Users can expect some functionality, including the ability to make phone calls from Lync Online to cell phones and landlines, to be added in the coming months. But for other tools, such as dedicated for the iPhone and Android, and a more complete browser-based experience for Office Web Apps, well, just keep waiting.
Network World discussed Microsoft's cloud roadmap with Eron Kelly, who runs product management for Office 365, at Microsoft's launch event Tuesday. While Microsoft says it will continually improve its new cloud service, the timeline for certain features remains hazy at best. Here's a look at what Kelly had to say on a number of topics.
What, no mobile apps for non- phones?
Office 365 encompasses many pieces of cloud-based software: Exchange, SharePoint, the Lync unified communications suite, and the Office Web Apps including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.