It has been a busy and big week for Microsoft! I want to again thank all the attendees that participated in the 2nd Office 365 International User Group Meeting, quick recap here. The numbers of attendees almost doubled and our website was launched and is adding more information and content almost daily.

Office 365 News:

Office 365 for U.S. Government announcement:

Office 365 FISMA Certification:

Microsoft Celebrates U.S. Small Business with Office 365:

Can Office 365 beat Google Apps? (Spoiler alert, obviously if I am posting it, the answer is YES):

Great Office 365 Blogs to follow (From

Loryan Strant, Office 365 MVP-

Rene Modery, Office 365 MVP –

Jethro Seghers, Office 365 MVP –

Martina Groom, Office 365 MVP –

Sean McNeill – Kinda partial to this one J

Nick Bowyer –

Robert Pearman –


Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 News:

Windows 8 Client Release Preview Availability: I am in the process of installing this on my tablet while writing this post!

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Availability: Will be working on this update next for my laptop dual boot!