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O365 – After upgrade, new portal and their features

New tenants will be directly getting the portal with the upgraded O365 portal. For early birds, like me, we have to wait for the upgrade to schedule upgrades to their accounts (and some early migrations have caused issues with SharePoint online).

Also, Microsoft still has to prove it can offer meaningful improvements on a regular basis, like taking advantage of Skype and Yammer inside Office 365. Even though, this is a good move compare to other vendors. Integration to desktop, laptop, web, tablets, phones all at the same time, without any issues.

Office 365 Enterprise is a cloud-based service that provides the best Office experience. It provides you with new tools to create stunning professional content and securely connect with your customers and partners. It also includes HD video conferencing that allows you to interact with people like never before. The capabilities of Site Mailboxes help you keep your team communications and documents in a single place accessible right from Office.  You get the same Exchange, SharePoint and SkyDrive Plus quotas as Small Business Premium, but it also has integration with on-premise Active Directory for the SharePoint, Lync and Exchange Online services and Exchange Online archiving.

For larger companies, Office 365 Enterprise has the full Office 2013 set of features in both the desktop software and SharePoint, Lync and Exchange Online services, like public folders, legal hold, data loss prevention and rights management to protect confidential information as well as archiving. Right management integration is one of the main attraction to this new upgrade. Online archiving is another great feature, wherein system admin can sleep peacefully for .PST files storage. 100GB of archiving is available for each users for this task and you can now access it from web browser too.

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Office 365 Small Business Premium includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher and Lync, with a subscription licence for each user to run them on up to five PCs or Macs at once. You get regular updates and new features for the software and the Office on Demand option lets users download Office to any PC they’re using temporarily. Office 365 Enterprise comes with powerful tools for management, control and compliance with enterprise grade security, data loss prevention, rights management and eDiscovery. The Office services are similar to existing small business plans for Office 365: Lync Online for audio and HD video conferencing; SharePoint Online for document sharing, collaboration and hosting a public website; plus Exchange Online with a 25GB mailbox for each user and SkyDrive Plus storage (through SharePoint Online).

Office 365 ProPlus (short for Professional Plus), is aimed at small to midsized businesses (10-250 employees) and includes the Office ProPlus versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher and Lync plus InfoPath (which provides features like PowerPivot and consistency checking in Excel, as well as automated deployment tools).

SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service, which gives users 7GB of free storage with the option to purchase more, plus Office Web Apps. SharePoint Online includes 10GB of secure cloud storage with an extra 500MB per user, and you can buy up to 25TB of storage in total. You can choose how this tenant storage is allocated between users and control how they use it – like forcing them to encrypt confidential documents using rights management policies. You can also sync your own SkyDrive Pro documents to your PC. Just click the Sync button in the corner of your SkyDrive Pro page on Office 365; this sets up the SkyDrive Pro sync tool and puts SkyDrive Pro into Explorer as a favourite location. It works in the same way as the free SkyDrive sync tool, and you can have both of them on your PC without conflicts.

The latter comes with the three business Office 365 plans as well (plus the Outlook Web Access service from Exchange Online), as part of SharePoint Online, but the documents your users create with them are not stored in the free SkyDrive service. Instead they’re stored either in SharePoint document libraries or in the 7GB of personal storage Office 365 users get in SkyDrive Pro.

How to access the O365 portal? either type in your browser, http://mail.office365.com or http://portal.microsoftonline.com

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First link, if your are a federated user, while entering the link and press enter, it takes the system login credential and log in to the portal, with Outlook Web app as the main area. From there you can access, you team site, skydrive pro etc.

If you access the second link, you are directly to you O365 user setting area, where you download the software, to know how many machines you have activated etc..see below

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Outlook profile varies from OS platform. If you are accessing the O365 portal from Mac OS, the setup screen is totally different compare to windows OS portal.

O365 portal from Mac OS

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O365 portal from Windows machine

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Also now you can choose the software for your phone or tablet from this portal

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Enjoy!!!

 

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