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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?


Traps To Watch For When Licensing Office 365

With Office 365, Microsoft is pushing all its customers to ongoing subscriptions rather than one-off software fees (with a side course of maintenance). There are benefits in that approach, but what traps should you watch for when shifting from conventional Office licensing?


Office 365 ProPlus Adds OneDrive For Business Access

One of the peculiarities of online storage platforms is that consumers are often given access to features ahead of paying business customers. And so it proves with the enterprise-focused ProPlus version of Office 365, which is belatedly adding support for OneDrive for Business.


Office 365 Running Slowly? Here's How To Tune It

While core Office 365 applications (such as Word and Excel) can be installed locally, much of Microsoft’s subscription suite is browser-based and can become sluggish. A new guide from Microsoft offers some hints on how to tweak your network if Office 365 isn’t performing properly.


Office 365 Now Has Unlimited OneDrive Storage

I’m guessing that not too many Office 365 customers have used all of the 1TB of cloud storage that Microsoft has been offering since June. But if you have, don’t panic: Office 365 users now get unlimited OneDrive storage.


Office 365 Bounty Will Pay $500 For Security Bugs

“Bug bounty” schemes are one way for software firms to encourage people to tell them about vulnerabilities rather than exploiting them. Microsoft has expanded its own bug bounty scheme to include its online services, kicking off with a minimum payment of $500 for any identified major security bugs in Office 365.


What Office Delve Does And When You'll Get It

Office Delve — Microsoft’s technology to provide Office 365 customers with contextual search and notifications — has begun rolling out to Office 365 customers, and will reach most business users by early 2015. What does it do, and do you need it?


Microsoft Throwing In Bonus Services For Large Office 365 Deployments

Looking at rolling out Office 365 across your organisation? Microsoft is offering some freebies to persuade sites with more than 150 users to make the switch.


Ask LH: Why Does Office 365 Cost More For Existing Subscribers?

Hey Lifehacker, It often seems that buying as a new customer is cheaper than the rate for existing customers. Case in point, Office 365. I already have a current subscription (which I purchased on special at Officeworks), but it’s due to expire soon. I note that new subscriptions often go on sale for around $89, while Microsoft is charging me $12/month (or $144/year). So the question is: can I extend my current subscription by purchasing another pack and extending the current subscription?


System Center Adds Office 365 Management Tools

Managing a large Office 365 deployment just potentially became a little easier: Microsoft has released a management pack for System Center 2012 R2 so you can track Office 365 users and issues, and opened up an API that allows other management tools to track activities using Office 365.