Weeding out long paths easily ahead of a OneDrive for Business migration

You know exactly what's happened as soon as you see it. That pesky error. One of your users has managed to create a directory structure so long courtesy of a sneaky mapped drive and now you're unable to do anything with it; least of all get it synchronising with OneDrive for Business. If only there [...]

Moving Small Business Server to Microsoft Azure

Remember 2010? In technology terms, 2010 was a century ago. Yet, plenty of small businesses around the world still runĀ applications and servers from that era today. Microsoft's Small Business Server 2011 is just one example. 2010 also marks an important milestone in the development of the modern "cloud" we use today as it's the year [...]

Build a Q&A Bot with zero code in less than an hour!

(This is version 2, updated with more detail and screenshots. I'll continue to revise this post with more detail about each step if I find gaps in the guide. You should find there's enough signposting for you to get started.) It's just gone 5:00am where I am in Seattle, WA. I fly home later tonight [...]

Use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data

In this post, we'll explore how you can use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data, helping you to keep your business in good shape if you're a business owner, and how to maximise the value of the relationship with your clients if you're a Xero partner. Running a business is hard Running [...]

Skype for Business – Frequently Asked Questions

In the spirit of sharing things I learn as I go about my daily business, I thought it would be a good idea to write up answers to some common questions I get about Skype for Business. Microsoft has invested a lot in Skype for Business recently, particularly in the new functionality of Office 365 [...]

Changes to Office 365 Offer Names

Office 365, as a suite of services, has a number of different "packages" or SKUs that it uses to bundle services together at different price bands so that customers have flexibility over how much they consume of their cloud services. Office 365 broke these into different tracks based on whether you were an enterprise, a [...]