Service Update to Office 365 will be rolled out starting October 20

I received an email from Microsoft last night, informing me (as a Office 365 customer) that the recently announced service update to Office 365 will be rolled out starting October 20 and continuing throughout the end of November, Customers will barely notice the upgrade, Microsoft says that there will be two 30 minutes (max) periods during which SharePoint Online will be read-only. Before this happens, you will receive a notification Details

Review of Effective Time Management – Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life

In their book Effective Time Management – Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life, the authors Lothar Seiwert and Holger Woeltje provide a practical guide to using Outlook (as well as OneNote) to create a time-management system. Simply said, they teach you how to become more structured and organised when using Outlook to manage email, tasks, and appointments. What I really like about this book is that Details

Review of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Deploying Cloud-Based Solutions

Phil Wicklund’s (@philwicklund) book Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Deploying Cloud-Based Solutions came out just last month, and due to my interest in Office 365 I had to purchase it more or less immediately (as usual, ebook so that I can read it on my Kindle; also, I get it immediately and don’t have to wait for it, being in Singapore you sometimes need to order from the US). It has been Details

Review of Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out

I’ve had the ebook of Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out by Teresa Stover, Bonnie Biafore, and Andreea Marinescu on my laptop and my Kindle for quite some time now, but only now I can finally write a review about it. Consisting of more than 1200 pages, this book basically contains everything you need to know about using Project 2010 to manage projects. Not only does it cover the fundamentals, but Details

Small Business vs Enterprise plan in Office 365–which one to choose? Get help from a free decision making flowchart

As it is not possible to switch from a Small Business plan (P1) to an Enterprise plan (E1-E4) and vice versa, it is of uttermost importance to make the right decision right from the start. Nothing worse than starting with a P1 plan and realising after 3 months that you need features that are only available in an Enterprise plan. For this reason, I created a simple flowchart that can Details

Monitoring Activities, Storage, Resources, and Service Health in SharePoint Online (Office 365)

Please Note: the following information is valid for Enterprise accounts only with the exception of Service Health, which is available for all. Whether you’re a small 5 man office, or a large organisation with tens of thousands employees worldwide, if you’re using Office 365 it’s important for you to know what is going on in your SharePoint Online environment. You need to know how much storage you’re currently using, for Details

Adding video to your Office 365 public website

Sometimes you may want to add a video to your Office 365 public website. While you could for example upload your video to a service such as YouTube and use the provided HTML code to embed it with the Video Gadget, more than often you may prefer to host the video within your own site. What you need to do so is your video in a suitable format (e.g. .mov, Details

Free Office 365 ebook now available in mobile formats

After I wrote my review of the book “Microsoft® Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime” by Katherine Murray, Microsoft made it available for free in PDF format. After it was promised that additional formats will be available soon, you can now download the ebook in the formats .epub and .mobi (the latter is the format you need to read it on your Kindle; most other devices should be Details

Speaking at Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference in November

After last year’s great success, the Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference is coming back to Singapore (as well as a first time visit to Hong Kong!) in November. You can find all the details on the official website: I will be giving a presentation again, here are the details: Multi National Case Study Come and hear about how our company started of with different intranet homepages in different countries and Details