How to Set Out of Office for a Shared Mailbox in Office365
Jun10

How to Set Out of Office for a Shared Mailbox in Office365

Can you setup an auto responder or out of office message on Shared mailboxes? Yes you can! First log into the admin portal https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal You have probably noticed that under the users menu it lists shared mailboxes but you cant set any email features so where do we configure an out of office? Navigate to Groups then Shared mailboxes, select the account you wish to edit. Now you get access to the auto...

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How to Disable Pin Requirements When Joining Windows 10 PC to Azure AD and Using Office365 Business Premium
Jun05

How to Disable Pin Requirements When Joining Windows 10 PC to Azure AD and Using Office365 Business Premium

  Office365 Business Premium is great subscription for smaller businesses but if you want to join your Windows 10 PC’s to Azure AD it has one big disadvantage over the Enterprise subscriptions, mainly access to InTune. Because of this if you join a Windows 10 PC to Azure AD all users will be required to setup a Pin before being able to log in. If your users hot desk they will have to do it on every PC they login to! Your...

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How to Apply for Non Profit and Charity Pricing in Office365
Jun03

How to Apply for Non Profit and Charity Pricing in Office365

If you are a non profit or are a charity with a valid charity number then your in luck because you could be eligible for highly discounted Office 365 licenses. Take a typical business premium license, they normally cost £9.40 per month but for a non profit they are only £2.30 per month! Here is my quick run through of how to apply, showing you the information required and what to expect. This guide is for setting up a brand new tenant...

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Outlook 2016 Keeps Prompting for Password

Following the May Windows and Office updates we’ve seen a massive number of issues with clients losing internet connectivity and Outlook messing about. The most recent issues is where Outlook keeps prompting for a Password and it appears to happen after the user changes it and if the tenant is enabled for Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Any clients which have exhibited this behaviour the only fix has been to implement the...

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No Network Card After Windows Update KB4088875 and KB4103718

Another round of updates and more issues to resolve, the work of us IT administrators is never done! If you have a PC (Likely windows 7) which has suddenly dropped its network card after applying KB4088875 or KB4103718 then dont worry so has everyone else 😉 We’ve heard some horror stories of 60 servers going offline with this one but the fix so far has been: Reinstall the network card drivers along with any missing chipset...

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How to Deploy Office 365 Applications From a Server Share
Apr08

How to Deploy Office 365 Applications From a Server Share

If you want to deploy Office 365 applications from a share on the network manually, by using scripting tools or just to save in internet bandwidth then you need the Office Deployment tool. There are five basic steps to using the tool for deploying Office apps: Download and install the Deployment Tool Setup a server share to deploy the apps from. Edit the configuration file to choose what files you want to install or exclude. Use the...

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How to Setup a Single Server RDS Deployment Using Server 2016
Mar27

How to Setup a Single Server RDS Deployment Using Server 2016

Welcome to my guide on how to configure a single server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) deployment using server 2016. We’re seeing less and less RDS deployments but some situations still require some lite RDS access. Specialist software which doesn’t run over a VPN or is not cloud based is ideally suited to RDS deployments. I’ve still seen lots of engineers struggle to properly configure a single server deployment so...

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Office 365 Teams – How to mention someone and link to files in chat
Feb07

Office 365 Teams – How to mention someone and link to files in chat

Teams is a great collaboration tool and allows users to work together more effectively. My visit to the Microsoft Tech Summit this month in Birmingham showed me just how much Teams is at the focus of Microsoft’s Office 365 development plans and we should all be getting familiar with this new tool. How to mention someone in chat To mention someone in a chat and bring something to their attention in their activity feed you simply...

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Office 365 Teams – How to Integrate with IT Glue
Jan27

Office 365 Teams – How to Integrate with IT Glue

Teams is a great way to share information within specific teams and we’ve been playing with it ourselves to better keep everyone in the loop with the latest updates from projects. Recently we’ve hooked up IT Glue workflows so that they post updates into teams channels. It’s been really useful to get visibility on all those things happening on the helpdesk so wanted to share with you how to set it up. In this example...

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Office 365 Teams – How to Enable 3rd Party Integrations AKA Web Hooks
Jan09

Office 365 Teams – How to Enable 3rd Party Integrations AKA Web Hooks

Teams is a great Office 365 colaboration tool and enabling 3rd party integrations is a great way to get a whole lot more from the software. To enable 3rd party integrations simply log into the Admin Centre as a global administrator https://portal.office.com/AdminPortal Browse to Settings, Services & Add-ins and click on Microsoft Teams.     Next expand the Apps section from the menu and switch on ‘Allow external...

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