7 Microsoft 365 Tools for IT Professional and Admin Training

A lot of people are familiar with Microsoft software and have been using it for years. However, new products as well as updates are constantly being rolled out. As such, it’s important to educate yourself on all the new features that are available in order to optimize the user experience. Microsoft 365 (M365) has plenty of amazing features that can vastly improve how you operate. And there are several training tools available to help fully equip you with the necessary skills to run M365. It’s these tools that we’ll go over below to see just how they can help you. … Continue reading

MCT Program Update: Office365

We are super excited to announce that MCT Software & Services subscription now includes a non-trial version of Office 365 Enterprise Developer. Many of you have been waiting for this for a long time and we have made it happen for you. Office 365 is no longer a one year free trial version. This is effective immediately. Office 365 Enterprise Developer includes: • Exchange Online • Flow for Office 365 • Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Teams • Mobile Device Management for Office 365 • Office 365 ProPlus • Office Online for Developer • PowerApps for Office 365 • SharePoint Online for … Continue reading

Office365 Recipient address rejected: Access denied

Funny thing happend…… For some reason new email accounts (older then 24 hours) and email aliases was not working properly within Office365. External contacts was reporting: tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain mydomain by mydomain.mail.protection.outlook.com 550 5.4.1 [<username>@<mydomain>]: Recipient address rejected: Access denied Reason: Accounts was is getting propagated in an accepted time frame (24 hours) Issue:  The affected accounts is unable to receive email from external contacts – emails are not getting delivered. Resolution: We changed the accepted domain to Internal relay to resolve the issue. As a precaution we … Continue reading

Should you install Office 2016 32-bit or 64-bit?

There seems to be some doubt about Office 2016 when to install 64-bit version of office vs 32-bit Limitations of the 64-bit version of Office The 64-bit version of Office may perform better in some cases, but there are limitations: Solutions using ActiveX controls library, ComCtl controls won’t work. Third-party ActiveX controls and add-ins won’t work. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) that contain Declare statements won’t work in the 64-bit version of Office without being updated. Compiled Access databases, like .MDE and .ACCDE files, won’t work unless they’re specifically written for the 64-bit version of Office. In SharePoint, the list … Continue reading

Using a 3.Party IM Client with Office 365 or Lync?

Of course! I’ve been using Pidgin for ages… In Pidgin I’m able to run the following protocols -XMPP (facebook) Office Communicator (for Lync and O365) Skype Skype for Business ICQ ….. and lots more.. see the full list at Pidgin Thirdparty plugins You should try it, if you like me prefer to keep your conversation history’s together and sorted. One thing i’ve noticed, for some reason Office 365 (Lync or now Skype for Business) requires me to use a specific user agent(!) so….having problems getting it to work? Maybe you see: Connection refused with error message “You are currently not … Continue reading

Setup BPOS Active Directory synchronization

To synchronize your AD Domain with your BPOS environment, follow the steps below. Log in on your Microsoft Online Services Administration Center, Click the [Migration] tab and then click the [Configure] button in the “Directory Synchronization” Section. Read the  “Plan for Directory Synchronization” and check the checkbox, confirming that you read it. Press the [Enable] button in step 2, to enable BPOS for the synchronization. Press the button in step 3. This will open a page where you can download the synchronization tool. Now you should install the synchronization tool, but mind the following restrictions: – Supported OS: Windows Server … Continue reading