Thursday, November 26, 2015

Microsoft Online Services


by Brett

Message Ops is a very active Microsoft Online Services Partner that focuses exclusively on the Business Productivity Online Suite also known as BPOS. The MessageOps company website features detailed technical guidance as well as ready to use scripts. You can find a link to their blog and other essential Microsoft Online Services blogs under “Blogroll” on the right side of this post.

Chad Mosman and his team at MessageOps has built some useful tools that accentuates the productivity of the BPOS services. Brett Hill of Advaiya Inc. chatted with Chad Mosman, CEO and Founder of Message Ops, and recorded the conversation below in which they discuss what it’s like to be a partner dedicated to Microsoft Online Services. 

Chad Mossman interview - MessageOps by josht_msft

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by Brett

Microsoft Office has many ways to use the BPOS services. In this video demo, Brett Hill of Advaiya, Inc.,  will show you how Microsoft Word can use a local Access database that is linked to SharePoint Online to create a mailmerged letter or email.


by Brett

For his latest webcast, Brett Hill of Advaiya, Inc., talks about using Contacts with SharePoint Online. Did you know that you could use SharePoint Online to store contacts and then share them using Outlook? In This video webcast Brett shows us how this is done and how it opens up new productivity possibilities.

You can learn more about the Business Productivity Online Suite with detailed walkthroughs in our How To section.


by Brett

Emailing to SharePoint Online with MessageOps SharePoint Bridge

MessageOps just released a new utility (in beta) that allows you to send email to a SharePoint Online list. This capability is not built in to the product but can be achieved with  the combined use of Exchange Web Services and SharePoint Web Services running on premises. This product is a significant change from their previous SharePoint Bridge product as it required Outlook to run. This version stands alone and so allows you to setup a mailbox that is continuously monitored and when email arrives, posts the mail to SharePoint Online.

MessageOps is doing a great deal for the BPOS community. They don't have to create these tools. Most partners don't. But they are willing to fill these rather large gaps in functionality left by Microsoft - to their credit. This of course brings up the entire discussion of why Microsoft leaves these big holes for partners to fill. After all, password reset functions without administrator intervention is not exactly and edge case scenerio. There are plenty of other places to improve, but I for one am really glad that MessageOps continues to innovate and provide really useful solutions for BPOS.


by Brett

We have shown you how to have have fun with SharePoint Online with 5 minutes to SharePoint Online Productivity and Creating and using a Slide Library. You can learn more about the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) with detailed walkthroughs in our How To section.

Today’s video comes from Brett Hill. He guides us through using Excel and Access with SharePoint Online.

Brett Hill

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