Archive for: 2020

Teams Coexistence Pitfalls

29th September, 2020

Chances are if you have been using Teams for long enough you have seen this in a chat. “The user is unavailable or offline. We’ve sent an email instead”

Remove Microsoft Teams conferencing information from meeting

29th September, 2020

Update May 2021: This tool has now been removed as there are built in methods in Outlook to achieve this. See this article Remove Teams Info from Calendar Invite – Don’t Host Online – Nero Blanco Is your “Join Teams Meeting” button not working in your calendar? Has your organisation going through or completed a […]

Microsoft 365 Licensing

26th July, 2020

We are often asked which components are covered by which of the Office 365 or Microsoft 365 licensing SKUs. Well as luck would have it, Aaron Dinnage has a great github repository dedicated to this question Aaron has loads of variations on the above to also look at education and business as well as focus […]

Who consumed or applied a M365 license today?

7th July, 2020

Quick one today. Recently a customer (Simon, thanks!) had a sudden disappearance of a number of vacant licenses which they were about to consume for other objects. They wanted to investigate on which objects this occurred and who did it. All of this can be found in the audit logs. For example here is a […]

Windows Information Protection and Folder Redirection – 0x807c0008

22nd June, 2020

We are rolling out Windows Information Protection (WIP) for one of our clients. WIP will be deployed for MAM and MDM devices WIP was not deploying at all for certain devices and there was very little information why except for one Event Log error: MDM ConfigurationManager: Command failure status. Configuration Source ID: (9DB97CDF-71B8-4071-8C59-5CD2C9F96DF4), Enrollment Name: […]

Three new Microsoft Silver Competencies

22nd May, 2020

We are always striving to be the best, whether that is to our Clients, our Partners or our Vendors and Distributors. We have been a Microsoft Gold Partner (Productivity, Platform, EMS, Datacenter and Application Development) for several years now, which with a smaller team is no mean feat! We have now added three new Silver […]

Accessing Shared Mailboxes

19th May, 2020

Previously I wrote a blog about the ins and outs of connecting a shared mailbox and the benefits of connecting to it in Outlook a specific way. I’ve updated this here with the later versions of Outlook screenshots and a shorter version of just why and how. The original blog is here https://www.neroblanco.co.uk/2015/04/the-shared-mailbox-dilemma/ and to […]

Intune -Troubleshooting and Learnings

19th May, 2020

We are rolling out Intune Compliance and Configuration Policies. MDM (Enrolled) for corporate devices and MAM (unenrolled) for Personal devices. We are using MDM and MAM to rollout (Windows Information Protection) WIP. We are not using Config Manager, and all devices are Azure AD Hybrid Joined. This blog focusses on Windows 10 devices and does […]

Guest Account conflicts with Exchange Online

15th May, 2020

Guest Accounts not receiving email notifications In truth, this blog could have been called anything.  Probably the Guest Account dilemma, but I have used that kind of title a few times now, none the less – it is a dilemma.  This is a blog I have been wanting to write for ages, because it has […]

Whiteboard in Office 365 and Teams

13th May, 2020

We were asked to investigate an issue for a client today where the Whiteboard app wasn’t available to Teams users in a Teams meeting. Here are the key requirements for enabling Whiteboard: Enable Whiteboard for tenant License the users Enable the Teams Policy Apply the Teams Policy to users Enabled Whitebard for the tenant. Head […]

OneDrive for Business Reconfiguration

6th May, 2020

Office 365 – Tenant to Tenant Migrations OneDrive for Business Reconfiguration Today I’m going to briefly outline Reconfiguring the OneDrive for Business Desktop Application. I say briefly because as a departure from some of our other blogs I’m going to depart from the usual step by step process with screenshots. If you have landed here, […]

Case Study:- HSBC

23rd April, 2020

PDF version of the case study. Otherwise, please continue to find full text below. Improve Productivity and Enterprise Mobility Globally by Building and Supporting Email Migration Systems Nero Blanco partners with HSBC to migrate more than 270,000 mailboxes to deliver improved collaboration EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As one of the world’s largest banking and financial organisations, HSBC […]