Microsoft to Offer Public Folders in Office 365

Increas­ingly orga­ni­za­tions are moving towards cloud tech­nologies to meet their computer storage and networking needs. Now Microsoft, one of the most prevalent business tech­nology providers utilized by our clients, is incor­po­rating a cloud-based feature as part of the next update of Office 365, its email and produc­tivity suite.

We’re commonly asked by prospective clients, “What are the major differ­ences between cloud and on-premise storage and networking tech­nologies?” Until recently, one of the biggest differ­ences that Office 365 users could expect was not having public folders. Now, Microsoft is attempting to elim­inate that difference.

The new Microsoft public folders will offer an easy and effective way to share infor­mation across an orga­ni­zation. However, it is important to note that they are not designed for archiving data or document sharing and collaboration.

For more about this topic, you can check out the following post by Jesper Osgaard at Microsoft’s Denmark office.