A few weeks ago I moved my Email and website up to Office 365.
Unfortunately un doing so I made a bad decision. I went for the small business plan (P1) as I am an individual user and not an enterprise.
Everything on that plan works just fine for me; Email, Team sites, etc but the one thing that REALLY doesn’t work well for me is the external Website feature.
Because I work with SharePoint, I wanted to get my site (this one you are reading) hosted on SharePoint 2010. I used to host it off my own 2010 server sitting at home using my BizSpark license.
However, I thought it would be prudent to use Office365 to take the burden off my home server and my internet connection and as part of my “Moving to the Cloud” series it made sense.
Unfortuantely I find the external website feature to be extremely limited. I have worked around a number of issues, created subsites, made them (mostly) annonymous, etc but I am struggling to really get to grips with making any major edits to the site. It is very locked down. Enabling the Wiki Home Page Feature gave me some benefits over the horrible Web Pages library that you get by default, but I want to do more with my external website and using SharePoint Designer to customise master pages and individual pages is a bit of a must really.
So, where does that leave me?
Well, initially I was hoping I could “upgrade” my subscription from Plan P1 to Plan EjQuery15206756513833533973_1364030776751. Nope. You can’t do that!
So, I have to go through a FULL migration from one Office 365 Acocunt to another. Joy!
I will try to document my experience here, but thing may go a bit haywire for a bit.
These things tend to take me some time to get around to, so please bear with me if the site goes AWOL for a couple of weeks!