Our teams recently worked with our partners in SharePoint Product Management to publish two new content offerings that were announced earlier at SharePoint Conference this week.
One of them is a whitepaper called Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365.
Download the whitepaper here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27580
For more information, this post “Guidance to Move to the Cloud on Your Terms” on the SharePoint Team blog gives a good overview.
Here is an excerpt:
As of June 28th, 2011, Office 365 introduced the ability to achieve single sign-on (SSO) via Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). Once established, this enables end-users to securely move between on-premises and online boundaries. The “Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365” whitepaper provides step-by-step guidance for extending SharePoint and SharePoint Online beyond SSO – covering best practices for planning your cross-domain information architecture, direction for approaching security and compliance requirements, and insights on the ways branding & navigation play an important role in building a consistent end-user experience. The paper equally weighs a variety of business scenarios providing clear guidance about which deployment approach might make the most sense in your organization.
The other item is the Windows PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint 2010 Products and Office 365.
This Silverlight application can enable IT pros and power users to visually assemble commands in the browser and then take those commands to their respective products.
Download the getting started guide: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27588
This application and more Windows PowerShell resources can be found on the TechNet Resource Center Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2010