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Changes are coming in how Outlook connects to Office 365

Changes are coming in how Outlook connects to Office 365

This October the 31st not only marks the well known holiday that is Halloween but it also marks the date when Microsoft removes the support for RPC over HTTP aka Outlook Anywhere from Office 365 (Exchange Online), this will have a profound affect for some users who are not on the latest version of Outlook. What does this mean? So what exactly does this change mean and how will it affect end users? Let’s break it down to into the different…

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Getting Started with Microsoft Flow

Getting Started with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a product that is included within your Office 365 subscription, but can also be bought seperately.  It is a workflow service, which means you can use Flow to automate a wide variety of tasks that you find yourself carrying out everyday.  From as simple as sending you a notification when someone mentions you in a Tweet or backing up your files. Flow comes with a vast amount of connectors, over 150 at last count, which allows you…

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Find devices attached to Office 365 mail accounts

Find devices attached to Office 365 mail accounts

I was recently asked if there was a way to see a list of users who had mobile devices attached to their Office 365 account.  In order to do this I have written a PowerShell script.  The script is generic only relies on you having global admin access to Office 365. Built into my script is the commands that prompts for your Office 365 admin credentials and connects your PowerShell session to your tenant. The script builds and output file…

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End of Support for Office 2013

End of Support for Office 2013

In February 2017 Microsoft ended support for Office 2013 Office 365 Pro Plus, Small Business Premium, Business, Project Pro, and Visio Pro subscriptions.  This means the client application and language packs are no longer available for installation from the Office 365 Admin Centre, no features updates will be released for these versions and Microsoft Premier Support or Customer Service and Support divisions will not offer support on these products. Microsoft will however provide critical and important security updates for these…

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Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft have now released Microsoft Teams to the general public.   This new offering within Office 365 is a new collaboration application, putting Microsoft directly in competition with Slack.  Teams is available to  anyone with an Office 365 Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise E1, E3, and E5 plans.  By default Teams is enabled but from within your Office 365 admin portal you can enable or disable it. Accessing Microsoft Teams There are three different ways in which you can…

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New Outlook Features

New Outlook Features

I’ve been catching up with some of the sessions from MS Ignite via the on demand function and one of the interesting events I tuned into was the “Discover what’s new and what’s coming from Microsoft Outlook” with Julia Foran, Allen Filush and JJ Cadiz. Within the session they talked about how they have used customer feedback to help develop a better more intuitive and productive tool. The new features that should be starting to roll out to Office 365 subscription…

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A review of the Unified Communications Day conference

A review of the Unified Communications Day conference

Yesterday I attended the first Unified Communications Day at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, and I must say it was a very worthwhile event to attend. The event was the brain child of Andrew Price and several of colleagues and it’s goal was to bring together like minded people in the hope of networking and sharing knowledge on Unified Communications (Exchange/Office 365/Skype for Business) systems. The UC Day team had managed to gather some very recognisable and well known…

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