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Introduction to cloud computing and microsoft online services

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Presented at Minneapolis in February 2009

Presented at Minneapolis in February 2009

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  • 1. Introduction to SharePoint Online & Cloud Computing   Presented at Twin Cities SharePoint BootCamp
  • 2. Agenda
      • Cloud Computing & SaaS
      • Microsoft’s S + S Vision
      • Microsoft Online Services
      • SharePoint Online
      • Demo
      • Q&A
  • 3. What is Cloud Computing?
      • Applications either run or use services from the cloud or both.
      • 3 Possible Types of Cloud Services :
        • Software as a Service
        • Attached Services
        • Cloud Platforms
  • 4. What is SaaS?
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Software runs “in the cloud”
        • Externally hosted by a provider/vendor
        • Available over the internet
  • 5. What is SaaS?
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Software runs “in the cloud”
      • Subscription based
        • No need to purchase or maintain licenses.
        • “ Leasing” software instead of buying.
        • Similar to a monthly cell phone or utility bill.
  • 6. What is SaaS?
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Software runs “in the cloud”
      • Subscription based
      • Next logical step in software distribution
        • vs. Hardware based (per CPU)
        • vs. Concurrent user based
        • Nothing to install or maintain
  • 7. What is SaaS?
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Software runs “in the cloud”
      • Subscription based
      • Next logical step in software distribution
      • Outsourcing of Software
        • Hardware Support outsourcing is well established.
        • Centralized datacenters allow for outsourcing of hardware hosting
  • 8. What is SaaS?
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Software runs “in the cloud”
      • Subscription based
      • Next logical step in software distribution
      • Outsourcing of Software
      • Perpetual Innovation
        • Beta is the new RC.
        • No more upgrades!
  • 9. Operational Benefits
      • Why Cloud Computing?
      • Reduce Cost
        • No need to build/maintain complex infrastructure
        • Licensing
        • Less cost for initial software deployment
  • 10. Operational Benefits
      • Why Cloud Computing?
      • Reduce Cost
      • Simplified Management
        • No upgrade/patching worries
        • Internal staff freed from day to day system monitoring.
  • 11. Operational Benefits
      • Why Cloud Computing?
      • Reduce Cost
      • Simplified Management
      • Economies of Scale (Security/Reliability/Scalability)
        • Security if paramount concern, not afterthought
        • Financially backed Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
  • 12. Strategic Benefits
      • How does Cloud Computing help my business?
      • React Quickly to your changing needs
        • S+S Solutions created to be scaled and reconfigured on demand
  • 13. Strategic Benefits
      • How does Cloud Computing help my business?
      • React Quickly to your changing needs
      • Increase Accessibility
        • Access the service from nearly anywhere
  • 14. Strategic Benefits
      • How does Cloud Computing help my business?
      • React Quickly to your changing needs
      • Increase Accessibility
      • Pay only for what you need
        • No need to plan for peaks and valleys
        • Change your licensing as your needs change (scale up or down)
  • 15. Microsoft’s Vision
      • Enhance Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings by combining them with traditional services (Web Services) to deliver new services faster and for less cost, creating Software + Services (S+S).
  • 16. Microsoft’s Vision
      • Enhance Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings by combining them with traditional services (Web Services) to deliver new services faster and for less cost, creating Software + Services (S+S).
      • Finished Services
        • Software Applications (Line of Business or Consumer focused)
        • Browser Based
        • Ready for direct consumption
  • 17. Microsoft’s Vision
      • Enhance Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings by combining them with traditional services (Web Services) to deliver new services faster and for less cost, creating Software + Services (S+S).
      • Finished Services
      • Attached Services
        • Specialized Applications
        • Require hardware/software consumer
        • Incomplete without pre-requisites
  • 18. Microsoft’s Vision
      • Enhance Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings by combining them with traditional services (Web Services) to deliver new services faster and for less cost, creating Software + Services (S+S).
      • Finished Services
      • Attached Services
      • Building Blocks
        • Components for building applications
        • Service to Service based
  • 19. Microsoft’s Vision
      • Enhance Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings by combining them with traditional services (Web Services) to deliver new services faster and for less cost, creating Software + Services (S+S).
      • Finished Services
      • Attached Services
      • Building Blocks
      • Development Platforms
        • Provide services necessary for custom development
  • 20. Microsoft’s Vision
  • 21. Microsoft Online Services
      • Available Applications
      • Exchange Online
        • Exchange Server 2007
        • Integration with on-premise solution
        • Access from Anywhere
  • 22. Microsoft Online Services
      • Available Applications
      • Exchange Online
      • Office Live Meeting
        • Web conferencing
        • Available virtually anywhere
  • 23. Microsoft Online Services
      • Available Applications
      • Exchange Online
      • Office Live Meeting
      • Office Communications Online
        • Private Instance Messaging
        • More secure them public tools
  • 24. Microsoft Online Services
      • Available Applications
      • Exchange Online
      • Office Live Meeting
      • Office Communications Online
      • Dynamics CRM Online
        • Traditional sales, service & marketing
        • xRM/LOB applications
        • Business process automation & outlook client.
  • 25. Microsoft Online Services
      • Available Applications
      • Exchange Online
      • Office Live Meeting
      • Office Communications Online
      • Dynamics CRM Online
      • SharePoint Online
  • 26. SharePoint Online
      • Features
      • Based on SharePoint Server 2007
      • Hosted by Microsoft
      • Includes ForeFront anti-virus
      • Single Sign-on (SSO) tool
      • 99.9% scheduled uptime with financially backed SLA
      • Optional services also available (Site migration)
  • 27. SharePoint Online
      • Purchase Options
      • (BPOS) Business Productivity Online Standard Suite
        • Includes Exchange Online, Office Communications Online, and Office Live Meeting
  • 28. SharePoint Online
      • Purchase Options
      • (BPOS) Business Productivity Online Standard Suite
      • SharePoint Online Standard
        • Multiple customers, one architecture
        • Customer needs rapid deployment
        • No seat limit
        • Cost efficiency a key focus
        • 24/7 Tier-2 support for administrators
  • 29. SharePoint Online
      • Purchase Options
      • (BPOS) Business Productivity Online Standard Suite
      • SharePoint Online - Standard
      • SharePoint Online - Dedicated
        • Single customer per architecture - Data is segregated from other clients
        • Customer needs most server features
        • Support for custom packages and Web Parts
        • Integration of Exchange/SharePoint
        • Businesses greater than 5,000 seats
  • 30. SharePoint Online Customization
      • Capabilities
        • Use Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to
          • create and deploy no-code workflows,
          • customize content types, taxonomy, and branding via master pages and layouts
          • you can also create and deploy site templates
        • Use the Office SharePoint Server Web services to access and manipulate SharePoint data remotely
      • Limitations
        • Use inline code, build coded workflows, or develop Office InfoPath forms with coded business logic
        • Make configuration changes that affect the Web server or the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • 31. Demo
  • 32. Questions?
  • 33. References:
      • Microsoft Online Services
            • http://www.microsoft.com/Online/
      • Microsoft SaaS On-Ramp Program
            • http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/programs/saasonramp.mspx
      • Microsoft Azure
            • http://www.microsoft.com/Azure/
      • A Short Introduction to Cloud Computing
            • http://www.davidchappell.com/CloudPlatforms--Chappell.pdf
      • The Big Switch
            • www.nicholasgcarr.com/ bigswitch /
      • Microsoft SharePoint Online Standard Developer Guide
            • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d007f35e-375c-4b11-bc40-bc9082bb224a&displaylang=en
  • 34. Thank you

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