IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding the attraction the cloud offers
Determining the pros and cons of the cloud
Defining the general requirements for Office 365
Exploring the requirements for Office 365 apps
You can think of Office 365 under two broad umbrellas. The first covers consumers, and the second covers businesses, non-profits, schools, governments, and other large organizations.
If you’re part of a large organization, then moving from a nice and cozy on-site data center (or storage closet) to the cloud is a big change. You won’t be able to walk through the server room and see all the computers with the lights flashing, disks whizzing, and screens glowing. You have a connection to the Internet, and the software and data live out there somewhere. To access your software, you begin by using it. You won’t need to go through a lengthy installation and deployment process. It can take some time to get used to, but the change can be well worth the effort.
For consumers, the same process holds true. You only need a device (such as a smart phone, ...