Category: Blog

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 […]

Backup GPO Settings with retention

26th May, 2017

Backing up Active Directory should be part and parcel of creating a forest, however an often overlooked area is GPO settings.   Of course these are backed up along with AD, but restoring settings from an AD backup is pretty traumatic.  GPO settings should be backed up so that you can quickly apply an older version or […]

Migrating Personal Contacts from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Outlook

23rd May, 2017

Introduction This document is a short form version containing the basic steps to help a fairly competent basic user that has some IT skills to complete the task of exporting their Lotus Notes personal contacts and importing them into Microsoft Outlook.  This document should definitely be sufficient for an IT Support Person or Helpdesk consultant. […]

Outlook now asks for attachment type

22nd May, 2017

A new feature is coming in Outlook which will make some of you very happy indeed…  If you have been using Outlook with Office 365 and have added cloud attachments, i.e. the default up to now, by mistake then this will be for you! Finally no more accidental sending of cloud documents and people coming […]

Leveraging Microsoft Online Subscriptions on-premises

17th May, 2017

I know that sound like a weird title right?  How can you leverage Microsoft Online Subscriptions on-premises?  After all Office 365 is in the cloud?  What is not obvious is that a number of the subscriptions actually do grant you usage rights that are for on-premises use cases! The key document to refer to is the […]