Rob Helm
July 2015
Report provides an overview of Office 365 and its likely evolution through mid-2016
Report provides an overview of Office 365 and its likely evolution through mid-2016
The Office 365 ProPlus suite for Windows and the corresponding Mac suite will receive major updates by the end of 2015
Exchange Online, a Microsoft-hosted messaging and collaboration service based on Exchange Server, is currently based on Exchange 2013
Office 365 and other Microsoft-hosted services are taking over many tasks currently handled by SharePoint Server on-premises and are signaling the end of some SharePoint technologies
The OneDrive for Business file-sharing service should improve synchronization, organizational control, and more in 2015, but only for Office 365 customers
Current and future Yammer updates focus on integration with Office 365, enabling users to access Yammer features from Office 365 products without accessing the Yammer service
The new Office 365 Groups feature introduces a new focus for Microsoft development in collaboration
Delve and Office Graph might help Office 365 users discover content based on their interests, but they could introduce security and compliance risks
The Skype for Business Online roadmap includes access to public telephone networks and online-only features for large webcast support and Office 365 integration
Office 365 is receiving Microsoft's latest technology for archiving, retention, and eDiscovery to include content outside of Exchange and SharePoint in eDiscovery processes
Office 365 directory, mobile device management, and encryption services and its administrative interfaces will continue to improve over the next 12 months
Links to additional Directions on Microsoft reports and other sources for more about Office 365 and its roadmap