Office 365 is Now Available!

Office 365 was released to General Availability today with Steve Ballmer hosting the worldwide launch event in New York City. With this release, Office 365 (including SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and Office 2010 Professional Plus) can now be purchased directly from the Office 365 web site. To coincide with the launch, I’m happy…

Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

George Durzi and Michael Greenlee just published Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 on Wrox.  George and I worked on the UC “14” early adopter program together since the early alpha bits leading up to the release of the Unified Communications “14” Training Course.  I’m not exaggerating when I say few people…

Couple of interesting Office 365 articles

Interesting article on the economics of Office 365 on PC World and another on the marketplace in the LA Times. -Mayo

New Office 365 Developer Training Course on MSDN

Since we announced Office 365 around the same time as PDC last year, I’ve been talking to a lot of other developers about the platform opportunities for building solutions for Office 365.  In those discussions, the most common question I get is “how is the SharePoint Online/Exchange Online/Lync Online platform different from the SharePoint 2010/Exchange…


More Beta details on Microsoft Office 365 Blog

More details on the beta can be found on the Microsoft Office 365 Blog.  This is a great blog to mark if you’re working with Office 365. -Mayo


Office 365 Public Beta Available Now!

I’m really happy to announce that the Office 365 Beta is now publicly available!  We’ve been getting great feedback from customers using the service and developers building solutions using the platform during the private beta, so I’m really excited now that the service is more widely available. You can make your request to join the…


SharePoint Online PDC10 Preview on SharePoint Sideshow

Paul Stubbs, Steve Fox and I recorded an episode of the SharePoint Sideshow to talk about what we’ll be showing at PDC10, starting tomorrow.  Want an early look at SharePoint Online at PDC10?  Check out the special PDC10 episode of the SharePoint SideShow!

Office 365 Features, Pricing and On-Premises/Online Feature Comparison

I’m putting together some FAQ links and thought I’d share a few resources right off the bat. The Microsoft Office 365 Fact Sheet has details on what is included in each version and pricing. The Office 365 Beta Service Descriptions provide details on SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online, Office Web Apps and Office Pro…