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› Tip: This doesn’t apply for Yammer Enterprise standalone customers, as users do not see an Office 365 global navigation bar.
This week’s tech tip is for all you Windows PowerShell users.If you’re using PowerShell, you may already know about CMDlets. If not, this post is sure to excite you, as CMDlets (pronounced “command-let”) are nifty commands that will ease the process of using Powershell.
Summary: Over the past 18 months, Champion Solutions Group has migrated more than a half-million users into Microsoft cloud solutions.
Having trouble getting your distribution groups to sync when migrating to Office 365? We recently worked with a customer who had over 300 distribution groups that were not syncing to Office 365. Upon review, we noticed that the distribution groups did not have a Display Name.
Microsoft had a very busy October, focusing on delivering “customer-requested features” to Office 365, their cloud enabled productivity software suite. As Microsoft moves along with their overall restructuring effort and transformation “from a software vendor into a devices and services company,” these improvements are a few of the updates which emphasize part of the company’s goal of delivering software releases and updates more quickly.
It’s been over 6 months since Microsoft launched Office 365, but the company has continued rolling out new features to the Office apps. For those who may not know, Office 365 is Microsoft’s subscription-based version of Office for consumers and businesses and it has soared in popularity, becoming the company’s fastest growing business. Recently, Microsoft added three more exciting features, two for consumers and one for business users.
Martin Heller from InfoWorld recently did a review on 365 Command. Here are some highlights we wanted to share: Most businesses that move their email to a hosted solution, such as Office 365, usually do this to decrease downtime and reduce operating and administrative costs. In the Web-based GUI for Office 365, several administration and reporting options for Exchange are unavailable and many users bypass this problem by running complex PowerShell scripts. 365 Command, a Microsoft Windows Azure Web app available at a modest monthly fee, offers a much more inclusive GUI for administration of Office 365 Exchange than was previously available. Now, users have access to powerful Exchange capabilities without running Powershell.
Some of the key features of 365 Command:
A new Office 365 App is officially released, titled, "The Garage Series." The app was created to provide on-the-go service health checks for Office 365 users. Anyone with an Office 365 subscription and administration user rights can utlize this app to achieve optimal Office 365 service checks, quicly and easily on your phone. The new provides administrators the ability to view service health information and maintenance status updates from their mobile device, making Office 365 maintance more streamlined and efficient.
The Microsoft CRM 2013 makeover is more than just a new look for Microsoft's customer relationship management program. Microsoft has ensured users that the new CRM will be faster and more efficient than ever before. One way they are ensuring this for users is through new activity feed features. In CRM 2013 users can create appointments, emails, and custom-created activities all from teh activity feed. This simplified process is just one example of success for CRM 2013. New filters are also a new feature found in CRM 2013, one notable new filter being "In Progress." This filter can display those activities that are not complete or haven't been closed. Not everything has been changed though, the navigation pane is now the navigation bar but feature the same navigation options users are accustomed to seeing in CRM. To learn more about CRM 2013 click here to read an extensive article.
Windows 8 phone handsets can now be transformed into the most sophisticated and easy to use remotes for meetings and presentations. The app, called Office Remote, allows users to now move freely around the room during a presentation, using just thier phone to control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Office Group Program manager, Ber Van Hoof, said this of the app, "You can start your PowerPoint presentation, advance the slides, see your speaker notes, and control an on-screen laser pointer with a touch of your finger—all from your phone." Read more about this app and hear more of Van Hoof's interview here.