Joshua Trupin
January 2017
Report provides an overview of Office 365 and its likely evolution through the end of 2017
Report provides an overview of Office 365 and its likely evolution through the end of 2017
The Office 365 ProPlus suite for Windows and the corresponding Mac suite include the 2016 versions of the applications
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 through 2017
Exchange Online is a Microsoft-hosted messaging and collaboration service based on Exchange Server
The Office 365 Groups service is being developed as the underpinning of collaboration services in Office 365
Delve and Office Graph can help users discover people and documents and promote collaboration while helping organizations understand and communicate with employees
Threaded chats and other information from Office 365 Groups are available through the Teams service that is currently in preview
Planner is a lightweight task management tool that tracks and shares activities and provides collaboration features, but it will likely be limited to small projects and initiatives
Two Microsoft services, PowerApps and Flow, are included with Office 365 enterprise plans and will supplant features previously found in SharePoint Designer and InfoPath
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
Power BI, Microsoft's business intelligence product family, continues to receive significant investment and enterprise features that may help its adoption
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 administrators use the Security & Compliance Center portal to access the resources needed to manage and check the security of their Office 365 installations and ensure compliance with governance regulations and corporate policy.
Office 365 directory, mobile device management, encryption services, security, and administrative interfaces have improved over the past 12 months and continue to evolve
Links to additional Directions on Microsoft reports and other sources for more about Office 365 and its roadmap