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Office 365 Now Hosted In Australia For Business Customers

Well, that was speedy. Yesterday, Microsoft kicked off its Office 365 Summit in Sydney by saying that hosting for Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in its Australian data centres would be coming very, very soon. Today, it has launched the service.


Still No Date Set For Office 365 Hosting In Australia

Last year, Microsoft announced plans to host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in its new Australian Azure data centres, providing a potential performance boost for business customers. At the time Microsoft said it hoped that would have happened by March 2015. So what happened?


Office 365 To Support Azure ExpressRoute Delivery

One problem with deploying Office 365 in security-conscious corporate environments is that you have to rely on unsecured public connections to the Web-based aspects of the platform. Microsoft has announced plans to allow businesses to use its ExpressRoute service to create a private managed connection to Office 365.


Office 365 Clutter Can Now Be Tweaked To Ignore Specific Messages

Last November, Microsoft quietly rolled out Clutter, an Office 365 feature that aims to automatically highlight the most important messages in your inbox. Administrators can now tweak how Clutter works so that vital messages aren’t de-prioritised.


Find Out If You're Eligible For Free Microsoft Office In One Mouse Click

Microsoft’s online eligibility checker for free Office 365 is now available for Australian students and teachers. To find out if you qualify, simply type your school-provided email address into the task bar. If you school email is valid, you’ll automatically receive a free download link. Too easy!


Microsoft Cuts Price For Power BI

When Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based Power BI analytics service almost a year ago, it cost upwards of $US40 a month. Some 12 months on, a new preview version has just been launched and the price is about to be cut significantly.


Microsoft Office 2016: What We Know So Far

The next version of Microsoft Office will be called Office 2016, and will appear in the second half of 2015 (go figure). But how does this tie in with Microsoft’s ongoing Office 365 plans and the inclusion of Office for free on Windows 10 tablets and phones?


Office 365 Adds Moodle Integration

Microsoft has announced via its Microsoft Open Technologies subsidiary that it’s now possible to integrate Moodle with Office 365 for Australian customers.


Microsoft Adds Pinterest-Like 'Boards' To Delve For Office 365

Microsoft has expanded its Delve contextual search and notification tool by adding “boards”, which let you organise and share content which Delve highlights.


How Will Hosting Office 365 In Australian Data Centres Make A Difference?

From March 2015, Microsoft will host its Office 365 and Dynamics CRM for Australian business customers in the shiny new Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney which it officially opened in late October. How will that process happen, and what practical difference will it make to customers?