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The Highs and Lows of Office365 in 2017 Subscribe Email Print

Tony Redmond gives us a great view of how Office 365 has evolved during 2017

2017 saw Office 365 power through the 100 million active user mark, reaching 120 million in October in October and now growing at more than 3 million active users monthly.

Best New Feature: Files on Demand (OneDrive for Business)  Files on Demand works with SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and OneDrive consumer removings a major barrier for companies who want to move users away from local or local-network storage (aka obsolete Windows file servers) to the cloud.

Biggest Success: Microsoft Teams  Microsoft Teams is an important application that keeps the minds of Office 365 customers wandered off to Slack. Teams became even more important when Microsoft

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Resource Central Conference Room Booking - new features Subscribe Email Print

What's new in Resource Central 4.0 Service R3

New features now available in Resource Central

It is now possible to book a meeting in a colleague’s or manager’s calendar, and set yourself up as ‘Assistant Organizer’. This will enable the ‘Assistant Organizer’ to receive the emails from Resource Central and to make orders on behalf of the colleague/manager.  The feature's purpose is to support the work process of roles like secretaries and personal assistants.

In this example, only the ‘Assistant Organizer’ will receive the emails from RC.

In My Meetings you can see your own meetings and the meetings where you are the ‘Assistant Organizer’.

Resource location details

You can now add extra information about the

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Improved Exchange & Office 365 Reporting Subscribe Email Print

New Mailscape version improves reporting on Office 365 and Exchange on-prem

The Mailscape develpment team work on four key product principles :

  • Help customers cut the mean time to resolution (MTTR) for Office365 and Exchange problems
  • Provide actionable insights, not just collections of data—we need to process and display the monitoring and reporting data we collect, and filter and prioritize it so that…
  • Trim the troubleshooting tree to eliminate wasted time (such as RDPing into a server and looking at its event log as a first step)
  • Accelerate migrations both to the cloud and between on-prem systems. We do this not by providing tools to migrate data but by applying #1 and #2 to migration operations.
 
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Behind Microsoft's cloud numbers Subscribe Email Print

Microsoft's cloud business is expecting to be a $4.5 billion business.  But a Business Insider article suggests this $4.5 billion number isn't as straightforward as it would seem.

One source says "What Microsoft is doing is claiming a certain percentage of their Enterprise Agreements — these are renewals of their big licensing agreements — as cloud revenue. They bundle the rights to use Azure or Office 365 as part of their overall agreement. The  secret is that very few customers are actually taking Microsoft up on using Azure in any meaningful way."

So, when an enterprise signs a new contract to buy software such as Windows, SQL and Microsoft Office, the salesperson may include for free (or almost free) access to Microsoft's cloud

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