First Response to First Release: Admin Portal Menu Change

This is the first significant observed change since I turned on the new "First Release" switch in my Office 365 tenant. Admin menus are rearranged, expandable. Also a change in the Global Admin role to company administrator is discussed. …

Something on this screen is new…

Have you ever used new hardware as a carrot to help user adoption? Sometimes we hope that our users will be dazzled by their new kit and will be more receptive to the change in software too. “Office 365, User Adoption and What’s-In-It-For-Me?” | Australian SharePoint Conference 2014 | #AUSPC…

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 storage key. To install Office 2013 using USB storage and …

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]…

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 enough to set an Autoreply, an Out of Office (OOF) messa…

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 …

Windows App Store – How to check for App Updates

I read about the update to the Lync app for Windows and wanted to update it immediately on my Surface. Here's a new Instruct-O-Graphic that shows you how to manually check for updates to your Windows apps and install them. Instruct-O-Graphic: How to check for App updates in the Windows App Store   [signoff]…

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 …

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…