Active directory in Office 365

How does Active Directory sit within Office 365?

Active directory is a core component of Office 365 and is required by the applications within the suite. This video examines what Active Directory is and how it sits within Office 365.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Great Lync add-ons

How to enhance your Lync experience.

There is a whole host of add-ons to make your Lync experience more enjoyable. These add-ons include anything from comfortable head-sets for those using Lync for voice communication, to devices with multiple cameras and Lync profile detection for...

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

The security built into Lync and what to configure

All components of Office 365 have built in security, so what does Lync offer?

Office 365 has security built in from the ground up. The physical and logical security built into the datacenter is phenomenal. This security is further enhanced with the in-built safeguards within SharePoint and Exchange, together with the extra...

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Lync required training and education

Due to the size and depth of Lync, your installation engineers need to have a thorough understanding of Microsoft compontnets.

In this video, we look at what training and education is required to use, deploy, administer and support Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Lync Online.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Installation and configuration tips for Lync 2010

You need to know a lot!

Lync 2010, requires a knowledge of a variety of Microsoft technologies. In this video, we examine what you need to know to install Lync 2010 and what components are required.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Deployment strategies for Lync client

Here we consider various methods for deploying the Lync client in a large organisation.

Deploying the Lync client for a medium to large organisation could be a headache especially when there are 30,000 clients involved. In this video, Thomas Lee, Lync, PowerShell, Office 365 Consultant and Microsoft MVP looks at the multitude of...

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Hybrid Lync models

Is it really hybrid?

This video looks at some of the advantages of integrating Lync Online with Lync on-premise and what is involved.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Planning for Lync On-line

Is it easier than planning for Lync on-premise?

In this video, Thomas Lee, Lync, PowerShell and Office 365 Microsoft consultant looks at some of the planning issues for Lync Online.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Planning for Lync On-Premise

What pieces do you need to put in place before deploying Lync?

Many companies requiring the full capabilities of Lync have opted to federate Lync Online with Lync on-premise. In this video, we examine some of the planning requried for Lync on-premise.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

A SIP of Lync

What is the session initiation protocol and what does it do?

The session initiation protocol (SIP) is a core component of the Lync family. In this video, we examine what it is and why Lync is dependent on SIP.

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Office 365 Lync Online vs Lync On-Premise

What are the differences?

In this video we look at the main differences between Lync Online and Lync On-Premise. How does Microsoft's online communication suite compare to the full on-premises implementation?

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

AHA moments in Office 365

Three eureka moments when using office 365.

When we think we know a product or how to perform a task well, we often think there is nothing that we don't know or that can surprise us about the product or task. For example, many professional Word 2010 users are often surprised when they...

29 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Office 365 Pinch Points

How to mitigate potential risks to your Office 365 environment.

What happens when there is no Internet connectivity? What if your business requires 100 per cent uptime of your email? How can you provision for security beyond that supplied by Microsoft, for example e-discovery?  Obviously no product or...

28 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Biggest Office 365 Migration Challenges

The challenge of moving from on-premise to the cloud

In this video, Ben Chai looks at the biggest challenges to migrating from your existing environment to Office 365. Some of the issues discussed, include the big data issue, 3rd party integrated applications, deploying to multiple devices and...

28 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Office 365 vs Google Apps - Which is the best?

Office 365 and Google Apps battle for market share

Office 365 and Google Apps are currently fighting hard to own the Cloud business applications. In this video, we look at how you should decide which is best for your business.

28 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

OneNote 2010 Organisation

Get to grips with OneNote.

OneNote is probably the least well known of the applications in Office 2010, as it has a shorter heritage than its stable-mates. It’s designed as a freeform note-taking tool, which can be used on desktop, notebook and tablet PCs. As well as...

28 Jun 2012 by Simon Williams

Beyond the standard benefits of Office 365

The benefits of Office 365 run deeper than you might think.

When any new product or service appears on the market, most people focus on the cost benefits versus their existing product or a competing one. For example, Office 365 benefits often focus on how much cheaper it is per user and the removal of the...

27 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

The best way to learn how to use Office 365

Use it or lose it.

Education and training can somehow get lost in the excitement of moving to a new, more efficient environment that provides benefits beyond what a business is used to. Although many of the components of Office 365, such as the Microsoft Office apps,...

27 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Innovative Ways Companies are using Office 365

Office 365 plan and collaboration mix and match

Over the period of this Office 365 project, we've had the chance meet several vendors and users of Office 365. Just as the original spreadsheet has evolved beyond a simple automatic calculator in ways that the inventors could never have perceived it...

27 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

BIS, BES, and BlackBerry Services for Office 365

Ensuring your BlackBerry gets the most out of Office 365

The BlackBerry is a critical business phone for many corporations, due in part, to the extra security and corporate management facilities that come with the BlackBerry service.  However there are some issues when using the BlackBerry with...

27 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

Office 365 mobile device security

Is there even such a thing?

Bearing in mind that mobile phones and devices are rapidly becoming the de facto standard business systems for corporate executives, you can see why Microsoft has a big campaign to target mobile phone devices with its Office 365 offering. Office...

27 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai

The Year of the Cloud

It is no longer about when....

In the old world of IT, we were often asked questions such as "Do you think networks will take off?" "What do you think of these hard disks?  I don't think much of them as I can store all my information on a floppy disk." Today, these questions...

27 Jun 2012 by Ben Chai