Office 365 Editing SharePoint Promoted Links
Dec07

Office 365 Editing SharePoint Promoted Links

If like me you tried editing a SharePoint promoted links list you have probably been going mad wondering why the edit item box is greyed out. I even opened a support case asking how to do it I was going that crazy. Unfortunately the guy on support didn’t know either and kept telling me its a permissions issue and I would have to rebuild the list using my account to get the permissions fixed. Well that wasn’t the issue so...

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Office 365 admin and IT pro courses
Nov20

Office 365 admin and IT pro courses

  If your an up and coming IT Administrator looking to get up to speed with deploying and managing Office 365 then we’ve got a great new resource from Microsoft’s Linkedin Learning for you. Developing new skills or keeping existing ones is so important for all of us IT Pros especially now when cloud services change and update so quickly. Enjoy!   Office 365 admin and IT pro courses Microsoft Cloud: Explore Cloud...

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Exploring The New Office 365 Email Protection and Encryption Options
Nov03

Exploring The New Office 365 Email Protection and Encryption Options

If you saw my previous post on setting up message encryption to allow users to encrypt emails containing sensitive information like me you found it a great feature but now its got even better. The new system uses Azure Information Protection (AIP) to protect emails from being viewed by external contacts to the company, stops emails from being copied or printed and allows you to send encrypted emails to external contacts simply by...

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Power Invaders – Old School Games Programming using PowerShell
Oct18

Power Invaders – Old School Games Programming using PowerShell

I’m loving PowerShell at the moment, not just because its a great tool to automate stuff or a way to build handy reporting scripts but because i’m having so much fun writing games! I’m currently working on a new book and I was going to save this just for the book but I couldn’t resist sharing it! Its a Space Invaders style game but in Power Shell! Download the zip, extract it and run the script. You may need to...

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Teams Add New Members – You Are Not Authorised
Oct10

Teams Add New Members – You Are Not Authorised

Using Teams and trying to add External contacts as members of a team? Lets see what happens. Open the menu to a team and click on Add members. Lets try and add an external contact as a member by entering their email address and clicking Add. We get an error message saying we couldn’t add member and you are not authorised. If you add a user within the tenant it works fine, what’s going on? The issue here is that only...

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Enable Office 365 Message Encryption
Sep16

Enable Office 365 Message Encryption

Message encryption is a great way to allow users to send sensitive information to people by simply adding a special word into the subject line of an email. The system will detect the special word which in my case is ‘Encrypt:’ and it will use 365 message encryption to ensure only the recipient can read its contents. When you send an encrypted email the recipient receives an email from you letting them know its encrypted...

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Enable the New OneDrive Client on SharePoint
Aug08

Enable the New OneDrive Client on SharePoint

Always having issues with synced SharePoint sites? constantly getting calls to the helpdesk to sort out the red circle of doom??? Get rid of OneDrive for Business and start using the new OneDrive client to sync both your personal OneDrive and your SharePoint sites. Its a much improved sync client and has some great new features coming over the next couple of months. My favourite is on-demand files which means having all of your...

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Office 365 To Do List
Jul09

Office 365 To Do List

Another great productivity tool has landed in Office 365 as a preview app Microsoft To-Do. If you are a fan of the to do and task lists then this is one for you. The app is currently in preview and must be enabled in your tenant to become active first. Once done you can install the To-Do mobile app and power though your day completing tasks like a productivity demon! Lets get started. First login to the portal as a tenant...

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Creating Forms in Office 365
Jun24

Creating Forms in Office 365

Forms is a nice looking and easy to use form and quiz builder app. You can build any number of forms you wish and share them with people internally to your business or make them available to anyone using a special web link. When people fill out the form their responses are saved and can be viewed from within the form app. You can even build tests or quizzes with ease. Create a test by entering in the test questions, select which...

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Intro to the Office 365 Planner Mobile App
Jun17

Intro to the Office 365 Planner Mobile App

If you love the Office 365 planner then prepare yourself for the mobile app, plan on the go and get stuff done! Don’t know what planner is? Check out my guide here Office 365 Planner How To Guide First install the app from your app store by searching Microsoft Planner: Android Google Play Store Apple iTunes App Store When you login you will immediately see any favorited plans you have. You cant create new plans from the mobile...

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