Microsoft has announced that Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021. Moreover, the service will no longer be accessible after the aforementioned date. The current Skype for Business Online clients will remain unaffected until the retirement. However, it is important to note that all new Office 365 customers will directly on-board to Microsoft Teams for chat, meetings, and calling starting September 1, 2019.
Microsoft has recently announced – a unified, company-wide code samples browser. This unified browser, aims to make it easier for developers to discover relevant code examples. Enabling developers to get started quickly , irrespective of the Microsoft product or service being used.
Microsoft has decided to rebrand Office Online to simply Office moving forward. They have now chosen to discontinue usage of the “Online” branding with all the Office apps, which means “Word Online” is now “Word,” “Excel on line” is now “Excel,” etc.
Also, it is important to note here that this rebranding only applies to Office apps. There is no change to the branding of the “Online” server products. Specifically Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Project Online, and Office Online Server.
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There has been a lot of speculation and confusion around sandbox solution being deprecated in SharePoint 2013. But finally, the SharePoint team has clarified that no-code sandboxed solutions (NCSS) are very much supported.
Following is the update from the SharePoint team. In conclusion, we have some clear message coming across from the production team w.r.t sandbox solution development.
Though the concept of “cloud” is not new, it has gained more traction in recent years. I can’t think of a CIO meeting happening today in an organization without this word being “uttered”. Yes, cloud today is not classified just as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS). It continues to grow to deliver everything as a service, from computing power to business processes to personal interactions. The future of cloud platform will be to provide “Everything as a Service”. Hence having a cloud-first strategy makes perfect sense!
Have you heard of Cloud Computing? I bet you have! Given the current IT scenario which changes by the hour, more appropriately where change is the need of the hour. Today, we have to deliver more with minimum resources. In other words, we need to “DO MORE WITH LESS”. Nowadays everything is being service-oriented and to add to that an economy recovering from a recession has added more fuel in enterprises turning towards Service Offerings. Also, the proliferation of the Internet has given the opportunity to provide real-time access to consumer and business products, software and solutions, without the requirement that an end-user personally own the underlying resource. Cloud services are accessed over the Internet via user-friendly web interfaces; they are location independent and do not drill a hole in your pockets.
So, why all the hype around cloud computing? Just two words: cheaper & faster.