An Introduction to Office365 Teams
Dec23

An Introduction to Office365 Teams

Anyone keeping an eye on what’s going on in Office365 will know that Microsoft Teams is rolling out across tenants right now. It’s a brilliant new collaboration tool allowing groups of people to chat with each other, work on documents, keep notes and create project plans all in one place. This sounds all very familiar, right? Office365 groups and SharePoint offer most of these features in a single place. Teams goes that...

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How to Configure Office365 to Only Accept Email From a 3rd Party Spam Filter
Dec09

How to Configure Office365 to Only Accept Email From a 3rd Party Spam Filter

If you want to use a 3rd party spam filtering service rather than utilising the built in protection provided by office 365, then you need to ensure that Office365 only accepts mail from that filtering service. If you don’t it’s too easy for spam bots to bypass the filter and deliver spam messages direct into your office 365 account potentially unfiltered! Setting up is easy so lets look at the steps. Step 1: Get a list of...

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Office 365 What is Flow and how to send an SMS when you receive an email
Nov29

Office 365 What is Flow and how to send an SMS when you receive an email

Microsoft Flow is a great new addition to the Office 365 suite and if you are familiar with services such as Onesaas and Zapier then you will know what its all about. If not then flow is a way to connect different applications together which normally don’t. If you receive an email in outlook you can automatically save the attachments into a SharePoint document library. If someone signs up to your newsletter on your website and...

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MaxBackup selection size displaying incorrectly on a mac
Nov15

MaxBackup selection size displaying incorrectly on a mac

Had an interesting issue this week which had me stumped for a while. I was trying to backup a Mac using MaxBackup and the selection size kept showing more data than was available on the local hard drive. The local disk was only 70gb but when selecting everything to be backed up it was showing 2.8tb,  where were these extra files coming from? The answer and fix is pretty straight forward and its due to the mac having one or more...

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Office 365 Prevent Bad Language in Email Using DLP
Nov09

Office 365 Prevent Bad Language in Email Using DLP

Get this blog post sent to you as a PDF file to read laterEnter your email address and press Send Now Office 365 has some great features such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP) which is used to stop users from sending sensitive financial or medical information via email or by sharing files in SharePoint and OneDrive. Using DLP we can also do something else really cool, we can stop users using bad language in their emails. Hopefully you...

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Blog Progress Report- First 1000 Visitor Month
Nov01

Blog Progress Report- First 1000 Visitor Month

Hi Everyone Great to have you stopping by! It was about a year ago from today that I started SlashAdmin as a little side project and its been amazing. I started it to share my experiences of life in it and share a few tips along the way and its developed into a great resource for Office365 and PowerShell admins. Its great to hear when a post has helped people out and its opened up some great opportunities for me along the way. As you...

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Office365 How to Update Users Out of Office the Easy Way
Oct31

Office365 How to Update Users Out of Office the Easy Way

Get this blog post sent to you as a PDF file to read laterEnter your email address and press Send Now If you’ve worked in IT for long enough you will eventually have to deal with a request to update a users out of office. This is usually because the’ve forgotten to do it themselves before going on holiday. In the dark ages it was such a chore, having to find out their password to login as them or assign permissions to your...

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Configure Office 365 DLP for SharePoint and OneDrive
Oct24

Configure Office 365 DLP for SharePoint and OneDrive

Get this blog post sent to you as a PDF file to read laterEnter your email address and press Send Now If you want to stop users leaking sensitive financial or medial information to people outside your organisation then you need the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) of Office 365. It comes with several UK and US regulatory based rules to help protect your business from data protection issues. Users can easily accidentally or sometimes on...

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List Users Groups And Contact Email Addresses and Alias in Office 365 Using PowerShell
Oct11

List Users Groups And Contact Email Addresses and Alias in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Get this blog post sent to you as a PDF file to read laterEnter your email address and press Send Now I spend most of my time administering the Exchange side of Office 365 so it pays spend some time experimenting with the commands. The more proficient you are using them the easier your job becomes especially when you need to do something a little more than the web portal is capable of. List users, groups and contacts E-Mail addresses...

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Office365 Enable Early Release and Try New Features First
Oct02

Office365 Enable Early Release and Try New Features First

Do you want to try out the latest and greatest features released in Office 365 before most others? If yes, then enable early release updates within your tenant. Test out the latest features released for public testing, assign these features to everyone or a select pilot group within your 365 tenant. Step 1: Log into the portal as a tenant admin and expand the Settings menu then click on Organization profile. Step 2: Scroll down to...

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