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As an MCSE since 1995, Kreuzer is a “Cloud FirstOffice 365 Evangelist and Cloud Evangelist focused on the Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem via Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. Kreuzer has worked with productivity suites and collaborative software since their inception in the mid-1980's.

Mike J. Kreuzer, PhD, MCSE, MCT, specializes in Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Technologies such as the Microsoft Cloud EcosystemAzure, Exchange, Office 365, Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Systems Center. Before shifting his focus to the nascent public cloud arena, Mike spent more than 25 years focused on corporate private cloud network infrastructure architecting and support. He has worked in IT since 1982, specialized in networking since 1984.


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Snippet from Wikipedia: Office 365

Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office product line. The brand encompasses plans that allow use of the Microsoft Office software suite over the life of the subscription, as well as cloud-based software-as-a-service products for business environments, such as hosted Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, and SharePoint, among others. All Office 365 plans include automatic updates to their respective software at no additional charge, as opposed to conventional licenses for these programs—where new versions require purchase of a new license.

After a beta test that began in October 2010, Microsoft launched Office 365 on 28 June 2011, aimed originally at corporate users as a successor to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). With the release of Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft expanded Office 365 to include new plans aimed at different types of businesses, along with new plans aimed at general consumers, including benefits tailored towards Microsoft consumer services such as OneDrive (whose integration with Office was a major feature of the 2013 suite).

On 21 April 2020, the consumer and small business plans of Office 365 were renamed Microsoft 365, which emphasizes productivity features and services outside of the core Microsoft Office software suite. All products that were called Office 365 were renamed as Microsoft 365 on the same day.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, Office 365 revenue exceeded that of conventional license sales of Microsoft Office software for the first time.

“Over the last 2 years, Microsoft Office 365 adoption rate among Fortune 500 companies has increased to 80 percent. Currently 3 out of 4 of these companies leverage the Services provided in Office 365.” Fair Use Source:

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Office 365 is the brand name Microsoft uses for a group of software and services subscriptions, which together provide productivity software and related services to subscribers. For consumers, the service allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft's cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. For business users, Office 365 offers plans providing e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Microsoft Office software.

After a beta test that began in October 2010, Microsoft launched Office 365 on June 28, 2011 ([Microsoft Office 365 Launching June 28,2817,2386447,00.asp], PC Magazine, Ziff Davis, 6 June 2011) as a successor to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (MSBPOS), originally aimed at corporate users. With the release of Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft expanded Office 365 to include new plans aimed at different types of businesses, along with new plans aimed at general consumers wanting to use the Office desktop software on a subscription basis—with an emphasis on the rolling release model.”

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Lessons learned from an Office 365 migration

Create a URL cheat sheet

“My main gripe with the Microsoft Office 365 suite is the array of URLs needed to locate its various components. For example, SharePoint starts at and Outlook at Administering your Office 365 account starts at and usernames end with the suffix. Additionally, SharePoint settings are administered via <yourSubDomain>, while Exchange servers use nonsensical names like Adding to this difficulty is the fact that each Office 365 component’s UI feels detached from the others. Simply put, I wish the entire experience was a bit more cohesive.” Fair Use Source:

CIOs focus on Office 365, hybrid cloud in 2015

“Among the CIOs SearchCIO spoke to, it seems their main interest in Office 365 is in Outlook. The cloud-based email platform allows administrators to monitor license usage and make sure the right security protocols are being used. In addition to these benefits, the CIOs SearchCIO spoke to were drawn to the cost-effectiveness of Office 365, which when paired with moving other on-premises systems to cloud, such as SharePoint, ultimately allows CIOs to shrink their data centers.” Fair Use Support:

Office 365 ProPlus silent patch signals trouble in paradise

Trouble could be looming for Microsoft after a silent patch locked Office 365 users out of their applications for days. What does the issue mean for customers operating Office 365?

“A silent patch made a lot of noise for Microsoft after it locked Office 365 ProPlus users out of their applications for nearly 12 days. Despite the inconvenience, the bigger issue may have been that the update that caused the silent patch ruckus was installed without warning. “That's actually even more pervasive when you look at software as a service nowadays, especially in the cloud to where a new feature just shows up,” said Bill Peldzus, vice president and senior architect at Cloud Technology Partners. “Nobody asked you if you wanted it or not. It just basically shows up and the vendors think that's the best for you.”” Fair Use Source:


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microsoft_office_365.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/01 14:42 by Cloud Monk Losang Jinpa PhD MCSE MCT Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem DevOps Engineer