Category Archives: Office 365

Now You Can View Planner Tasks in Outlook Calendar

Recently Office 365 has released a few features to Planner and one interesting feature is the ability to add your Planner tasks to Outlook calendar. We know that there are a lot of users who keeps track of their daily life with an Outlook calendar. All their meetings, appointments, tasks, and whatnot are in the… Read More »

New Video: Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

By | December 26, 2017

As the name itself explains, Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is your one stop portal for all security and compliance related activities in Office 365. From this portal, you can view audit logs, create legal content searches, create and publish policies and so much more. Writing a single blog post summarizing the features wouldn’t… Read More »

Configure Default OneDrive for Business Storage and Retention Period

By | November 24, 2017

Microsoft OneDrive for Business allows users to store files related to their day-to-day work and use as a medium to collaborate with internal as well as external users. If you have one of following license plan, you can have unlimited OneDrive for Business storage per user for subscriptions with at least five users. You can… Read More »

How to Check OneDrive for Business Storage Usage

By | November 23, 2017

OneDrive for Business is no doubt one of the best document collaboration service out there. With a qualifying license SKU, an Office 365 tenant can have unlimited OneDrive for Business storage per user. While Office 365 administrators can run reports from Office 365 Admin Center as well as using PowerShell, this article is for end… Read More »

Getting Started with Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in Power BI

In May 2017, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in Power BI public preview. The Office 365 Adoption Content Pack allows more visibility in to the usage and adoption of Office 365 service in a tenant. This is very important when it comes to business decision makers to understand if the… Read More »

Undo Send with Outlook On The Web in Office 365

By | February 15, 2017

We all have come across in situations where we accidentally hit on send button before finish composing the email. Or sent an email to people who you shouldn’t have sent it to. These are times we wish if we could undo that action. This is an option that is available with Google’s Google Apps for Work and free… Read More »

Office 365 ProPlus Post Deployment Update Location Change

By | January 31, 2017

If you are an administrator who deployed Office 365 ProPlus using Office Deployment Tool, you might have had the configuration.xml file configured with the network location to check for updates. However, if you later want to change the network location or if you didn’t configure this option during the deployment and now want to manage updates… Read More »

Sri Lanka IT Pro Meetup – December, 2016

By | December 30, 2016

Sri Lanka IT Pro Forum Meetup organized by Sri Lanka IT Pro Forum was held at Microsoft Sri Lanka premises on 29th December, 2016. This was the final meetup of the Sri Lanka IT Pro Forum for the year 2016. I had the privilege of speaking at this event on the topic Protecting Corporate Data with Microsoft… Read More »

Disable Directory Synchronization in Office 365

By | November 21, 2016

Any organization that signs up with Office 365 are given 3 identity models to choose. The identity model you choose decides the level of control you as an admin have and the convenience for your users. Cloud identity Synchronized identity Federated identity When you use cloud identities, you would be provisioning your Office 365 users and other… Read More »

Exchange Online Remote Move Migration Woes: Migration Batch Completes with Zero Mailboxes Moved

By | November 20, 2016

A popular migration mode for organization with an on-premises deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server is to use remote move migration. During a migration, regardless of the migration mode, there can be issues that prevents a migration batch from succeeding. This post is about one of those issues which a customer of mine brought to me… Read More »