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Office Client Connections: Are you covered?

When Microsoft introduced Office 365, subscribers stopped worrying about new versions.  As long as you were a subscriber, your monthly updates would deliver the newest versions of the client applications, and not just monthly patches.  It certainly made life simpler.  Still a lot of people prefer to purchase software, and not subscribe to it.  That … Continue reading Office Client Connections: Are you covered?

Sharing is Caring… but don’t touch the merchandise!

Raise your hand if you still think that the only way to share a document is to e-mail it as an attachment?  Those days are fortunately long gone; Microsoft 365 offers you the ability to share a link to a document that you have stored on your OneDrive for Business.  It offers a few real … Continue reading Sharing is Caring… but don’t touch the merchandise!

Office 365 Distribution List Question

Hey Mitch! Do you know if we can add a couple hundred users to a distribution list instead of adding them one by one?One of my help desk techs was asked to create several distribution lists with several hundred users, and they do not want to have to scroll through the user list to click … Continue reading Office 365 Distribution List Question

Microsoft 365 Certified

In mid-September, the recruiting department of my company introduced me to the man who would become my manager at my new client.  He told me he reviewed my CV, and did not see Microsoft Office 365 listed on it.  I told him honestly that while I have worked with the technologies before, I never felt … Continue reading Microsoft 365 Certified

Office Customization without VL Media

Over the years I have written quite a bit about Desktop Deployment, especially using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). It allows us to install not only our operating system but also our drivers, patches, and applications with little or no user interaction. Recently I did some consulting for a small company of seven users. They … Continue reading Office Customization without VL Media

Outlook Looking Out for me AGAIN!

A few hours ago a deadline was about to pass.  I had promised someone I would send them the final draft of a file before they got into their office this morning.  I also knew that I would not be available to re-send it if there was a problem because of a previous commitment.  I … Continue reading Outlook Looking Out for me AGAIN!

Outlook 2013: Take Action!

I have been using Microsoft Office 2013 since it was in early beta mode, and I still find features on a daily basis that I love.  Of course, some of them I have been using all along, like Action Items. Microsoft Outlook analyzes your e-mails and lets you know if it has found things, like … Continue reading Outlook 2013: Take Action!

The advantages of selling Office 365 and Windows Server

Many small and midsize businesses today are considering the use of cloud-based software applications for the ease, accessibility, and cost benefits they can offer. At the same time, many still need an on-site platform for a range of needs from hosting applications, to print sharing, to storing sensitive financial data. As our valued partner of … Continue reading The advantages of selling Office 365 and Windows Server

Activating Office 2013 Headaches… Here’s your Aspirin!

Hey Mitch, why is it that every time I install Microsoft office 2013 for my customers I have to log in with a Microsoft Account (Formerly Live ID)?  Why can’t I just use a product key like I used to?  I always use my own Microsoft Account, and I am now the registered user for … Continue reading Activating Office 2013 Headaches… Here’s your Aspirin!

Office for Fruit Phones!

Microsoft has released today the Office Suite for iOS… which means that iPhone and users can now start using the same tools on their devices that they do on their PCs… and best of all, it is absolutely free to Office 365 subscribers! Check out the official release article at http://blogs.office.com/b/office-news/archive/2013/06/14/office-mobile-for-the-iphone-is-now-available-for-office-365-subscribers.aspx. Now for the bad … Continue reading Office for Fruit Phones!

Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business

Office arrives in the cloud on Feb. 27th! Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business. Date Wednesday, February 27th 8 am PDT and 5 pm PDT Why Attend? Learn how the new Office 365 can help people do their best work in a world of devices and services Hear customers talk about … Continue reading Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business

Get onto my Cloud… a Colossal Contest!

In the past I have had a few contests that have had pretty good response – I have given away some decent prizes, and I know a lot of people have really enjoyed it. Now, in honour of this blog’s 100,000th hit (Achieved October 30!) I am launching a new contest in conjunction with the … Continue reading Get onto my Cloud… a Colossal Contest!