Office 365 - Basics of Microsoft's Cloud Service
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Office 365 - Basics of Microsoft's Cloud Service

See why so many are embracing Office 365. Learn the benefits of using Office 365 and how is impacting all businesses.
3.5 (176 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,482 students enrolled
Created by Robert Mira
Last updated 5/2015
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify what is Office 365
  • Why is Office 365 so popular
  • Benefits of using Office 365
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  • No prior knowledge of "Office 365" is required.
  • A general idea of computers is helpfull
  • Should already be familiar with the Internet
  • Should already be familiar with Microsoft's Office software but not required.
  • All you require is to have an open mind and not to have any previous misjudgment on Microsoft.

"Office 365" is the way of the future in Information Technology (IT).

You should take this course as an introduction to Cloud Computing. It's also used as the foundation to all of my courses on Office 365.

For this course you don't need to have any type of computer or software.

We will cover the basic principle of this Cloud Service developed by Microsoft.

Some of the areas we will cover:

  • Features
  • Basic Design
  • Business Savings
  • Growth
  • Accessibility

The course is structured to give you a simple overview of "Office 365" and an understanding of why you need to know about this Cloud technology.

Don't be left behind in technology!!!

Basic knowledge of computers is all you need and an open mind.

There are 18 lectures in the course with 2 videos.

We take a look at the beginnings and what the feature holds for Office 365.

Come and join me and lets travel into the world of "Office 365".

Cloud Computing for All.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you have heard the name "Office 365" but wondered what it was or why so many companies are embracing it, then this course is for you. No prior knowledge of any programming software is needed. This is just an introductory course into the fast expanding cloud service know as "Office 365".
  • If you don't want to be left behind in technology and want to understand the savings that business owners have enjoyed with Office 365 then come take a look.
  • This course is probably not for you if you aren't thinking about growing your business or saving thousands of dollars.
  • For users is an opportunity to see why Office 365 is expanding so rapidly
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome and Introduction
1 Lecture 01:21

During the introduction we specify who will benefit from the course. We also talk about any pre-requirements needed before taking the course. We invite the students to get interested in Office 365.

News on Office 365
1 Lecture 01:18

Recent news headlines are shown which validate the exploding popularity of Microsoft's Office 365 cloud services.

Office 365 in the News
What is Office 365?
4 Lectures 15:24

We talk about Microsoft and what the course will cover on the next lectures.

What is Office 365

We mention several of the products that have made Microsoft the giant software company that they have become.

The Company behind it.

Office 365 applications that are available are shown. We talk about the need to have an Office 365 subscription and how we can change it as software needs grow.

What services are offered when you subscribe?

In this lecture we show a video which shows the data centers used for running Office 365 cloud services. It demonstrate the complexity, expandability and security built into the system. The high availability and reliability of the system is described to ensure customers feel confident of having the data hosted in Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Service Facilities
Benefits of Office 365.
8 Lectures 23:32

The main Benefits of using Office 365 are numbered.

Why is Office 365 so popular?

Let's take a look at the typical personnel needed to run a computer department.

Cost savings

We briefly mention what it takes to build a computer system and the resources needed.

Computer resources savings

What computer hardware\software is required to run a conventional email system in any company.

Example of an Email system cost and savings under Office 365.

After this lecture you will understand how Microsoft Office 365 covers growth needed by it's customers.

Office 365 is ready for growth when customers are ready.

In this lecture we define what accessibility means and why is important.

Office 365 Accessibility

Closing remarks and invitation to some of the upcoming courses on managing Office 365.

The Future is here

In this final lecture we take a look at the second Office 365 video which shows some of the new features with Microsoft's cloud services.

Let's take a look at the latest from Office 365
About the Instructor
Robert Mira
3.8 Average rating
198 Reviews
4,644 Students
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Instructor at Udemy on Office 365

I am an IT professional who started its career as a computer programmer on IBM Mainframes. My programming experience involved Cobol and some variation of the Cobol language used in the military. As time went by the Microcomputers came along and I was fascinated by them because they were affordable to people. It allowed me to to experiment by building micro computers, installing and configuring software, upgrading hardware, software and teaching users how to use the computer applications.

I've taken courses all the way from programming to hardware and then to networking. But nothing is more challenging and rewarding than working hands on. You gain experience, knowledge, develop patience, troubleshooting techniques, workflow and networking with other professionals.

After some amount of time I became a Network system administrator on different Networks until i became a Windows NT network admin. I have worked with Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, SQL and other Windows networking products. I worked on networks of over 5,000 users spread all across the US. The smallest network I worked on had about 1,800 users.

Eventually I was given the task to migrate our company's Microsoft Exchange users to Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud. That project allowed me to work side by side with Microsoft Field Engineers and set up Office 365 for our company. We started from the ground without any experience on Office 365.

I gained a great deal of appreciation for the Office 365 cloud and the applications and technology advances that the cloud provides.

Once smartphones and tablets became widely used at the workplace I began working with several Mobile Device Management products in order to secure the data on the devices and at the same time protect our internal network from being compromised. Office 365 provided the functionality to integrate mobile devices with Office 365 and continues to provide applications for those devices therefore making Office 365 as the cloud of choice for the mobile workforce.

As part of the experience I gained by those that taught me I feel the need to teach others and make it available for the masses and Udemy is the best vehicle for that. With Udemy there are no barriers between what can be taught and to whom. We can reach everyone on any country or language and teach, what we had the blessing of learning in our life.