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  • Ultimate Guide to SharePoint Size and Usage Limitations

    Matt Wade ON Jul 27, 2016

    If there’s one thing all SharePointers have to keep in mind, it’s the limits of the tool you’re using. I’ve put together a useful infographic you should consult to remind yourself what limitations you could hit in SharePoint if you’re not careful. These limits are specific to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.

  • No Good Answers for Office 365 Backups

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 26, 2016

    Vendors of backup software often focus on the data belonging to a single application. It’s an approach that does not work for Office 365 where new applications use components drawn from multiple workloads. Traditional backup and restore approach is inadequate Office 365 Groups and Office 365. But the real question is whether cloud backups make sense.

  • I Hang with the Guys – and So Should You

    Stephanie Donahue ON Jul 22, 2016

    Stephanie provides some great advice to women in technology for her contribution to the #IStandByYou campaign.

  • Using Azure Information Protection

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 20, 2016

    Learn how Azure Information Protection, now in public preview, allows existing Azure Rights Management (RMS) templates to be applied to protect content generated by Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (2010 to 2016) automatically based on a simple classification scheme defined in an Azure protection policy.

  • Microsoft Press Lets Editorial Staff Go

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 17, 2016

    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.

  • Microsoft Launches New Office 365 Network Online Community; 88,000-User Yammer Network to Close

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 15, 2016

    A dozy Friday afternoon in mid-summer is just the time to announce a change in direction, which is just what Microsoft did today when they said that the current Yammer-based Office 365 Network was going to be swapped out for a new Office 365 Network powered by the well-known Lithium platform.

  • Facebook Loves Office 365 and Other News from the WPC Keynote

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 13, 2016

    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.

  • Understanding SOME of the Pratfalls and Pitfalls of Sharing in a Collaborative World

    Marc D Anderson ON Jul 12, 2016

    Using some good graphics, Marc explains the levels of hierarchy in SharePoint in a way that will make sense to most users who struggle with where a document goes and where one might want to establish security for sharing documents with others.

  • Following the News at the Worldwide Partner Conference

    IT Unity Staff ON Jul 11, 2016

    You can follow much of the news from the Worldwide Partner Conference going on July 11-13 in Toronto, Canada at #WPC16. See here for other important links.

  • Azure RMS, Exchange Online, and BYOK

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 06, 2016

    Office 365 makes it much easier to protect confidential information using Azure Rights Management Services (RMS). Companies often want to control the encryption keys used to protect information using a process called “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK). Azure RMS supports BYOK for Office 365 but only if you accept some significant reductions in Exchange Online functionality.

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  • ClearPointe Clears the Way to the Cloud

    Karen Forster ON Jul 28, 2016

    Learn how ClearPointe cloud implementation saved a customer $79K/month, increased perf, and completed the project in 5 mos vs 5 yrs

  • Using OneNote for Meeting Minutes

    Thomas Duff ON Jul 27, 2016

    When you are the organizer of a meeting, you typically have to take notes of the meeting and share them with all the participants. This can sometimes be a lot of work. Did you know there's an easier way to do it in OneNote?

  • Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 22

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 22, 2016

    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.

  • Office 365 Developer Podcast Episode 100: Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper on the Future of SharePoint

    Office Blogs ON Jul 21, 2016

    In episode 100 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Jeff Teper, the Corporate Vice President of SharePoint and OneDrive. Former host Jeremy Thake also makes a surprise appearance.

  • The Anatomy of an Office API Vulnerability

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 21, 2016

    Office 365 is not immune to security vulnerabilities in the code that make up its services. In this case, an ISV discovered a gaping hole in a new API introduced in March 2016 to enable access to reporting data for Office 365 tenants. Fortunately, the gap has been fixed and we can relax. That is, until the next vulnerability is discovered.

  • Microsoft FY16Q4 Results Show Strong Growth in Cloud Revenues

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 20, 2016

    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.

  • Get the Most Out of Built-in SharePoint Tools and Features

    Matt Wade ON Jul 19, 2016

    SharePoint is packed with productivity tools that require no code to use. If you're relatively new to using SharePoint, here are some great tools you can use out of the box.

  • Microsoft Introduces Preview of New Stream Video Service: Office 365 Video Users Surprised

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 19, 2016

    You can’t have too many services to upload, organize, and play back videos. Microsoft has done a decent job of the Office 365 Video portal, but it operates within the walled garden of an Office 365 tenant and the videos are only accessible to tenant users. The new Stream service (now in preview) is designed to be more social and more accessible to the wider world. The two will merge in the future.

  • Join the StratusForms Slack Team Today!

    Mark Rackley ON Jul 18, 2016

    StratusForms is excited to announce the creation of our new Slack Team and we invite the IT Unity community, which hosts StratusForms, to be a part of. Slack is a great way to keep track of all the new features we are adding to StratusForms as well as the ideal place to engage the StratusForms community.

  • Eliminating Duplicate Lines In an Excel Table

    Thomas Duff ON Jul 18, 2016

    Excel is a great way to build tables of data, but sometimes you need to make sure you don't have any duplicates in your data. That may be easy if you only have a dozen rows, but what if you have thousands? It's very simple… use the Remove Duplicates menu option!

  • Office 365, EMS, and cmdlets

    Tony Redmond ON Jul 14, 2016

    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.

  • Silicon Valley Darling Facebook Moves to Office 365

    Brad Sams ON Jul 12, 2016

    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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