APPLICATION: Exploring Office 365

Challenge

Staffs are hardly in the office and there is no centralise server. With multiple device ranging from laptop/desktop, tablet and phone with multiple OS such as Windows 8 and MAC, Android, Windows 8 and iOS, sharing document across the user is very challenging.
Solution

Exploring Office 365 for OneDrive for Home Drive and Sharepoint Team site for Shared Drive.

 

Couple findings:

By the time this document is written, there is no OneDrive for Business for MAC however there is a work around to use Document Connection in Microsoft Office 2011

The minimum requirement is to have Office 2011 Service Pack 1 Service Pack 1 came with Document Connection application which is allowing to connect to Sharepoint and OneDrive/Skydrive

Here’s the steps:

1.Go to Finder > Applications > Microsoft Office  2011 > Microsoft Document Connection

2.On Document Connection, go to Preference and ensure untick Enable Basic authentication

3.On Document Connection, select Location > Connect to Sharepoint Site

4.On Address, type in the following: https://[your_organisation_name].sharepoint.com and click Connect

5.In Office 365 login screen, type in your username and password

6.If the connection is successful, it will have 4 folders: Documents, Form Templates, Site Assets and Style Library. This will be your Shared Drive (corporate drive).

7.Do the same thing for OneDrive for Business. On Document Connection, select Location > Connect to Sharepoint Site

8.On Address, type in the following: https://[your_organisation_name]-my.sharepoint.com/personal/[your_user_name]_onmicrosoft_com/Documents and click Connect. Note: fill in your username in [your_user_name]

9.In Office 365 login screen, type in your username and password

10.If the connection is successful, it will have 1 folder: Share with Everyone. This will be your personal Home Drive (personal drive)

11.Ensure that on the left hand side of the Document Connection has 2 Sharepoint connection ie. [your_organisation_name].sharepoint.com and Documents


Environment

  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • MAC OS 10.x
  • Microsoft Office for MAC 2011
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Android
  • iOS

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