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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/4/2012

Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/4/2012

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Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.

Quest Rolls Out Options for Office 365 Migrations
OnDemand Migration for Email is a relatively new service designed to help organizations and managed service providers move e-mail systems to Exchange Online or Office 365. The service runs off Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform and costs $10 per migrated mailbox.

MS Office 365 Cloud Migration Tips
Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest growing product, and it is predicted that a growing number of companies will adopt Microsoft’s cloud environment in 2012. So, what should enterprises take into account when migrating to Office 365?

Optimal IdM Announces the Virtual Identity Server for Office 365
Virtual Identity Server for Office 365 is a complete, end-to-end, solution including: synching users and groups, providing a cloud firewall that can filter or translate data as it is synched or during authentication, as well as providing complete audit logging, two-factor authentication and denial of service (DoS) capabilities.

Microsoft Head: How 'the Cloud' Could Save Europe
Europe's struggling economies could find themselves thrown a lifeline from the "cloud," according to Microsoft International's president Jean-Philippe Courtois.

Microsoft to Support ODF 1.2 Open Document Standard in Office 15
The adoption of the document standard will enable Microsoft customers to communicate better with users of other productivity software, while the use of ODF frees users that traditionally were tied to one software environment.

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  • Good to see Office is upgrading support from ODF 1.1 to 1.2.

  • @ Ian Ray:  Yes, Microsoft has worked with OASIS and many others to evolve the Open Document Format standard, having first supported it in Office 2007 service pack 2. What’s important is that Microsoft will implement this next version of the open standard across a range of Office products and services in the Office 15 launch timeframe. See this post for specifics (http://bit.ly/znexu4 ). OASIS has put together a nice summary of the functionality that the standard provides (http://bit.ly/oaV3pF).

  • Great news. Will be watching for the beta.

  • thank you

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