Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing business, and for good reason: It provides businesses of all sizes with hosted versions of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync. This is a win for larger businesses that are seeking to save money and streamline their infrastructure. But there is an even bigger win for small enterprises, who would have never otherwise been able to enjoy the benefits of these enterprise-class solutions due to the cost and complexity of licensing and maintaining them.
In this webinar, Paul Thurrott, editor of the immensely popular Supersite for Windows, will describe the optimal strategy for small enterprises that want to move to Office 365, including choosing the appropriate subscription types for different employees, understanding Office 2013 licensing, managing mobile devices, and integrating with on-premises infrastructure as well as other Azure-hosted services. One key blocker for small enterprises is integrating their existing Windows Active Directory with the Office service in order to achieve single sign-on, which typically involves significant investment in hardware and complex configuration changes. Corey Williams, a senior product director at Centrify, will describe an easy-to-deploy, Microsoft-validated solution that will enable small enterprises to easily roll out seamless SSO to Office 365 without additional cost and complexity.
Paul Thurrott is senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro. He writes the SuperSite for Windows, a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE, and a daily Windows news and information newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.
As Senior Director of Product Management, Corey oversees the strategic vision, tactical roadmap and company-wide go-to-market plan for Centrify for SaaS and Office 365. Corey is a veteran technology marketer, with more than 15 years' enterprise software marketing experience. He has held senior sales, marketing and product management positions at Syndera, webMethods, Active Software and Hewlett Packard. Corey holds undergraduate degrees in Math and Computer Science as well as an MS in Engineering and an MBA.