Microsoft announced a range of Office 365 customer wins and cloud enhancements today, but the chatter didn't mention whether cloud services providers and channel partners were participating in the Office 365 momentum.

First, the official news. According to a blog from Andrew Kisslo, group product manager, Office 365, Microsoft has:

  • Launched Office 365 trials in 22 new markets, extending Office 365's reach to 63 countries.

  • Added 30 feature enhancements, including support for Lync on Mac; SharePoint Business Connectivity Services; and tighter integration between SharePoint Online and Windows Phone 7.5. Certain SkyDrive updates also make sharing and accessing Office docs easier.

  • Won Office 365 business with with Group Marie-Claire and Campbell Soup Company.


Paul Thurott's Supersite for Windows notesthat over 90 percent of Office 365 subscribers involve small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. That's good news for Microsoft, which is aggressively promoting Office 365 to smaller companies.