Sunday, November 18, 2012

Office Web Apps in Office 365

Microsoft Office Web Apps is a web-based version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. It includes the web-based version of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft OneNote. The web applications allow users to access their documents directly from anywhere within a web browser as well as share files and collaborate with other users online. Supported web browsers include Internet Explorer 7 or later, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later, Google Chrome, and Safari 4 [wikipedia]

Although Office Web Apps is a very useful feature but I cannot demonstrate it to you because I am on a E1 plan.

You can get details of Office 365 plans from here.

I think this is the whole point on this blog ~ you cannot edit your documents inside a browser if you don't have the right plan so instead of trying to figure out how to Office Web App, first check your plan details.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Announcement List in Publishing Sites

It was kind of strange to learn that I cannot create an Announcement List or a Discussion Board while on my Publishing site.

Don't worry, we have a cure now.

Go go Site Actions > Site Settings. Click Manage site features under Site Actions.

Check if Team Collaboration Lists feature is activated or not. Activate it and you will have collaboration features enabled on your publishing site.

You can always set them off by deactivating this feature.

Happy team collaborating.