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Reawarded as Microsoft Office 365 MVP

On 1 April 2012, I was awarded as Office 365 MVP from Microsoft for the first time. Today, just as last year, I received the confirmation that I have been reawarded for another year.

I am truely honored to be both recognised for my efforts for the community as well as being part of an amazing group of people, who deliver a lot of great content, share their knowledge, and help the community grow and advance.

Renewed for another year as Office 365 MVP

Today, I’ve been awarded as Office 365 MVP for the second time. I am truly happy and honored to have received this recognition once again, and I’m also looking forward to working with and for the community in the coming year.

mvprenewal(Well yes, even though I live in Singapore, I receive the confirmation in German)

What can you expect from me during the next few months? As I’ll be moving to Europe and start my new job there soon, I’ll be publishing more content in German. I also promise to write more in English (more on hybrid SharePoint / Office 365 environments), I’ve been extremely quiet during the past few weeks. There’s also a SharePoint 2013 book for which I was a co-author which will be published soon, more on that once we’re closer to having it finished. And lastly, I’ll be presenting at the ShareConf in June in Düsseldorf, with further speaking engagements slowly getting lined up.



Office 365 Links of the Week – 27 April 2012

Some interesting articles and blog posts about Office 365:

Storage Update for SharePoint Online Enterprise Plans
Tenant storage quota limit increased to 25 TB (terabytes). Additional storage can be purchased for $0.20 per GB per month


Fellow Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant’s company’s (one of them) website. Currently three great tools are available, namely
– Exchange Federation Discovery Tool (allows you to see which of your contacts support Exchange calendar sharing)
– Lync Contact Migrator (provides users with the ability to migrate their Lync contact list easily between accounts, profiles and even organizations)
– Office 365 Mobile Admin (allows administrators to perform simple user management functions from the palm of their hand by using their phones)


Loryan and his team also developed this helpful website that provides you with some information on your DNS settings, and if they’ve been configured properly for use with Office 365 (also read his blog post)


Three Office 365 books have either just been released or will come out within the next few weeks, all 3 have been authored by MVPs. They are:
Working with Microsoft® Office 365: Running Your Small Business in the Cloud by Brett Hill from http://www.office365answers.com/
Office 365 – Exchange Online Implementation & Migration by Loryan Strant (yes, the same guy! No, he’s doing nothing else besides Office 365) and David Greve
Microsoft Office 365 für kleine Unternehmen (in German) by Martina Grom


Office 365 Helper Scripts  (Microsoft Download Center)
“This package includes a number of helper scripts created during Office 365 deployments. The following pages describe the script, the intended action and associated arguments to successfully run the script. The assumption is that the user executing these scripts has administrator-level Office 365 credentials.”


First meeting of the Office 365 International User Group
Sean McNeill has written a summary of the first meeting


Singapore energy firm saves US$80,000 from server-related costs with Office 365
3 small sucess stories from Southeast Asia