Archive | January, 2013

Windows Phone 8

Setup Office 365 on Windows Phone 8

One great part of using Exchange is the support for most modern devices, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry – in this case, Office 365 on Windows Phone 8. Office 365 is very simple to set up on Windows Phone 8 and the following guide will demonstrate how. Before beginning you need to be […]

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Office 365 Health

How to Check Office 365 Service Health

Occasionally when your email or other Office 365 service starts behaving abnormally, it is a good idea to check Office 365 service health as a first step to troubleshooting. It’s good to know if Microsoft’s systems are having an issue before you start worrying about your own. Checking Office 365 service health is a very […]

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Setup Office 365 on Android

One great part of using Exchange is the support for most modern devices, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry – in this case, Office 365 on Android. Office 365 is very simple to set up on android (in this case, stock android 4.1), and the following guide will demonstrate how. Before beginning you need […]

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Google Nexus 7

Setup Office 365 on a Nexus 7

One great part of using Exchange is the support for most modern devices, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry – in this case, Office 365 on a Nexus 7 tablet. Office 365 is very simple to set up on a Nexus 7, and the following guide will demonstrate how. Before beginning you need to […]

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Two Ways to Reset Office 365 Passwords

There are two ways to reset Office 365 passwords as an administrator. Method 1 is just through a simple user interface in the administrator web portal, which is easy but not very versatile. Method 2 is through the powershell interface, and allows for far more to be done, and is also much quicker for simple […]

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Office365 Plan Selection Flowchart

Choosing an Office 365 plan

Choosing an Office 365 plan can definitely seem intimidating. There are so many choices available to you and some implications to those choices. Microsoft offer a plan advisor  wizard on their site but I am not a big fan because a new user cannot see the logic that Microsoft uses to recommend a plan. Plus […]

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Converting Office 365 Users From Federated to Standard

If you have recently converted an Office 365 domain to federated then back from federated to standard, you can sometimes forget to convert the users of that domain back to standard as well. You might not even realize that users can remain federated even on a standard domain. All this really does is make it […]

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Setting up Office 365 ADFS 2.0 (Active Directory Federation Services) and Dirsync

Setting up Office 365 ADFS 2.0  can be a tricky affair, but for a large organization it is very much worth the effort. If you are wondering exactly what ADFS is, let me refer you to an earlier article on that exact subject: What is Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) with Office 365? In this scenerio, […]

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Setup Office 365 on an iPad

To setup Office 365 on an iPad its always best to have the latest version of iOS to ensure any bug fixes or updates to ActiveSync have been deployed. Before beginning you need to be armed with 2 or 3 pieces of information: Your email address – this will be something like ringo.starr@thebeatles.com Your Password And […]

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