Ståle Hansen on Office 365 for IT Pros
Office 365 is updated constantly with new features, and some features evolve or replace old features. When searching for technical articles or blogs on these subjects, you never know if it is up to date information or if the information is in context of similar features that does almost the same thing. Office 365 Groups is such a topic. Because Office 365 and Groups have been around for quite some time, it is difficult to find actual content on the new Office 365 Groups which Microsoft Teams, Planner, Modern SharePoint sites and Stream uses. I found this book very helpful when I was in that situation because it is updated multiple times per month, is in context of existing features and reflected on by MVP’s with practical knowledge.
This was enough for me, to know I had the up to date information and best practice use of Groups today. It gave me the jump start I needed to understand the basics of Microsoft 365 Groups. I liked it so much that I asked if they needed my insights on Skype for Business and Cloud Voice back. I am now part of the author team and this is my fourth edition, I wrote the chapter on managing Teams calling and meetings. I totally recommend this book to those who are working with Office 365 as IT Pros. I use it actively myself.
– Ståle Hansen, CEO and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay and co-author of Office 365 for IT Pros
Office 365 for IT Pros (2022 Edition): The Best Guide to Mastering Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity suite
Intensely practical and offering the most up-to-date coverage of its topics, Office 365 for IT Pros (2022 edition) is essential reading if you want to maximize your use of the Microsoft 365 cloud productivity service.
Even Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, acknowledges that Microsoft ships hundreds of updates for Office 365 apps every year. When you take Azure AD and other Microsoft 365 components into account, an Office 365 tenant administrator might have to cope with five hundred individual changes annually. Office 365 for IT Pros is the only book covering tenant management refreshed monthly with updated information as changes appear in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Planner, Teams, Azure AD, and other important components. Until the next edition is published, your subscription allows you to download monthly updates to keep pace with developments in Office 365, meaning that Office 365 for IT Pros continues to be a valuable reference long after you first read it. To give some insight into the volume of changes we process, the Office 365 for IT Pros team processed over 200 major updates to chapters for the last (2021) edition. Each monthly update we delivered to subscribers was essentially a completely refreshed up-to-date book.
Subscribers can download the latest files from their Gumroad account or by using the link in the receipt issued on purchase. For more information, see https://office365itpros.com/faq. Full details of changes made to the book are in the change log at https://office365itpros.com/change-log/.
Tracking Developments Inside Office 365
Written by a team of highly experienced Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Office 365 for IT Pros (2022 edition) is a practical, hands-on reference, based on experience gained by working in real-life projects with a range of customers since the introduction of Office 365 in June 2011. Because we keep an eye on what Microsoft does inside Office 365, you don’t have to worry about making decisions based on outdated material – we do the work for you. We explain how the technology works and why it works like it does. And because we’re always up-to-date, Office 365 for IT Pros is totally unlike any printed technical reference you’ve ever used.
The Massive Scale of Office 365
Companies are migrating to Office 365 at increasing speed. In January 2021, Microsoft reported almost 300 million paid seats of Office 365. Office 365 for IT Pros (2022 edition) includes in-depth coverage of essential business productivity features such as Teams, Microsoft 365 Groups, Stream, Planner, Power Automate, Power Apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Yammer, and OneDrive for Business. You’ll learn about data governance, compliance, and eDiscovery, and how to exploit the audit log to understand what’s really happening inside a tenant. A chapter on Microsoft Information Protection teaches you how to protect sensitive messages and documents.