So I have been very busy moving clients to Office 365, traveling for speaking engagements (sounds much more prestigious that it sounds) and balancing a home life to be able to blog regularly. So this is a recap of numerous Office 365 (and other) updates over the last couple weeks.
First off, this coming Tuesday, May 29th at 8pm GMT is the second Office 365 International User Group meeting. I encourage you to attend if you have any interest in Office 365, please go here to get the Lync meeting invite: http://home.office365evangelist.com/Pages/Office365UserGroup.aspx
Here is our schedule for the second meeting:
All times GMT
8:00pm Meeting start…small discussions until we get everyone connected
8:15pm Website Unveiling
8:30pm Deployment Pitfalls Open Discussion
9:00pm Vendor Spotlight – Office365answers.com – Brett Hill
9:30 pm Open discussion
Rene Modery, a Microsoft Office 365 MVP has blogged about some recent news for Office 365, please read: http://modery.net/office-365-links-of-the-week-25-may-2012/. Rene is also the driving force behind the Office 365 International User Group Web Site deployment. He is a great SharePoint resource and encourage you keep up with his blog and twitter feed!
Here is some great info from Loryan Strant, another Microsoft Office 365 MVP, about the Partner Access Licenses (PAL) for Office 365 SharePoint Online, http://thecloudmouth.com/2012/05/23/microsoft-increases-partner-access-licenses-for-sharepoint-online/ These PAL licenses enable a Office365/SharePoint Online customer the ability to allow access to internal SharePoint Online sites for external resources such as Joint Venture, Partners, or customers that need internal access to sites. Loryan as an Office 365 has some great information so I encourage you to read his blog regularly.
Speaking of Loryan, he co-authored a book you should check it out, http://blogs.perficient.com/microsoft/2012/05/microsoft-office-365-mvps-publish-book-on-cloud-migration/
The Exchange Deployment Assistant tool has now been updated to support Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 with the Hybrid Deployment Wizard included with Exchange 2010 SP2, http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/23/exchange-server-deployment-assistant-update-for-exchange-2010-hybrid-deployments-with-office-365.aspx
Here is a link to my post about my trip to the Microsoft San Antonio, TX Datacenter!
The Denver Broncos had the first official Team Activities (OTA) that both the players and coaches can be involved in this past week. While these are voluntarily workouts in the off-season, only two Broncos players on the current signed roster did not participate. This really marks the first time the future Hall Of Fame QB Peyton Manning, is able to work with the entire team and coaching staff! This is the first step to my Broncos on the way to New Orleans on February 2013 for the Super Bowl!
My little girl graduated from Kindergarten on May 22nd I am very proud but starting to feel old at the same time!