"Isn't it about time Microsoft changed the names for its education offering of Office 365?" Said nobody, ever. Despite this, Microsoft is doing just that. Back in 2014 I wrote about the last set of major name changes when the "A SKUs" were rebranded as "E SKUs". In a note sent to Office 365 administrators via … Continue reading Office 365 Education Name Change Explained
In my last post, I explored how you can make it easier to monitor key performance indicators using Power BI alerts. In this post, I'll take that a step further and explain how you can use Power BI alerts to trigger Microsoft Flow workflows. This simple, but powerful connection between the two services opens up … Continue reading Use Power BI alerts to trigger Microsoft Flow workflows
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 … Continue reading How To: Weed out long paths easily ahead of a OneDrive for Business migration
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 … Continue reading How To: Move Small Business Server to Microsoft Azure
Moving data to the cloud is, for many people, still a big deal. One of the most common concerns is over who has access to your data when it's in the cloud. In this post, I'll explain what Office 365 Customer Lockbox is, and how it can help address that concern. Office 365 Security Your … Continue reading What is Office 365 Customer Lockbox?
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. … Continue reading Top 5 Office 365 Help Resources
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 … Continue reading Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade
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 … Continue reading Skype for Business – Frequently Asked Questions
When students and teachers first log in to their Live@edu accounts they are presented with a screen asking them to select their regional settings. They'll only see this screen once; however, many administrators do not want to give their students (and teachers!) the choice to pick the wrong locale! In fact, if they pick the wrong language it might … Continue reading How To: Configure Regional Settings For All Users In Live@edu
With Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and Live@edu would eventually converge into the new Office 365 for enterprises and Office 365 for education offerings it also expanded on some of the benefits that will be available for education customers when it becomes available sometime next year. Ray Fleming (@RayFleming), Microsoft’s … Continue reading What’s new in Microsoft Office 365 for education?