You can now log into Windows Azure with your Office 365 credentials – The Next Web

This week Microsoft made a small, but important change to its set of cloud services, in the process allowing users of its Office 365 productivity suite to access Azure, the firm’s cloud computing product, using the same credentials.

That fact, however, is all but secondary to Microsoft’s main announcement  recently , that Azure Management portal has been integrated with Azure Active Directory, now supporting federation “with a customers on-premise Windows Server.”

As TNW reported the  last  Tuesday that Azure Active Directory has processed some 200 billion authentications, and currently handles over 4.5 billion weekly. Microsoft went on to claim that it processes 9,000 authentications per second, at an average execute time of 0.7 seconds.

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That Microsoft is closer tying Office 365 to Azure isn’t surprising, but it is another step in the long-winding path of product unification that Microsoft has been on over the past few years.

And, don’t think that the move to improve subscription based services is an accident in any way. As we have seen from pricing shifts by Microsoft, the company is pushing its subscription products on perhaps stodgy enterprise clients via cost incentives. Therefore, to see a link between Office 365 and Azure is all but surprising.

In a sense, the federation of Office 365 and Azure account credentials mirrors Microsoft’s work with its new Microsoft Account system, by which consumers can have a single login to a great number of services from the company. Perhaps Microsoft is working to build something similar for its enterprise customers.

You can now log into Windows Azure with your Office 365 credentials – The Next Web.

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Microsoft Office 365 Community

If you’re an Office 365 admin, you can now reset your own password without having to submit a service request. You can ask another admin to reset your password, but when you’re the only admin in your organization, or no other admin is available, you can reset your own password.

On the Office 365 sign-in page, click Forgot your password? and follow the instructions.

Microsoft Office 365 Community.

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB),is on Office 365

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB), is on Office 365 for Government and has granted the Authority to Operate (ATO) under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).  RATB was one of Microsoft’s first customers to migrate to the Office 365 for Government, a multi-tenant service that stores US government data in a segregated community cloud.

RATB is a non-partisan, non-political agency created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Board’s mission is to promote accountability by coordinating and conducting oversight of Recovery funds to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

The organization is unique in that it was the first federal agency to move a government wide information system to a public cloud.  Their initial migration of Recovery.gov to a public cloud provider was the first step in what has become a scalable, multi-cloud enterprise solution.

After evaluating other messaging offerings, such as Google Apps for Government, RATB decided Microsoft was more secure, would allow the agency to reduce costs, minimize disruption for existing users while avoiding user retraining costs.  More importantly, Microsoft was uniquely able to offer RATB a hybrid deployment model that created a seamless experience for end users who had the same client experience throughout the agency’s migration to the cloud.

With the help of Office 365, RATB is focused on providing transparency, detecting and preventing fraud, waste and mismanagement of Recovery-related funds.

Office 365 – RATB is on Office 365.

Email Recipient Rate Limit raised from 1,500 to 10,000 – Microsoft Lystavlen – the Office 365 and CRM Online display board – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

By Jesper Osgaard      TechNet Blogs.

To discourage users from sending unsolicited bulk messages, Exchange Online has restrictions that prevent users and applications from sending large volumes of email. Customers who send a lot of e-mails will need to understand the limits to how many messages can be sent from a single account in a period of time in the different Office 365 plans.

The recipient rate limit applies to messages sent to recipients inside and outside your organization. After the limit has been reached, messages can’t be sent from the mailbox until the number of recipients that were sent messages in the past 24 hours drops below the limit. Multiple messages sent to the same recipient are counted separately. For example, if a user sends 10 messages to the same recipient in a 24-hour period, these 10 messages count as 10 recipients towards the recipient rate limit.

The upper limit of the recipient rate has been one of intense discussions since Office 365 first launched. This month the limit (more or less quitely) was raised from 1,500 to 10,000 emails per day (P1 as well as E plans)

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Upgrade van Live@edu naar Office 365 for education

 

Live@edu-klanten dienen de upgrade naar Office 365 for education te voltooien voor september 2013. Meld u aan bij het Service Management Portal (SMP) om te ontdekken of uw instelling kan upgraden of neem contact op met Live@edu-ondersteuning om vandaag nog te beginnen.

