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  • Blog Post: Office 2016 for Mac now available on Office 365

    Office 2016 for Mac is here! Available to Office 365 customers in 139 countries and 16 languages. Introducing five advanced, first-class applications, built with unparalleled customer participation after the largest Office for Mac beta ever. We experienced unprecedented levels of support, that resulted...
  • Blog Post: Office 365….the journey continues

    David Dixon is an IT Consultant who works for EACS, an award winning Microsoft Cloud Platform Partner. He specialises in designing and implementing Messaging and Cloud Productivity products, and is the proprietor of Double D IT , a blog for all things Office 365, Exchange, AD and EMS. The quiet after...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Online migration - Expanding your Exchange to the Cloud

    Cloud is mainstream – and many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of the evergreen service provided by Office 365 to get on board with the latest version of Exchange. In this article, Steve Goodman walks through the options available. Steve is an Exchange MVP, regular blogger, conference...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Deployment and Software Assurance Benefits.

    Part of the Microsoft Licensing Logic series from the Microsoft Licensing team. Software Assurance benefits are often misunderstood and underutilised by Microsoft customers and partners. If we were playing Family Fortunes and 100 people were asked to name a Software Assurance benefit, the top answer...
  • Blog Post: How moving to the cloud can benefit your career

    Alan Richards has been working in the IT industry for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. Alan is the founder and director of Edutechnow Ltd a SharePoint & Office 365 strategy and delivery company. Alan is also a regular speaker & blogger and has been a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: How to get the skills you need for a modern IT universe

    Alan Richards has been working in the IT industry for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. Alan is the founder and director of Edutechnow Ltd a SharePoint & Office 365 strategy and delivery company. Alan is also a regular speaker & blogger and has been a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: ITAR - An Office365 Dedicated Support Plan

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com Introduction If you run and/or own an Office365 tenant, you are guaranteed 99.9% uptime, you get a Service Health Dashboard, and you can see a Planned Maintenance Schedule. This kind of remote...
  • Blog Post: Enable Office 365 Built-In MDM (Mobile Device Management)

    Do you have company owned mobile devices or employee-owned mobile devices that receive email? Of course, you do everyone does. Do you have a Mobile Device Management solution that you’re paying lots for but only using little of? Have you got or...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Office Mechanics: Office 2016 for Mac Preview

    Earlier this month Office 2016 for Mac was announced and includes updates to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, as well as Outlook and OneNote. Office 2016 for Mac Preview is integrated with the cloud so your documents can be accessed on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business at anytime, anywhere and on any device. ...
  • Blog Post: A Brave new SharePoint Hybrid World

    Steve Smith is the owner of Combined Knowledge in the UK and Mindsharp in the US and has been a SharePoint MVP for the last 9 years, an MCT for 15 years and has recently been made a Microsoft Regional Director. Steve is also the founder of the UK SharePoint User Group now in its 9 th year which is the...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud and our Business

    Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Tailspin Toys is a fictional medium enterprise. It has outsourced its IT function, completed a Windows 7 migration, virtualised its server estate and migrated to Exchange 2010...
  • Blog Post: Transformation and Analysis with Power BI

    This article is an overview of Transformation and Analysis with Power BI by Chris Webb which is the topic he will be covering at Future Decoded on the 12th of November. It's a free event which will see keynotes from Brian Cox , Sir Nigel Shadbolt , Or Arbel and Michael Taylor , followed by eight...
  • Blog Post: Bumph or brilliance? Finding the place for Cloud in your business

    It comes as news to nobody that the IT industry is rocketing through a massive transformation, with every Marketing Exec and his dog bouncing around phrases like ‘Cloud Computing’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘Internet of Things’ as if they’re going out of fashion. However...
  • Blog Post: MCSE Update – Beware the path you choose to tread.

    Despite my crossing the professional tracks from Full time MCT to Microsoft Full Time Employee as an evangelist, I am still keen to engage with anyone on a certification journey or those still teaching and training our hard-working IT pro community. As such I feel the need to react to the announcement...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Data Science – TechNet Catch up with Quentin Clark

    Surveillance systems, campaign trackers, sales tools, supply chain monitoring, manufacturing lines, it’s hard to think of an area of a modern business isn’t churning out reams of data. This abundance of information presents companies with one of their biggest challenges, and opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 MCSA – 70-347 Study Guide

    The Study of this exam content is causing me no end of difficulty. Because of this, I have adopted my usual policy of forcing the issue and have booked my exam for Wednesday 30th July at 1130 AM in Seattle. I will be attending the internal TechReady conference and will be sitting in on as many Office...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 MCSA – Halfway House

    There are two certification examinations that make up the MCSA Office 365. The background, requirements and details are listed here and are partially shown in the graphic below. In short, to certify you need to pass 70-346 and 70-347 (the 70 simply identifies the retail examination, there are other...
  • Blog Post: Following up on the Self-Training Challenge – MCSA Office 365

    A week or so ago I posted about Self-Training and I thought I would put my money where my mouth is. On December 23rd last year (I remember the date clearly), I sat two Microsoft Office 365 Beta examinations. Beta examinations differ from the normal ones in their numbering and more significantly they...
  • Blog Post: ANNOUNCEMENT - SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturers, will be generally available April 1st

    The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group. “Today I am very happy to announce SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available on April 1 . SQL Server 2014 is the culmination of thousands of hours of hard work...
  • Blog Post: A roundup of the announcements at SharePoint Conference 2014

    There have been quite a few announcements at the SharePoint Conference 2014 this week – here’s a quick digest: One Drive for Business (the product formerly known as SkyDrive Pro): There’s a new standalone OneDrive for business subscription plan that includes Office Online, and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Why upgrading your skillset and software improves business productivity.

    By Steve Smith, Owner of Combined Knowledge and SharePoint MVP since 2006 Hi everyone, I'm Steve Smith, I have been working with Microsoft Technology since the early 90’s, I specialize in Infrastructure. Over the last 12 years I’ve been working a lot with the various SharePoint products...
  • Blog Post: Careers Advice for the IT Professional

    I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football, but despite all the bad press some players get, there are many who understand how privileged they are and that they are essentially there to entertain their many loyal fans. A good example is something that Craig Bellamy said when asked about...
  • Blog Post: Golfanläggningar lyfter med molnet

    Golfservices Norden arbetar sedan starten 2011 med att ge golfanläggningar nöjdare medlemmar samt att öka anläggningarnas lönsamhet. För att detta ska vara möjligt är en väl fungerande IT-plattform en föruts ättning. Golfservices har valt att...
  • Blog Post: Molnsatsning lyfter SATS

    En aggressiv molnstrategi med tyngdpunkt på produkter från Microsoft ger träningskedjan SATS en bättre IT-miljö. Därmed underlättas företagets fortsatta expansion samtidigt som kunderna erbjuds bättre service. Träningstrenden i Sverige håller...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Detailed Service Descriptions

    If you’re considering Office 365 or have started with the free trial then you’d be well placed to head over and check out the Office 365 Service Descriptions where you’ll find some really deep information about what’s included in each part of the service.  I’ve seen some mention of Office 365 not...