Category Archives: Office 365

March Training Events – Business Anywhere

Next month I’ll be delivering the following events in three locations around Australia. Good news for SMB partners is the Enterprise Mobility Suite has been added to the official content, so if you are looking for an introduction to that, this would be a place great to start. Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest

Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–Mobile Device Management

Technically I should have included this in the last post, because this is being delivered to Office 365 users, but the reason why I have separated it out is because recently the Microsoft Intune team have assumed responsibility for delivering MDM capabilities to Office 365 users, without an Intune license being required. It’s important to note that Office 365 only offers a subset of what Intune provides, but for those with basic requirements it’s a great place to start before

Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–Office 365 Service Integration

In the last post you saw the ease with which users could be added to the Essentials Dashboard and have a large range of Microsoft Online Service offerings exposed for ease of integration. This post covers other Office 365 services that are exposed within the dashboard, primarily SharePoint Online and Exchange Online, but excluding the Mobile Device Management Capabilities as I will cover them in more detail in the next post. The first screen is the Office 365 view in

Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–User Account Integration

In the previous posts in this series I enabled the integration of the Essentials Dashboard with Azure AD, Office 365 and Windows Intune, so now it’s time to take a look at how this integrations with the user account experience. As with most things related to Essentials, all we need to do is jump into the Dashboard and we can see what it is capable of delivering. Inside the Dashboard we just go to Users, and on the right hand

Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–Microsoft Intune

Now that Azure AD and Office 365 are integrated into the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard, it’s time for the final piece of user account integration, this time with Microsoft Intune. As the role of Intune grows as part of Microsoft’s other online offerings, now providing MDM capabilities for Office 365 and a core component of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, the benefits that it brings will be widely seen amongst Microsoft’s user base. The screenshot above picks up where we left

Adding Online Services To Your Windows Server Essentials Install–Office 365

In yesterday’s post I introduced the integration of Microsoft Online Services into Essentials and started off by enabling Microsoft Azure Active Directory Integration, and today I’ll run through the process for enabling Office 365 integration. Picking up where we left off last time, you can see that within the Essentials Dashboard I have already enabled the Azure AD integration. The next step is to select the Integrate with Microsoft Office 365 option on the right hand side of the screen.

More events announced in ModernBiz Series for SMB

  Quick Links to training in this Newsletter. Modern Business Technical Training for SMB Grow Your Business with Technical Training Below is a list of all the Modern Biz Technical training sessions to help you and your team skill up on the latest technology, solutions and news.   The Modern Biz Technical Series provides training, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Office 365, Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server 2014 capabilities to

Reducing Bandwidth Requirements For Office 365 Small Business Premium Deployments

One of the documented differences with the included version of the desktop application in Office 365 Small Business Premium versus Office 365 Pro Plus is that you don’t have the same ability to download once and distribute to many clients, and by many, let’s say 25 users, because that’s the maximum on the P Plans. However, just because the documentation says something, doesn’t mean that we can’t do a bit of digging behind the scenes and see what can be

Best Of Both Worlds Training July 2014

This month I’m delivering the Best Of Both Worlds training for Microsoft’s OEM team, covering Windows Server and Office 365 integration opportunities.   Best Of Both Worlds July 2014

Catch me at WPC2014 for a Windows Intune and Office 365 session

If you are going to be at WPC this year, swing by this session if you want an autograph, to shake my hand, or to yell random things at me. Intune – The Future Opportunity for Your Office 365 Managed Service Speaker(s): Aileen Hannah, Mark O’Shea Increasingly, businesses are looking to IT partners to “take the problem away.” The public cloud makes it so much easier for partners to do just that by offering comprehensive managed services without having to


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