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Category Archives: Office 365

Adding All Services to an Existing Office 365 User License

When working with our clients, we often find that they have enabled only some of the services within an Office 365 license.  Some companies, for example, may enable E3 licenses for a subset of users, but they don’t enable Lync Online.  While it’s very easy to add a service from within the Office 365 Admin …

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Why did my email messages disappear from my inbox?

While the Personal Archive mailbox in Exchange Online is a great feature for most end users, some folks become distressed when all of their old mail “disappears” from their inbox and mailbox folders. By default, when you enable a Personal Archive mailbox, all mail older than two years in all primary mailbox folders will be …

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Microsoft Online Services Performance Test Tool is Back

The Microsoft Online Services “Performance Test for Internet Connection to Microsoft Online Services” (formerly found at speedtest.microsoftonline.com) is back, after several months of absence. As a Microsoft Cloud Partner, we’ve found the tool to be extremely useful when performing initial client environment discovery and general Office 365 readiness by measuring response times, bandwidth and connection …

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Lync-to-Phone for Office 365, First Look

We were recently asked to pilot Lync-to-Phone in Office 365, which is going through a soft launch in the US. It’s not a secret or anything – you can find it at http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/jajah-voice-for-office-365-12884930736 as a public offering. But, it’s being kept off the radar somewhat as the service ramps up. Because we are a major …

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Office 365 E-Mail Migration Performance

Last month Microsoft released a document outlining Exchange Online Migration Performance.  You can find the article here. While it’s not a bad read at 26 pages, I will highlight some of the important pieces. It’s always important to keep in mind the data and how it will get to Office 365 when considering moving to …

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Enabling Users for Office 365 Licensing Made Easy

When transitioning to the cloud, some of Microsoft’s new PowerShell commands can be hard to find solid answers on and are completely different in some cases from what most Exchange administrators are used to using.  The Set-Msoluser cmdlet for instance is not something that you had ever seen in Exchange 2007 or 2010.  I’m often …

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