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Microsoft 365

20th September, 2017

Microsoft recently released a new subscription called Microsoft 365.  It is available in Business, Enterprise E3 and Enterprise E5 variants.  The Microsoft 365 Business is effectively Office 365 Business Premium, EMS (simplified for Business) and Windows 10.  The Enterprise variants add more configurable options and deeper insight. So why would you want to buy a […]

Get all possible AD Attributes for User or Group

20th September, 2017

I recently had to work out what the full set of attributes was that could be set against a user or a group in Active Directory.  My first thought was ok why not just grab a user in PowerShell and ask to see all properties Get-ADUser -ResultSizeLimit 1 -Filter * -Properties * However that only […]

Office 365 new Inactive Mailbox Licenses

20th September, 2017

Important: Microsoft has decided not to go ahead with the plan. One of the advantages of gathering at Ignite is the chance to have some in-depth conversations about topics. Microsoft was gracious enough to understand that they need to do some more work to understand how tenants use inactive mailboxes before they should introduce new […]

Windows Server 2016: Access Denied for Admin Shares

5th September, 2017

We recently had an issue that started of with a problem promoting some domain controllers in Azure.  We’d set up the site to site VPN and wanted to stretch the Forest into Azure.  It seemed like a simple plan…  Problems arose when we promoted the domain controller with errors such as System log: Can’t process […]

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2017

11th August, 2017

Did you know, Nero Blanco has a long-lasting relationship with HPe (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), BT (Binary Tree) & HSBC? For the last 4 years we have been the leading technology consultancy, developing and customising the back bone of the migration and coexistence environment for HSBC’s 300,000 mailboxes. From the pilot stage of the Mercury programme […]

Additional Mailboxes in Office 365 – More delegation woes

10th August, 2017

As at today we have an interesting problem and an open ticket with Microsoft Office 365 that is being escalated to Product Support. The scenario is pretty straightforward.  Sharing a Mailbox via Full Access (no automapping) + Send on Behalf of Rights and attaching it in Outlook as a “New Account” (NOT as an additional Mailbox) […]

Outlook Personal Mailbox Delegation Wizard – The ins and outs

31st July, 2017

Unexpected Results of User Initiated Outlook Delegation Without getting too much into it, all Exchange Administrators have had to deal with this scenario at some stage or another.  In my opinion Microsoft still have not address this very well for enterprise or even small customers.  The whole end user experience is misleading, it creates the […]

Summarizing GDPR

26th July, 2017

You may well have heard about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) but do you know what it means for you?  The detailed information is found on the ICO website, but let’s summarize it for you Does GDPR apply to me? That broadly depends on the question “Do you hold or process ‘personal’ or ‘sensitive’ information […]

Introducing a new product Microsoft 365

14th July, 2017

At Inspire there was the announcement of a new product ‘Microsoft 365’.  At the enterprise level this replaces ‘Secure Productive Enterprise’ which has been available in E3 and E5 SKUs.  Microsoft 365 includes Office 365, Enterprise Mobility and Security as well as Windows 10 Enterprise.  So not much new so far aside from a new […]

Enhance Notes and Outlook Coexistence – Policy Suggestions

15th June, 2017

Introduction Recommendations for new customers moving to Microsoft Outlook from IBM Lotus Notes. Despite the presence of 3rd Party Coexistence solutions such as Binary Tree Coexistence Manager for Notes the rescheduling of repeating meetings is still not able to be resolved in certain scenarios.  Specifically: “this and all future instances”, and to a lesser importance […]

New exciting partnership – All-in-One Management Solution for Office 365

26th May, 2017

Here at Nero Blanco we are really proud to announce our newest partnership with 4ward365 .   4ward365 has a proven track record, really helps our customers maximise their investment, provides real world insights and alerts when embracing Microsoft cloud services. Have a read from one of our valued customers Karen Hardy Studios how they transformed their efficiency […]