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  • Blog Post: Mobile Entrée 365; A tool to enhance SharePoint Online’s mobile experience!

    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of a solution that makes it easy for you as the partner to enhance SharePoint Online’s mobile experience.  While it’s out of the box experience is good, this solution makes it better. It’s called Mobile Entrée 365.  What does it do? ...
  • Blog Post: Data Migration Options for SharePoint Online

    Michael Kophs Partner Technology Strategist Partners, Typically our conversations about migrating customer data to Office 365 start with messaging, i.e. how do I get my customer’s data from Exchange Server version X, Gmail, Lotus Notes, imap, etc to Exchange Online? We at Microsoft have many resources...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference 2014

      If you are looking for a way to expand your practice with SharePoint on premise, hybrid or in the cloud the SharePoint Conference could be for you. From Monday, Mar 3, 2014 11:00 AM to Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 12:00 PM Microsoft is taking over the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, for...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Extranet Connector Licensing

    Q: (from Cary) I have a licensing questions as it pertains to the new version of 2013 SharePoint. What is and is not an internet user, because Microsoft no longer sells "internet site license's" I want to make sure we are good to go. It looks like we can shave 45,000 dollars off our cost.  ...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying the Yammer and Office 365 integration

    Michael Kophs Cloud Partner Technology Strategist A lot of you are experts on Office 365, and many of you know that Microsoft is betting big on improving business communication through enterprise social, specifically Yammer, but how many of you know the details behind the Office 365/Yammer integration...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Labs – Windows Azure and More

    B  V  A I was recently looking for additional readiness information for Windows Azure to contribute to the multi-part series we are putting together for our partners via this blog, I remembered the TechNet Labs, although many of us have had mixed experiences in the past, as I revisited the...
  • Blog Post: Learn more about Microsoft Enterprise Social & Yammer at the Transform Tour13

    Woody Walton   We all know it whether we like it or not; he rise of Social Networking has infected hit the enterprise.   I crossed out the word inflected partially as a joke, but also as a mechanism to portray the lack of comfort or seriousness with which we take social networking and...
  • Blog Post: Time to think about Apps for Office and SharePoint

    Michael Kophs – Cloud TSP On my company’s SharePoint Online intranet site, I want to post our branch office quarterly sales progress for everyone to see.  I want an eye-catching visual representation of year-to-date sales per office to get each rep’s competitive juices flowing!  I need a quick...
  • Blog Post: Easily Brand Your Customer’s SharePoint Online Sites

    Michael Kophs – Partner Technology Strategist Did you know the latest version of SharePoint Online includes some very cool custom branding options?  Impress your Office 365 customers by giving their SharePoint sites a familiar look and feel, that showcases their own brand and colors.  Following...
  • Blog Post: On Premises CALs included with Office 365 subscriptions

    Q: (from Bill) Could you verify this benefit and help me understand it further? A: (with help from Todd Sweetser – Thanks) I wasn’t aware of this, but “Yes”, Office 365 licenses do confer client access (CAL) rights for equivalent on-premises technologies. Here’s the relevant segment out of the SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Azure Development

    Q: (from Nikkia) Good morning Stephen!  It was great to meet you last night at the IAMCP DC chapter meeting!  I remember you saying (hopefully, remembering correctly) that SharePoint development can be done on Azure.  Is that true?  I don’t seem to see it on the Azure information...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Search Express Server

    Q: (from Matt) A client is asking about Microsoft Search Server Express and it’s something I’m not too familiar with.  I’ve done a little bit of research but it looks like this product is designed for mid-large companies (total data at the client doesn’t exceed 300gb).  They mentioned that...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Online: How to Share a Site Externally and Invite External Users

    Woody Walton   I am presently sitting in a hotel in Chicago, having just finished presenting at a VAR summit downtown at our office in the AON Center.   It is always great to get in front of partners and hear what the word on the street is.  For anyone out there that was in attendance...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint External User Licensing

    Q: (from Beth) A customer is looking at a SharePoint deployment. They will have 10 internal users, all requiring enterprise CALs. They will also have 150 external users (customers). They have a set number of external users and their site will not be public facing beyond those 150 users. Can they purchase...
  • Blog Post: Office Audit and Control Management Server 2013 releases to Open License tomorrow

    Woody Walton   Office Audit and Control Management Server 2013.  What is that?   I asked myself that same question around the first of May when I become aware this product was releasing to the Open License Price list on June 1st. There is not a ton of information or advertising about...
  • Blog Post: Adding Storage to SkyDrive Pro

    Q: (from Shali) Do you know how someone can add additional storage to their SkyDrive pro in Office 365?   A: Based on what I’ve found, you can’t add storage to SkyDrive Pro today: http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/148/t/177236.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint...