Our course, Designing SharePoint Enterprise Content Management and Records Management Systems (formerly Creating SharePoint Document Management Systems), is one of the most practical and effective that we offer. This course takes you from square one to SharePoint Content Management Power User in just 4 days. And if that weren’t enough, I've just confirmed that you can do it all in Office 365 too!
Microsoft continues to push Office 365. Whether your organization should or should not migrate to the cloud is up for debate. The needs and budgetary constraints of each organization are different, and you’ll need to make your own decision on that.
What IS certain is that you need to know how to use the Content Management features of SharePoint or Office 365, regardless of which you use.
Office 365 SharePoint (or SharePoint Online) does not allow you complete access to the same level of control that SharePoint on-premises allows. Office 365 is a multi-tenant cloud-hosted environment with many implementations of SharePoint for different organizations stored on the same servers. This restricted level of access is required to keep information secure.
Fortunately, though, SharePoint’s Content Management features don't require that elevated level of access! Office 365 can provide you the same level of Content Management that SharePoint 2010 or 2013 can provide. This will afford you powerful capabilities like time-based movement of files, automated filing based on metadata, record declaration, and legal holds based on content within documents.
If you have a need to drive content or document management in your Office 365 environment, I urge you to take a look at our Designing SharePoint Enterprise Content Management and Records Management Systems course to get started today. See how much more Office 365 could be doing for you.