No more public-facing SharePoint Online in Office 365?

Microsoft recently announced it is ending support for public facing sites for SharePoint Online (SPO) within Office 365. Although I was frustrated upon hearing the news, this made sense and in many ways was a predictable outcome for this feature. I personally had high hopes for this, but I understand actually building a multi-tenant, cloud-based SharePoint public-facing offering is quite difficult. Further, there was word that lack of usage may have contributed to the end-of-life announcement.

Topics: sharepoint online, public-facing sites