Yesterday we had another great Office 365 International User Group Meeting. The primary presentation was by Robert Crane titled “SharePoint to the Cloud” Robert gave a very good overview of SharePoint, SharePoint Online Licensing and talked us through the changes and improvements coming in SharePoint 2013. I then took over presenting and went over how to implement filtering for Directory Synchronization (DirSync) with Office 365. This is a very cool newly support feature that allow a company to filter out Domains, OUs or user accounts that they do not want sync’d to Office 365.

The rest of the meeting was some good discussion on topics ranging from Office 365 utilization by service and what is the most used service in Office 365, Exchange Online was the clear winner here. We also discussed a bit about the new Windows Azure Service, think IaaS or Hyper-V in the cloud.

The next meeting is probably going to be on October 2nd. Pushing it out a week as the last week of September is the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Orlando, FL. I am attending this and several attendees requested for me to give a MEC recap at the next meeting. I will get the meeting scheduled solidified and ensure everyone has proper notice.

Thanks to those who attended, and if you didn’t, why not?