Sharepoint Online (Office 365) : List Backup

My last post was on using Office 365 as a trial version. Now I have upgraded my license to P1 and have been using Sharepoint Online heavily since then. I am able to do most of the regular activities that I could do in Sharepoint Local Install, here in Sharepoint Online. Occasionally I see some functionlities or  features missing.

For eg Saving List as a template. If you are user who uses this feature to backup a list template along with its content, then missing that feature is an annoyance. Both Save as List template and List gallery links are missing in Sharepoint Online. Though the links are missing, those features are  still available. You can access them if you remember the links or connect to the online site using Sharepoint Designer and in the context menu for the list you want to take back up you can get the link to Save List as Template. See picture below

Using the link you can save the List Template along with its content. It can be downloaded from the gallery at http://SiteName/_catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx. This trick had saved me a lot of time.


How to find Sharepoint 2007 Trial Expiry date?

So you have installed Sharepoint Trial edition which usually expires after 180 days. After some days you might wonder at what date exactly your installation expires. I had trouble finding it too and posted my question in technet sharepoint forum. Eventually found the answer and posted that too in the thread. Find it in below thread. I believe this applies to Sharepoint 2010 also.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepointgeneral/thread/0dc6e803-1b78-498c-905f-5f6d389ceba5