We had a great end of year meeting for the Office 365 International User Group! The meeting started off with Emmanuel Dreux of www.cloudiway.com demonstrating his migrations tools, specifically www.migrationasaservice.com which is a very nice SaaS migration tool. He focused on Google Apps to Office 365 migration scenario, his tools are very nice and can even handle migrating Google Drive to SkyDrive Pro keeping the permissions and sharing intact!

After Emmanuel’s presentation, we moved on to discuss Customizing OWA Login with WAAD Premium Preview. Jethro Seghers (@Jseghers) posted this blog on the subject, and I wrote up this blog entry. At its core it is now pretty easy to customize the OWA login screen for Office 365 using the WAAD Premium Preview. While this is in preview it is free, but expectations are that this will become a fee based solution sometime soon. I still encourage you all to read the blogs about this, it is a great way to provide a company branded login for Office 365 OWA.

We talked some more about various topics from Multifactor Authentication to SharePoint Anonymous access downloads. All in all a great meeting. Jethro had this created to say Thanks to you users, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auDQCSdJ_X4. Jethro also created this funny elf dance using himself, Loryan Strant (@thecloudmouth) and myself as dancers, http://host-d.oddcast.com/php/application_UI/doorId=1177/clientId=299/?mId=53933156

Would like to remind everyone to visit these sites:

http://www.office365mvps.com/

http://office365tipoftheday.com/

http://www.office365fm.com/

https://www.yammer.com/office365iug

And Here is the recording to the Meeting!