Get it done anywhere, on anything. Work from another country with ease – all that’s required is an internet connection. Email, Lync and documents are always accessible. My emails and calendar are on my mobile – with me pretty much anywhere I go Files are not tied to a physical location (like my computer or USB stick) – files in the cloud are synced locally for offline use, but can be shared and globally accessible when I need them to be.
Lync allows you to have more effective meetings. Using Lync, four guys from four different countries in three different time zones were able to meet, collaborate on a document, take notes, and have the meeting recorded for later use
Work like a network with Yammer and Delve
In the pipeline: Yammer integration: soon, users will not be forced to authenticate again for Yammer – the experience switching from SharePoint to Yammer will be seamless OWA: Document Collaboration – Inline document editing with Office Web Apps, easily reply to an email with an edited document, collaborate and edit your documents from within OWA. Real time co-authoring if the document is stored in OneDrive. Groups and Converstations – Quickly and easily keep track of the groups that you’re a part of, and see when there’s new posts. Create groups from OWA an continue your Yammer conversations from your email. Group membership is integrated across Exchange, SharePoint, and Yammer. Clicking on the group will open its conversation feed, which is the same one as in Yammer. Delve & Office Graph – The newest aspect of Enterprise Social, dynamically updates with documents and information that is important to you making you more productive. Clutter – Uses machine learning on the back end to learn how you prioritize your email, and keep your inbox uncluttered. Kind of like junk mail, but for everything.
In the pipeline: Custom themes: change the colors and upload a custom logo – replace the Office 365 login screen with a custom image and company logo
Enable First-Release in Office 365 to see new features before they are available for public release
Also, never underestimate the need for proper planning and above all else… TRAINING!
Office graph consumes your interactions with content and people to put together what you should be aware of.
Presented to Me: Office Graph determines that you were at a meeting based on your Outlook calendar, and a document that is stored in OneDrive was presented at that meeting. Office Graph uses this information to bring this document forward and allow you to have access to it as something recently presented to you.
Delve presents activity driven views and insights based on how often you work with someone
You can only view content that you have access to – only surfaces public signals (activity done in public sites like Yammer).
Delve uses its machine learning logic to surface the information that is most relevant to you, and gives you further options for finding information with the filter tags along the top.
Delve adds a layer of information about your colleagues that we haven’t seen before, like who they work with, who we’ve both worked with, what documents they’re working on, and a relational view of their org chart.
Office 365: The Cloud Connection
The Cloud Connection
GOT MY HEAD IN THE CLOUD AND LOVING IT!
Plunging headfirst into cloud technology, and completely sold on the idea of being able to work
anytime, anywhere on (almost) any device – I love that technology allows me to collaborate with
people in real time anywhere in the world, and that I’m not tied to any one machine at any time to be
A Systems Consultant with Long View Systems with over a decade of experience in IT, and most
recently focusing on Office 365 and Hybrid Architecture.
MCP, MCSA, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
Administrating Office 365 for Small Business
My Cloud experience
Office 365 since Wave 14 (Office 2010 and 2010 Servers)
Office 365 MVP since January 2014
Microsoft Technology Training Presenter
Find me on Yammer, LinkedIn or on the Microsoft Forums
My Cloud connection
Programs and features I use every day:
OneDrive – all personal files and photos
Camera backup on iPhone
SharePoint and ODB – all work documents and files
Dropbox - Camera upload on iPhone
Easier folder sharing (at the moment), although this feature is
pending in OneDrive
Outlook 2013 & Outlook Web access
Windows 8.1 - OneDrive built in, my default save location for
documents and files
Lync - presence, IM, and phone/conferencing
CrashPlan online backup - unlimited storage
New and Noteworthy
OneNote – free and available on (nearly) everything!
Connect OneNote to OneDrive or ODB for the best experience
Office for iPad and Android
Yammer integration continues to improve
Outlook Web access continues to improve with:
Groups and Conversations
Delve & Office Graph (in First Release)
Send OneDrive links as attachments
New and Noteworthy
1TB ODB storage – everyone gets a terabyte!
