Collaborate with people OUTSIDE your company

One of my favourite features of Exchange Online & Lync Online is the ability to federate with other organisations.
It’s almost as if you worked at the same company, or in this case were sharing the same Office 365 environment.

Read more on how to connect your Office 365 to the rest of the world: http://www.boxfreeit.com.au/Productivity/connecting-office-365-to-the-rest-of-the-world.html

New Sync Capabilities for Connected Accounts

A common issue we’ve heard about with the Connected accounts feature of Exchange Online is the fact that it was hard set to only check email once per hour – and there was no way to change this.

Recently an engineering fix was put in place to improve this:

– automatic sync when you sign in to the Outlook Web App

– faster sync schedule

– on-demand sync via the Refresh button in the Outlook Web App

You can read more here: http://community.office365.com/en-us/b/office_365_technical_blog/archive/2011/10/12/new-sync-capabilities-for-connected-accounts.aspx