Christmas Baby!

Just wanted to let the world know that we’ve had a little baby boy born on Christmas day! The best present we could have hoped for and we avoided all the Christmas weight gain at the same time by being stuck in hospital ūüôā Everything is well here but there will be a little break before my next blog post. This year will be a very exciting time, I’ve got a training plan for myself to get through and have a few great ideas for...

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Office 365: AD Connect (DirSync Revamped)
Dec21

Office 365: AD Connect (DirSync Revamped)

If you’ve not configured Active directory to sync to Office 365 in the last few months then you probably haven’t seen the DirSync replacement ‘AD Connect’. Performing an express install is so easy its barely worth showing the process but lets do it anyway. If you prefer getting stuck into the details the Custom setup offers the ability to sync only members of a specified Active directory group to Office...

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Office 365: Where do you add the partner record when using CSP billing?
Dec15

Office 365: Where do you add the partner record when using CSP billing?

Previously we entered our Microsoft partner number by clicking on the subscription section¬†within¬†the clients Office 365 account. With CSP billing there are no active subscriptions listed so where do you update or add¬†the partner record? The answer is you don’t! when you order licenses via a reseller for your client, they will enter your partner information for you. We spent a while searching for the answer to this one so I...

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Pass exams like a pro!
Dec11

Pass exams like a pro!

Do you struggle getting certified? been told by the boss to pass an exam? Want to start working towards a promotion or just want to be the best at what you do?¬†Let me tell you what works for me and hopefully you can take away a few top tips! First Congratulations! I’m a firm believer that becoming certified separates the wannabies from the real professionals and demonstrates a real commitment to your career. Learning new...

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Office 365: Video
Dec07

Office 365: Video

A few weeks back Office 365 Video made an appearance so I’ve been playing with it to see how we and our clients can¬†make use of it. What is it? Office 365 Video is a new video hosting service available to everyone in your tenant allowing them to¬†upload video files to cloud. Great for hosting training sessions, meetings or product reviews to share with colleagues or even to the public. Quick Tour Once you have logged into the...

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Are you ready for a Microsoft software audit?
Dec02

Are you ready for a Microsoft software audit?

If you have ever purchased software via volume licensing then your organisation or clients are on Microsoft’s radar and the software police will eventually come knocking. The chances are you have already gone through this process but if not listen up because you will and there is no escape! I’ve gone through these Software Asset Management (SAM) reviews a few times now with various clients.¬†Most of the time everything is...

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Office 365 Admin Mobile App
Nov26

Office 365 Admin Mobile App

Logged into the portal the other week and this caught my eye ‘Office 365 Admin on mobile. Text me the download link’ Yes please! ¬†¬†               So what can we do on the Admin mobile app? Manage user licenses Block and unblock users View service status messages View the latest feature update notices View the status of current support requests Find other fellow administrators View partner...

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Quick Tip: How to remove the Office 365 Store tile for all users
Nov23

Quick Tip: How to remove the Office 365 Store tile for all users

Recently you may have noticed the Office 365 store tile appear in your app window when logging into the portal. As an admin we may not want this to show when users login. If your anything like me you want the users experience to be as easy as possible also the use of third party apps and services may be restricted in your business so hiding unnecessary items is a must. Login to the admin portal then scroll down to Service Settings...

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Office 365: Lets look at Delve
Nov23

Office 365: Lets look at Delve

Delve is yet another app that as snuck into the Office 365 portfolio and until recently I’ve ignored it. At Microsoft’s recent Future decoded event we got a sneaky peek at some of the new productivity features being introduced in a few months so it was time to start using it. So what does it do? Delve lets you see what files you and other people in your business have been working on. Ideal if you want to keep up to date on...

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Office 365: Lets look at Sway
Nov17

Office 365: Lets look at Sway

If you your customers or anyone in your business use Office 365 they¬†will have noticed the growing range¬†of apps. Eventually they will want to know what they are and what they do. I’m going to make it easy for you and¬†do a few quick posts to get you acquainted with these great apps. Today lets take a look at Sway. Think of Sway as a fancy new Power Point type application. Its great for presentations, web content and news...

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