• External SharePoint Online Users: Associate an email address with a Microsoft account (Windows Live ID)

    Contents: – Invite External Users – SharePoint Online – Associate External Email Address with Windows Live ID – Login to SharePoint Online with a Windows Live ID Account With SharePoint Online, site administrators have the ability to share their site with internal users, users who are within the same company and have an Office 365 account, as well as up to unlimited external users per Office 365 tenant. External users are defined as partners who are not a member of your company or your company’s affiliates. External users can use their existing Microsoft Online Services ID, if they themselves have an Office 365 subscription, or a Windows Live ID, which…

  • Branding the RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365

    If you have attempted to use the RSS Viewer web part in SharePoint Online (part of Office 365), you will notice that it doesn’t work! Rene Modery has done a wonderful job creating the RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365 and with his latest release (June 29, 2012), you should put this on your list of must-have sandboxed solutions for Office 365. If you have used it before and had issues with SSL (Plan 2), Rene has fixed those issues with this release. The web part can also be branded via CSS, and in this post I will show you how. The original posting for the web part shows…

  • SharePoint Online and External Users

    Microsoft’s Office 365 allows you to not only host your company’s email, files, and website outside of the restrictions of your firewall in a highly available, secure way, but it also makes it easy to share information with your customers. One way you can share content with your customers is to use the free public site given to you when you sign-up for an Office 365 subscription or with an unbundled SharePoint Online plan. This is a great site for small to medium-sized businesses, especially if you are paying another provider to host your content. Consolidate and save! Modifiable templates are provided that get you started fast and to which…