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Don Jones Is All In for Office 365

Don Jones is a long-time Redmond contributor and one of my very favorite writers. Maybe it is because his copy is so clean. Here's the editing drill: You read his piece carefully looking for ways to restructure and grammatical errors to fix. Finding nothing you go through it again. You come across a comma that may not be needed. Then again, it could be. You wonder if you should make this arbitrary change. Your ego really wants to correct something but logic tells you to leave it alone.

The guy is that good. And he knows his tech.

Now Don has just wrapped up a move from Google Apps for Business to Office 365 and he couldn't be more pleased. The MS cloud software is now running and running well. Here are some of Jones' conclusions:

  • The setup required a bit too much PowerShell scripting, and could do with more tasks being handled by the GUI.
  •  For internal users, it is smooth sailing. For outsiders to connect to Jones' SharePoint, they have to authenticate through Hotmail. I guess that's because Hotmail uses Passport authentication and Microsoft reckons it is easy and cheap enough to set up a Hotmail account.

Jones detailed the migration in a 3 part series you can find here.

I recently interviewed over a dozen Redmond Report readers about Google Apps and Office 365. Serious Microsoft IT types vastly preferred Office 365, while smaller shops such as small non-profits liked the slimmed-down approach of Google. Here are my findings.

Have you used either? If so, let me know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/12/2012 at 1:19 PM


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