Category: Office 365

According to Microsoft, “Office 365” refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services). Office 365 includes plans for use at home and for business.
Office 365 plans for business include services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive for Business.

Many Office plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.

Therefore, this category is full of handy tips, tricks, advise and How To videos specifically for Office users. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn about how to transform from an email culture to a collaborative culture with our expert blogs, ebooks, how to videos and webinars.

Build an Office 365 Roadmap
Build an Office 365 Roadmap
How Tos

Please log-in to view this video. Sign up for FREE ACCESS HERE How to Build an Office 365 Roadmap with Jeff Willinger. In this video you will learn how to: (1) Set up an Office 365 Roadmap. (2) Best practice advice on building your roadmap and pitfalls to look out for   Video Transcript: Hi I’m Jeff… READ MORE

Office Reaches RTM!
Office Reaches RTM!
Blog Posts

Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Office.

Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers.

5 Billion Reasons to Migrate to Windows 8, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 or Office 365
5 Billion Reasons to Migrate to Windows 8, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 or Office 365
Blog Posts

With the release of Windows 8 and last months preview release of Office 2013 paired with SharePoint 2013 many consultants and companies are scrambling to find features, benefits or return on investment to justify budget plans to migrate to the new platforms. I’m not one of these folks. I believe the technical fellows at Microsoft have a solid long term vision which will allow them to sway consumers and businesses to give device computing using Microsoft software another chance. It seems clear the new releases of Windows 8, Office, Skype, SkyDrive and SharePoint are an attempted to aggressively pursue the growing device market.

Search Driven Applications with Office 365 / SharePoint Online Using the tagging feature in SharePoint 2010
Search Driven Applications with Office 365 / SharePoint Online Using the tagging feature in SharePoint 2010
Blog Posts

Common stuff about Search Driven Applications and a solution proposal with Office 365 / SharePoint Online.
You can build Search Driven Applications in several different ways and based on different techniques. One of the easiest is using the Query Object Model from the SharePoint Search to create “Fixed Keyword Queries”. For example this query shows all SharePoint sites which you have access to:

Moving Lists from Hosted WSS 3.0 to Office365 – The Manual Way
Moving Lists from Hosted WSS 3.0 to Office365 – The Manual Way
Blog Posts

It’s a long holiday weekend here in the U.S., I’ve been sick with some sort of flu for all of it, and it’s really nice and sunny outside. So what am I doing? Trying to migrate my Sympraxis Consulting demo site from my FPWeb-hosted WSS 3.0 site (yeah, I’m a little behind) to my Office365 SharePoint 2010 site. Call me crazy. I’ve been avoiding doing this because I knew that somehow it would be a bit of a nightmare, and it is, of course. But it’s going to happen today, darn it.

Office 365|SharePoint – Migrate Your On Premises SharePoint content to SharePoint 2010 Online – Part 2 – Connection to Office 365
Office 365|SharePoint – Migrate Your On Premises SharePoint content to SharePoint 2010 Online – Part 2 – Connection to Office 365
Blog Posts

While writing this post, I discover an issue while migrating blog content to SharePoint Online. The issue was pictures associated with blog posts published using Live Writer (and so stored as attachments on SharePoint) were not migrated. This issue is not really a product bug as this way of blog posting is using specific SharePoint API’s. I’m really impressed by the quality and the responsiveness of AvePoint Support team. Only a week was needed to have confirmation of repro, details about the issue and get a fix. Whaou!!!

New SharePoint White Paper on Office 365 by AvePoint
New SharePoint White Paper on Office 365 by AvePoint
Blog Posts

Earlier this year, Microsoft released the next iteration of its cloud offering for customers: Microsoft Office 365 -including Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, Office Web Apps, and Lync 2010. This is a compelling set of cloud-based applications, compared with industry competitors such as Google.