Busy, but when are you free?

Using Lync, our organization has presence awareness - we know when someone is online, at their desk or device. I can see when a colleague is busy. I can see when they are next available. This short clip shows you where to: find when your colleague is next available, from their Lync contact card. schedule a meeting, opening an Outlook appoint…

Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365 – video playlist

I recorded the videos for this playlist last year, to help people new to Microsoft Office 365 get connected and get working. It may be of some help to share with new staff for induction or as a basis for your own 'How To' instructions in your organization. http://bit.ly/getnstrtd [signoff]…

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 …

Use your Online Archive Mailbox with an Outlook Quick Step

Are you using your Online Archive? If not, this tip will help you quickly move items to your archive. But first, a short overview of the Exchange Online Archive. Microsoft Exchange Online plans include an online archive to store all that email you want to keep, but don’t want sitting in your Inbox. Exchange Plan 1 This plan includes an In-pl…

Working Elsewhere – Office 365 and Outlook

#GetItDone - Working Elsewhere Working in a team that offers flexibility, I can choose to work from home on occasion. There are various ways I can let my team and other work colleagues know that I'm not in the office. One way is to block out your time or individual appointments in your calendar. Our organization shares the details of our calendar …

Office 365 end user courses in Microsoft Virtual Academy, please?

One of my Office 365 peers is currently involved in a large project to move the Gaelic Athletic Association's (GAA) 12,000 users from Google Apps to Office 365. Sean O'Farrell of Ergo in Ireland is playing a key role in the migration of email. Among other aspects of the project, Microsoft will be providing training videos to upload to the GAA…

Forum Response: Exchange Online Features for Small Business subscriptions

Office 365 community member Releve068 asks, Do I need to add an Exchange Online subscription to a Small Business subscription? Rather than give a quick answer, it is a good opportunity to demonstrate the interactive Office 365 Service Descriptions comparison page. View the video below for a quick demonstration.     There are …

SharePoint Online – Share with Get a Link

Office 365 has improved the sharing experience again in SharePoint Online. While I was preparing a presentation about 'Keeping up with changes in Office 365', I found the new simplified Share feature. Office 365 is always improving. Previously, if you wanted to generate a guest link you would have to email yourself. Now you can simply generate o…

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…

End user training resources for Office 2013 and Office 365

Office 365 training resources are available. You just need to know where to look. Richard Hay at Windows Observer shared this training resource for Office 365 end users (people). Buried deep down in the TechNet Office 2013  Resource Kit is the following list of training pages and videos.   End user training resources for Office 2013 …