Microsoft announced a few requirements for Office 365, which include updates to your (1) operating system, (2) office client, and (3) browser. Make sure you perform a full analysis (cloud assessment) of all your software prior to making the leap to Office 365.
Key Changes for Office 365
- Office 2003 is not supported
- Office Communicator 2007 R2 with Office Communications Online will no longer be supported
- Internet Explorer 6 with the Microsoft Online Administration Center, My Company Portal or Outlook Web App will no longer be supported
If you are not ready to make these software upgrades, but are interested in secure hosted email, SharePoint, Communicator, and/or Live Meeting – the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) is on a different platform and can accommodate the older software versions. In addition, Microsoft is allowing a full year on BPOS after the launch of Office 365 so you will have more time to budget for the Office 365 software requirements.
If you’re at all confused about this post or the transition requirements, please call Aaron Nettles at (206) 781-1797.