Our Office 365 service upgrade finally happened, and its been a real pleasure to the disparate elements of the service coming together at last. The deeper integration of SharePoint into the service and the common UI theme brings usability to a higher level.
There is one change however that took us a few minutes to resolve – how to send Office 365 trial invitations in the new portal. As an Office 365 cloud partner we send out trial invitations and offer delegated administration, but the old partner link was gone. Turns out it has been moved for non admin accounts. If you previously had the ability to send trial invitations, you can continue to do by accessing “Office 365 settings” link under the gear icon. This enables the Partner link in your top navigation bar again….seems like there is more usability work to do!