 

Beheer uw omgeving met upgradehulpmiddelen en bronnen

 

Het Live@edu-upgradecentrum bevat de informatie en bronnen die u nodig hebt om de upgrade van uw instelling van Live@edu naar Office 365 for education te beheren. Begin vandaag uw ontdekkingsreis en kom tijdens de voortgang van uw Office 365for education-upgrade terug voor regelmatige updates.

 

Dit moet u weten om de upgrade te voltooien:

 

Bereid u voor op de upgrade. Voltooi de taken op de checklist “vóór de upgrade”.
Prepare for the upgrade

Stadium 1 – Upgrade uw domeinen.

Meld u aan bij SMP en klik op Domeinen upgraden. Tijdens dit stadium bereiden we uw ruimte in Office 365 voor. Alles vindt plaats in de achtergrond, eindgebruikers zien geen veranderingen. Wijzig de aanmeldings-URL naar https://outlook.com/%5BDOMEIN%5D of maak een CNAME-record aan wanneer uw school nog gebruik maakt van Outlook.com.

Live@edu Upgrade Center.

Live@edu Upgrade Center

Upgrade van Live@edu naar Office 365 for education

 

Live@edu-klanten dienen de upgrade naar Office 365 for education te voltooien voor september 2013. Meld u aan bij het Service Management Portal (SMP) om te ontdekken of uw instelling kan upgraden of neem contact op met Live@edu-ondersteuning om vandaag nog te beginnen.

 

Beheer uw omgeving met upgradehulpmiddelen en bronnen

 

Het Live@edu-upgradecentrum bevat de informatie en bronnen die u nodig hebt om de upgrade van uw instelling van Live@edu naar Office 365 for education te beheren. Begin vandaag uw ontdekkingsreis en kom tijdens de voortgang van uw Office 365for education-upgrade terug voor regelmatige updates.

 

Dit moet u weten om de upgrade te voltooien:

 

Bereid u voor op de upgrade. Voltooi de taken op de checklist “vóór de upgrade”.
Prepare for the upgrade

Stadium 1 – Upgrade uw domeinen.

Meld u aan bij SMP en klik op Domeinen upgraden. Tijdens dit stadium bereiden we uw ruimte in Office 365 voor. Alles vindt plaats in de achtergrond, eindgebruikers zien geen veranderingen. Wijzig de aanmeldings-URL naar https://outlook.com/%5BDOMEIN%5D of maak een CNAME-record aan wanneer uw school nog gebruik maakt van Outlook.com.

 

Live@edu Upgrade Center.

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview – Official Site

Office 365 ProPlus Preview

It’s your Office, delivered fast to your Windows PCs

Experience productivity on demand with your new, personalized Office 365 ProPlus.
Office applications, with all of your settings, are nearly instantly streamed to your PCs.
Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Lync.

Get enterprise-grade security, side-by-side support for previous versions of Office, streamlined update experiences, and IT controls
that let you manage Office on your terms and with your tools and processes.

 

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview – Official Site.

Windows Azure-ondersteuning beter afgestemd op de behoeften van onze klanten, die overgaan naar de cloud en hun implementatie uitbreiden.

 

Geachte klant,

Met ingang van 12 november 2012 wordt onze Windows Azure-ondersteuning beter afgestemd op de behoeften van onze klanten, die overgaan naar de cloud en hun implementatie uitbreiden.
De belangrijkste verbeteringen in de Windows Azure-ondersteuning zijn gespecialiseerde ondersteuningssoorten waarmee wordt voorzien in uiteenlopende behoeften, zoals probleemoplossing, gegarandeerde snelle beantwoording, grondige kennis van apps van klanten en advies op locatie voor beslissingen op het gebied van architectuur en optimalisatie.
U kunt nu al kiezen uit vier ondersteuningsniveaus in aanvulling op de reeds inbegrepen ondersteuning. Tot en met 31 december ontvangt u kosteloos de voordelen van Standard-ondersteuning, zodat u het abonnement kunt evalueren en kiezen dat het beste op de behoeften van uw bedrijf is afgestemd.

Microsoft announced its December 2012 CRM Service Update on November 1, highlighting an updated user interface that focuses on guiding users through business processes.  The update also includes new capabilities for social collaboration, embedded Skype communication, Office 2013 integration, collaboration, and support for a broad range of Web browsers.  The updated interface offers significant productivity opportunities for users.  While existing users moving to the new UI may need some retraining efforts, customers can choose when to move to the updated interface so they can prepare users.