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Ignite Online provides technical training for IT Professionals on the new Exchange, Lync, Office and Office 365. These guides feature new product capabilities and cover topics such as design, deployment and management of these technologies. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Office 365 Rocks
Roel Baan has written a great article on password expiration notification in Outlook: Microsoft has been working hard to add another much requested functionality to Office 365, the ability to inform employees that their Office 365 password is about to expire. This feature has been requested because currently when the password is already expired, Outlook does only continuously return a username and password notification. The only solution to check whether this is caused by the password being expired is to access the Outlook Web App. The entire article can be found at: Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides rich deployment flexibility, which can help organizations determine the right deployment scenarios to align with their business needs and objectives. Hosted and managed in the cloud, the Windows Azure Virtual Machines offering provides complete, reliable, and available infrastructure to support various on-demand application and database workloads, such as Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint deployments. While Windows Azure Virtual Machines supports multiple workloads, this paper focuses on SharePoint deployments. Windows Azure Virtual Machines enables organizations to create and manage their SharePoint infrastructure quickly—provisioning and accessing nearly any host universally. It allows full control and management over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Here's a collection of great posts about SharePoint Online 2013 you should really read: Office 365 technical preview - top navigation I really love the new top navigation in the Office 365 technical preview: Depending on your adm...Read more » SharePoint Online 2013 - Office Web Apps I wrote multiple articles about SharePoint 2010 Document Management. You can find these by clickin...Read more » SharePoint 2013 - The new and improved asset library I wrote an article about the SharePoint 2010 asset library a while ago. You can read it by clicking ...Read more » - Working with Quick... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
A friend of mine wrote a book about implementing to Exchange Online in Office 365. The book provides a great overview of Office 365 Exchange options. Where it also shines is the step by step process it takes you through when it comes to implementing the more complex hybrid options including DirSync and ADFS. You can read the Microsoft documentation but a simple overview followed by a step by step process with screen shots makes comprehension much easier. The book makes an excellent read for those looking to get into Office 365 and understand how to make it work. Even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
During WPC Microsoft had announced some changes in the way Microsoft partners are compensated on Office 365. Below you'll find the summary: Changes to Incentives for Online Services Advisors in FY13 (October 2012 – June 2013): Starting on October 10, 2012, Partners enrolled in Cloud Accelerate can earn up to 23% in year 1 through the new Online Services Advisor incentives and accelerators outlined below, which reward partners for driving sales and deployment, and managing relationships with customers using Office 365 and Windows Intune sold through both the Microsoft Online Services Agreements (Web-Direct) and Enterprise Agreements (EA). The incentives will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Microsoft is soon to offer two new licensing models for Office 365. Customers until this day can only purchase Office 365 as part of their Volume Licensing agreement or through the Office 365 portal. Now partners will have two new options of offering Office 365 to their customers. Office 365 FPP (Full Packaged Product) Office 365 Open With these two new billing models partners will own the billing relationship with their customers. Basically partners will purchase Office 365 user subscription licenses through the current distribution models and resell them to their customers. The new licensing models have been announced at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
The Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference (WPC) is only a week away. About 15.000 Microsoft partners will be gathering in Toronto to celebrate a great year and learn about all sorts of Microsoft Solutions. There will be hundreds of sessions which can be attended. Next to this at the Solution Innovation Center the Microsoft Office Division will have a theatre in which many Office 365 MVP's will perform sessions. Be sure to come and visit because they promise to be great sessions: Day Title Speaker Cocktails Monday, July 9 12:30 - 1:20 PM "Hey, you… Get into my cloud! Using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Great news! Microsoft is moving forward with the Office 365 for education. Current EDU customers using Office 365 received the following message this morning: Thank you for choosing Microsoft Office 365 for education as a cloud productivity solution. Microsoft is committed to providing best-in-class cloud communication and collaboration solutions for educational customers like you. Office 365 increases student and faculty productivity, saves customers time and money, and is backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from Microsoft. We are pleased to announce that, starting June 1, all Academic or 'A' SKUs will be available on Microsoft's Volume... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
TechEd Europe runs from June 26th until June 29th in my hometown Amsterdam. Together with Jamie Mann I will be presenting a session on the power of Office 365 for Small Businesses: Office 365 is the online service combining the Exchange Online, Office Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online. There are multiple versions of the service for various types of customers, including Small businesses, Enterprises, and Education. This session be an overview of the Small Business offering designed for customers with 1 – 25 users. It will focus on how the Small Business is different from the Enterprise version,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
I am preparing a presentation which highlights the opportunities of the Office 365 P Plan meant for organizations with 25 users or less. Next to great opportunities there are however also some differences between the Office 365 Professional and Enterprise editions. My buddy Brett Hill (MVP Office 365) did a great post on these differences: Next to this there is also a post on the Technet site which has more entries but is less extensive: Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
