Earlier this week at Microsoft’s Inspire conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced the release of Microsoft 365, an solution that bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The service offers two routes: Enterprise (for larger organizations) and Business (for small to mid-size businesses). Both plans will be available for purchase in early August.
In a blog post, Kirk Koenigsbauer, VP of the Office team, describes Microsoft 365 as “a complete, intelligent and secure solution to empower employees…to be creative and work together, securely.”
Office 365 has introduced a new application to its suite in preview for First Release tenants: Microsoft Stream, a video service that effectively replaces Office 365 Video (the two services will coexist temporarily, but you should learn how to transition your videos to Stream).
Stream provides a secure, centralized location for businesses to create, upload, store, manage, and view videos to share with other users in their organization to encourage faster and easier collaboration. You can also connect Stream with other Office 365 applications, such as Yammer, SharePoint, and OneNote.
Other features include:
Google just announced that Austin, Texas will be the second city to get connected with Google Fiber, the company’s high-speed broadband Internet/TV service. There has been loads of speculation and excitement surrounding Fiber ever since it was announced in 2011. Only residents of Kansas City (both in Kansas and Missouri) have had the privilege of dropping their former Internet/TV providers for Google’s service that brags faster speeds than other commercial providers at a competitive price. The entire project has only cost $94 million to build the infrastructure and connect homes, and analysts predict that implementing Fiber in Austin will cost a similar amount, if not less.