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Published by the @SharePoint team on 13 March 2019. Modernization overview SharePoint Online is continuously evolving and improving, which is a great thing for you as a consumer of the service. One of the key features is the availability of modern sites, which are modern Office 365 group-connected team sites or communication sites, combined with improved functionality that can be consumed from a beautiful, responsive, modern user interface. To learn more about modern checkout the SharePoint classic and modern experiences article and get inspired by the SharePoint Look Book. All of this is great, but
South African businesses will benefit greatly from Microsoft’s two newly opened data centres. It means they’ll get more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than before when they had to access cloud services from data centres in Europe or the USA. The DCs, located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, give local companies the opportunity to achieve a global reach while maintaining local data residency. Microsoft is the only cloud service provider who truly has a hybrid offering which will take you beyond your on-premises data centre using the scalable, trusted and reliable Microsoft Cloud.   Initially Microsoft had planned the opening of the
Moving from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Online Do you know support for Exchange Server 2010 will end in less than 11 months on 14 January 2020? As you know this means Microsoft will no longer provide: Bug fixes: this will affect the stability of your server; Technical support: when you have an issue there’s no one to turn to; and Security fixes: this will make your server vulnerable to security breaches. The best replacement for Exchange Server 2010 is Exchange Online since it addresses many South African CTOs’ pain points: Skills shortage Security Cost
The right Microsoft licensing agreement works to support and compliment your business needs. However, the task of choosing the right licensing model remains complex based on the numerous options available to you. Businesses with less than 500 users have traditionally purchased licensing as part of Microsoft’s  Open Licencing Program (OLP) and Open Volume Service (OVS). Today though, SMBs can also purchase their licenses from a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) gaining more flexibility. Here we list 4 key considerations when choosing a license agreement model to clarify and explain which model will best support your business.
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft 19 December 2018 Microsoft is replacing its existing ‘My Office’ app with a new Office app for Windows 10 — a Progressive Web App which will be available to all Office users ‘soon.’ Microsoft has been looking for ways to simplify the way users log into Office and find their documents via its portal. On December 19, the company is taking another step in this area by introducing something it’s calling simply the Office app for Windows 10. This new Office app is the successor to