Couple of month’s back I wrote a brief article on SharePoint Online which is part of Office 365 offering (VNext of BPOS). Following is an excerpt from it and link to the full article.
Microsoft Office 365, which is currently in beta, is the next wave of Microsoft’s online offering containing SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and all of them in the cloud. Office Professional Plus is also available; it provides enhanced productivity while working with various online tools. The following is a quick overview of the productivity and storage availability in the SharePoint Online offering. The details are subject to change as Office 365 become generally available.
If you’re wondering which version of SharePoint is available in Office 365, the good news is its SharePoint Server 2010 but with a few restrictions and limitations. Some of these limitations are due to the fact that currently Office 365 is in beta, but a few of them will likely remain, even after the general availability of Office 365. This makes sense as few features and functionalities of SharePoint Server 2010 will not be feasible for the multitenant approach, which is the hallmark of Microsoft SharePoint Online. As SharePoint online will be made generally available the differences and limitations will be made available by Microsoft. Read Full Article