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Microsoft Is Bringing Back dBASE File Support in Access for Office 365 Customers

Microsoft Is Bringing Back dBASE File Support in Access for Office 365 Customers

Microsoft Access customers will either be pleased or amused that Microsoft is bringing back dBASE file support in Access for Office 365 customers.


Microsoft Rebrands Office 365 Network as the Microsoft Tech Community

Microsoft Rebrands Office 365 Network as the Microsoft Tech Community

On September 2, 2016, Anna Chu, a community manager from the Office 365 Network at Microsoft, posted an announcement that the network is rebranding as the Microsoft Tech Community, and confirms that the Yammer-based Office 365 Network will shut down on September 15, 2016.


Using Reply All to Get Off an Email Thread… Just Say No

Using Reply All to Get Off an Email Thread… Just Say No

Using Reply All to ask to be taken off an email thread is a recipe for major headaches. It's best to just ignore the thread or use the Ignore option in Outlook.


Give It a Listen: The Microsoft Cloud Show Interviews Cathy Dew About Women in Technology

Give It a Listen: The Microsoft Cloud Show Interviews Cathy Dew About Women in Technology

In a post on Andrew Connell’s blog today, Andrew posted his pledge for the #IStandByYou campaign along with his August 3 interview for the Microsoft Cloud Show with Cathy Dew about Women in Technology. Good post, Andrew! And good show!


Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – August 11

Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – August 11

Some interesting things happened this week. Activity alerts for Office 365 audit events appeared, Microsoft provided more guidance on how Stream relates to Office 365 Video and the push continued to make the new Office 365 network usable. Add in user photos, passwords, and HYOK, and enough happened to make the week interesting!


Monitoring and Measuring to Ensure Collaboration Success

Monitoring and Measuring to Ensure Collaboration Success

The purpose of this initiative is threefold: to understand how the community defines collaboration success, how they measure that success, and then how they deploy in a way that ensures the defined goal is met and that the proper measurements are in place.


Search Terminology in SharePoint and Office 365

Search Terminology in SharePoint and Office 365

The terminology of Enterprise Search is a special one. We talk about it, discuss it, even have debates about it - but the exact phrases and expressions might have "blur" understandings.


Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 22

Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 22

While Tony is on vacation, he's still up to date on Office 365 news: a bit more on Yammer, preview of Microsoft Bookings, Google Apps vs Office 365 and IT/DEV Connections conference session catalog is now online.


Microsoft FY16Q4 Results Show Strong Growth in Cloud Revenues

Microsoft FY16Q4 Results Show Strong Growth in Cloud Revenues

Microsoft announced their FY16 Q4 results on July 19 and the market duly applauded. My eye was taken by the rather small subtitle on the results announcement that proclaims that the annualized revenue run rate for commercial cloud products had reached $12.1 billion, an increase of $4.1 billion over the year, underlining the strong growth in demand for cloud services.


Microsoft Press Lets Editorial Staff Go

Microsoft Press Lets Editorial Staff Go

The news that Microsoft Press had decided to lay off all its editorial staff came as a shock, especially as I know some of the folks working there as a result of writing two Exchange Inside Out books. It’s always sad when people lose their jobs, but it is much sadder when a highly profitable company can’t find a way to keep such a worthy business unit going.


Office 365, EMS, and cmdlets

Office 365, EMS, and cmdlets

I’m technically on vacation and supposed to be sunning myself in the South of France. However, the ecosystem surrounding Office 365 never stops evolving and changing and I keep a wary eye on what’s happening, even by the pool. Here’s what I have been looking at in the last week.


SEF Unity Connect (Oct 26-28, 2016)

SEF Unity Connect (Oct 26-28, 2016)

Sweden’s top-rated SharePoint and Office 365 conference returns to Stockholm 26-28 October at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm. SEF Unity Connect has been expanded to include more than 50 compelling sessions covering not only SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online, but also Exchange, Skype, and Yammer.


Facebook Loves Office 365 and Other News from the WPC Keynote

Facebook Loves Office 365 and Other News from the WPC Keynote

It’s summertime, Microsoft has just entered a new fiscal year, and the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is in full swing in Toronto. I resisted the temptation to join the heaving multitudes at WPC and instead listened to the live steam of the Tuesday keynote to hear what Microsoft executives were saying about Azure and Office 365.


Metalogix Launches MetaHero Awards Program - Nominations Now Open!

Metalogix Launches MetaHero Awards Program - Nominations Now Open!

Metalogix, the premier provider of unified software to migrate, manage and secure content across enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced the opening of nominations for its eagerly anticipated and newly enhanced MetaHero Awards.


Silicon Valley Darling Facebook Moves to Office 365

Silicon Valley Darling Facebook Moves to Office 365

At the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week, Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, was joined by Facebook CIO Tim Campos to outline Facebook’s confidence in Office 365 as the best tool to empower Facebook's 13,000 employees.


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