How To: Weed 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 was a way to weed out those long paths in advance and fix them before people encounter the error?

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How To: Move 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 run 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 Microsoft launched Windows Azure and Office 365.

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How To: Build a Q&A chat bot with zero code in less than an hour!

It’s just gone 5:00am where I am in Seattle, WA. I fly home later tonight after soaking up a week with thousands of other members of Microsoft’s technical community at an internal event called TechReady. Needless to say, the content shared is highly confidential but is motivating, inspirational and truly awesome. It’s as a result of this shot of technical excitement that I decided to build a Q&A chat bot. What’s even better? I did it in less than an hour with zero code and so can you! Read on to find out how…

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Top 5 Office 365 Help Resources

It’s fair to say that there is a lot of online content to do with Office 365. Whether it’s direct from Microsoft, from a Microsoft partner, blogger, or customer there are endless pages about all aspects of the service. It’s sometimes hard to nail down some of the most useful, up to date, or trustworthy. This post pulls together my top 5 Office 365 help resources that will be useful whether you’re a customer or a partner.

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How To: 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.

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Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade

One of the biggest innovations Office 365 has to offer is the ability to deliver an always-up-to-date Office client experience to Windows and Mac desktops. In the past, we’ve always had versions of Office from version 1.0 in 1990, all the way up to 2016 (version 16.0) in 2015, and the responsibility for upgrading and patching has been with the system administrator. In this post, we’re going to talk about the Office 365 ProPlus upgrade. Continue reading “Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade”

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 small business, home user, education, government and so on.

From this October, 2014, Microsoft is making changes to Office 365 offer names, simplifying the naming conventions used for education, government and non-profits. Read on to find out more…

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