Today, we are announcing a new service that makes it easier than ever to import your Gmail account to Outlook.com. This will be rolling out to everyone over the coming weeks, so if you don’t have access to it yet, check back later.
Video 17:43. This week we continue our series dedicated to Office 365 for your small business. We explain the differences between Office 365 Small Business and Office 365 Small Business Premium. Then hosts Jeremy and Alistair get Office experiences running on Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad devices.
So last week, Bharath and I were able to get an Office 365 Small Business service up and running. We linked everything with our pre-existing Web domain via new GoDaddy integration, set up users and email and configured a shared email@example.com mailbox. This week I am joined by Alistair Speirs to discuss the differences between the browser and service-based Office 365 Small Business experiences and the service plus apps Office 365 Small Business Premium option. Alistair in our example has Office 365 Small Business Premium and I have Office 365 Small Business and being gadget guys, we both have an assortment of devices we need to get to work with Office 365.
So we move to our device bench of six PCs, Macs, tablets and phones spanning multiple platforms. We show how to install Office and configure Office application experiences on Windows – both with a pre-existing Outlook 2010 install and a new Office 365 Small Business Premium install right from the Office 365 portal – then we show how to set up an Android phone to receive Office 365 email and take part in Lync instant messaging, online meetings, voice and video calls. Alistair downloads Office for Mac, then installs various Office apps on his iPhone then his iPad. If you don’t know your options or maybe haven’t set up all of your devices to receive Office 365 content for your small business, this show will answer many of your frequent questions.
We’ll be taking a break for the upcoming holiday season, but when we return in the beginning of January we have a special show dedicated to Office 365 in education. After that Tal Kryzpow returns as an Office ninja to help me answer common questions about using Office 2013 apps and provides advanced tips for Office. Enjoy the show and we’ll see you again in the new year.
About the Garage Series hosts
By day, Jeremy Chapman works at Microsoft, responsible for optimizing the future of Office client and service delivery as the senior deployment lead. Jeremy’s background in application compatibility, building deployment automation tools and infrastructure reference architectures has been fundamental to the prioritization of new Office enterprise features such as the latest Click-to-Run install. By night, he is a car modding fanatic and serial linguist. Alistair Speirs is a Senior Operations PM on the Office 365 team with a deep history in Office and Office 365 implementation. He runs the international Ignite conferences for Office 365 and is responsible for IT pro training and readiness.
On Thursday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. PST, we will be
hosting a one-hour SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14) TweetJam for IT
professionals to discuss and answer questions about conference content,
speakers, sessions, topics, and anything else relating to IT professionals at
SPC14. There will be a light structure as well as an open Q&A where you
will have the chance to get your questions answered by Microsoft Product
Managers, MCSMs, MVPs, and other community members. Join the action using #spc14jam
or follow www.twitter.com/spconf.
Full speed ahead
Registration is filling up and the two hotels we have blocked for SPC14 are quickly filling
up. If you want to be in the center of the SPC14 action, time is running out to
book your hotel. Save time and hassle by staying within walking distance to all
of the breakout sessions, hands on labs, ask the experts, panels, and nightly
events. Register and
book your hotel today!
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to ensure that you don’t miss a thing. We constantly add and update SPC14
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- check back often to see the latest SPC14 buzz.
Join us Tuesday, December 17 at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET for the next Project webcast: Scrum and Agile Planning with Microsoft Project 2013.
Some say Project can’t be used outside of a waterfall schedule approach, but it’s not true. In fact, most of the best methods use iterative activities, such as Scrum or agile planning. In this seminar, we’ll show you key steps for building an agile schedule, as well as pros and cons of Scrum features and approaches. You’ll also see how to blend a schedule to address tactical agile needs, while still providing rollup and time-boxed reporting to stakeholders. This lively, example-driven webinar will reveal how you too can build agile, iterative schedules and address the need for a good time table that also helps map, track and report activities, features, story points and backlogs–all within Microsoft Project.
This session will be presented by Tim Runcie, a Project MVP with over 20 years of experience as a PMO expert and Portfolio consultant and trainer. Tim has been teaching Microsoft Project and helping customers leverage it for a wide range of solution approaches since 1990.
Register here for our free webcast series to attend this session.
