What are Office 365 Groups? – A Sway Presentation

Continuing with my fun using Microsoft Sway, I skim through some of the features of the new Office 365 Groups. What are Office 365 Groups? Joining a Group Office 365 Group Conversations Sharing Group Files Managing Group Events Using Office 365 Groups from your smartphone or tablet The integration with Exchange and OneDrive for Bu…

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 tool name here]? There might also be some concern that Groups will spell the end for some tools such as…

First Reaction to Office 365 Group – an honest, explorative walk-through

Office 365 Groups have been announced, YamJammed (live discussion), given a support page and now, are beginning to appear in tenants using the First Release setting. Rather than giving you a nice polished break-down of what Groups are, I wanted to un-box it with you. I explore it and comment as I click through what I discover on the surface of Off…

SharePoint Online Preview Features vs First Release Setting

If you're seeing features appear in SharePoint Online that haven't been announced, they may be arriving in your sites due to the following setting: This setting is found in the SharePoint Admin Center > Settings - https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/TenantSettings.aspx The SharePoint Online Preview Features setting …

Email Auto Signature, emailed posts and replies to Yammer

When you reply to a post in Yammer using email, you can remove your email signature from the post. This is particularly important when your email signature includes attached graphics and logos. Each graphic will be attached to the Yammer post - not pretty. A common #YammerTip is to place two hyphens on a new line. -- This will prevent Yamm…

Easily attach a file from SharePoint Online to an email

A little accidental discovery. One of those discoveries that makes sense, now that I know about it. If your files are located in SharePoint Online, how do you attach them to an email reply or new email message? In this video I use Outlook 2013 and Word 2013. …

Outlook Web App – Reading Pane’s new Privacy setting?

When you sign into Exchange Online, OWA now loads with a new message in the Preview Pane. It is introducing a new setting and has set a new default. The Reading Pane will not display a message on first loading OWA. This may be considered a privacy setting, so message content isn't displayed on first load. For years we open Outlook on our…

Browser First, Cloud First – Road Map becomes Flight Plan

Microsoft are developing and delivering with a "Mobile First, Cloud First" approach. This extends to "Browser First, Cloud First".  They are revealing more new features for their online services which will take some time before they appear in their on-premises and on-desktop counterparts, if at all. This can even be said for Office Online, which …

Notification emails – How useful are they?

[caption id="attachment_772" align="alignleft" width="400"] Notifications and rubbish collection day | Photo by Leon Brocard - https://flic.kr/p/5urMow[/caption] I get notifications from all sorts of groups, services and networks I'm subscribed to. LinkedIn conversations I've commented on, Twitter retweets and replies, group summaries. More rec…

#Office365 March International User Group

In this March meeting of Office 365 IUG, Sean McNeill had to attend to some urgent family matters. So our regular attendees and Mike Harris from Catapult and myself hosted Dave Huth and Michael Lappin from NUIX to tell us about their Intelligent Migration products. They feature in the meeting recording at 2:50 till 53:00 Organizations have …