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Office 365 For Dummies - Ken Withee


Published: 9th February 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.

About the Author

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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    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

    ISBN: 9781118104507
    ISBN-10: 1118104501
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: 9th February 2012
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.51
    Edition Number: 1