Wednesday, December 30, 2015

First Release Program Expansion

The First Release program has some new updates you should be aware of.  This has been a program that I have been following for some time and really like the options this feature provides to Office 365.

The First Release capability allows organizations to be prioritized in receiving updates to the service.  You will receive updates more quickly.  This makes sense for some organizations but sometimes large enterprise organizations with complex IT environments will not want to do it.  A middle ground was introduced several months ago so that “select people” could receive the First Release features which is very helpful for large organizations with complex IT environments.

There have been some recent updates.  SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Office 365 ProPlus have been added to the First Release for Select People.  Exchange Online is already available. 

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