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Last week we mentioned our excitement in the release of a new free tool* by ValorConseil that will help users backup their Office Live Small Business sites and transition them to Office 365. Today ValorConseil announced that they updated their migration tool. Be sure to download this free tool to help you with your transition to Office 365.
According to ValorConseil, the version 2 of the migration tool released today can transfer everything from the WEB site to Office 365, including Pages, Images and Documents. The remaining tasks left to OLSB site administrators are:
Be sure to download this free tool to help you with your transition to Office 365.
We also ran across a great blog post about Office 365 public-facing website best practices. Raymond Mitchell from iwkid.com walks users through Office 365 website creation while providing tips and tricks that will help anyone jumping into Office 365.
- The Office Live Small Business Team
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Written by Raymond Mitchell
For those of you that aren’t familiar, Office 365 plans come with the ability to create a public-facing website. I actually presented on the topic last year at SPSChicago but hadn’t had a chance to really dig in and create a production site until recently.
The opportunity finally presented itself when we were looking to re-launch the website for the Minnesota SharePoint Developers User Group. We had a pretty simple set of requirements and so I thought this would be a great solution. With the help of a few design-minded friends (Thank you Kristin and Kristina!!!) we were able to put together (in my totally biased opinion) a very nice little site:
Along the way I learned a few tricks and also have a few suggestions for v-next just in case @Office365 is listening
It is absolutely possible to create a web presence using an Office 365’s public-facing website but it is important to know that you aren’t working with a normal HTML site nor are you working with SharePoint. For now we can do what we can with the tools they’ve given us and keep our fingers crossed for more functionality / options in the future.
More information about public-facing Office 365 sites can be found here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-online-small-business-help/step-3-customize-the-public-facing-website-HA102029499.aspx