Understanding Shared Mailboxes in Office 365 (updated)

Many potential customers are asking about departmental mailboxes in Office 365. How can a department, a team etc share a mailbox, and does it involve a license? Shared mailboxes in Office 365 Exchange Online allow a group of users to view and send e-mail from a common mailbox. A shared mailbox: doesn’t have a username and…


Never forget to reset your Office 365 password again

In Office 365 your password will expire every 90 days (unless your admin has changed the policy). If you are using Outlook Web App (or other online apps), you’ll receive directions to change your password when it is about to expire or has expired. But if you are solely using the rich apps (e.g. Outlook…


Understanding Recipient Rate Limits in Office 365 (updated Nov 2012)

To discourage users from sending unsolicited bulk messages, Exchange Online has restrictions that prevent users and applications from sending large volumes of email. Customers who send a lot of e-mails will need to understand the limits to how many messages can be sent from a single account in a period of time in the different Office 365…


Is Office 365 more expensive than Google Apps?

If you think the answer to the question “Is Office 365 more expensive than Google Apps” is “Yes” (and many people do), you might want to read this white paper. You’ll find that many of the elements included in the Office 365 service (e.g AV/AS) is extras in Google Apps:


Getting started as an Office 365 partner?

Getting started as an Office 365 partner is easy – especially if you know where to find the right information. I’ve compiled the resources I find relevant in an easy read document intended to help MPN partners get started with Office 365. Most of the links are labeled with a (T) for technicians and an…


How to back-up a Office 365 SharePoint Online site and data

If you are considering moving you data and documents to Office 365, you might wonder how you can perform the reverse operation – move data from Microsoft Online Services to file shares or to a local computer (called off-boarding). In this version of Microsoft Online Services, this is a manual process using the “Connect &…


How to map an Office 365 Document Library in Windows Explorer

Fair Warning Since the launch of the New Office 365 early 2013, this 2011 blog post has become outdated. SkyDrive Pro is now the way to sync files from SharePoint Online to your Windows 7 or 8 desktop. Read more here. //Jesper Osgaard, July 2014 ********************* I often get asked if its possible to map a…


Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365 – new whitepaper

Are you evaluating how Office 365 fits into your overall communication and collaboration strategy plan, both today and into the future? Specific to SharePoint, are you planning for full cloud adoption within your firewall, or will you begin your move to the cloud with a mixed deployment across SharePoint environments – both on-premises and online…


How to do a structured evaluation of Office 365

To enable you to do a structured evaluation of a Office 365 30 day Trial in your organisation, we’ve published a couple of Trial Guides for you to download. One for Midsize and Enterprises (the E plan) and one for Professionals and Small Businesses (the P plan). The guides are intended for administrators and technical decision…


Office 365 – comparing P and E plans

If you are looking for a comparison between the P1 plan and the E plans in Office 365 you might find this table of notes helpful. Please note that the table is without responsibility. It is compiled by myself and might not be accurate at the time you read it (things change). It should only be…