View Full Version : Anyone want to help test Office 365?

Ken Puls
2011-04-28, 04:43 AM
I've got a beta account for Office 365, and it supports up to 25 users. I'd like to have a few people join in so that we can test how the online collaboration works.

If you're interested, post here and I'll set you up so we can test. :)

Bob Phillips
2011-04-28, 12:22 PM
Is that that cloudy thing?

Ken Puls
2011-04-28, 04:41 PM
Yep, that would be the one. Interested? (I know you love cloudy stuff!)

Bob Phillips
2011-04-28, 05:11 PM
Oh yeah, I can't think of anything better than to waste my time of MS software that undoubtedly be absolutely bullet-proof, and totally pointless.

2011-04-28, 07:27 PM
Hi Ken....

Thanks for the offer. Although if I have a Beta Account (Plan P1, 25 Users, Germany) too, I am also curious what happens when users from different countries are using Office365 from respective accounts. Will be great, if you have a place for me :)

Best Regards :-)

2011-04-28, 11:02 PM
I'd like to take a look.

Ken Puls
2011-04-28, 11:46 PM
Cool deal. I'm out tonight, but will set you all up tomorrow evening at the latest. :)

2011-04-29, 01:24 AM
I'd love to give it a look Ken.


Ken Puls
2011-04-29, 05:04 PM
Hi guys,

You should all have received invites. I sent them to the email addy you used to register for the site.

I've set you all up as "non-admins" right now. We'll play with that, but I'm curious as to what you see first. :)

2011-04-29, 07:41 PM
Hi all...

thanks Ken, I logged in and can see the start page, which looks like my own account excepted the admin button. However when trying to access the shared documents folder from the site (my idea was to upload a doc with screenshots about my steps from the invitation mail to the login; I can, of course, also upload it here), I get an "access denied" message.

I have also some other questions: may we post and talk about our experiences when testing here on the forum? For example, is it better to open new threads for the tests as we are testing or may it be perhaps better that we create specific threads focussed on some test areas? What are you thinking?

Tomorrow, I will test more things :)

Best regards :-)

2011-04-30, 11:05 PM
I'm in Ken if you still have spots. I love cloudy stuff.

Ken Puls
2011-05-02, 10:22 PM
You bet, Justin. I'll get you signed up. :)

2011-05-03, 10:09 AM
Just tried to sign in using the password that MS emailed me, but it didn't recognize it. Tried cutting and pasting, tried typing it in manually. No joy. Bloody typical. Can you reset it for me, Ken?

Ken Puls
2011-05-03, 05:09 PM

And Mourad, I checked with my lead. They're okay with us posting about our experiences with Office365 publicly, so yes, feel free to start threads here. :)

2011-05-03, 05:12 PM
Hi Ken...

thanks, great news, so we can go ... :-)

Best regards :-)

Zack Barresse
2011-05-21, 10:51 AM
I took a look at it as well. For those who have a niche for it, could be nice for them. Get your business onto Exchange server email/calendar, sharing/collaboration software using SharePoint, plus Lync. Can get pricey though, ranging from $6-27 per user per month. Even if it's just basic email (lowest plan) for 10 people, you're looking at $6 x 10 x 12 = $720 per year. Maybe it's just me, but it's a little steep, especially going from $0 (assuming the company didn't have this expense previously). I'm curious to know how your testing goes though. :)

Ken Puls
2011-05-25, 06:18 AM
I don't know, Zack. If I'm a small business, $720 per year is a lot less than having to buy/maintain my own email server alone, let alone the other benefits of the platform.