Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 10 Mar 2017

This week in my Office 365 Message Center I only received a few messages. Feature update: Changes to Yammer Analytics Dashboard. New feature: Personalized news on the SharePoint home page in Office 365. New feature: Enterprise Mobility plus Security support. In addition to these messages, I...

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute – User Group Talk

The NZ Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure User Group met on 4 March where we hosted a talk by Kodia about Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. ExpressRoute is a service that offers a private connection to Azure, with lower latency, increased reliability and speed and is highly secure. With...

Office 365 Groups, Exchange, Sites or Yammer?

Office 365 Groups are now rolling out to tenants with the First Release switch set to "give it to me now". There has been plenty of discussion about Groups crossing over with existing tools. Why would we use Office 365 Groups when we have [insert...

Is this the fix for OneDrive for Business sync issues?

Rolling out with this months updates to Office 2013 is - October 14, 2014 update for OneDrive for Business (KB3000731) . I find this statement in the "improvements and fixes" section promising:  "Consider the following scenario: Assume that you use OneDrive for Business to synchronize files to...

Office 365 Education for Students – a few important points

Schools and educational institutes may need to prepare a few things before Office 365 Education for Students can provision smoothly in their environment. The blog announcement "Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get Office for free!" caused excitement this week. But it also raised a...

Install Office 2013 using USB storage and Click-to-Run

Using the Office Deployment Tool with Click-to-Run, organizations can download Office 2013 installation files once and install it on many computers from that location. This video walk-through with blog post outlines how to use the Office Deployment Tool to install Office 2013 a using USB...

Out of Office stuck on – Perpetual holiday perhaps?

Has your Office 365 migration tried to keep some of your people on a perpetual holiday? Over the Christmas break, our company migrated mailboxes to Microsoft Office 365|Exchange Online. Our chosen migration method was Exchange 2010 in hybrid with Exchange Online. Some people had been mindful...