Tune in to my interview on 2GuysandSharePoint

I had a great time being interviewed by my good friend and fellow MVP Alistair Pugin on his podcast 2GuysandSharePoint.

In it we talk about the evolution of Office 365, the evolution of the IT Pro – as well as my own evolution, adoption of Office 365 in Australia, and where legislation and regulation meet cloud migration.

 

Office 365 to be hosted in Australia in early 2015

This morning Microsoft released their plans to make Office 365 and Dynamics CRM available from Australian datacentres. This follows the same pattern as in Japan recently – where an Azure datacentre was lit up and not long afterwards a similar announcement was made.

You can read the press release here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/news/locallyhostedO365andCRM.aspx

Having Office 365 hosted locally is an exciting step as there are still many businesses, organisations and government agencies not ready to move to the platform due to data sovereignty or latency reasons. With the news that Office 365 will be hosted onshore by the end of March 2015 the lists of reasons gets even smaller.