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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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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