One gotcha to be aware of when changing password polices in Office 365 is this – once you change the password policy so that passwords never expire, your users will be unable to change their passwords in the Self Service options. The error that they’ll see doesn’t really tell you much: The tricky thing about … Read moreUsers unable to change passwords
File this under a new feature I didn’t know existed… you can now edit PDFs in Word 2013! The converted document might not look exactly the same (formatting might be off by a little bit, or a lot) depending on how much image elements are in the document, and it obviously works a great deal … Read moreEdit PDF content in Word
Saw this post today… Wow! http://www.zdnet.com/british-airways-takes-to-the-cloud-with-microsoft-office-365-7000019108/ “Office 365 will allow employees to collaborate and achieve their work tasks regardless of the platform, product or device,” IAG chief information officer Nigel Underwood said in a statement. He added that creating a common IT platform for airlines across the group “will be more efficient and reduce our costs”. IAG … Read moreBritish Airways takes to the cloud with Office 365
I was editing a template today and trying to get some Quick Parts in Word 2013 to automatically update and populate data from the document properties – this ensures that certain fields would automatically be filled in when creating a new document based on this template, which works really well for fields that need to … Read moreThe one where I break Word
As an up and coming blogger, this stat right here makes me incredibly happy: While I can in no way compare to the heavy hitters that are my colleagues, this is a personal achievement for me – it’s exciting and humbling to know that there are people out there who read what I have to … Read moreIt’s over 10,000!
A new feature that’s recently popped up in the SharePoint admin center allows you to manage storage limits for individual user’s Personal Site, now called SkyDrive Pro. SkyDrive Pro is an awesome utility that gives you greater storage and sharing capabilities, while allowing you to sync a SharePoint library on your computer. Like it’s free … Read moreSet SkyDrive Pro storage limits
When you log into your Office 365 admin portal, you’ll find a section called inactive email users under the service overview. This is all well and good, except that Microsoft doesn’t give you an option of finding out who these people are… so even though you have this awesome chart (below) you have no idea … Read moreFinding inactive users in Office 365
When you cancel your Office 365 tenancy, there are two important dates you need to know about (listed below): Expiration: Once you cancel your accounts and your tenancy, all of your accounts will remain active until the end of your billing cycle, which is the first of the two dates in the screenshot below. Data … Read moreWhat happens when I cancel?
When a user deletes emails in their Outlook or Web client, these items typically go into their Deleted Items folder – however, if the user hard deletes (Shift-Delete) these items, or empties their trash, these emails can still be recovered out of the Dumpster. The Dumpster is basically a retention setting in Exchange that keeps … Read moreRecover multiple (thousands) of items in OWA 2007
External Sharing must be enabled or configured in two places before people can start sharing sites, documents, lists or libraries. The first place is under settings in the SharePoint admin center: Under External sharing, choose the level of access you’d like to enable, and whether or not you want to have anonymous access: Now select … Read moreTurn on External sharing in Office 365