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Dear all,

I’m on vacation for the next 2 weeks and will be back on July, 18th. However, this blog is not standing still in the meantime. 🙂 It will continue emitting posts about SharePoint and Office 365 throughout the next 2 weeks, since I prepared and scheduled several posts, so please check back here regularly. 😉

Wish you all a good time, happy SharePointing, Office 365ing and coding!

Looking forward to check back with you soon!

Best regards,

Martin

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Hi all,

 

these are the latest news about the Office 365 launch in NY, where Mr. Steve Ballmer presented the following information. Office finally has moved to the cloud.

 

Janice Kapner gave a brief introduction and welcomed then Steve Ballmer.

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These are the key points Ballmer named before the demo:

 

  • Simultaneously working on documents
  • Realtime collaboration and meetings
  • Suited for business of any size
  • Instant access
  • Small- and midsized businesses can compete now with the “big shots”

 

 

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During the demo, the following things were shown:

 

  • Office 365 start screen w/quick access to Apps
  • Office Web Apps – simultaneous editing the same document
  • Browser-based Applications render exactly the same result as client-based applications
  • Connecting Windows Phone 7 to Office 365 thru Office Hub
  • Integrating OneNote on WP7, Browser and Client Apps – really fast synchronisation
  • 25 GB Email access
  • Lync meetings’ organization
  • Video conferences w/ simultaneous presentations
  • SharePoint Online website editing using the SP Online UI

 

For the rest of the talk, Ballmer was mainly pointing out the opportunities for small- and midsized businesses to get an enterprise collaboration platform with Office 365, that will help not only to maintain contacts and collaboration among employees but also with the outside world.

 

Some more facts:

 

Monthly subscription is available.

70% of the Office 365 Beta users were small- to midsized companies.

 

One big advantage Ballmer mentioned is the possibility for small businesses, to decide not to run an IT infrastructure of their own, but to outsource it to the cloud.

 

Best regards,

Martin

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Hi all,

as you probably know, Office 365 is about to be released to the public. Today, Steve Ballmer is going to talk in a live webinar and probably will announce that Office 365 is final and ready.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/jun11/06-20MSMOD365MA.mspx

 

I also joined the beta and found the interface very fast and efficient. Especially the web apps rock and are just as responsive as their corresponding client versions are. Great stuff so far!

 

However, there is a weird error that I stumbled across: When creating a new document, opening the dropdown for the font, then *not* selecting a font but clicking back in the writing’s area, the Word Web App crashes.

 

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Fig. 1: After creating a document: Everything’s still fine

 

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Fig. 2: After opening the fonts’ dropdown: Still fine

 

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Fig. 3: After clicking back into the writing’s area.

 

It’s not much of a problem, since you can easily restart the Word Web App and re-open the document using the “Restart” button of the dialog in Fig. 3, but any unsaved text is lost in such a case.

 

Has anyone else encountered this?

Best regards,

Martin

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