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  • Blog Post: Education Cloud Computing Video

    This is new and pretty simple video of our education cloud vision but it clearly lays out our Software+Services strategy: Microsoft Cloud Computing for Education   Here are a couple of large Microsoft cloud education wins I want to showcase: 2 Million Students, Faculty and Staff at NY DOE making...
  • Blog Post: What are my choices for Exchange Server in the cloud?

    This was a question I was asked from a university in the Midwest who was interested in moving from another email platform to Exchange in the cloud.  As you may or may not know, we are extending Exchange Server and Office Communications Server into the cloud as part of our Software+Services vision...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant Wizard updated

    This is pretty nice update since it is adding in updates for coexistence and cloud hybrid and cloud only scenarios if you looking at our cloud offering for Exchange Online. Here is a checklist for moving to the Office 365’s Exchange Online: Updated Coexistence checklist for deploying Exchange 2010 with...
  • Blog Post: What does Exchange Online and Office Communications Online look like?

    I have had many school districts and universities ask for demos and overview of our cloud offerings for Exchange and OCS.  Here are some screen shots I put together of the BPOS offering:   What is BPOS? BPOS is Microsoft Online’s Business Productivity Online Suite consisting of 4 main components...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 – Exchange Online

    Exchange Online will be migrating to Exchange 2010 code after we RTM Exchange 2010. Exchange 2010 in the cloud will address some limitations we currently have with Exchange 2007 Online. Frankly, there are some features of an Exchange 2007 on-premises deployment that you just can’t get in the cloud. With...
  • Blog Post: Working with the Mac

    I’ve spent the last few days working on a Mac and setting up Entourage with Exchange Web Services. This is still in beta but I am very impressed with how clean the experience is esp. considering the old method was WebDAV. After downloading the beta bits I installed on a macbook with Mac OS X 10.5.6....
  • Blog Post: What is the Mac experience with Exchange Online?

    I have had a lot of interest in Education lately around our Exchange Online offering for faculty and staff. The trend in education is email is becoming a commodity and there is no need to manage that infrastructure on premises any longer. The other big driver to Exchange Online is reducing costs and...
  • Blog Post: Geneva, Exchange Online

    What a way to start a blog. Geneva. It sounds important and it is. Geneva is the code name for our next generation identity services. At PDC we announced our new identity platform and that Microsoft IT (MSIT) is rolling this out for software corporate wide. Geneva will support 59 identity applications...
  • Blog Post: Some useful Microsoft Online (BPOS) webinars

      If you are considering or looking at our cloud services for email, SharePoint, IM/presence or conferencing it is certainly worth watching these: Date Webinar title and link to video 1/19/2009 Getting Your Directory and Mail Content Into Microsoft Online Services: An Overview 12/3/2009 Business...