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IT Pro Office 365 Webcasts from Microsoft

by Brett

Office 365 Jumpstart videos for IT Pros posted to Technet.

For the past year, Microsoft has been working to get Microsoft Partners and others up to speed on Office 365. Recently, they recorded the presentations and packaged them as the Office 365 Jumpstart.  The sesions listed below (plus several on virtualization) are available for your Office 365 edification. These are technical presenations rather than marketing. You'll see demos and hear from the people driving the services behind the scenes. 

In contrast to low quality screen captures from a webcast, these videos are crisp. There are multiple cameras, and much of the presenation is the speaker rather than a slide deck.  In addition, Adam Carter in DPE servers as a moderator with the presenter and asks questions to keep things moving along.

For those of you looking for some depth technical guidance, this is a good resource.

Topics include:

  • SharePoint Online Extensibility and Customization
  • Office 365 Deployment Overview
  • Lync Online Overview and Configuratin for IT Pros
  • Exchagne Online Archiving and Compliance
  • Hybrid Options with Exchange Server and Exchange Online
  • Office 365 Administration and Automation Using Windows Powershell
  • Microsoft Office 365 Identity and Access Solutions
  • Microsoft Office 365 Directory Syncrhonization
  • SharePoint Online Overiew
  • SharePoint Online Administration
  • Microsoft Staged Exchange Online Migration


 

 

1.5 Min Video on SharePoint Online - Nice!

by Brett

Nice video here on how SharePoint Online works with Office and other Office 365 services to support team collaboration. Very quick, visual, and gets the point across.

BPOS to Office 365 Transitions

by Brett

With Office 365 GA on June 28th, many BPOS users are wondering when they will be moved and what the process is like. Microsoft has a site dedicated to this topic. The site includes an FAQ, paper and webcast. In addition there is a good webcast from technet on the topic.

In short, Microsoft has said that transitions should begin 4 months after general availability. That would mean approx Nov 2011. After that time, transitions will be completed in 12 months. Microsoft will move all the data for you and communicate with you about your schedule. You have choices along the way that allow to do a pilot or defer your move, but everyone must move by the 12 month period. There are some actions required on your part to update DNS and you desktops.

Bottom line is that you are not going to wake up on June 28th and find that you are on Office 365. You have time to plan and get organized about what you need to do. Some of you have complex migrations and glad to have the lead time. But still I wonder if people are going to just buy a new Office 365 account and migrate themselves to the new platform rather than wait.

Release date of Office 365 is Announced!

by Brett

Jon Roskill, Corporate VP of Microsoft has tweeted the release date of Office 365! 

http://twitter.com/#!/Jon_Roskill

See the updated list of Office 365 Resources on this site. Get a training session from Office365training.com. Sign up for the webcast at Global Knowlege.

Let the good times roll!

“Are You Ready For Office 365?”—Webinar June 8, 2011

by Brett

If you’re anything like me, you receive more online webinar invitations than you can possibly find time for. But you won't want to miss my presentation on  “Are Your Ready for Office 365?”   This is a one-hour webinar providing actionable, practical answers to frequently asked Office 365 questions:

Brett Hill

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