Since the launch of Office 365 in 2011, the service has grown at a tremendous rate. Although the exact number of Office 365 customers is not publicly shared, and can only be estimated (as Tony Redmond enjoys doing each quarter when new financial results are shared), we can obviously say with confidence that Office 365 is a large, important part of the IT landscape.
Next week it will be 10 years since I started this blog (originally using a different domain name), as a general IT/tech blog. In 2009 as my career steered towards being an Exchange specialist Exchange Server Pro was born, and the focus here has been primarily Exchange Server topics. As Office 365 grew I also started publishing more Exchange Online and general Office 365 content here. But as regular surveys have shown, the majority of Exchange Server Pro readers are dealing with on-premises Exchange environments. There’s lots to write and share about Office 365, but the broader Office 365 services don’t always fit neatly under the “Exchange Server Pro” banner.
So this week I’ve taken the covers off a new website, Practical 365.
Practical 365 will dive into the wider world of Office 365 and the Microsoft cloud, such as Azure Active Directory, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and cover topics such as deployment, migration, management, security, compliance and more. I realize that’s a wide net to cast, but my core focus will be on providing high quality, relevant content for IT pros to get the most out of Office 365.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please visit Practical 365 and subscribe today.
What does this mean for Exchange Server Pro? This site isn’t going away. There’s still a big community of on-premises Exchange admins out there, and I will keep contributing as I always have. I’ve got some new articles and series in the works, as well as more ebooks and training courses on the road map. So as always, keep the questions and comments rolling in, let me know what problems you’re facing, and I’ll continue to do my best to help out.