I've started using Office365 and struggle with some of it. So I bought this book and was suprised at the quality. Looks like a rush job with spelling mistakes etc.
I was not impressed with the content either, felt more like a sales pitch for Office365, kept telling me how great it is and what you can do with it - but not how to do it.
I had in fact bought the wrong book as I realise what I struggle with is SharePoint. Have since bought 'How to Do Everything Microsoft SharePoint 2010 [Paperback]Stephen Cawood' but not started reading it yet.
Dreadful. The normal "** for dummies" book is a very useful and much more readable version of the user manual. Lots of tips and helpful guidance.
However, this book is a rewrite of a Microsoft sales person's sales pitch for the Cloud and Microsoft products in general. If you want to know how to use or get more from Office 365 - this is not the book you want. How it got past the publisher of the "for dummies" series I have no idea.
This book is propaganda for Microsoft. I have been using Office since 1995, but I could not make any sense of this book. Firstly, it is written in managerialese and not in English. Secondly, it is geared towards IT managers and not towards the individual user. Thirdly, it has little "How to do this" information. It certainly is not for Dummies and the publishers should be ashamed for having agreed to put it in their otherwise-excellent series.
My other books in this series have been comprehensive 'starter' guides to the subjects covered. I wanted to 'learn' Office 365 as a newcomer to Office. This book assumes a non-dummy knowledge and is really a guide to business users: much advanced guidance on using Office 365 as a business tool. I am a new Windows 8.1 user with the Office software installed and needing to know what it offers and basically how to use it. The book doesn't help me...
I bought Office 365 because I use Word and Excel on my home computer for personal items. As with other Microsoft 'for dummies' books the information is accurate and good but as before I find the authors expect a little too much of their readers. However with patience I nearly always find answers to my queries within the book.
Quite like the book and it is up to similar standard as other 'FOR DUMMIES' books.
Don't buy this book. It was written in 2012 when cloud computing was just beginning to be viable for businesses. It tells you nothing about the Office 365 Microsoft is selling today. Microsoft is not offering any real option but 365, and is currently offering a year's free subscription and I wanted to learn how to operate it, particularly as I live in an area where broadband is slow and sometimes intermittent. I wanted to learn how to keep my data on my computer, rather than in the cloud, and to learn what improvements there had been on Word, Excel and Outlook. No help at all on any of those points. It was also badly written, which is unusual for the Dummies books, which up to now tell you how to get round the common problems with things. I think Wiley should take it off the shelf, and Amazon should certainly not put it at the top of the list.