How can you whitelist messages from Clutter?

A customer at a university wanted to ensure important system messages were not put into the clutter folder in user’s mailboxes.  They asked how can you whitelist these system messages. I found a way to do it with transport rules with this example syntax: New-TransportRule -Name <name_of_the_rule> -SubjectContainsWords "Meeting" -SetHeaderName "X-MS-Exchange-Organization-BypassClutter" -SetHeaderValue "true" The header…

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Ability to add custom tiles/sites to the Office 365 App launcher

I found out about a neat feature for adding in custom tiles to the app launcher.   Here are the steps: 1) Click the Office 365 admin click Company Profile > Custom tiles > Add 2) Fill out name and URL, custom image URL   3) Add in the App to the App launcher: Click…

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Office 365 Education summer feature summary

I took a vacation and have been away for a bit and a lot things have occurred in Office 365. Let me summarize some of the key Office 365 and Azure Active Directory features which I feel are most relevant to education customers that were announced or launched this summer:   Class Dashboard and School…

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How can I query multiple user’s OneDrive for Business data?

This is a very common question I get from customers and also they want to know how they can globally elevate permissions to search/access OneDrive for Business. They want to be able to search OneDrive for Business data from an eDiscovery query and/or preserve/hold the data.   Prerequisites: To conduct an eDiscovery Center full query…

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Sway integration with Office 365

Great news today – the Sway team provided Office 365 integration starting in First Release tenants today.   What is Sway and how can I use this in Education? Sway is an easy way to create and share a polished, interactive, web-based canvas of your ideas. Sway looks good on any device or screen (mobile,…

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Where can I find new Office 365 training?

I get asked this quite often from my customers and we have a plethora of Office 365 content but in some cases the content can get stale. I will break some new training areas into three categories IT Pro/Admin, end user and developer.   Office 365 IT Pro and Administrator training: Microsoft Virtual Academy I…

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New OneDrive for Business roadmap

Some great announcements from the Ignite conference last week coming to OneDrive for Business. The good news is the OneDrive for Business roadmap appears to cover quite a bit of areas around improving reliability, performance, configuration, better features, better security, removing limits, and consolidating sync clients for OneDrive.   What was announced that is potentially…

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Where can I watch some quick demos explaining some key Office 365 Education features?

This is was question I received from a CIO for a massive west coast school district. I found some excellent videos/topics:   OneDrive for Business – student portfolios/digital lockers, faculty/staff home drive replacement Here and here  OneDrive for Business Training walkthrough here   OneNote Class Notebooks – for student-teacher note sharing, homework submission, study guides,…

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How to setup Shared Computer Activation step by step for your education environment

This is a great feature for using Office 365 ProPlus on multiuser/share machine scenarios such as school labs, classroom carts, VDI, RDS, Citrix, Remote App since you can run Office 365 ProPlus in a shared machine model.   Prerequisites before using SCA: 1) You need to have an Office 365 Education tenant 2) You need…

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