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[Todays post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Product Manager of Server and Cloud Platform Marketing]
It is our pleasure to announce that starting today the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (OIM) is freely available for download in the Microsoft Download Center. We would like to thank all the partners and customers who have participated in the beta program to help us to make it even better.
The OIM allows customers using Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials to run the core technology services they need on-premise and easily integrate with Office 365 for email and collaboration—without increasing management costs or complexity.
The OIM helps centralize user and server management, enabling small businesses to manage their users’ access to services offered both locally and in the cloud from one single place, thus saving time and money. For example, a small business with SBS 2011 Essentials that already has a number of local users and has just subscribed to Office 365 can provision them all into the cloud with a very simple wizard.
Together with the Windows 7 Professional Pack Add-in for SBS Essentials and the Windows Phone Connector, the release of the Office 365 Integration Module confirms Microsoft’s commitment to all Small Businesses to provide them with the best IT solutions for all their needs, mobility, client computing, IT infrastructure and email and collaboration.
To learn more about SBS Essentials, Office 365 and how the two together can provide a great solution for any small business, please visit http://www.myfirstserver.com/ to view Tech Essentials with Jane Applegate and try out the Virtual Server Experience.