Updates
When you’re in Simple mode in the SharePoint Online admin center, the left-hand navigation shows only site collections, user profiles, and settings.

SharePoint Online simplifies admin interface plus adds new controls over user experience

The journey to simplify the Office 365 admin experience continues, this time with a focus on simplifying the SharePoint Online admin center. For those admins who don’t specialize in deep SharePoint management, our goal is to allow you to manage the service more easily while maintaining access to the most common controls. Read on to learn about recent refinements.

Customer stories
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DeSantis Landscapes: Firm stays nimble, saves 30 to 50 hours a week with Office 365

“We are far more efficient with Office 365, saving 30 to 50 hours a week, which gives us more time in front of our clients building relationships. There’s a lot of competition in our industry, and this technology helps set us apart.” – – Dean DeSantis, President, DeSantis Landscapes – – Watch the DeSantis video for all the details

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New interactive training for hybrid computing now available

Hybrid computing is the intersection between traditional on-premises and cloud computing models. Deploying a hybrid scenario is useful when you need to realize ROI on existing on-premises investments, when you require a bridge between on-premises and cloud to support migration, or if you’re not ready to move to the cloud all at once. We are committed to continued innovation and guidance for those of you who are deploying hybrid scenarios.…

Customer stories
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Dakota Financial: Direct funder reduces the cost of expansion, boosts productivity with Office 365

“Office 365 revolutionizes how we store and share the historical lifeblood of the business—more than a million lease documents. With on-demand access to these documents, our staff has everything at their fingertips to satisfy any document request from our lawyers and/or auditors. I’m sleeping better at night!” – Michael Green, Founder and Managing Partner, Dakota Financial—Watch Michael’s video for all the details.

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Webcast: Real-life SharePoint deployment conversion from FTC to App Model

Join us Thursday, June 5 at 9am PT/12pm ET to see examples and patterns for app model transitions–full-trust code transformed into the app model. We’ll review a real customer example demonstrating the patterns, findings, and learnings on this transition, where deployment was based on 500,000 lines of server-side code and classic feature framework elements. Read on to learn more and add this session to your calendar.

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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…

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Cloud storage with OneDrive for Business now available as a standalone subscription

As we announced at SharePoint Conference, OneDrive for Business is now offered as a new standalone subscription to give customers more flexibility in moving to the cloud and Office 365.  We’ve also added enhancements to SharePoint 2013 in Service Pack 1 (SP1) that enable on-premises SharePoint users to configure OneDrive for Business with just a few clicks. Learn more about today’s announcement and promotional offers on the OneDrive blog.