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Our latest Grid User Post comes from Darrell Webster. You can view the original post here.
You are going to a meeting to deliver a proposal to a potential client. You’ve confidently gone to that meeting “Device-Commando-Style,” meaning you’re carrying only the proposal and your smartphone. “Weapon and Ammo,” no tablet, no notebook. Your intention was to make a brief visit and leave the proposal with your client.
While reading through the proposal with your client, you both agree to make a change to the document. Your client agrees to let you use their computer to make the change. You could alter the document by logging into SharePoint Online, where it is saved, and use Word Web App from directly from the browser. But the change requires a few more features than what’s available in the Web App.
Office on Demand “provides online access to full rich Office desktop applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, when you’re using a PC that doesn’t have the latest version of Office installed locally.” – Extract from “Use Office on Demand“
Watch how Office on Demand works in the video below. This demo was recorded on my wife’s Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, currently running Office 2007. Rather than set up Office 2007 and connect it to my Office 365 account and SharePoint resources, I used Office on Demand.
Extract from “Use Office on Demand“
Once the Office application has streamed down to the computer, sign into it using your Office 365 account. There are a number of benefits when you sign into Office.
Office on Demand, another clever use of Click-to-Run deployment technologies.
- Darrell Webster | nz.linkedin.com/in/darrellwebster/ | @DarrellCWebster