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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

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Last modified: February 15, 2021




From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 




Office 365 Deployment Learning - An Open Beam story


2021-09-24 Tutorial to DC 



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From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

The following is a list increasing knowledge I am gaining about Office 365

Positioning of SharePoint, MS Group and MS Teams

SharePoint Features

  • List
  • Document Library
  • Permissions
  • SharePoint Page
  • Template
  • Workflow (Power Automate)




Just noticed from City of Rochester's state of the city video that they have implemented Office 365.  


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Sample Wiki Pages


Diversity Council Board Center Homepage 


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A SharePoint Landing Page with a number of web apps for NPC IT Action Group: 



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Useful Links


Introduction to SharePoint - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs


Customize SharePoint List Forms using JSON - YouTube


Power Automate Tutorial - Expressions 201 - YouTube


Configure the list form | Microsoft Docs


Office Training and Tutorials ( Florida Statue University


Nonprofit Fundraising Solution Suite


Microsoft Teams just got another option to make your presentations better | ZDNet



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Misc Thoughts 



Al Lun's IT Stream of Consciousness 



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City of Rochester's Adoption of Officer 365


City of Rochester, MN - 2020 Year in Review on Youtube

City of Rochester has implemented Office 365. They are using MS Teams extensively for many of their virtual teaming, collaboration enablement work. It would really be nice to have them share their journey with the Rochester area nonprofits. 


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Related Reports


Other Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement Pinned Reports

September 27, 2019 : SharePoint Usage Enablement Presentation

SharePoint Usage Enablement Presentation to Nonprofit consortium 

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Pinned organization and project reports


Project Report of OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise : April 13, 2020 : COVID-19 Information Resources List

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Site Information
Project Phase Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
About Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

Links to Beam sub-sites 
Sample of Beam sub-sites: