Office for Android Tablets – Preview

This is a key step by Microsoft, preview versions of the big three from the Office suite are available for Android Tablets. Not final versions, but worth exploring. So far I have installed them on my old Nexus 7 (with Continue Reading

Sharing Information vs Knowledge is Power

Watching the Ted Talk: “Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge” started me thinking about the issues he discusses for the perspective of SharePoint trainer, a trainer and an ex public servant. A major of theme of this talk is Continue Reading

Where do I find Office 365 Resources?

Via Mary Jo Foley (of the Windows Weekly Podcast), this a page of free Office 365 Resources –  includes Office 2013 resources, quick reference guides and e-books. Well worth exploring: Office 365 Resources

Office 365 – SharePoint App Error message on Installing

If you are Getting this error: “Sorry, there was something wrong with the download. Try adding it again.” in Australia Then this article is the “fix” for you. I ran into this problem while preparing my new public facing Office 365 Continue Reading

End user training resources for Office 2013 and Office 365

A quick post to a Microsoft resource summarising all the quick reference guides and other materials for helping end users with getting up  to  speed on Office 2013 and Office 365 . A good read for trainers too. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj871004.aspx

Office 365 Backup Options Part 1

The basic Problem Microsoft back up Office 365, but we’d all like our own backup, because we can sleep better that way…. My choice is different to what you might choose due to: Cost – I need to find a service Continue Reading

Finding SharePoint 2013/Office 2013/Lync Quick Reference Guides

There is a growing trend away from issuing workbooks or courseware to every trainee on a course.  The pattern is towards one set of courseware for the team and quick reference guides for the individual trainees. So here are some Continue Reading

How do I change Office 365 plan?

I often get asked this question on courses, and the answer is a bit involved. for full details please go here: Can I switch to a different Office 365 plan or subscription?

How to fix: SharePoint Online won’t open documents or attachments in client applications (eg in Word or Excel on the desktop)

This is a frustrating problem There are two steps Step 1. Enable the “Open Documents in Client Applications by Default ” service – see steps here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2859986 Step 2. Check the Library Settings –> Advanced Settings–> Opening documents in browser is set Continue Reading

Hybrid SharePoint Online – Existing on Premise Active Directory and Exchange

The following  collection of light reading is to guide those who need to connect SharePoint Online and existing on premise Exchange and Active Directory The aim is to have on log in with cloud and on premise services synchronized.

Getting Started with Information Rights Management and SharePoint Online (or On Premise)

Question: “How can we protect documents that users might download from SharePoint?” Answer: You need Information Rights Management (IRM) service – now available in some Office 365/SharePoint online plans And now some resources to get you started if you have SharePoint Continue Reading

Where to find SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro, OneNote and Office Mobile Apps for your Mobile Device

Question: Which Tools are available for which Tablets and Phones? Answer: A growing range of Office tools are now available for Phones and Tablets. Use this post to find which tools are available for your device and related overview articles. Continue Reading

Where to start reading up on SharePoint Online Backup (a little on On Premise)

Question: “I know Microsoft backs up SharePoint Online data, but how do I do it myself? – Just to be safe?” Answer: I have found the resources and articles detailed below. I have to work through and evaluate these tools Continue Reading