This month’s meeting went very well if I do say myself. Darrell Webster (@DarrellCWebster) kicked things off with showing off Office Mix and OneNote for Teachers. Office Mix is an add-on and online service for PowerPoint, very cool things that elevate PowerPoint to an interactive and training tool. OneNote for Teachers is a SharePoint App that can be added to a SharePoint Site to setup an OneNote Notebook for a teacher to interact with his/her students. Both of these are very cool, and easier to see than to explain, check out the recording of the meeting for much more info.

Darrell made a few mistakes setting up his Office Mix questions, which he discovered afterwards.

  • The browser question requires multiple answers. i.e. Choose all that apply. So if you choose IE10 only, you get the question wrong. You need to choose all browsers that apply.
  • If you don’t set an answer to your question, Mix will default to the first answer being the correct answer. There were a couple of slides such as “Can Students see each other’s notebooks,” where I hadn’t set an answer. It defaulted to True.

Here are some links that Darrell provided:

http://about.me/darrellcwebster – Darrell’s contact details

http://webster.net.nz/2014/05/onenote-setup-tool-for-teachers-and-office-mix-double-wammy/ – Todays presentation, the Office Mix and video for OneNote

I then followed up Darrell’s presentation with a rundown of recent new features and enhancements to Office 365. View the recording or checkout my previous blog posts to find out about the changes I highlighted.

One thing I forgot to mention during the meeting it the announcement about the SharePoint 2014 connect Press Release. I am working with the conference manager to get a code for the Office 365 IUG Members to get a discount on the registration, keep your eyes on http://www.office365union.com/ for information about the discount.

Yes, I did remember to record the meeting, here is the Recording:

 

Here are some additional important Links:

http://www.office365union.com/ – IUG Home Site

https://www.yammer.com/itpronetwork – Office 365 Technical Yammer Network

http://www.office365fm.com/ – Office 365 FM Podcast Home

https://www.yammer.com/office365iug/ – The IUG Yammer Network

https://mix.office.com/ – The Office Mix Home

http://blogs.office.com/2014/05/21/simplifying-the-office-365-admin-experience/ – Simplified Admin

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-tweak-its-office-365-feature-rollout-and-disclosure-processes-7000029879/ -Change to Office 365 feature rollout and disclosure process

http://blogs.office.com/2014/05/12/enterprise-grade-cloud-services-a-high-bar-required-for-security-compliance-and-privacy/ – DLP for SharePoint Announcement