Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365 – What’s New?

Microsoft has released the second version of the Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365 guide. Below, I will list the major changes to the document, any smaller changes (some rewording and minor text additions) will be omitted.   New content: Hybridization Patterns (pages 10 – 12)         Update: Composites (Sandboxed solutions, Forms, Workflows) (Page 15)   Moved Content: Plan Navigation and Branding (Page 17) This topic has been moved Details

Interesting Office 365 Links (18/01/2012)

Below are several links to interesting Office 365 specific content that I found in the past few weeks. In no particular order: Directly from Microsoft: Two ROI Case Studies “Read how small and medium sized companies are realizing financial returns from their investments in Office 365.” http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28715&WT.mc_id=rss_office_365 Compare Office 365 to Google Apps How does Office 365 compare to Google Apps in “a day in the life of a salesperson” Details

New articles on MSDN about Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Online

Finally, there’s some official information on MSDN about the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Office 365 (or more specifically, SharePoint Online). The first article, Introduction to Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Online, provides a general overview of BCS: What Is Business Connectivity Services? External Content Types BDC Models External Lists External Data Columns Business Data Web Parts External Content Type Picker External Item Picker Secure Store SharePoint Client Object Model Details

Business Connectivity Services in Office 365 – Search, Actions, Profile Pages, and User Profile Properties

For the reminder of this article I assume that you already have an Enterprise Content Type configured, if not have a look at my previous posting. As a short reminder, with the recent Service Update to Office 365 (which some customers may still not have as it is on-going until end of November) you get 2 additional options in your Office 365 Enterprise account’s SharePoint Online administration center, namely Manage Details