Microsoft Online Services - Office 365

Office 365, BPOS, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), SharePoint, Office System, Exchange and Lync

Microsoft Online Services - Office 365

  • List of Firewall Ports in SBS

    I was recently asked for a list of TCP port numbers to enable SBS services to pass through the firewall. The result of the search was a really useful link on TechNet http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/plan/gsg/appx_c.mspx
  • Simple Overview of Small Business Server 2003

    Main Components of Small Business Server 2003 Small Business Server "Standard Edition" Microsoft Server 2003 Microsoft SharePoint Services 2003 Microsoft Exchange 2003 Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Shared Fax Services Routing and Remote...
  • Small Business Server R2 Updates include:

    So what's new I hear you ask? The list below outlines some of the new features to be included in SBSR2 - Unlike a Service Pack the SBS (R2) Release 2 is not a free upgrade. Automated, network-wide patch and update management...
  • A bit of SBS History

    Well, I can honestly say that when SBS 4.0 first got released I was only 15 and to be fair I didn’t have all that much interest in it and now I just can’t shut up about it. October 22, 1997 – BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0 Consists of...
  • My thoughts on SBS and some useful links

    The aim of Microsoft’s Small Business Server software is to do exactly what is says on the box. It is quite simply “a small business server which is used in small business”. Prior to server technology the way in which most small business operated...
  • Imagine Cup on TheRegister

    Good work boys - you're famous http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2006/03/21/imagine_cup_firs
  • A New Beginning........

    Welcome, The aim of this blog is to share some information on four key areas that I will be specialising in over the next year. They include: - The business value of the 2007 Microsoft Office System - Small Business Sever 2003, in particular...
  • Micrsoft Team Videos

    The team that I work with at Microsoft have just put together a series of videos to provide additional resources to help customers/partners learn more about issues such as product insights, solutions and technology. Whilst also getting a picture of the...
  • Microsoft Exchange 12 Morphs To Exchange 2007

    CRN reports on the latest news about Microsofts new Exchange Server http://www.crn.com/sections/software/software.jhtml?articleId=186700851
  • Get your hands on the Beta release of Office 2007

    If you want to get a your hands on the latest Office software then go to: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/office/preview It allows you to download and preview a beta version of the 2007 Microsoft Office System. I've been really happy with the new...
  • Office 2007 withdraws "save as pdf"

    It's a traggic loss to Office 2007, as Adobe and Microsoft argue against Microsofts use of the "save as pdf" function which is currently available in the beta version. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/05/AR2006060501315...
  • Office DevCon 2007

    I’ve just arrived back from the Microsoft Office Developer Conference in London which involved Microsoft employees talking about some of new advancements that you can expect to see in the 2007 Office System. The two days consisted of a mixture of hands...
  • Download Windows Live™ Messenger

    Windows Live™ Messenger has finally been released, it is the first of our Windows LIVE branded web services. Windows Live Messenger is the world’s largest instant Messaging service with more 240 million active accounts with a staggering 13 Million...
  • Be Refreshed by The Mini Bar

    The Mini Bar, formerly known as the ‘floatie’ (luckily that got changed) is a new solution to combat the irritating command loops involved in changing simple effects in text documents like font size, type face, font colour etc. In order to view...
  • Word 2007 is Giving The Inquirer a Headache

    The Inquirer has written an interesting article discussing the pros and cons of Microsoft Word 2007. It highlights some fascinating usability problems that experienced ‘Word’ enthusiast are having with the new user interface, the shortcut keys and the...
  • SBS 2003 - Be Aware of The Competition!

    There is a interesting article about competition from Linux on Small Business Server 2003 R2 published on CRN about the refocus of Microsoft and Linux Rivals on SMB Servers. http://www.crn.com/sections/software/software.jhtml?articleId=189501056...
  • Catch Me on Camera

    I’ve just spent this afternoon catching up on a few other blogs and I’ve discovered that I’m famous. Darren Strange, the Product Manager of Office 2007 in the UK has put a video clip up on his blog that he took at DevCon in London. You can see a number...
  • The Flight of Hope Adventure

    As a sideline from my usual news I thought I’d mention about an event I recently had the opportunity to get involved in. It was a fund raising event that was organised by a friend of mine Mr Simon Drakeley that was arranged to raise money for a charity...
  • Download Heaven at Microsoft.Com

    So what’s it going to be today? Windows Defender (Beta 2) Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It...
  • Small Business Software Support

    Are you stuck in a rut trying to deal with software problems? If so, bCentral could help to provide you with the answers you need. Small Business+ is a free web-based training, real-time help and software support for your organisation, all in one...
  • Small Business Server 2003 Support Study

    Recently I have been undergoing a study of the Microsoft Telephone Partner Technical Specialist (TPTS) calls to see what the most common themes are that people tend to phone up and request support on. I have been trawling through the database and I have...
  • Is Terminal Services available in Windows Small Business Server 2003

    On a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer, Terminal Services is only configured to use the Remote Desktop for Administration mode. Terminal Server is available on the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows...
  • Deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 with Windows SBS 2003

    Microsoft offers a white paper that provides step-by-step instructions for deploying Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices in an IT infrastructure that is based on the Small Business Server 2003 software. It is assumed that the readers have a basic understanding...
  • Backing Up and Restoring Windows Small Business Server 2003

    The article included at this Link outlines a reliable way to perform regular server backups to a tape drive, external hard drive, or network share. It highlights how easy it is to use The Backup Configuration Wizard to organise your backup. It details...
  • New Post About Blogging From Word 2007

    I've just posted a blog for the Office Pioneer web site outlining the new blogging options in Word 2007.