Month: July 2012

Article in German: My office is where I am – Mobile working for everyone with Office 365

I published an article on the Microsoft Cloud Community Switzerland site in German, titled “Mein Büro ist wo ich bin – mobiles Arbeiten für alle mit Office 365” (My office is where I am – Mobile working for everyone with Office 365).

The article talks about how Office 365 allows employees to choose where they want to work, be it at home, in the office, in the train, or anywhere else. I also give a short fictional example that talks about a salesman, Mr. Meier, who has got a meeting at a client, and how using Office 365 helps him with his work during the day.

Adding your Yammer feed to SharePoint / Office 365

A very simple scenario: you’re using Yammer and SharePoint (on-premises, hosted, Office 365), and you want to display your Yammer feed on a particular SharePoint page (without using the Yammer SharePoint Web Part, e.g. because you don’t have access to it). Here’s how:

 

Get the instructions

Visit https://www.yammer.com/company/embed . There’s a link to a PDF file that explains the code that you need in order to integrate a specific Yammer feed into any HTML page. Simply said, you’re using JavaScript to fetch it, so it works in SharePoint Online (which usually doesn’t allow external calls) as well!

 

Modify the code

The PDF that I just mentioned contains the code, but here’s the example for the SPYAM community:

<script data-app-id="hyB2pTvrL36Y50py8EWj6A" src="https://assets.yammer.com/platform/yam.js"></script>
<script>
yam.connect.embedFeed(
{ container: '#embedded-feed'
, network: 'spyam' // update with your own
});
</script>
<div id="embedded-feed"></div>

Save the code and upload it to SharePoint

Save the code above in a text file (e.g. yammer.txt), and upload it to a document library in SharePoint

 

Reference it on your target page

Open the page on which you want to display your feed. Bring it into edit mode, and add a Content Editor Web Part. Edit the web part, and add the path to your file under Content Link:

Click OK, save your page.

 

How does it look like?

If you aren’t signed in into Yammer yet, you’ll see the following login prompt:

Once you’ve signed in, the feed will load (here SPYam):

 

 

The new version of Office 365 is now available

While Microsoft is still presenting about the new wave of product, namely SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013, and the new Office 365, I will briefly share some information:

First, you can test it yourself right now! Visit http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/whats-new and try any of the new options (e.g. Office 365 Enterprise).

Want to know how the new Office 365 TeamSite looks like? Here it is:

 

What has been improved as well is the new Public Website, have a look at it here:
https://modery15-public.sharepoint.com/

 

July meeting of the Office 365 International User Group

On July 24, our next meeting of the Office 365 International User Group will take place. Join us for some 2 hours packed with interesting presentations, discussions, and Office 365 awesomeness!

Add this Meeting to your Outlook

Got anything to ask or to discuss? Come and do so, our meetings are open for everyone and all kinds of topics. We’d love to see you there!

Also visit our facebook page, LinkedIn page, or subscribe to our mailing list.

Getting more out of Outlook and Office 365 / SharePoint Online with OnePlaceMail

Does at least one of the f0llowing sound familiar to you?

  • You received an email in Outlook and want to save either the email itself or its attachments to SharePoint Online (Office 365)?
  • You have some files in your Office 365 Team Site (or anywhere else in SharePoint Online) and want to email them to somebody else?
  • Or you want to send links to some files on SharePoint Online to somebody?

A free tool (the Express version is free, an Enterprise version is available as well) to help you with all this is OnePlaceMail from Australian company Scinaptic

oneplacemail

I’ve been using it actively for a few months to store important emails quickly in SharePoint Online, and occasionally also to send out files. The free version comes with some smaller popups, but hey, it’s free!

If you want to learn more about this product, have a look at either Joel Oleson’s blog where he does a review, or visit Cameron Dwyer (from Scinaptic)’s blog for even more information.

Note: Some other alternatives are harmon.ie and Colligo Contributor, both which I haven’t looked at in more detail.