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Office 365 Links of the Week – 04 May 2012

Sign on Experience with Office 365
Overview of the sign on experience with Office 365 and the different Microsoft products

Office 365 Virtual Labs for IT Pros
Not really new content, but still extremely useful: a few virtual labs that help you to learn more about how to configure ADFS, Directory Synchronisation, Federation, Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online

Using Shared Mailboxes with Office 365
Article in Windows IT Pro, by Tony Redmond

Transform the way you work  –  online live demos of Office 365
All over May, there will be free live demos of Office 365 presented by Microsoft cloud specialist partners

SharePoint Online Search
A few quirks of SharePoint Online Search (Office 365 for Enterprises) explained

FISMA becomes latest security certification for Office 365
“Today, we’re pleased to announce Office 365 was granted the authorization to operate under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. FISMA is important to our customers because it creates a process for federal agencies to certify and accredit the security of their information management systems. IT solutions with FISMA certification and accreditation have federal agency approval for their use in line with the level of security established by that agency.”

The Office 365 Trust Center
Information on data privacy, data storage locations, compliance, and security.

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


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)


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