In my previous post I noted you should read Jasper's blog about the SharePoint changes when migration from BPOS to Office 365. He has posted 2 more interesting articles: Connection issues: Top navigation link: Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Our customers are in the midst of being migrated from BPOS to Office 365. The migrations typically run very smoothly. Customers get a notification when the migration is started, get a notification when the migration is finished and need to change some end user setting. Especially organizations with whom we have gone through the preparations have a good experience. In some situations however our customers do experience problems. Especially when they have a highly customized SharePoint environment they need to change many settings after the migration. One of the people I work with closely has written a blog about these... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Recently Microsoft announced it will enhance its Microsoft Office 365 Kiosk worker plans with some new functionality. The Kiosk Worker plans are part of Office 365 and are especially designed for users that have the need for IT Services but are not Information Workers or Heavy IT Users. Typically Office 365 Kiosk licenses are used for users that until that time did not have access to email and SharePoint portals in their work environments. Some scenario's which are perfectly suited for the Office 365 Kiosk licenses: Government personnel not working behind desks, like people taking care of the public areas.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
When dealing with projects in many cases people rely on Excel sheets and email to distribute tasks, information and keep track on activities to be performed. Although Excel is a great tool for planning, there are better ways to plan projects. Information in emails easily gets missed and project members overlook documents or tasks. Let alone the problem of having to deal with all those different versions which get send around. Organizations dealing with large projects, many different tasks and complex structures in their projects, should consider a project management application like Microsoft Project and the accompanying Microsoft Project Server.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
A couple of days ago a new reference case was published on the Microsoft Case Studies website. It discusses the Office 365 implementation for the Dutch National Police by Wortell in which I was personally involved. The quote I really love: With Office 365, the police staff can see their email anytime, anywhere, and respond to it. They can also access files, IM other officers, or set up virtual meetings through Lync Online—all from their mobile devices. "Thanks to Office 365, we've realized a 20–30% time savings that can be rededicated to actual police work," Zoethout says. The Dutch National... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Office 365 Rocks
Microsoft released the Lync Online Windows Phone 7 client this weekend. Click here to download. IMPORTANT: Microsoft Lync 2010 for Windows Phone requires a Lync Server or Office365/Lync Online account and will not work without it. If you are unsure about your account status, please contact your IT department. Lync 2010 for Windows Phone extends the power of Lync to your mobile device – including rich presence, instant messaging, audio conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface. Key Features: - View colleagues' availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
Hi all Microsoft has released an Office 365 Advisor tool, which helps customers select the different technologies, scenarios, etc and provide a .pdf output file which describes all the plan you have selected: Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
With the latest SharePoint Online Service Update (SU1), SharePoint Online can now support the CRM List Component allowing for automatic creation of SharePoint folders within admin defined entities for CRM Online. Brian Galicia described the steps to implement this in detail on his blog CRM Online Insights. You can read the post on how to implement this here: Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
Brett Hill (Office 365 MVP) pointed me to this. Really interesting. The connector includes password synchronization for SBS users. The Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials extends the features of the server Dashboard by providing seamless integration with Office 365 services. When you integrate Office 365 with the server, you can: Subscribe to Office 365 or configure the server to use an existing subscription. Perform the following Office 365 account management tasks from the Dashboard: Bulk create Office 365 accounts for network user accounts. Assign new or existing Office 365 accounts to network user accounts. Manage the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
Many Exchange customers still are huge Exchange Public users. Microsoft tried phasing out Public Folders since it's Exchange Server 2007 release but customer pressure constantly make sure they decided to keep the Public Folders on board. Microsoft® Exchange Online does not support customer usage scenarios of public folders. If you or your customers are using Exchange public folders, there are special considerations for migrating to Microsoft Office 365. In a great white paper Microsoft outlines all the different options one might have to phase out usage of Public Folders. The white paper outlines these considerations, discusses the most common public... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
Product: Sharegate URL: Pricing: $ 300 per user per year Verdict: Great for individual users, lacks functionality for techies Short description: Sharegate is a solution which allows users to copy documents from a SharePoint Site or fileshare to a SharePoint site either in Office 365 or ON Premise. Next to this Sharegate allows you to copy documents from one SharePoint List, Site or Folder to another SharePoint List, Site or Folder. The Verdict Because of the limitation in scripting, preparing migration and very limited configuration options, I would not recommend the solution for larger corporate or enterprise migrations. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
Microsoft just sent out an email explaining all new features in the upcoming Service Update: New features coming to SharePoint Online with this service update: Feature Description Business Connectivity Services (BCS) <WCF Connector> *Enterprise plans only Enables connecting to external systems via web service based endpoints External Sharing: Windows LiveID support Allows Office 365 tenant administrators to invite external users to a site collection. They sign in with a Windows Live ID-based user name and password. Windows Phone 7 "Mango" (official support and http:// connectivity) Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed "Mango," now enables both small business and enterprise Office 365 customers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks
I have been publishing the Office 365 Daily over the last few weeks. Be sure to subscribe! You can also open it directly: Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Office 365 Rocks