SharePoint
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Achieving the ‘impossible’ to extend SharePoint using the new app model

Some developers may say that full trust code is required to do things in SharePoint like branding OneDrive for Business sites, building people pickers or timer jobs. This week Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega return to the city known for making the impossible possible – Las Vegas – to see if there are ways to build out these common developer requests in SharePoint using the new app model. Last week…

Security
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Under the Hood with Information Security and Compliance

Today Jeremy is joined by information protection engineering lead, Asaf Kashi, to explain the principles of data security and compliance along with the controls for administrators, end users and compliance officers. They discuss how built-in controls in Office 365 for Data Loss Prevention – including the new document fingerprinting – can help inform end users of policies and prevent data from being compromised. They also go deep with Office 365 Message Encryption and show how encrypted…

Customer stories
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The US Virgin Islands: Using Office 365 to achieve efficient,
citizen-centric government

“With Office 365, we can rely on dependable business productivity tools so that everyone is setting higher standards for their work, which ultimately translates into more efficient government services.” — Don’t miss the video and post from Reuben D. Molloy, Chief Information Technology Officer for the Gov’t of the US Virgin Islands

Customer stories
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Accor: Building business agility one employee at a time with Office 365

“OneDrive for Business, Lync Online, and SharePoint Online encourage employees to be more efficient in their daily work. They can access the documents they are working on anytime and anywhere from smartphones, tablets, and when they are out of the office traveling. This is our vision for the future.” — read the guest authored blog from global hotel leader, Accor

Office 365 ProPlus
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Updates to Office 365 ProPlus for admins and first look at upcoming shared computer support

This week Jeremy is joined again by Curtis Sawin to demonstrate the latest admin features in Office 365 ProPlus and Click-to-Run. If you’ve wanted to install the entire Office suite without InfoPath or Access apps, its now possible and they’ll walk you through the new admin processes to do so. They also go under the hood to show how the Click-to-Run software update process works and even give a first…

Project
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May 20 webcast now available on-demand: How a technology firm created remote access using Project 2013 and social media sites

Join us Tuesday, May 20 at 10:30am PST/1:30pm EST to learn how a midsized technology firm utilized Project 2013 and social media to manage their implementation projects and their business at a portfolio level. Read on to register and learn how to receive a fully functioning, perpetual copy of Microsoft Project 2013!

Customer stories
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Heinz: Global food leader savors new ideas and cuts costs with Office 365

“When we consider the cost reductions in conferencing, telephony, data storage, and staffing, we estimate that adopting Office 365 will reduce our IT costs by 20 percent annually.” — Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, H.J. Heinz Company Read the guest post from Heinz CIO, Leandro Balbinot profiling the global food giants move to Office 365.

Exchange
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The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in SP1 and what does it mean for Exchange admins?

Today the Garage Series for Office 365 returns to the Microsoft Exchange Conference in Austin, TX. And Jeremy returns to his IT pro roots – joined once again by Bharat Suneja from the Exchange engineering team – to talk about what is new in Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013 and how it all ties together with the Office 365 service. To keep things interesting, they count down their Top 10 favorite admin features. It’s a broader and…

Customer stories
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The Walsh Group: Construction leader builds in flexibility and streamlines IT with Office 365 ProPlus

“Nobody wants to wait for their PC or mobile device to install huge updates—the incremental updates we get with [Office 365] ProPlus mean no waiting.” Read the guest post from Patrick Wirtz, Innovation Manager for The Walsh Group, a Chicago, Illinois–based general contracting, construction management, and design services firm that builds airports, highways, stadiums, bridges, and other large-scale projects.