Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 365 Client Update Branches

Onur Dogruoz Hello Cloud Partners, After the release of Office 2016, the way Office 365 clients getting updates have changed. In our blog series, my fellow colleague Todd outlined some resources that you can utilize to get more information on the subject. Please see Todd’s blog here Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 365 ProPlus - Managing User Activations

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! You may be aware that each user of Office 365 ProPlus (and Office 365 Business) can install the Office client on up to 5 (FIVE) workstations.  This is a great benefit of the subscription licensing model! Did you also know that both the user and the administrator can manage these…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Office 2016, When will it be available in Office 365?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! A very common question we have been hearing since Office 2016 has been released is “when will my Office 365 ProPlus or Business customer receive the Office 2016 client?”  While this should be cut and dry, it is a bit more complex than you would expect.  After some investigating we…

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Office 365 Things You Need To Know: Outlook 2016 and Attachments

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Office 2016 has released to the wild!  Now we need to learn how it can tame your workflow as you know it today and make your productivity increase with ease! One capability that has been added involves Outlook 2016 and how attachments are handled.   The old method of manually grabbing…

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Business is better with Office 365: Introducing Office 2016 Webcast Q/A

Good afternoon everyone!  Tim, Rob and I had the chance to answer questions on a customer facing webcast: Business is better with Office 365.  Everyone had great questions and I think we typed non-stop for the entire webcast.   I believe the Q/A list provides some insights into the types of solutions and technologies our customers…

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Office 2016 release date and new Office servicing options announced

Tim Tetrick I was excited to see the official announcement yesterday that Office 2016 will be available starting on September 22nd.  Another interesting announcement was the improvements that we are making to the Office update model. Consistent with the Windows 10 approach, we are seeing a similar Current Branch and Current Branch for Business model…

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When must I upgrade from Office Professional Plus 2010 Subscription to Office 365 ProPlus?

Tim Tetrick I commonly hear this question from partners and customers – How long do I have before I must upgrade from Office Professional Plus 2010 Subscription to Office 365 ProPlus? Customers that were on Office 365 pre-service upgrade still have access to download and install Office Professional Plus 2010 Subscription, in addition to the…

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MEC Demo 5.5 is now available!

Todd Sweetser MEC Demo 5.5 Now Available! MEC Demo 5.5 has launched! The latest demo version of the MEC (5.5) is now available at www.usmec.com.   MEC Demo is the lightweight MEC program alternative that empowers Microsoft and Partner sales teams to deliver the Microsoft platform value and Office 365 story with customers using a single…

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Updated “Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” training available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!   Some of you may recall some excellent training that was available to help in your preparation for Office 365 Certification testing that is under the name of Office 365 for SMB Jump Start and is available on TechNet.  This training regimen has been updated to the current Office 365…

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Outlook Web App Client now available for iPhone and iPad

Todd Sweetser   Hi Cloud Sellers! Microsoft has released a native Outlook Web App client for iPhone and iPad devices.  The client is available for download from the iTunes store: OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad.  There is an excellent blog post and FAQ on the Office 365 technology blog here covering the solution….

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Mobile Device Support in the New Office 365

Tim Tetrick I wanted to take the opportunity to review the great mobile device support that’s included in the new Office 365.  You can access email, calendar, documents, instant messaging, presence, audio, video, and other Office 365 services from your mobile phone or tablet.  Supported devices include Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad, Android Phone, Nokia…

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UPDATED Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio

Tim Tetrick In a blog post from January, I talked about the Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio as a resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts.  I’m happy to announce that we have an updated version of the PDF Portfolio now available with completely refreshed content to reflect the release of the New…

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Ignite Technical and Sales Training for Exchange, Office & Office 365

Tim Tetrick   Don’t miss this opportunity! The Exchange, Office & Office 365 Ignite events are a series of free, limited invitation workshops for Microsoft’s most valued partners introducing you to the technical capabilities of the recently launched NEW Exchange, Office and Office 365. Technical workshop: Topics range from new capabilities, design, deployment and management…

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IGNITE+ – Now available online !!!

B  V  A Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available for Partners on MPN The Office Ignite Sales and Technical content is now available for partners with MPN credentials on the Partner Learning Center (PLC). Each session module features a video recording of the session content delivered at a recent Ignite partner event and the…

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Winning the Midmarket Customer with Office 365

  B  V  A Microsoft is introducing new business models for Office 365, available March 1st.  This video is Part 2 in a 3 part series. It highlights the benefits of Office 365 and targeting the SMB Customer. The Midmarket Opportunity Office 365 Midsize Business offering Targeting the SMB Customer with key sale scenarios Woody…

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Demo’ing the new Office

Q: (from Patrick) I am delivering a new Office presentation shortly. Do you have a recording of you demoing Office 2013 that I would watch? Do you have the sample files you use to conduct the demo?   A: For demo files, I now use the “Take a Tour” templates that come with the new…

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New Office 365 Commercial Services – New Business Models – Be Ready

  Woody Walton   Two days ago in a blog post entitled “Office 365: The Next Bold Step”, Steve Ballmer announced to the world the availability of Office 365 Home Premium, and foremost in my mind, he gave everyone a solid date when the new Office 365 Commercial Services will be available. These are some…

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