Share files directly from OneDrive
Document Conversations in SharePoint and OneDrive Business
Custom themes (coming soon)
Office 365 Admin center unified navigation
Customize Top Navigation Bar
Office 365 Roadmap – see when new features are coming out, and what their timeline
Cloudy with a chance of Hybrid
The Cloud – my services, someone else’s servers
No need to fear the cloud – on premise solutions and skillsets will be required for a long
time to come.
There is no one-size-fits all solution
Most businesses will not be able to go entirely cloud
Hybrid environments are here to stay (for now) –
learning how to tie Office 365 services into applications
and services that need to remain on premise is the way
Cloud services fall short around backup and retention
“Mobile First, Cloud first”
Bowser is King
Microsoft continues to drive the browser experience – updates trickle down to
on premise services much more slowly.
OWA has several features that are not (and probably never will be) seen in
Office Graph (Delve)
Big Data & Machine Learning continue to drive innovation
Success with Office 365
Office 365 is here to stay – it’s important to at least know what is going on with cloud
services in order to stay relevant.
Email is often the primary driver for businesses moving to Office 365.
Once in the cloud, users expect to taste the different offerings on Microsoft’s buffet.
Lync enhances the Outlook experience and can provide an easy win.
OneDrive Business gives users 1TB of storage – reduce the need for on premise storage
and carrying around USB drives
Look at Office 365 as a connected solution, not just email, SharePoint, or Lync – all these
services come together as a cohesive unit.
Connect users to as much as makes sense for the best experience.
Use the Office 365 Admin Guides and Customer Success Center to guide your deployment.
Success with SharePoint
Connect users to OneDrive.
Encourage people to fill out their profile – add pictures!
Having profiles filled out enables skill search as well as “ask me about”.
Create simple site collections with clean navigation.
Document libraries – keep it simple and use search.
Do away with the company bulletin board – put it in SharePoint.
Send links, don’t send documents.
Turn on versioning in document libraries – be a rock star!
Success with Yammer
Enterprise Social is a big push with slow adoption.
The tide is turning (albeit slowly).
Turn on Yammer in SharePoint instead of Newsfeed.
Use the Yammer admin guide, and Customer Success Center to drive
deployment and adoption.
Yammer requires buy-in from the top down – getting execs and power users
involved will help people pick it up and start using it.
Success with Lync
Set up some relevant groups and add them
to the Lync client.
Show users how to know when someone is
online from Outlook or SharePoint.
Show users where to access saved
conversations in Outlook.
Demonstrate how to share a screen with
someone else, or collaborate on a
Features Available in Lync Online
Instant Messaging & Presence
Lync External Connectivity (Lync Federation)
OneDrive: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
OneDrive (Personal) – One place for everything in your life: 15GB free,
additional storage dirt cheap.
Great product, sync is pretty much rock solid.
Baked in to Windows 8.1, integration is tight.
Apps for most mobile platforms – everything, everywhere.
Camera backup for phones.
OneDrive replaces My Site – 1TB of storage, my documents or home
drive in the cloud.
OneDrive Business – sync client keeps OneDrive, and SharePoint
libraries synchronized on your hard drive for offline use.
ODB Sync client is plagued with problems – but Microsoft is working
hard to fix it.
Sharing with OneDrive Business
You can share files up to 10GB in size using ODB
Sharing sends a link to the file, rather than the file itself – keeping the file under
your control, rather than out in the wild.
One source of the truth, rather than multiple versions emailed around
Versioning supported in ODB
Delve: The Artist Formerly Known as Oslo
Built on Office Graph
The Office Graph uses sophisticated machine learning techniques to connect
you to the relevant documents, conversations, and people around you.
Better than search, information finds you.
Proactively discovers personalized content for you
without you needing to search.
Takes information out of silos and presents it to
you as a unified, combined experience.
There are private activities, like what documents
you viewed, and public activities, like the people
you follow in Yammer. Private activities always stay