Next up on the list of exciting topics we have Sahil Malik (www.winsmarts.com) showing what he refers to as “a 3some who can produce a really good looking baby”.
- Azure AD
- Office 365
In this free webinar, Sahil will go through some of the possibilities you can come across when having to introduce those three into the same mix.
Click here to register for this event.
One of the neat little tricks, i’ve taken on board more and more of late, is the power of Word and/or Excel personal templates.
It’s always been a frustration for me to dig around on some obscure shared drive, for the latest version of a specific document or spreadsheet template. That’s why I generally use templates for most of the work I do.
Now, one of the problems with this is that I have to "drag" around my template library constantly, so I figured why not just stored them in the Cloud.
SkyDrive to the rescue…
Now, that worked really, really well for documents that i just need to share on the odd occasion – but what if I really wanted to manage and control my templates…could SkyDrive be helpful there in the long run.
no..obviously not. Versioning and such is not available on SkyDrive.
Then i looked a bit further and played around with my Office 365 setup – and now we’re talking familiar territory for me – SharePoint without the hassles of setting up a server, on an internal network that I couldn’t even get to all the time.
What i needed was for my templates to be stored in a controlled environment, available 24/7, for multiple people.
Here’s the scenarios I wanted to deal with:
- Controlled access to all templates
- Publication of templates when approved
- Synchronisation of templates locally
Tools of the trade:
- Office 365 Team Site
- Basic document library (with versioning turned on)
- SkyDrive Pro 2013
- Office 2013
That’s it, easy management of Office templates with Office 365, SkyDrive Pro 2013 and Office 2013.