07/01/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/01/2019 10:23
Microsoft 365 is designed to help organizations digitally transform workplace collaboration. Many customers that I work with use virtualization, and they're always looking for ways to cut costs and improve the user experience. To help, we acquired FSLogix last November, and today I'm pleased to announce four new capabilities to further improve the user experience in virtualized environments:
Get the same reliable experience with Office apps in any environment with FSLogix
The FSLogix container technology is now fully integrated with Office apps in virtual environments. This technology improves the speed and reliability of virtualized Office apps to feel like the experience of using Office apps on a dedicated machine. The FSLogix containers work in virtualized environments, including those provided by Microsoft, Citrix, and VMWare. This technology is now included at no extra charge if you are licensed for any of the following Microsoft solutions:
Learn more about FSLogix.
Easily access OneDrive Files On-Demand with Windows Server 2019
Using OneDrive Files On-Demand, people can access all their files in OneDrive while only downloading the ones they're using to save hard drive space on their devices. In the coming months, Windows Server 2019 will support OneDrive Files On-Demand for virtualized Office apps users. This support will couple the fast access to files that users love, with reduced User Profile Disk storage requirements and cost savings that businesses need. Learn more about how to take advantage of this new capability with Windows Server 2019.
Run Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019
While Office 365 ProPlus provides the best experience when running on Windows 10, we know some of you rely on Windows Server to provide virtual desktop services for your users. For those still needing to migrate from Windows Server 2008/R2 before it reaches end of support in January 2020, or from Windows Server 2012/R2 before the October 2020 end of support for connectivity to Office 365 data, I'm happy to share that we'll support Office 365 ProPlus running on Windows Server 2019. This enables you to take advantage of the Files On-Demand capabilities coming to Windows Server 2019 I mentioned above, and to leverage the latest Windows Server platform.
Get a better experience with Office apps in virtual environments
There are also significant enhancements to the virtualization experience for several apps in Office 365, including Outlook, OneDrive, and Teams.
If virtualization is an important part of your IT strategy, we think you're going to love these new capabilities. If you're interested in evaluating the Office 365 apps enhancements we announced today in your own virtual environment, please visit the Microsoft Download Center.