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The Office 365 Admin app enables administrators to view the service health of their Office 365 environment on-the-go. Since it first launched on November 21st on Windows Phone 8, thousands of Office 365 administrators have downloaded the app. As of today, the app is now available for Android and iOS 7 as promised in the original blog post, Check the service health of your Office 365 service on the go.
As stated previously, to access service health data with the Office 365 Admin app, you must have an active Office 365 subscription with administrator user rights. Also, this app does not currently support Windows Azure Active Directory Multi-Factor Authentication.
For Android (4.2.1 and up), download the app from Google Play.
For iOS 7, download the app from the Apple App Store.
My wife and I volunteer at the Seattle Humane Society, where we foster dogs. Here’s how we use OneNote to stay organized–leaving us more time to take care of our furry friends!
MIGHTYminnow’s pro-bono client Rocket Dog Rescue is in a better position than ever to connect pet lovers with animals needing homes. After first designing the non-profit’s website in 2006, MIGHTYminnow founder Kristin Long and her associate Mickey Kay used Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Dreamweaver CC to turn the organization’s existing WordPress site into a dynamic, fully responsive website.
Many features in Dreamweaver CC, including Code View and Live View, the visual editing capabilities of CSS Designer, and the Viewport selector to work collaboratively, save time, and make the overall process of responsive development more efficient and adaptable. To test how the new site performed on different devices, Long used Adobe Edge Inspect CC to navigate the site design in Chrome on her desktop and see the work appear on a range of connected phones and tablets in the studio’s device lab as the devices follow along loading every page she loads in Chrome.
The Rocket Dog Rescue website now successfully supports the organization’s goals of providing comprehensive information for people looking to adopt a pet or just looking to get more information on the organization from any device. For MIGHTYminnow, the site is an example of the efficacy of working with the tools in Creative Cloud to cost-effectively tackle responsive web design. “With responsive design adding complexities and potential costs to the development process, tools in Adobe Creative Cloud support us in utilizing new technologies in an affordable way and empower us to implement new ideas with great efficiency,” says Long.
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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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!