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feels like you're getting an extended Office 365 advertisement
on September 15, 2012
The book has lots of info for how Office 365 "helps teams achive greater success", and is the major theme of how Office 365 is better than just Microsoft Office. In fact it says you don't need Office 365 if you're not working in a group. The whole book sections are based on sharing and coordinating in office 365. So if you think that your office is having collaberation issues that a more central office software product would help, maybe this book would help you decide if Office 365 is for you. But the more I looked at this, the more I realized that I don't need this book.
I guess since it's aimed at the businesses rather than techs, I expected a "Office 365 for dummies" type book. Instead, it feels more like an Office 365 advertisement. Because of that, I really can't suggest it to any of my clients. Then it doesn't get technical enough for my needs as a tech. So I'm really not sure if it has much of a place. It does have a lot of info, but I think people need to know the pros and cons--and the pitfalls of a platform. There is a chapter on the disadvantages of Office 365, but it's not enough to keep the book from sounding like an extended sales pitch. I mean, it ouright says that if you don't need collaberation, then just stick with Microsoft Office--as if it were the only other option.
So I'm not sure what else to suggest in book form, but I suggest you find a more balanced viewpoint when deciding if Office 365 is right for you. Personally, I've found that the product and the book is not right for any of the businesses I work with.