Notes on Office 365 Launch

Office 365 launch.  28 Jun 2011.  Ballmer introducing it, plus a couple demos.

  • Ballmer introducing Office 365
  • Office + Cloud = Collaboration
  • “Office meets the cloud”
  • Office 365 being announced today
  • Collaboration scenarios, target to small businesses

  • Accessing Office 365 using mobile devices, e.g. Windows Phone 7

  • Real-time collaboration–as one user updates, other user sees changes immediately
  • Outlook in Office 365

  • Online Meeting button – automatically sets up online meeting/conference

  • Realtime collaboration in whiteboard

  • Collaboration using SharePoint
  • New SharePoint design surfaces, with Ribbon

  • Service plans for Office 365 – monthly subscription, or connecting existing Office apps to Office 365 service
  • Touting their SLA, but no numbers
  • Example of company planning to host all their documents in Office365
  • $100k/yr savings for sample company
  • Touting – improve collaboration between offices
  • “Global partner ecosystem” – partnering with various partners that already provide SLAs
  • Partner can package Office365 with services that partners already provide to small businesses
  • Our friend Steve

  • “Bring benefits of Office to the cloud”