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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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Glasgow Azure User Group and TechUG!

Glasgow Azure User Group and TechUG!

Last week was a pretty awesome and exciting week! Glasgow Azure User Group On Wednesday the second GAUG meeting was held in the HAYS offices in Glasgow City Centre.  It was great seeing so many engaged and enthusiastic techies give up their evening and spend time learning about Azure.   We had the pleasure of having two excellent speakers in Dave Samuelson and Christos Matskas attend, they covered two different topics.  One session was on Azure Fundamentals and one on Serverless…

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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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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

So last week I was thrown in at the deep end, work had two events scheduled but due to a scheduling conflict the original speaker wasn’t able to attend so last minute I was asked to fill in and speak instead.  Apart from a small lunch n’ learn session with some colleagues nearly eight years ago I’d never done any public speaking so this was a very scary prospect indeed, however, one of the items on my to-do/bucket list for…

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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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Office 365 URL Generator

Office 365 URL Generator

I have recently been working on a project that has seen me pull together a PAC file that helps to separate Office 365 Express Route traffic, Office 365 CDN traffic, internal traffic and general Internet traffic to different proxy servers. It’s been a complicated process and one of the issues was gathering the necessary URLs that are currently associated with Office 365.  Using the script that Aaron Guilmette (https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Office-365-Proxy-Pac-60fb28f7) wrote I was able to pull out the URLs that Microsoft…

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