Office 365, SharePoint

SharePoint 2016: What’s coming.

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As Julia White, General Manager of Microsoft’s Office division said, “Today, I’m here to say SharePoint. SharePoint, SharePoint, SharePoint”.

So let’s talk SharePoint. At the end of August, Microsoft announced the IT preview of SharePoint Server 2016 was being made available to the public. Since then, there has been plenty of time for users and developers alike to get their teeth into what Microsoft has to offer with the latest edition of the collaboration platform. But, since the full release won’t be here till the first quarter of next year, we thought now was a good time to review some of the new and improved features that you can currently experience in the preview version of SharePoint 2016. Continue reading >>

Office 365, Project Online

Project Online: An Overview

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In the first of an occasional series we will be providing an introduction and overview to popular Microsoft enterprise products. In this post we look at Microsoft Project Online.

Microsoft Project Online is the cloud version of Microsoft Project Server and available as part of Office 365. It offers a flexible Project Portfolio Management solution, supporting users who need insights in current and upcoming projects. It allows organisations to prioritise projects based on business values, governance requirements, and priorities from senior stakeholders. It also provides resource and task management to maximise the efficiency of a particular project team.

An established product

Back in 1984 Microsoft released the first version of Microsoft Project. At that time it was a client application without any server side software element. In 2000 Microsoft released the first server version called ‘Project Central’. Project Online quickly followed. The 2007 version of the main server product offered the first integration with SharePoint Server. Continue reading >>