsoft Online Customer Portal, which will affect an organization's ability to set up trials, buy subscriptions, and modify their subscriptions. Watch this Team Blog for additional information on planned downtime.
The following features are included in this Service Update for July 2009:
Increase for SharePoint Online File Uploads. The maximum file size for documents uploaded to SharePoint Online increases from 50MB to 250MB.
More Live Meeting Attendees. Meetings hosted in Live Meeting Standard can accommodate up to 250 attendees, an increase from 15 attendees per meeting. This change applies to all users of Live Meeting Standard, including those that own Live Meeting licenses as part of their Business Productivity Online Suite. The upgrade will be available for new customers after July 13; existing Live Meeting customers will be upgraded by August 13.
Microsoft Online Services Trials for India. India becomes the newest market for Microsoft Online Services and the Business Productivity Online Suite. Trial accounts will be available to organizations in India with this service update. Commercial availability is targeted for Fall 2009.
Quick Trials. The process for getting a Microsoft Online Services trial is significantly streamlined. With updates to the Microsoft Online Customer Portal, user actions required to set up a trial account are reduced by 75 percent and better integration with Live ID authentication.
Worldwide User Provisioning. Administrators can assign user licenses to worldwide users, an important addition for multi-national organizations with users in numerous countries. Previously, administrators could only assign user licenses to users located in countries where Microsoft Online Services are marketed and sold. Users located in a country where use of Microsoft products is prohibited or restricted, however, still cannot be provisioned. Customers and Partners should consult with their Microsoft contact for additional information on these prohibitions and restrictions.
Hopefully you cleared up my concern.
I have been waiting for JULY 2009 updates...Window's/Microsft and they never came...last one was June 29th for IE 8.0.
According to your blog, the updates will not be sent out until the middle of July 2009? Is that correct?
Strange, because I received 16 updates in June, many from microsoft (I chose) and yet, they do not show up in the control panel under programs (add/remove). But show up on the website, "check your recent updates"...is that normal?
The updates referenced in this blog post are only for the Business Productivity Online Suite from Microsoft Online Services.
Microsoft makes many updates to client and operating system software, such as via Windows Update. These updates are entirely separate and distinct from the updates referenced in this blog post.
I cannot migrate more then 250 users using migration tool to Microsoft Online Services. Stops after 250 without error message, and cannot continue.
Hi Fenet, the Transporter does write a Transcription file for every migration into the following location, which will help in diagnosing this problem. You can also run the Migration via PowerShell Migration cmdlets, which outputs all operations during the process.
Location for Transcription Files (May need to open an SR to get some help reviewing these logfiles):
C:\Documents and Settings\[alias of migration user]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Transporter\Logs