Other upgrades announced on Tuesday include several intended to simplify and automate the implementation and IT management of Office 365, including the ability for administrators to reset their own password via text message and an alternate email address, and the release of a new 64-bit directory synchronization tool. Also new is a "do it yourself" troubleshooting tool designed to guide users in solving issues before they submit a support ticket.
Although not part of this announcement, Microsoft remains committed to providing access to Lync Online from Windows Phone, Android and iOS mobile devices before the end of this calendar year, Numoto said.
Microsoft also announced improvements in its SkyDrive cloud storage service, which is separate from Office 365 and designed mostly for individuals what want to store their Office files in Microsoft data center servers, and share them with other users. Specifically, Microsoft said it has simplified Office file sharing via SkyDrive, as well as the upload process.
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