To see the complete Project webcast series agenda, go to aka.ms/ProjectWebcastSeries.
spring 2014, Microsoft hosts the SharePoint Conference. More than 10,000 business leaders, IT professionals,
developers, platform owners, and business users will come together at the
Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 3-6.
years past, attendees will experience cutting-edge content, hands-on
labs, workshops, discussions, showcases, and networking events. However, what
is unique about this year’s event is that Microsoft has invested in a
comprehensive Executive Track. The Executive Track is tailored with content and
activities to ensure that executives and business decision makers connect with each
other, with industry experts and with technology thought leaders in order to
advance their business value and growth strategy.
leaders and executives can expect:
- Rich perspective from
inspiring and thought-provoking
explore trends in business, productivity and technology
- Valuable connections
through networking activities with executive-level attendees
- Insightful round-table
discussions of technological and industry-specific challenges with
business leaders of enterprises across every geography, type, and size
- Clarity and vision of
the future IT, re-imagined as an agile center of innovation and
- Customer stories and
case studies of SharePoint and Office 365 that demonstrate how to align
the technologies to support strategic objectives, and deliver real-world
- Thoughtful analysis of
technology roadmaps and choices: challenges and opportunities, costs and
benefits, risks and rewards
- Actionable guidance from
industry experts across topics including the cloud, enterprise social,
collaboration, big data, compliance, and governance
- Exclusive events for
executive attendees with leadership gurus, Microsoft partners, and
more about the Executive Track at SharePoint Conference 2014, visit the audience page or check out the executive sessions. If interested in attending, visit the registration page. We look forward to inspiring and educating business
leaders on the power of technology to connect, reimagine and transform
Hungry for the best Office tips and tricks of 2013? You got it. At the next webinar, we’ll cherry-pick the best features, cut them down into bite-sized, easy-to-remember pieces, and serve them up to you in just 15 minutes. You’ll say, “Wow, cool.” And your coworkers will say, “Hey–how’d you do that?”
So stop by this Tuesday! We start our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 am Pacific Time, with a Q&A to follow.
We just released a significant update to the OneNote Windows Store app that improves how you capture, find and view your notes. Check out these quick videos for inspiration on how you can use the new OneNote!
Each December, we feature an animated, musical, customizable holiday e-card by PowerPoint MVP Sandra Johnson. Read on to see this year’s dazzling work of art and create your own personalized greeting.
After two challenging online rounds among more than 3,000 international competitors, ModelOff 2013–the Excel Financial Modeling World Championships–has announced its 16 Finalists.
This weekend, these 16 Excel experts will assemble in New York to test their Excel modeling skills and compete for the $30,000 first prize. You’re invited to attend the ModelOff Live Finals at Microsoft’s New York offices on Sunday, December 8 (3-5pm). Read on for details…
than 200 sessions
Information is power, and with more than 200 sessions, SharePoint
Conference 2014 (SPC14) is shaping up to be powerful. We recently posted the top
speakers, and now we’re excited to announce the full list of sessions
on the official SharePoint
Conference website! SPC14 will have the best of SharePoint, Yammer, Office,
Office 365 and more across 24 inclusive tracks
spanning our four major audiences–IT Professional, Developer, Executive and
Power User. Every single session has been designed to help you get you what you
need–no matter your role, responsibility, industry, or current SharePoint deployment.
If you work with SharePoint, SPC14 is a must.
Search and filter
Sessions will be powered by SharePoint Search. This means that each session
title and abstract comes complete with easily discoverable tags like workload,
track, level, product and audience, so you can quickly search and filter
through all 200+ sessions to find the content you want. Discover how
technologies and tracks fit together by searching multiple tags to find cross-technology
and cross-audience sessions.
The latest and greatest
We’ve recently released fresh innovations
updates, and we’ll
have even more to share at SPC14 with new products, announcements, apps, solutions, and labs!
Learn what’s next on product roadmaps, hear from the engineers shaping the
technologies and see how SharePoint and its related products are transforming how
information is shared, organized, discovered, built and managed.
SharePoint Conference your
SharePoint Conference 2014 is loaded with the newest content for
every audience. From zero to deployment, IT Pro sessions are stocked with on-premises,
hybrid, migration and online-specific approaches for your current and future SharePoint
challenges. Developers will learn to build streamlined, powerful apps across SharePoint,
Office, and Yammer–more APIs, more apps, more everything-packed with best
practices and patterns, no matter where SharePoint is deployed today and
tomorrow. Executives will get top level insight and strategy to transform their
business and become more agile. You can even sharpen your skills or get
introductory- to master-level understanding of SharePoint and its related
technologies. Check out your audience page
to see what awaits you at SPC!
As always, SharePoint Conference 2014 offers many hands-on opportunities for
deep technical walkthroughs. This is
your chance to learn at the source and ask the experts questions as you go.
From overviews to deep-dive labs, learn how to get results and create solutions
through interactive and engaging labs across all areas of SharePoint technology.
SharePoint Conference 2014 is now open. Hotels are selling out fast, so book
your place today. We’ll see you there!