Description: The article is about an introduction to the Microsoft portal which has completely revamped this product line, they still sell their products that can be loaded to the desktop.
This is an introduction to the Microsoft portal recorded on Wednesday June 21st 2017, so Microsoft has completely revamped this product line, they still sell their products that you can load in your desktop. But they also have everything in the cloud, all licensing takes place inside the portal now.
And the portal is just a fancy word for a website every employee that currently has email today will have access to the portal. There will be two tiers that Microsoft is selling us, one is the full-blown office, the portal would be like for accounting that has local Excel Word local access.
And so for the business services staff, they’ll have that suite of products and there’s also a group of Jib visiting all business essentials, which we all have access to certain users. Most of them work for Jeff Kelly, the members are on the production line, they’ll have access to business essential, which is like Google.
And it’s in its way, it’s all web-based. There’s nothing loaded on the machine or the smart phone, so it’s important that everyone understands this concept of the portal, whether your and the business services staff or production, whether you have full office or you have the business essential.
We all have to know how the portal works to access the portal, you go to portal office.com and put in your password. I created a fictional user called John Smith and put your BJ Smith at Elko.com, you put your password in that we assign you.
And then you have access to the portal which is a website. Each one of us will have access to these products, this dynamics 365, this is not active, it’s a placeholder. So at this time, you can ignore that, but everything else acts.
If you want to use it, the most important thing people want to know is about mail. So if you have outlook loaded locally on your computer, you can use the outlook to the portal as well. For example, if you don’t have your laptop, you have to use someone else’s computer or a kiosk computer, you can log into portal, get your email and calendar.
She found me just be a test and you send your mail away, so that’s a very easy use outlook program. We will also load Outlook on your smart phone, so you’ll have the outlook client on your smart phone, your laptop. So the business service staff will probably have the full-blown office on the machine. And if you have full-blown office today, you’ll have full-blown office tomorrow.
But there are groups of workers that only need business, they’ll do everything to the portal, but all this can do through the portal. If you want to use Word, you can open up word in the web browser and create a word document, here’s word online. So this is what we can access, you can save it.
When you save your document, save it to your one-drive save a copy online, you can download copy as a PDF, downloading is as a newer file format for sharing. So we’re going to save this test to an online folder that ax is that one going back to your portal or onedrive.
And it will be in the onedrive, there’s a test document. So the advantage of the onedrive for those who aren’t with this is that instead of storing it on your local hard drive, you’re going to store it at Microsoft. The advantage of this is that you can access this document from your smart phone, your laptop and desktop, you can access it for any device, a tablet and you can transmit that.
So if you’re out on the worksite and someone says he needs a work instruction sheet, the supervisor can go to the smart phone, go to their onedrive app that will be loaded on it. They can email that away, this is very similar to what we have with Google Drive. Today there’s really no difference, they’re markedly the same products and you can go to this multigrid, showing us everything like this in this format.
Go back office 365 times on the grid, there may be additional products that are not shown here. So if you’re looking for a product and it doesn’t appear here, go to the grid and you’ll see it here. The gear box allows you to change settings and your password, from the gear, you can change your starting page, you can say where you want to start up at.
It also gives you quick access to your apps 365 mail calendar people in Yammer. Yammer is the social media, this is used primarily by department heads that could be used by anyone and this is an internal business social media platform much like Facebook. But this is all for internal business information and you’ll see that I post on here.
You can see John Smith has joined the network and this is we talked about Matt Jeff. Kelly uses this to show who he is, what he’s doing around the different sites and you can follow all the people, you can follow me to call different sales teams and different departments. So essentially, that’s something you want to check periodically, because that’s where the other members are sending out.
So it’s a newsletter, essentially it’s a social media newsletter that we can use. So each department knows what’s going on, you can get Yammer for your desktop that will load that for you, you can follow your co-workers. One of the most important apps you’ll use should be teams which are equivalent to Google Hangouts and it allows you to communicate with your teams transmit information.
It’s very similar to Google Hangouts, but it is a little bit more feature-rich and here’s a chat John Smith, the tea bot is just an automated system that tries to help you understand how to use team. It’s a very weak AI, we will download teams to your desktop.
I’m talking to Nick here, when we have a little issue and see I have other people on calling here, so the team app can be loaded on your smart phone or your desktop or you can run teams strictly through the web browsers. So if you don’t have your computer, you need access to teams, you can quickly get to your portal. And from the portal, you can access all this information
Jeff Kelly and Parata using planner a lot.
This helps them coordinate different tasks that are going on in the business, so this is a good tool that will train you on, and you create a plan which wants you to be aware of that, that’s a good product. If you’re planning a project and you have your team members, you can put them into this as well.
SharePoint and onedrive are synonymous one way onedrive and SharePoint overlap. And SharePoint can also be your personal data, but SharePoint is a way of organizing data hierarchically and graphically, and that you can push up share your team or the entire organization.
So there will be plenty of information on SharePoint, and you can follow other people’s SharePoint feedback, you may follow human resources production. They’ll have their share points pushed out and you can search for what’s going on. I don’t know Pete has access to this and you see that he could see a couple of shared points.
I have the IT department, local IT assets, so he could follow that asset as we’re marking assets around the company. So he can mark that into the SharePoint, this is a database that I made. I show you this with SharePoint, we can create interactive databases to collect information statistics.
In this case, Bill gov and I are using this database, which we can access online through a web browser. So we can asset tag all the IT equipment, so there are a lot more you can do with the office products through SharePoint than you can Google, because these are very interactive forms.
I want everyone who’s currently getting ready to go transition to be aware of what the portal is, all of us who have email today will have access to the portal tomorrow. In addition, people who have office loaded locally, they’ll have office tomorrow and that also interacts with the portal and
you can also save from your computer to your onedrive.
But the portal is the first place to start for everyone to access to, so if you have any questions on this, please let me know. This is Bob Brown, this is the Microsoft portal and a few key points where you go, there are always alert messages if you need to change your password.