Microsoft 365 – How To Enable A Progressive Web Application

A Progressive Web Application (PWA) is an application that runs in a website which you can separately have an icon for on your desktop (Windows, Chromebook, Raspberry PI, Linux, Android and other operating systems). This icon can be pinned to the Start Menu (or equivalent) and starting it opens the web application in a separate… Continue reading Microsoft 365 – How To Enable A Progressive Web Application

[New] External Email Notification in Exchange Online

This is a new feature released in March 2021 that adds support in Outlook (Mac, OWA, Mobile) for the display of the external status of the sender – note at the time of writing it does not add this feature to Outlook for the PC. This should be used to replace the way this has… Continue reading [New] External Email Notification in Exchange Online

Deploying Zoom Add-In To All Outlook Users

With the sudden change in working practices, a (large) number of companies has start to use Zoom as their video conferencing software. Though this software is not from Microsoft, that does not stop an Office 365 or Exchange Server administrator helping their users out in terms of scheduling Zoom meetings via an add-in in Outlook.… Continue reading Deploying Zoom Add-In To All Outlook Users

Making Your Office 365 Meeting Rooms Accessible

Or How to Use Set-Place to Configure Your Meeting Rooms or How Wheelchair Users Can Find The Best Meeting Rooms In Your Organization etc. – there are many different titles I can think of for this blog post. They are all to do with setting useful properties against your meeting rooms so that your users… Continue reading Making Your Office 365 Meeting Rooms Accessible

Save Time! Have All Your Meetings End Early [or start late]

Updated April 22nd 2021 with new global default settings I am sure you have been in a meeting, where the meeting end time rolls around and there is a knock at the door from the people who want the meeting room now, as their meeting time has started and yours has finished. What if you… Continue reading Save Time! Have All Your Meetings End Early [or start late]

Conversation Red Number in Skype For Business That Won’t Go Away

I have had this issue for ages, but could not find any answer for it on the internet that did not involve resetting Skype for Business or other complex stuff when in fact the answer is so easy it hurts! Finding it was one of those Duh! moments. You have this: Skype for Business shows… Continue reading Conversation Red Number in Skype For Business That Won’t Go Away

OWA and Conditional Access: Inconsistent Error Reports

Here is a good error message. Its good, because I could not find any references to it on Google and the fault was nothing to do with the error message: The error says “something went wrong” and “Ref A: a long string of Hex Ref B: AMSEDGE0319 Ref C: Date Time”. The server name in… Continue reading OWA and Conditional Access: Inconsistent Error Reports

Bypassing Focused Inbox and Clutter Folders

For the last few years Exchange Online mailboxes have been processed by a service call Clutter, which moved the less important emails, or indeed the clutter, to a dedicated folder. This is now in the processes of being replaced by the Focused Inbox, which is client version dependant and is all based on views on… Continue reading Bypassing Focused Inbox and Clutter Folders

Continuing Adventures in AD FS Claims Rules

Updated 20th April 2017 There is an excellent article at http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2012/06/26/an-adfs-claims-rules-adventure.aspx which discusses the use of Claims Rules in AD FS to limit some of the functionality of Office 365 to specific network locations, such as being only allowed to use Outlook when on the company LAN or VPN or to selected groups of users.… Continue reading Continuing Adventures in AD FS Claims Rules

Errors in Moving Exchange Archive Mailboxes to Office 365

I was trying to move an Archive mailbox to the Office 365 service from my demo environment the other day when I came across an error I thought I would note down here for completion. I could not find the error elsewhere on the internet An archive mailbox must be enabled before it can be… Continue reading Errors in Moving Exchange Archive Mailboxes to Office 365

The New Rights Management Service

This blog is the start of a series of articles I will write over the next few months on how to ensure that your data is encrypted and secured to only the people you want to access it, and only for the level of rights you want to give them. The technology that we will… Continue reading The New Rights Management Service

Message Classifications, Exchange 2013, Exchange Online and Outlook

Message Classifications are a way to tag email with a property that describes the purpose of the email, for example “Internal Use Only” might be a classification to tell the recipient of the email that the message should not be forwarded. Classifications are configured by administrators and appear shortly after creation in Outlook Web App,… Continue reading Message Classifications, Exchange 2013, Exchange Online and Outlook

Unknown Error, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010

It’s a well documented issue with Outlook 2003 connecting to Exchange 2010 that means Outlook 2003 is not as responsive in Online mode as it was with legacy versions of Exchange Server (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009942). What is less well documented is an odd error message that can appear because of this interaction. Imagine the following scenario. User… Continue reading Unknown Error, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010