At the recent briefing, Support analysts raised a number of questions:
Will Microsoft audit the mail content?
No, Microsoft will never audit our mail content
What happens to our data if we wish to migrate to another vendor?
The data will be removed from Microsoft’s storage
Can we send large attachments?
The maximum message size will be 25Mb which is a reduction from the current GW limit. We are developing a UoD Drop Box to be released within the next couple of weeks and which is a better method of sending large documents.
How much do we pay for the staff mailboxes?
The standard email service for staff and students is provided free of charge. Users with mailboxes exceeding 25Gb will have the option of paying a monthly charge for additional storage.
When will we get proper collaborative software, email is a bit old hat?
This project is focussed on email and calendaring only. In future plans for Office there will be options to add Lync Online for Instant messaging with audio and video and online meetings; SharePoint Online with team sites, public websites and collaboration sites; and Microsoft Office Desktop Apps should we wish to do so in future.
Will corporate Instant Messaging or be available?
There will be no corporate Instant Messaging integrates with Office 365 available at this stage. However we can continue to run Novell Messenger until messenging is available
Will there be integrated instant messaging?
There is integrated instant messaging and you can use this with your personal Windows Live credentials
What will happen to our current email archives?
Current mail archives will be imported to Office 365.