SharePoint 2013: ¿Pueden acceder mis usuarios de Office 365 a una granja OnPremise sin coste adicional?

Pues resulta que sí, y este tema no lo he sabido hasta hace relativamente poco y gracias a mi colega MVP Mikael Svenson (@mikaelsvenson) que me comentó que si una organización tiene un despliegue de Office 365 por un lado y de SharePoint Server 2013 por otro, no necesita de CALs para sus usuarios si estos disponen de las correspondientes licencias en Office 365. Para confírmame este punto, Mikael me pasó el siguiente enlace que lo certifica y que sin duda abre un montón de escenarios y posibilidades para combinar servicios OnPremises con servicios Online: http://blogs.technet.com/b/volume-licensing/archive/2013/10/10/licensing-how-to-using-office-365-user-licenses-to-meet-cal-requirements.aspx. Simplemente, leer el propio resumen del post que confirma lo dicho:

If you deploy workloads into Office 365 and maintain existing on premises workloads, or in some cases, deploy additional on premises servers to support a hybrid configurations- how do you maintain access to on premises servers.  It really doesn’t matter if your long term goal is to move to the cloud entirely, or maintain a hybrid configuration going forward – the licensing is the same.  In this Licensing How To post, we cover a concept sometimes called “on premises access rights,” “dual use rights”, and “on premises use rights.”  There really isn’t an official term, but the overall use right is to leverage your Office 365 licenses to access on premises servers, instead of buying CALs.

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SharePoint Online: Side effects when turning scripting capabilities on and off at the tenant level!

So far SharePoint Online provided the possibility to enable / disable the use of custom scripts at the tenant level … and I say “so far” because apparently Microsoft is removing this option (at least I cannot find it in my tenants SharePoint Online which are configured "First release" mode). Indeed, today when I accessed to the “Settings” page in the SharePoint Online Administration I couldn’t find any option to enable / disable custom scripts at the tenant level. I can guess why Microsoft has decided to remove this option due to the many problems caused to existing SharePoint sites when disabling this feature an causing a lot of side effects as explained in the following support article: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Turn-scripting-capabilities-on-and-off-1f2c515f-5d7e-448a-9fd7-835da935584f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

SharePoint Online: Efectos de habilitar / deshabilitar el uso de scripts a nivel de tenant!

En SharePoint Online en principio es posible habilitar / deshabilitar el uso de scripts a nivel de tenant …y digo en principio, porque aparentemente Microsoft está quitando está eliminando esta opción (al menos en mis tenants de SharePoint Online que están configurados en modo “First release”) ya que cuando hoy mismo he accedido a la opción “Settings” de la administración de SharePoint Online, me he encontrado conque la opción ha desparecido y me puedo imaginar que se debe a los múltiples problemas que ha ocasionado el deshabilitar el uso de scritps en sitios de SharePoint puesto que provoca que ciertas características por defecto dejen de funcionar como se explica en el siguiente artículo de soporte: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Turn-scripting-capabilities-on-and-off-1f2c515f-5d7e-448a-9fd7-835da935584f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Office 365: Un repaso al Office 365 Customer Success Center!

Que Microsoft está comprometido con el éxito y la adopción de Office 365 es algo de lo que nadie tiene dudas como demuestra los esfuerzos continuados en generar herramientas  que faciliten esta tarea tanto a los usuarios finales de Office 365 como a los propios implantadores de la plataforma. En este sentido, la última herramienta liberada por Microsoft pensada para facilitar la adopción de Office 365 es el Office 365 Customer Success Center: http://blogs.office.com/2014/09/29/accelerate-office-365-adoption-microsoft-introduces-office-365-customer-success-center/. Se trata de un nuevo sitio web en el que pone foco en el usuario final y específicamente en los Office 365 Champions, es decir, aquellas personas identificadas como clave en una organización para facilitar la adopción de la plataforma. Como se comenta en el post anuncio del Customer Success Center, los puntos clave de este nuevo sitio web son los siguientes:

  • Proven Methodology: With any big undertaking it’s often hard to know where to start and what to do next.  You’ll find a four-step adoption methodology on the Office 365 Customer Success Center.  We’ve also provided you with the templates and guidance you’ll need to lead your organization through each step.
  • Core Usage Scenarios: Office 365 is designed to be the workplace of the future—and we want to make sure you explore all of it. To help you get the word out, we’ve created the end user ready communication templates you’ll need to launch to begin readying your employees on what we would consider some of the more fundamental usage scenarios.
  • Adoption Community Connection: There is so much valuable wisdom out there from existing Office 365 customers and experts who have already walked the path you’re on.  From the Office 365 Customer Success Center you can join featured adoption communities to learn from your peers and experts.

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Office 365: Deployment Guides in TechNet!

This time, I would like to share with you a number of key Office 365 Deployment guidelines that simplifies the move from OnPremises to Office 365. The guidelines are available at the following TechNet link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852466.aspx. As you see, the guidelines are structured into the following sections:

Pilot:

Plan:

Migration:

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Office 365: Guías de Despliegue en TechNet!

En esta ocasión os dejo una serie de guías de despliegue fundamentales para dar el salto a Office 365 desde nuestra organización. Las guías las tenéis disponibles en el siguiente enlace: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852466.aspx. Como veréis, las guías están estructuradas en las siguientes partes:

Piloto:

Plan:

Migración:

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SharePoint Online: Configuring and using Office 365 Video (III)!

In this new article about Office 365 Video, I will show you some of the configuration and personalization options available in the new portal. Before going ahead, let me remember you the previous articles of the series:

If you want to manage Office 365 Video:

  • From the Office 365 Video Home page, click the “Video portal settings” available at the Settings menu.
  • The first configuration section you will see is the “Permissions” one. From here, you can manage not only the Office 365 Video Administrators (the ones that can manage the Office 365 Video Home page and also change permissions) but also the Channel administrators (the ones that can create channels).
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  • Spotlight section allows to customize the Office 365 Home page specifying the videos that will be shown on it and also the visualization order for the available video channels.
  • To specify the videos in the Office 365 Home page, you only need to do click in each Spotlight session so you can choose in a modal window the video you want to place there.
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  • Once your customizations are ready, just press the “Save” button.
  • Here it may happens that you get a nice “Access denied” error so your customizations are not saved
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  • You have two possibilities to solve this error:
    • First one is to add your user as an Office 365 Video administrator.
    • Second one (very drastic if you ask me) is to add your user as a site collection administrator for Office 365 Video.
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  • At this point, you should be done. Just refresh the home page of Office 365 Video and you will see all the customizations.
  • Of course, you can change the look of the portal applying one of the out of the box themes or a custom one.
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And that’s all in this third post of the series about configuring and using Office 365 Video.