Brad Anderson, general manager of the Management and Services division at Microsoft, talked about Microsoft's online proposition; ranging from customer hosted, partner hosted to Microsoft hosted called "MS online services": Windows Live and Live Mesh, today at the Teched EMEA 2008 IT Pro keynote.
Microsoft would like to enable the customers a choice where to host their applications, built by tools like .NET and Visual Studio. Kayvaan Ghassemieh, senior PM for Exchange Online, was invited to stage to demo Exchange Online. A service provided by Microsoft in the cloud. The scenario he showed was moving mailbox and mailbox data to the cloud. Kayvaan took steps to sync the local Active Directory to the cloud, then starting a local Migration Tool on the customer premise, and moving the mailbox out. Microsoft Online Services will be available in Spring 2009