Category: Microsoft 365

SharePoint visible to unlicensed users

31st December, 2018

As the title says there is a little known ‘feature’ in SharePoint.  Basically SharePoint has no licence associated with it.  Any users created in your Azure AD will have access to SharePoint as along as the SharePoint permissions allow it.  So if you use the All Users excluding Guests then even an unlicensed user in […]

Merging Two Office 365 Mailboxes

2nd October, 2018

There are many reasons why you may want to do this but probably the most likely is the “Leaver” scenario.  A common way of dealing with leavers is to simply convert their Mailbox to a Shared Mailbox and then terminate the user account.  (Sometimes, but not very often these days, it is exported to a […]

New Application Guard Window in the Edge Browser

27th September, 2018

Every now and then you receive an email with a URL in it that makes you pause and think.  Maybe it’s from a colleague or a friend, and almost looks legit, but something is telling you it might not be.  Maybe you are doing your own research on a subject matter that may lead you […]

FindTime – by Microsoft

27th September, 2018

Booking a meeting?  Need to find available times? We work with a multitude of different clients from the pre-sales process, thru to implementation and project closure.  Very often there are many stakeholders but getting everyone together at a time that suits is often tricky.  Every attempted scheduled meeting takes precious time, be it through calling […]

Using a Virtual Mobile Phone for Shared Multi-Factor Authentication

2nd July, 2018

As an IT support organisation, we pride ourselves on staying up to date as much as possible with current trends and changing technologies, particularly in the Microsoft space.  As such we keep a keen eye on technical blogs, whitepapers, LinkedIn articles, Twitter, Microsoft Office 365 notifications and of course we are part of the Microsoft […]

Offering Remote Help in Windows

26th June, 2018

One of our clients recently asked to present all their options for Remote Support to their end-users.  This organisation, like many others is always keen to keep costs down and has opted not to use a third-party solution, but instead to leverage existing native tools. To that end we put together a list of the […]

Mobile number not syncing via AAD Connect

22nd June, 2018

Very brief observation from us today. A customer complained that the mobile attribute was not syncing from their local Active Directory to Office 365/Azure Active Directory – even though AAD Connect was reporting the attribute changes…. It turns out, that this is one of the only attributes editable directly on Azure Active Directory / Office […]

Technical Limitations of Migrating IBM Domino Rooms to Exchange

21st June, 2018

Recently we observed an issue with Domino Rooms that we migrated to Exchange/Office 365.  In short, appointments contained within cannot be cancelled or re-scheduled and always remain as zombie reservations (unless manually cleaned up). Coexistence This is addition to coexistence issues experienced with Rooms.  You have to set Microsoft Rich Text to disabled for the […]

Paying it forward…

19th June, 2018

Paying it forward… Well, not really, just plain old IT email forwarding. We all (Messaging Admins) have used forwarding extensively, but it struck me that there are several ways to achieve the same thing.  Most often the forwarding scenario comes up during the following scenarios: Coexistence (mergers / acquisitions / divestitures) Upgrades (migrating to a […]

The Groups Dilemma – post migration

27th February, 2018

Today a client that we had previously migrated off Lotus Notes asked us about applying Groups to their Shared Mailboxes in Office 365 but ensuring that the Shared Mailbox Owners had the ability modify those Groups to provide access. This blog very much goes hand in hand with this blog I wrote on Shared Mailboxes, […]

Uploading Microsoft Office Templates to SharePoint

27th February, 2018

Introduction We have a current client that deal directly with blind and partially sighted people.  They have a customised Word Template where the default normal font must be Arial size 14 with Headings etc additionally edited for their needs as well.  (We also know many other client that use lovely nice corporate (paid-for) branding and […]

NeroBlanco Lotus Notes to O365 MaaS

6th February, 2018

We’re often asked why our Migration as a service offering is more advantageous than any on-premises solution an organisation could wish to deploy.   Typically if a company has decided to host their email in the Microsoft cloud they have already familiarised & accepted all the certifications which Microsoft abides by in their services,  like […]