Office 365

Office 365 – Not able to share a DNS domain name with services

Following the launch of Office 365 beta (which is in fact not a real beta as the service is almost ready for production), I started playing around with my access. I discovered an important limitation: Office 365 is not able to share DNS domain name between Office 365 services. Indeed, you can’t enable Exchange, Lync …

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BPOS-D Wave 14 – Service description

If you’re looking for BPOS-D (Dedicated) Wave 14 – meaning BPOS running on 2010 version of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync, go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf7d4db8-4e7c-4077-87ea-b64c57e4c98c&displaylang=en To clarify a little bit why I’m speaking about BPOS-D for 2010 products version: Office 365 is the next version of BPOS-S (Shared), running on 2010 products version BPOS-D Wave 14 is …

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BPOS/Office 365 – Blackberry service now available for free

Starting today, Blackberry services for BPOS users is now available for free. For the coming Office 365 offer, this service will be also free BUT with some change. Indeed, the Blackberry service, now called Blackberry Hosted, will directly hosted by RIM and now more managed though Office Online services. Mode detail about this announcement here …

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BPOS / Office 365 – Communication ports needed for connectivity testing

Microsoft has released (sometime ago) an online tool to check your Internet connection compatibility with Online Services (messaging and collaboration [Exchange, Lync…]). This tool is available at the following URL http://speedtest.emea.microsoftonline.com/ There is some specific communication ports to be open in order to allow complete test: classical one: HTTP port (80) additional ones: UDP 8090, …

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Online Services – New support policy

With the coming new online services (from Office 365 to Azure), Microsoft has announced new support policy for the online services. As part of this new Support Policy, a new concept called disruptive change has been introduced. Disruptive change broadly refers to changes that require significant action whether in the form of administrator intervention, substantial …

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ADFS 2.0 – RTW version available

Microsoft has released the RTW (Release To the Web) of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0. ADFS is allowing users collaboration across organization boundaries as well as used for simple application authentication on premise and in the cloud. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=118c3588-9070-426a-b655-6cec0a92c10b

Office 365 – SharePoint Online Administration Guide in Office 365 Beta for enterprises

As Office 365, the next Microsoft Online Services version, is currently in beta, you can already have some documentation about the management of this online solution. The following link is providing administrator guidance for SharePoint 2010 Online. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg132908.aspx Enjoy

Office 365 – IM federation

The next version of Microsoft Online, called Office 365, is offering mail, IM and collaboration services based on Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Lync. If you want to use IM federation, with partners and/or public IM services, you had to enable it. By default IM federation is disabled on Office 365. To enable IM Federation, …

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