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  • I am exploring the possibility of putting our organization's Office on, "the cloud" using Office 365 Enterprise E2. I have some questions that are important. Any help will be appreciate.

    1.  I have developed extensive VBA "code behind" on Word files and Excel workbooks that do complex operations.  For instance, I open our Outlook public folder shared contacts to do searches and populate forms and Excel cells.  I use NPOI calls to create downloadable Excel workbooks, etc.  I use calls to SQL to access and query databases and return data.  Is the VBA coding supported with Office 365?  If so, what restrictions might there be over my current situation, where Exchange and Office are hosted on our servers?

    2.  In general, what restrictions will I encounter with Exchange and Office being hosted by Microsoft, versus these tools being hosted on our servers?

    Again, crucial questions and I appreciate any help.  Thanks.


    Doug Pruiett Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Richmond, Virginia www.goodnewsjail.org

    Saturday, February 1, 2014 4:21 PM

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  • Hi Doug,

    you may get more participation on your question (due to its development nature and "hosted" scope), on the O365 forums, or possibly the MSDN forums?

    http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/default.aspx

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home


    Don
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    Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:36 PM
  • I've tried logging into the Office 365 forums, but it will not take my Windows Live login or any other forum login I have tried.  Moreover, it does not provide a way to create a login account to the forum.  I seems like maybe you have to purchase Office 365 before you have access to the forum?  Any thoughts?

    Doug Pruiett Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Richmond, Virginia www.goodnewsjail.org


    Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:14 AM
  • I've tried logging into the Office 365 forums, but it will not take my Windows Live login or any other forum login I have tried.  Moreover, it does not provide a way to create a login account to the forum.  I seems like maybe you have to purchase Office 365 before you have access to the forum?  Any thoughts?
    Oh. Mine just works. Maybe my account is entitled in some way, I don't know, never thought about it.

    Don
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    Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:39 AM
  • Do you use your Windows Live login?  I was told by Microsoft to use that.  But it does not work.  it works on Windows Live, but not on the O365 community.

    Doug Pruiett Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Richmond, Virginia www.goodnewsjail.org

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:53 AM
  • Hi,

    Please try to use your account which logon in the Technet to sign in the Office 365 forum.

    http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/default.aspx

    And your issues were more related to coding/programming, you'd better post them to MSND forum:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=officedev&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    Regards,

    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support



    Monday, February 3, 2014 4:57 AM
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  • Do you use your Windows Live login? 
    Yes, I do. But I do use the same MS account for a number of different MS entitlements, so for me it could be coincidence that mine works for O365 community.

    Don
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    Monday, February 3, 2014 7:05 AM