Two weeks ago my world ended. Well, maybe not ended. I’m still here, my family is still fit and healthy and the business is still running. Still, it felt like the world had ended. My laptop crashed!
When we talk to potential Office 365 users we are often asked whether they should save files in SharePoint Online's team site or in a OneDrive for Business site. The main reason for this question is they know that OneDrive for Business (ODfB) provides a 1TB file storage capacity out of the box. SharePoint Online (SPO) doesn't. In fact, by comparison SPO has a miserly standard capacity of 10GB + 0.5GB per licensed user.
Another Xerocon has been and gone. This was the fourth time that I've attended New Zealand's premier event for accountants. It was the first year that I've attended solely as a delegate and not been on an exhibition stand, so I enjoyed looking in on the various speakers at the conference, meeting people on the exhibition stands and talking with our customers. I also had the odd chat to people interested in getting on to SuiteFiles.
It's been a long week. We've migrated four sites' email to Office 365 and had a few complications along the way (email has all these picky little settings that, if not found, can bring everything down).
Yesterday Microsoft announced a great piece of news for those in New Zealand and Australia using or wanting their Office 365 productivity platform - it's going to be hosted in Australia by March 2015.
For a while now we've had CRM integration with WorkflowMAX and the Xero Practice Studio. This allows users of SuiteFiles to create new documents from templates and pre-populate them with customer information.
We've been doing a bit of work lately on improving navigation in SuiteFiles. This is being driven by a number of our customers having extremely large file systems stored in Office 365 and needing to get around the system faster. In particular, we have customers who have a "Clients" folder in SuiteFiles with thousands of sub folders. Scrolling to the bottom of this list takes too much time.