This article describes the Office365 offering as a question / answer format. This is particularly useful when explaining exactly what Office365 is, what it entails, the costs and benefits.
Time for a service delivery article, looking at working with external SharePoint agencies in a SharePoint environment in BAU…
If you are operating and managing SharePoint environments for your clients, you may find that there is a business requirement for enhancements or modifications to something to take place which would alter your controlled SharePoint environment. This business requirement may be one where there is a call for the intended work to be carried out by utilising services from an external ‘SharePoint’ on a sub-contracted basis.
Hi there, just had to make a mention to this one, very funny! A good advert for the cloud from Microsoft. Here’s the description from the Youtube vid: “Some IT providers claim they have a cloud solution but they really offer something less.
A great set of guides and resources is now available on Technet here.
These are as follows:
- Editor’s Note: Extending SharePoint to the Cloud
- TechNet Magazine: Get Started with SharePoint Online
- Microsoft SharePoint Online White Paper: An Overview for Enterprise IT Professionals
- Free eBook: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime
- MSDN Magazine: Cloud-Based Collaboration with SharePoint Online
- SharePoint Online Planning Guide for Enterprises
- SharePoint Online Planning Guide for Office 365 for Professionals and Small Businesses
- SharePoint Online Administration Center Guide
- Webcast: End User Tips and Tricks for Office 365 – Focus on SharePoint Online
- TechNet Radio: Extending SharePoint Online’s Social Networking Capabilities
The page describes each of the areas – Many favorites are the SharePoint Online Planning and Admin guides :p
There’s a nifty free eBook covering the use of Office365 now available. As per the blog from Rosemary Caperton here:
“This book shows you how you can use cloud computing—and specifically, Office 365—to get more done, collaborate more easily, and work more flexibly than you ever have before. From the necessary how-tos about creating and administering your Office 365 account and working with the various Office 365 programs to sharing files with your team, creating a team site, using Office Web Apps, and holding online meetings, you’ll discover how easy it is to work online and off, accessing and sharing your files whenever you need to. After you learn about each of the core programs, you can try strategies for building successful teams, and get some good ideas on practical ways you can put all this cloud power to work.”
For those into Office365 SharePoint (like me!) there is a good section on Public Websites in chapter 12 of the eBook. Aimed at those new to SharePoint and website design, it covers themes, header styles, adding and formatting test, images, pages, and ‘gadgets’. So if you want to get your Office365 users starting to use the platform this is a good start to getting them to understand how to use Office365
Go to the link above to learn more and to download the eBook.