The Office 365 Service Connector
O MS Online Sign In está com os dias contados no Office 365 teremos o Service Connector, uma atualização que será necessaria para que as estações se conectem aos serviços da nuvem e que mantenham os serviços atualizados, no entanto para o Service Connector não precisamos de user e senha =)
With Office 365 Microsoft will introduce the Office 365 Service Connector. This patch needs to be installed on all computers which are used for a seamless integration of the locally installed applications like Microsoft Office and the Online products like SharePoint Online and Exchange Online. To be short, the Service Connector makes sure Windows Update is changed in such a way that updates and required components are installed on a workstation or laptop. All these updates can be deployed manually via a distribution mechanism of choice. The Service Connector just makes lives a whole lot simpler
The Services Connector provides multiple benefits, including:
• Automatically detecting necessary updates
• Installing updates and components upon approval or silently from a command line
• Automatically configuring Outlook and Lync for use with Microsoft Online Services
• Uninstalling itself from the client computer after running
A list of these update requirements will be published for companies that want to use an alternative method of deploying the updates.
During a session on Office 365 the Service Connector was shown. After checking the workstation indeed all traces of the service connector where gone. It leaves no footprint on a computer which is very nice.