On 30th of May web conference «Cloud Decisions of Microsoft for Corporate Clients» was organized for the students of IGUMO. The conference was held by of IT Partner General Director (golden partner of Microsoft) Makeev Mikhail Yurevich. The most important issue of the day was technologies of Office 365 that include the software products which are well known to the students of IGUMO. They are reliable and effective instruments that have already gained approval with personal computers in Office-mode (SharePoint, Exchange, and Office Professional).
M. Y. Makeev showed the variants of adoption and usage of Office 365 means giving an example of his company. While he was in Minsk office despite the distance he showed the web sites for publication and discussion, he also showed teamwork at the documents with the employees from their Moscow office. He also told his colleagues about the variants of cooperation with clients and partners, showed the possibilities of running the versions of documents, and confirmed their accessibility with the means of mobile phones.
The students of IT in Business Department have learnt about a new service of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 which provides unification of people by new ways despite distance and time. This functional addition unites possibilities of voice connection, instant messages interchange, audio, video and web-conferences in one interface.
During the meeting the students of IGUMO put forward several up-to-date questions. For example, whether it is profitable to start «Cloud Decisions»? And will it produce financial effect? During the discussion the participants came to the conclusion that the project discussed would produce such effect.
Questions concerning the same services of competitors of Microsoft in that sphere were also discussed. As examples of that point the products of such companies as Skype, Google Docs, Drop box were used. The most significant advantage of Office 365 was an opportunity to use it for free by the students of IGUMO.
Discussed were the questions of security of data and access to the documents. Subjected to analysis were the problems of functional possibilities of cooperative social network with the personal information of employees and a possibility of making web-portals for companies.
The students of IGUMO will be able to test the technologies of Office 365 next academic year.