The default resource usage quota in Office365 is set to “0″. Which is not very useful when deploying solutions and trying to activate them. Today I wanted to test some solutions on the Office365 platform and hit this wall.
Usually you would access the farm configuration and increase/change the resource usage quota. But how do you access this option in Office365?
First add “-admin” to your username of the web app url. The default URL is “https://[username].sharepoint.com”. Now change the URL to “https://[username]-admin.sharepoint.com/” to access the sort-of farm configuration screen called Administration Center;
Choose the “Manage site collections” option to configure the different Office365 site collections.
Select the site collection you want to increase the resource usage quota for and click on the corresponding icon.
Enter the new quota and click save.
Now you’ll be able to activate your solution. Enj0y!(Still don’t have an office365 account? Visit office365.com to join the beta)