Migrated Resource / Room Calendar won’t show subject

After migrating a resource, room or equipment calendar from Exchange on-premises to Exchange Online, meeting details were displaying incorrectly. Prior to the migration, equipment and room mailboxes shared their calendar details with users, by default. This allowed the user to check a room or resource availability, see the meeting organizer and …

Activating Yammer Enterprise for existing Office 365 E subscriptions

UPDATE 3 Dec 13 > Video Blog of the Yammer Enterprise Activation / Provisioning process  You may have seen this exciting announcement from Yammer, on the 6 Nov announcement in the Office Blog - Getting it done with social: Yammer introduces new features, expands to all Office 365 enterprise customers “Today, I'm excited to announce t…

Office 365 Post Upgrade Administrative Tasks

After you have received your Service Upgrade for Office 365 to the new '2013' products and services, you will eventually receive an email about performing post upgrade Administrative Tasks. The subject of the email is SERVICE ALERT: Take action on these Office 365 administrative tasks. It's important that you don't gloss over or bin this messag…

The Office 365 Help Center

Following the trend of consolidating help and training resources, the Office 365 team have launched the Help Center. Members of the Office 365 team meet regularly to identify top customer issues and frequently asked questions and to determine what information can be presented to improve your experience using and administering Office 365. V…

Office 365 Service Description Comparison Page

The Exchange Team Blog announced a new tool for comparing Office 365 Service Descriptions. The page brings all the Service Descriptions together and Excel Web App filtering tools to display the services and plans you choose to compare.   Feedback: Freeze the Features column so that it is always visible when you scroll across the tabl…

Exchange Online Distribution Groups and changing ownership

While creating a Distribution Group, you set the owner / manager of the group. The owner has permission to add and remove members from the group, process requests to join and moderate messages if configured to do so. If you have given ownership to an individual, but haven't added your own account, you won't have permission to change the Distributio…

File syncing services can affect user perception of Office 365 performance

Cloud based file syncing services are great for improving local editing experience. Office 365 and SharePoint Online use SkyDrive Pro desktop software to sync files between your computer and a document libraries in SharePoint or SkyDrive pro. But you might also be using software such as Dropbox to share files with your workgroup and with others…

Catching up with Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 have been helping businesses catch up with new technologies. Businesses can upgrade without the large hardware and licensing investment. They receive frequent improvements to their core communication and sharing services without having to install updates on servers or without engaging an IT Pro to do it for them. Recently, …

Click to Run Office 2013 not affected by Folder Pane Update

An Office 2013 update released in September 2013 Public updates made Outlook's folder pane disappear. Microsoft were quick to recognize the issue and removed the update from distribution. The Office Updates team posted an explanation and steps to fix the problem if you had already downloaded the update. Why was Office 2013 Click to Run (via Off…

Change your Shared Mailbox limit from 5 to 10GB

Alan Byrne over at Cogmotive reminds us that while Microsoft have raised the Shared Mailbox limit from 5 to 10GB, many have not reconfigured the limit in Exchange Online. Early instructions guided us to create a Shared Mailbox with PowerShell and manually set a limit of 5GB. If your organization wants to benefit from the increase to the 10GB lim…