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    Office 365 Portal

    The end user interface console for Office 365 is referred to as the “Portal”. The Portal interface for non-admins is quite simple, with only 3 tabs. One for Outlook, one for the SharePoint Team Site, and one for a general Home screen used for getting your account setup and launching the Office Web Apps.

    For administrators, this is a one stop location to manage all general functionality. This includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online, and access to the Office 365 Licensing and Billing options. Additionally, if administrators have licenses assigned to them, they would also have the same tabs an end user has. (Note: you can run an administrator account without assigning it a license, we do this all the time for customers.)

    The Portal interface for admins will greatly differ between the Small Business plan and the Enterprise plans. This is because a tremendous number of features are disabled under the cheaper Small Business plan. (For example: the P1 plan has no access to Forefront through the portal. This basically means that while you have a spam filter, you have very limited control over what it should and shouldn’t stop.)


    Terms
    Cloud ComputingCloud
    SLAService Level Agreement
    SharePoint OnlineSharePoint
    Office 365 Portal365 Portal
    DNSDomain Name System
    Exchange OnlineExchange
    SaaSSaaS in a Nutshell
    MigrationMigration
    Lync OnlineLync 2011 for Macs
    FederationFederation
    FOPEForefront Online Protection for Exchange
    Office Pro PlusOffice Pro
    ExtranetExtranet
    IntranetIntranet
    ForefrontForefront
    WhitelistsWhitelists
    BlacklistsBlacklists
    Service HealthService Health
    ProvisioningProvisioning
    Dial-In ConferencingDial-In Conferencing
    BPOSBusiness Productivity Online Suite


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