Microsoft seem to have resolved an issue with the synchronisation of users profiles between the different services within Office 365. Previously once a user had been added through the Office 365 portal, their information would not be synchronised with the other services, such as SharePoint online. This meant that should the user start a workflow, it would fail due to the user profile not being found in SharePoint online. A few weeks ago we added two new users to the Office 365 portal, and these both did not synchronise to the other services. However, as of yesterday these user profiles now appear in SharePoint online. Hopefully this issue is now all resolved.
It has been reported that Microsoft Lync for iOS, Android and WP7, will be released later today. An announcement was made last Friday that Lync would be available on all major smart phones on 12th December, it has not yet been made available so we can only assume that it’ll be appearing in app stores later today.
Update: It appearls that Lync is actually coming out the week of 12th December, so expect to see it later this week.
Here is a feature comparison of Microsoft Lync on all supported smart phones:
Update: Microsoft released Lync 2010 for Windows Phone on Monday. Today the app has become available on the Android Market place. It is still yet to appear on the App Store.
Update 2: Microsoft have now released apps for both iPhone and iPad.
After a couple of weeks communication between ourselves and a Microsoft Support representative, we now know that there is a problem with the synchronisation between the Office 365 User portal and the SharePoint Online portal. We are assured that the problem is being fixed. In the meantime the only fix is to add users manually on the SharePoint Online portal. Currently during the testing stage this will not really be a problem. However this could be a huge issue in the future once the migration has taken place.