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Office 365 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-23241-5
336 pages
January 2012
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The information you need to create a virtual office that can be accessed anywhere

Microsoft Office 365 is a revolutionary technology that allows individuals and companies of all sizes to create and maintain a virtual office in the cloud. Featuring familiar Office Professional applications, web apps, Exchange Online, and Lync Online, Office 365 offers business professionals added flexibility and an easy way to work on the go. This friendly guide explains the cloud, how Office 365 takes advantage of it, how to use the various components, and the many possibilities offered by Office 365. It provides just what you need to know to get up and running with this exciting new technology.

  • Examines how Microsoft Office 365 allows individual users and businesses to create a virtual office in the cloud, enabling workers to access its components anytime and from anywhere
  • Explains the cloud landscape and how Office 365 uses the technology to provide instant access to e-mail, documents, calendars, and contacts while maintaining information security
  • Covers each element of the Office 365 product, including Office Professional Plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint, and Lync Online
  • Shows how to take advantage of collaboration, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing, and online productivity tools

In the famous, friendly For Dummies way, this handy guide prepares you to get your head in the cloud and start making the most of Office 365.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Recognizing the Cloud Momentum 7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Cloud 9

Chapter 2: Moving to the Office 365 Cloud 23

Part II: Getting Connected with E-mail, Calendar, and Contacts 37

Chapter 3: Unleashing the Power of Exchange Online 39

Chapter 4: Giving Productivity a Boost 51

Part III: Exploring SharePoint Online 63

Chapter 5: Collaborating Has Never Been This Easy! 65

Chapter 6: Going Beyond Websites: SharePoint Scenarios 87

Chapter 7: Microsoft Office Integration 103

Chapter 8: Demystifying SharePoint Online Administration 121

Chapter 9: Understanding SharePoint Online Development 139

Part IV: Diving into the Office Web Apps 161

Chapter 10: Introducing the Office Web Apps 163

Chapter 11: Getting into the Word Web App 169

Chapter 12: Plunging into the Excel Web App 179

Chapter 13: Powering Up the PowerPoint Web App 187

Chapter 14: Figuring Out the OneNote Web App 195

Part V: Instant Messaging and Online Meetings 207

Chapter 15: Getting Empowered by Lync Online 209

Chapter 16: Your Presence Unlimited 219

Part VI: Preparing to Move 227

Chapter 17: Meeting Office 365 Requirements 229

Chapter 18: Planning for Your Office 365 Implementation 239

Chapter 19: Implementing Office 365 251

Chapter 20: Managing Office 365 261

Part VII: The Part of Tens 275

Chapter 21: Ten Signs It’s Time for You to Move to the Cloud 277

Chapter 22: Ten Office 365 Value Propositions 285

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Increasing Productivity and Efficiency with Office 365 293

Glossary 299

Index 305

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Ken Withee is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and president of Portal Integrators LLC, specialists in Microsoft SharePoint, SharePoint Online, and Office 365.

Jennifer Reed is a program manager at Microsoft and founder of Cloud611, which specializes in Content Management Systems (CMS), SharePoint, and Office 365.

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