Category Archive: Office 365

Jun 02

European Collaboration Summit 2017 – Zagreb

Zagreb - St Marks Church

European Collaboration Summit – Zagreb – May 29th- 31st 2017. I’ve just returned home from what is possibly one of the greatest community conferences in the world in the wonderful city of Zagreb. Previously known as SPC Adriatics, the European Collaboration Summit brought together some of the best speakers from all over Europe and the …

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May 16

SharePoint Virtual Summit wrap-up

SharePoint Virtual Summit – May 16th 2017 Microsoft may have started a trend with last years May the Fourth SharePoint event where they released the SharePoint Framework, following it up with the SharePoint Virtual Summit today. Adding to some of the announcements that were made at Build last week SharePoint, OneDrive and yes even Yammer …

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Mar 14

Microsoft Teams – General Availability

Microsoft Teams reached General availability stage today, that’s the point at which Microsoft declare a product is ready for production consumption, despite the fact that a lot of us have been using the product in some form in production for some time. This is a great achievement by the Teams product group For me the …

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Mar 10

Azure AD Group Based Licensing – Remediation of Errors

In the previous blog post we took a look at Azure AD Group Based Licensing for Office 365 which went into Preview a couple of weeks ago. In this post, we’ll take a look at Remediation of Errors which occur when Azure tries to apply the licenses to users. This video shows the assignment of …

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Mar 09

Azure AD Group based licensing in Office 365

I decided to take a different approach to talking about Azure AD Group based licensing for Office 365 with this post and decided to pop up a quick 10 minute video demo of it in action. Azure AD Group based licensing came into preview in the new Azure Portal about 2 weeks ago now and …

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Jan 29

Office 2013 ProPlus no longer available via the Office 365 portal

We knew this was coming, although it was announced back in September 2015 so I would imagine a lot of people have forgotten all about it, but as from 1st March 2017 your users will no longer be able to download the Office 2013 Version of software from the Office 365 portal. This message has …

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Sep 06

Pre-populating OneDrive containers in an Education tenancy

Looks like I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit over the last few months, mainly due to being very busy a long migration project that has taken a lot of my time up. That said it has given me a lot of material to think about and potentially blog about too! The first aspect that …

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Apr 01

Think before you give your Office 365 a tenancy name!

One question that comes up time and again in engagements is “Can I change the URL for SharePoint Online to match my domain name?” and the short answer is no.. whatever you made your tenancy name when you created it, is what will form the URL for SharePoint and OneDrive and other URL based services (E.g. …

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Dec 16

SharePoint–Outbound Hybrid Search and web proxies

I’m currently working with a client to implement hybrid search between their on-premises environment and Office 365. This is generally done in two stages, with the outbound (usually the simplest) being done first by following this technet article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn607305.aspx) Unfortunately simple was not the case in this instance and when we went to create the …

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Jul 12

SharePoint Saturday London – Imperial College

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at a much closer SharePoint Saturday to home than all of the others I’ve attended in the past. This was the turn of SharePoint Saturday London at the Imperial College in Kensington and although I’m good friends with both Seb and Peter who ran the event, that doesn’t …

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