Category: Blog

Managing Personal Contacts on iOS

1st March, 2021

This matter has arisen due in part to some work that we are doing with a client where it is prohibited to synchronize the Microsoft Outlook App Contacts from their Organization mailbox to the Personal Contacts on their iPhone (and Androids) due to Intune App Protection Policies

Conditional Access and Hybrid AD Join

19th February, 2021

It is quite common to use the Hybrid AD Join device state as part of Conditional Access. Whilst it isn’t as strong a Require Compliance Device, it is much easier to attain in an existing estate with mixed hardware. If you’re having trouble getting the device the Hybrid AD Join, or to show AzureADPrt = […]

Microsoft Gold eight times over!!!

19th February, 2021

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 are please to announce that we […]

Troubleshooting Hybrid AD Join

19th February, 2021

Hybrid AD Join is often used for Windows devices that are joined to an Active Directory domain, and that also need to be joined to Azure AD to provide a level of trust in the device and its management. First of all familiarise yourself with these articles https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-sso-quick-start https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/devices/hybrid-azuread-join-managed-domains At a high level they say […]

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

Is you “Join Teams Meeting” button not working in your calendar? Has your organisation going through or completed a migration from one M365 tenant to another? This generally involves copying (migrating) all the emails, calendar and contacts from the source to the target so the user can hit the ground running with their ‘new’ Outlook, […]

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 […]