Office 365 Plans

As of MARCH 2014, here’s a matrix of different plans that are available in the Office 365 family. Note that many services are also available as stand-alone/a la carte. Typically, if you need 2 or more services (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync,…

The Journey : Step-by-Step Guidance

Whether to commit to Office 365 or not requires traversal of certain steps that typically come up in our customer conversations. Provided below are the basics that I recommend. Whether you’re a CIO or someone in the org that has…

Office in Office 365

What does ‘Office in the Cloud’ mean? Is Office only available via the browser? If Office is in the Cloud, how will I install it on my local machine like I have in the past? If you’ve wondered about questions…

The Cloud Professionals

The journey to the Clouds is a non-trivial endeavor. There are 3 options available to a company that is considering a move to the Microsoft Cloud (Office 365). 1. DIY 2. Do it all for us 3. Help us do…

Office 365 PPT

My Office 365 for Enterprises PPT deck (last updated March 2014) View the PowerPoint below (click the 2 buttons on the bottom right to see options such as full screen, download, etc.)  

Economics

For most businesses, migrating to the Cloud is not just about the technology. Economics plays a major role in helping you decide whether “to Cloud or not”. Office 365 pricing is available in the Plans doc at this link. Please…

Archiving & Legal Compliance

Based on my anecdotal experience it seems like the #1 driving force behind many companies’ desire to migrate to the Cloud is their desire to be legally compliant and preserve emails via Archiving. Archiving comes with eDiscovery so you (or…

Cloud Storage

SharePoint Online (Office 365) is an excellent Cloud-based collaboration service. It now offers 25 GB of storage per user in the E1/E3 plans. It may not, however, be the right solution for you if you’re looking for a Cloud-based replacement…

Trial Extension

One of the most common requests we get is – I signed up for the 30-day trial. How can I get that extended? Please open a service request via the Admin portal (portal.microsoftonline.com) and ask for an extension. You can…