If you own or even work at any type of company, chances are you rely heavily upon Office 365, a suite of products that make everything from communicating to completing business-critical projects much less frustrating. As the temperatures outside cool off a bit, the Office 365 space continues to heat up like the sweltering summer days that are almost over.
This week, Emory Wheel University revealed it has recently begun to leverage Office 365 for education, giving both students and faculty alike access to e-mail, calendars and many other capabilities. This adoption took the institute of higher learning nearly three years to complete and the goal of the project was to ramp up collaboration amongst students and their professors.
Alan Cattier, director of Academic Technologies at the school, stated the transition process was smooth and since then there has been great progress in the Office of Information Technology at the university. Students are also responding positively to the new e-mail system.
In other news, Microsoft (News - Alert) has received a non-exclusive license to Binary Tree's migration technologies for Office 365. By being granted access to this solution, users will be able to move from Lotus Notes to Office 365 in a much shorter period of time.
“As many customers migrate to Office 365, having Binary Tree's (News - Alert) migration and coexistence technology helps simplify the onboarding process and reduce Lotus migration costs,” Kevin Allison, general manager of Office 365 for Microsoft, said in a statement. “Binary Tree’s software has been used to migrate millions of users from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Office 365 and has proven instrumental in the onboarding process.”
The deal encompasses three Binary Tree products: CMT for Exchange, CMT for Coexistence and CMT for SharePoint.CMT for Exchange takes care of the actual migration for Lotus Notes to Office 365, while CMT for Coexistence assists customers in using the old system while becoming accustomed to Office 365. In addition, CMT for SharePoint enables customers to move applications from Lotus Notes to Office 365 using SharePoint.
Closing out the week, Airtel (News - Alert) Communication joined hands with Savvis in order to provide Microsoft Office 365 to small and medium-sized businesses in India.
Organizations will now be able to leverage this suite through the DSL services provided by Airtel Company, sharing important documents and viewing calendars, contacts, tasks and notes all while reducing expenses and driving efficiency.
Be sure to check back each and every week to the Office 365 community for all of the latest news in the space!
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Edited by Brooke Neuman