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Office 365 Links of the Week – 25 May 2012

User Group Support Services – Office 365 – 1 Year Subscription Promotion
“Microsoft is providing Office 365 subscriptions for all user groups who are registered in our User Group Support Services program and validated by a Microsoft field sponsor. This offer is for the Office 365 E3 plan where up to 25 user group leaders can use Office 365 in managing their user group efforts and promote collaboration across their leadership team using familiar productivity tools. Until further notice, this will be an annual subscription that will renew each year on January 1st for those who renew their UGSS membership and meet promotional requirements”

 

For Business: Office 365 Offers More than Google Apps
Article that talks about some of the benefits of Office 365 compared to Google Apps

 

Useful Customizations to AD FS 2.0 when Deploying SSO with Office 365
Using a SSO setup with Office 365 and on-premises ADFS? Mike Pfeiffer has some useful tips on how to customise the login screen to make it more useful!

 

OK I have my Office 365 setup now how do I administer it
SharePoint MVP Dave Coleman gave a webinar on administering Office 365, the recording of it is available on his site

 

Explaining the Office 365 Kiosk licenses
Loryan talks about the Kiosk licenses (K), how they can be used, and their benefits

 

Simple GUI-based tool for checking DNS records used in Office 365
Need to verify the DNS records for your Office 365 domain? Check out this tool by Justin Wyllys

 

Download eBook: Office 365 Migration for Dummies
A small free ebook by Jennifer Reed

Office 365 Links of the Week – 27 April 2012

Some interesting articles and blog posts about Office 365:

Storage Update for SharePoint Online Enterprise Plans
Tenant storage quota limit increased to 25 TB (terabytes). Additional storage can be purchased for $0.20 per GB per month

 

http://www.xstran.com/solutions/
Fellow Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant’s company’s (one of them) website. Currently three great tools are available, namely
– Exchange Federation Discovery Tool (allows you to see which of your contacts support Exchange calendar sharing)
– Lync Contact Migrator (provides users with the ability to migrate their Lync contact list easily between accounts, profiles and even organizations)
– Office 365 Mobile Admin (allows administrators to perform simple user management functions from the palm of their hand by using their phones)

 

http://www.testmyoffice365.com/
Loryan and his team also developed this helpful website that provides you with some information on your DNS settings, and if they’ve been configured properly for use with Office 365 (also read his blog post)

 

Three Office 365 books have either just been released or will come out within the next few weeks, all 3 have been authored by MVPs. They are:
Working with Microsoft® Office 365: Running Your Small Business in the Cloud by Brett Hill from http://www.office365answers.com/
Office 365 – Exchange Online Implementation & Migration by Loryan Strant (yes, the same guy! No, he’s doing nothing else besides Office 365) and David Greve
Microsoft Office 365 für kleine Unternehmen (in German) by Martina Grom

 

Office 365 Helper Scripts  (Microsoft Download Center)
“This package includes a number of helper scripts created during Office 365 deployments. The following pages describe the script, the intended action and associated arguments to successfully run the script. The assumption is that the user executing these scripts has administrator-level Office 365 credentials.”

 

First meeting of the Office 365 International User Group
Sean McNeill has written a summary of the first meeting

 

Singapore energy firm saves US$80,000 from server-related costs with Office 365
3 small sucess stories from Southeast Asia