Businesses situated all over the globe are rejoicing the cloud-based platform Office 365, as it enables them to much more closely communicate and collaborate with their entire workforces, no matter where they located and at any time. As the days pass and the temperature outside continues to dwindle, this offering is being utilized as a cost-effective way to increase business efficiency once and for all.
This week in the space, it was revealed that Microsoft Office Mobile will be officially debuted in the beginning of next year on the iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and assorted Android devices.
Being unveiled as free apps that let Android and iOS users view, edit and create Microsoft Office documents, it is required to first establish a Microsoft (News - Alert) account before accessing these applications.
“On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription,” an article revealed.
In other news, while Office 365 has been around for some time now, Exchange Server 2013 will be making its official debut sometime around the New Year. The Office suite gives users the ability to view and edit documents alongside other workers from anywhere in the world; select communication channels of choice whether it be audio, video or IM; and focus on business-related tasks while resting assured this robust program will work as promised. However the newest edition of Exchange promises to up the ante on email hosting by boasting features such as data loss prevention, a much more intuitive management console coined by the Exchange Administration Center and seamless integration between on-premises Exchange and Office 365.
With these functions, who wouldn’t be counting down the minutes until the Exchange server is released while still heavily relying upon Office 365? J. Peter Bruzzese, an Exchange instructor for TrainSignal, might be one of them.
In a recent article, Bruzzese stated, “It's a great product, but it's hard to say if it will sell off the charts. The new management UI may make it difficult for some legacy Exchange admins to embrace immediately. Also, while many of the newly added features are important and necessary, they don't exactly blow the doors off Exchange 2010 to the point where they would force folks to Exchange 2013.”
Closing out the week, MigrationWiz expanded its services to include high fidelity migrations from VMware Zimbra (News - Alert) to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
By leveraging this innovative technology, users transitioning from VMware Zimbra can easily relocate petabytes of data to Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Exchange on-premises and Microsoft Office 365. In addition, each migration license includes 24x7 technical support which will help to assist customers significantly during this process.
Be sure to check back each and every week to the Office 365 community for all of the latest news in the space!