Ok we all want Office 365, Ok Maybe just beta test it for now.
I know some People are not excited about Office365 but I am for the simple task of licensing.
Once we get Licensing Software for Desktops/Servers in the cloud, I can actually compete against the Pirates, or Shady IT firms that Sell OEM software with SA prices, or Sell them on the Action Pack, even though they are not Qualified to do it, and it’s illegal.
Sure once the client realizes the guy is Shady, they call me, but the damage has been done, and they are the ones to pay
Not the IT person who is only in it to make a quick buck.
OK I digress..
So I signed up for the Beta, Got my account YEAH!. Seems Simlar to BPOS. (From 39,000ft)
The Similarity is that you have to create a Subdomain on your DNS records
This involves basically a CNAME of Some Number.yourdomain.com and points to.
Mine was ms88748922.sbits.biz > ps.microsoftonline.com
Simple enough I did that for BPOS.
Of course I still had my BPOS CNAME Pointer, so I had to remove that.
(So of course I had to go into BPOS Admin https://admin.microsoftonline.com)
Find all users of the domain, Delete them Switch Primary domain to the yourdomain.microsoftonline.com
And Delete your old Domain, Once you do that, then you can Add your domain to Office365…
OK We are started, However Since Office365 has a website included they want you to host your website on thier service, and Microsoft Controls Complete DNS.
For someone who does not have a website this is great, all automated, however, for someone who has a website, you need to start editing your MX records, DNS records and everything else.
Sure for the IT Tech this is easy as PIE but if you are a business and think you can install SBS Essentials and set up everything in 20mins like Microsoft wants you to think? Think again.. Get someone who knows what they are doing….
Ok now you are asking What happened to Messenger? (The Topic of this post.)
Well when you Verify your Domain at Office 365
My Domain is sbits.biz
and you use that Domain for MSN Messenger, you get an Error
You can no longer sign into Messenger with this Windows Live ID. Please change your ID and then you can sign in again.
Error code: 8100037b
Soo.. You have to use a Hotmail or some other email that does not HAVE your domain in Office365…
Of course you have lync2010 to use, but if you are a MSN Messenger Fanboy, you will be in for a shocker…
Just a FYI!