Microsoft IT (MSIT) replaced PBX systems in seven sites located in thethree major regions. MSIT implemented user adoption strategies that resulted in a very successful deployment with high user satisfaction scores.
CRN has published an overview of their ‘15 Best Product for 2011’. Office365 is their pick for best Cloud Application :
Cloud Application: Office 365
Microsoft launched its cloud-based service for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync -- with support for online versions of its Office franchise -- with ultra-competitive pricing starting at $6 per month per user. Enterprises can be up and running with full functionality within minutes, it can be managed in-house or remotely by resellers, and we found it to be uber-flexible and compelling. It’s the real deal, and it blows away Google Apps.
Remarkable also that other then the highlighted text no mention of Google product / service anywhere in the whole overview.
The Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprisespresents important deployment planning concepts and deployment procedures. The deployment guide is organized into the sections that provide specific types of information for specific types of deployment personnel in your organization.
Here is a quick overview of what you will find:
Deployment Overview section. This material provides the high-level look at the deployment and organizational requirements to deploy Office 365. It has valuable information for your IT decision-makers, program managers, and technical implementation leads.
Plan and Prepare sections. These sections describe the particular tasks and activities required to get ready and fully implement your Office 365 deployment. The tasks are generally presented in the order in which you address them during your deployment. Topics discussed in the Plan section generally reappear in the Prepare section with instructions for carrying out a task. The Plan and Prepare sections contain content that will interest specific types of technology experts in your organization.
Migrate section. This section describes the tasks for moving your users’ mailboxes to the Office 365 environment so you can begin using the Office 365 as part of your production environment.