SharePoint Online service updates

From late October until the end of 2011 Microsoft is rolling out a service update across the world to SharePoint Online.
If you’re an Office 365 administrator you would have received the email explaining what was in the update, but for those who aren’t here is a table of what to expect:

Feature
Description
Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
*Enterprise plans only
Enables connecting to external systems via web service based
endpoints
External Sharing: Windows LiveID support
Allows Office 365 tenant administrators to invite external
users to a site collection. They sign in with a Windows Live ID-based user
name and password.
Windows Phone 7 “Mango” (official support and
http:// connectivity)
Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed “Mango,” now enables both small
business and enterprise Office 365 customers to access SharePoint Online
lists and document libraries from their Windows Phone.
Recycle Bin: deleted site self-recovery
Self-service ability to recover sites from a site collection’s
recycle bin
Browser support: Internet Explorer 9
Adds official support for the Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)
browser
Browser support: Chrome
Adds official support for the Chrome browser

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