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Presentation: Using SharePoint Online for your web site, it’s more than just SharePoint

This past weekend I had the privilege, no, the honor to present at the 2nd SharePoint Saturday in Connecticut. It was a great day! I learned some new stuff, as well as got to meet some other great speakers from our community.

I was able to present my talk on using SharePoint Online for your website, and discuss what else you need to do to get your web site up to snuff. Below is my presentation deck.

https://lozzi6-my.sharepoint.com/personal/david_lozzi6_onmicrosoft_com/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=loAHYYBKsNZZ2eaT%2ftk3C1SePZYXdbLIHmWwX2VNSRU%3d&docid=08fe5d4b26a694b3491bf11b749f0e863

 

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Connecticut, Nov 8th

I am very pleased to share that I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday in Connecticut, on November 8th! More details: http://www.spsevents.org/city/ct/ct2014

In my session we’ll be disussiong Using SharePoint Online for your web site, it’s more than just SharePoint. Using SharePoint Online is a great idea for most companies in need of a web site. SPO provides a lot of capabilities and can be setup relatively easy. However, your web site is more than SharePoint, more than something hosted on a server, it is something that needs your legitimate attention around search engine optimization, multi-browser support, mobilility and performance. David will walk through additional considerations, after you have your SPO site setup, that you need to know to have a successful web site on your Office 365 tenant.

These events are awesome, completely free, and where you can learn a ton! I highly recommend attending if you can make it! Hope to see you there!

Bringing SharePoint Public: Using SharePoint Online for your web site

I am very pleased to share that I will be presenting at this month’s Boston Office 365 user group, on August 21st.

I will be sharing about using SharePoint Online public website, which you get with your Office 365 tenant, to host your web site. We’ll cover some techie stuff but I will mostly cover the more important aspects of a public web site, like search engine optimization, mobility, performance and more.

More details on the Boston Office 365 User Group web site. Hope to see you there!

Before you make SharePoint Public – 2 more times

I wanted to quickly share on two more options for you to listen in on my session Before you make SharePoint Public.

SP24 is reairing all of their sessions, this Wednesday and Thursday, May 14th – 15th. My session will be run Wednesday night, at 9pm EST. I hope you can make it. Check out the wrap up from my first session here.

I am also presenting this session live at the Connecticut SharePoint User Group on May 15th. CTSPUG is hosted at 100 Pearl Street in Hartford, CT, check out their site for more details, www.ctspug.org

I hope to see you there!

Before You Make SharePoint Public

Today I presented at the first 24-Hour SharePoint Conference! Thank you all for attending. My session was prerecorded, which was a little odd to record a session without an audience, but it was worth it. I had a lot of fun doing it and I had a great turn out. Thanks again for joining!

You can watch it in its entirety below. The deck is just below there, and I threw some of the questions below as well, along with the animated GIF from the video. Enjoy!

Video

[youtube http://youtu.be/5a-9BRIQU-E]

Presentation

Great Questions

I had some great questions during the session, thanks to all who attended. Some questions I received during the session:

Jared:  who’s moderating this beast? Christian Buckley again?
Mark:  this one is non anchored
Mark:  Keep the questions comign though
Jared:  That’s poor planning, David Lozzi will definitely require supervision
Mark:  lol
Mark:  let see…
Me:   I’ll be ok

 

Amy:  David – Do you only need licensing for the person or persons building the site?
Me:  if hosting on-premises?
Amy:  online
Eduard:  online limit: 1 person – 1 public site
Eduard:  online 100 person – 1 public site
Me:  SharePoint Online or O365 will have the licenses included, however i’m not sure… thanks Eduard
Me:  i have some links in the references for comparing the versions of O365 and SP ONline
Eduard:  so you need only 1 licence to run online public facing site
Jared:  Amy – for public facing site you just need 1 license
Jared:  That’s what we have for our User Group site.. Just need licenses for those that are logging in to make changes.

 

Eduard:  friendly urls is only on prem?
Me:  Not on Public site for SharePoint Online, you can use it on your private sites
Eduard:  sure

 

Pavan:  Question: Intend to convert a public facing .net site to a SharePoint public facing site, currently we have SP 2010 Enterprise, so my question is do i need any extra licenses to have anonymous access available?
Jared:  Pavan – if you’re hosting it then yes.. You’ll want to talk about SharePoint for Internet with your MS Rep
Me:  Great question Pavan. I completely forget the licensing model for SP2010. I remember in 2007, maybe 2010, that there was an Internet Connector license for making SharePoint public. MS has gone away with that for 2013, maybe for 2010?
Me:  I recommend chatting with your MS rep to clarify

 

Eduard:  Are there ana advantages in terms of SEO between on prem and online?
Me:  @Eduard page SEO is the same, sitemap is there. Online doesn’t have managed navigation
Me:  For me that’s a big loss for SEO
Eduard:  a meen to remeber that managed navigation have also drawbacks to SEO
Me:  @Eduard, what drawbacks?
Eduard:  as far as I remeber, if you have a content like wiki, that is highly interconnected – and now you start build up a managed navigation – the links are different
Me:  Ah, good point.
Me:  just a little more tedious to manage
Eduard:   yeahh

 

Oh right, and in the video I used this Working On It animation:

Working On It

 

Thanks again!