Month: August 2013

Office 365 – Check on premise PC’s with Office 365 Best Practices Analyser

Following my previous post announcing the new Tools section on the Office 365 administration portal, I will propose to go in details for each current tools available from this section – at the time of writing, some tools are still in beta. Today, I’ll go through the Best Practices Analyser from a client side. This …

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Office 365 – New tools section available on the administration portal

To simplify the work of Office 365 administrators, and also the support, Microsoft has introduced a new section in the Office 365 administration portal to centralize some tools to help the IT guys in their work. This section, called Tools, is available at the end of the left menu from the Office 365 administration portal …

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Office 365 – Mailbox size is doubling

After increasing the storage capacity for SharePoint Online (for SkyDrive Pro) from 7 Go to 25 Go few days ago (see http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/08/27/skydrive-pro-increases-storage-and-ease-of-sharing.aspx), Microsoft has announced that the mailbox size is also increasing from 25 Go to 50 Go – see http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/08/29/exchange-online-mailbox-sizes-are-doubling.aspx Enjoy with more storage capacity

Office 365 – PowerShell Modules for Lync Online now available

Following Exchange Online, SharePoint or Windows Azure services, it is now possible to manage Lync Online with PowerShell. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39366 There were some workarounds around Internet to manage Lync Online with PowerShell, but this time it is officially supported

Office 365 – Enable SharePoint Online Upgrade for site collection

If you had/have an Office 365 tenant running on SharePoint Online 2010, you will be automatically upgraded to the latest version: SharePoint Online 2013. Before this upgrade is proceeded, you will be notified and you will be allowed to evaluate the upgrade by selecting pilot users – or also postpone the upgrade process. In case …

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Office 365 – Governance toolkit by Acceleratio

While looking for governance tools and options for Office 365, I found this toolkit – currently in beta at the time of writing this post – by Acceleratio http://acceleratio.net/products/governance-toolkit-for-office-365 The idea is to provide a simpler way to manage and monitor activities on Office 365 services (Exchange, Lync or SharePoint) by Office 365 administrators. The …

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Windows 8 – Application to connect and consume data with Power BI on Office 365

Microsoft has published on the Windows Store an application to connect and consume the Power BI service on Office 365. This app requires Windows 8 or Windows RT and Office 365 Power BI. Go to http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/microsoft-power-bi/b7e7c94d-2ea3-4fa6-a277-9d19a1f697ba

Office 365 – New administration feature: Message Center

Microsoft has just introduced a new administration feature called Message Center. This feature is available on both Wave 14 (running 2010 version) and Wave 15 (running 2013 version). The Message Center will be/is used to improve the communication between Office 365 administrators and Microsoft. On the Message Center you will receive notifications about coming/planned changes …

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Office 365 – FIM Synchronization Service Connector now available in Release Candidate

This has been a long waited connector, which was only available through MCS and partners engagements. This FIM connector for Office 365 is intended to be used when DirSync (or the so called Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool) is not possible such in multi AD forests context or non Active Directory scenarios. You can …

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