Office 365 Customer Success Center

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Microsoft has launched the « Office 365 Customer Success Center ». In this new site you will:

  • Discover how to do more, together
  • See how others are using Office 365
  • Follow our four-step iterative approach to drive adoption

Just click on the included image to start using the Office 365 Customer Success center

Speaking at SPSOttawa

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I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the 3rd annual SPSOttawa event on November 22nd.

The organizing committee has lined up a great list of talented speakers. You should not miss this event.

It would be a great timing to visit Canada’s national capital region!

Here is a description of the session that I will be presenting.

SharePoint 2013: Managing access and security or sharing?
With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft made it easier than ever to share documents, images, videos and more. It is easy to share, but how can I make sure that the right users have access to my documents? Users are changing department, do they still have access to my document? What if they leave the company? Do you really know what happens when you break permission inheritance? This session will help you to understand the SharePoint security model, the securable objects and the tools that are available to manage SharePoint access and security. You will also learn how to use fine-grained permissions, to create new permission levels and much more.



Office 365 Summit

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Microsoft has just announced that they are going on a world tour with the Office 365 Summit.

The Office 365 Summit will be a 2 day workshop that will provide you with technical readiness on all productivity workloads from Microsoft product experts.

Here is a list of the first events:



You can already download some content from the Office 365 Summit Library

Click on the image below to learn more about the Summit.

Delve is out!

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This week Julia White from Microsoft announced that they are starting to roll out Delve to some Office 365 customers.

From this article: A milestone for Office Delve

Office Delve is a new way to discover relevant information and connections from across your work life. Delve displays information that is most relevant for each person based on the work they are doing and the people with whom they are engaging.  With Delve, information finds you versus you having to find information.

  • Delve is included in the Office 365 Enterprise E1 – E4 subscription plans
  • Delve will roll out to Office 365 customers in phases, first to customers that have elected to receive significant Office 365 service updates at first release, an opt-in program.
  • We expect Delve to roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers by early 2015 “

To learn more about Delve, you can see the following articles:

New SharePoint 2013 certification option

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While I was on vacation Microsoft has announced a change in SharePoint Certification. There are now 2 paths to becoming a MCSE SharePoint. If you look at this page on the Microsoft Learning site: you will see that in order to become a SharePoint MCSE you need to pass the Office 365 MCSA Certification (Exam 70-346 and 70-347). But it does not do you any good if you just work with SharePoint OnPrem.

If you look right under the certification path requirements, there is a link for “Additional Options” (see image below). If you expand this link you will find that “You can substitute an  MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification for the MCSA: Office 365 certification”. Where you will need to pass exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412 instead of exams 70-346 and 70-347.


After you become a MCSA (Office 365 or Windows 2012) you will need to pass exams 70-331 (Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013) and 70-332 (Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013) to become MSCE.

Here is more information on MCSA: Office 365 Certification and MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certi;fication