Over the years, we’ve heard more than a few misconceptions about Microsoft’s Office 365 platform.
What can you do with OneNote? More than you’d think. This digital note-taking app is a highly underutilised Microsoft product that’s useful for both personal and professional tasks. From recording recipes to recording business meetings, OneNote proves that it can help you Get Things Done.
For businesses, there is more to Office 365 than meets the eye. A common misconception is that Office 365 is just the web versions of Office desktop (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). In reality, it’s so much more.
Over time businesses will store an ever increasing amount of data in the cloud. Perhaps to address this, Microsoft recently increased storage capacity from 1TB to 25TB. That’s a lot of room! For perspective, we haven’t had a single SuiteFiles customer come close to 1TB, but the additional storage is there if and when you need it.
Introducing V.1 of our SuiteFiles Chrome plugin! This plugin largely provides a hygiene function, allowing us to hide certain buttons when users are viewing or editing Office documents in SuiteFiles through a Chrome browser.
For people starting out with SuiteFiles and migrating their file systems into Office 365, how much is the storage cap for Office 365 is one of the most common questions we get. Until last week the answer wasn’t a flash one. Microsoft used to give you 10GB plus another 0.5GB per licensed user. So, for a 20 person business that equates to 15GB of file storage capacity. Nowhere near enough for 95% of our customers. You could purchase extra capacity if required and just about everyone needed to do that.
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.
Everyone loves a hot tip, and even better if it comes from an industry insider. That's why we were lucky to have Brendon Ford, COO of Provoke and Office 365 MVP, share his top tips at our Coffee and the Cloud event last month. Fourteen people came to hear Brendon's presentation '10 Things You Didn't Know About Office 365,' which covered everything from the new datacenters in Australia, to predicting the future of Office 365. For those of you who missed out, we've decided to share Brendon's presentation via Slideshare, plus his key points from each slide. Enjoy!
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.