Thursday, July 30, 2015

Office Mechanics: Windows 10 updates for Office 365 admins

Windows 10 is launched, Whats next for Office 365 with this new release?  is the question that was answered now by Microsoft, Some new innovations in terms of Administration are showcased to general audience through the latest Office Mechanics Video series.

Watch the new innovations in action here : Office Mechanics: Windows 10 updates for Office 365 admins

Review the Official blog post here: Office Blogs - Windows 10 updates for Office 365 admins

we can expect more to come in the future days. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Windows 10 Launched!!!

Today is a great day as Microsoft team released the most awaited Windows 10 Operating system to the world,  Celebrations are already stared all around the community.Please join hands with me and welcome the next generation of Windows.

Official Announcement extract,

On July 29, we will make Windows 10 available, across 190 countries, as a free upgrade* or with new PCs and tablets. We are excited to bring Windows 10 and its many innovations to the world.

Read more here: Windows 10 Launch: Celebrating with our Fans and Announcing #UpgradeYourWorld

Monday, July 27, 2015

Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module

Microsoft team has released the latest Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module that allows use of Windows PowerShell to manage Skype for Business Online deployments.

Download here: Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module

Ensure that you read the system requirements before installing the module.

Read the below TechNet blogs to know more,

Using Windows PowerShell to manage Skype for Business Online

Downloading and installing the Skype for Business Online Connector module

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Office 365 Training: Get it done from anywhere

Microsoft team has recently published a new presentation “Get it done from anywhere.” In this presentation, you’ll see how you can use Office, Office Online, and OneDrive to get stuff done from almost anywhere.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 - Preview now Available

Most awaited Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 - Preview now Available for download, you can test and share your feedback to Microsoft that adds more value to shape the product before it reaches GA.

Download here: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 - Preview

Access the Official EHLO blog post here: Announcing Exchange Server 2016 Preview!

You can refer my earlier blog post to review the prerelease documentation on TechNet.

Much more on the way stay tuned...

Exchange Server 2016 Prerelease Documentation now Available !!!

Microsoft team has started to publish Exchange Server 2016 documentation in TechNet, this documentation is a prerelease documentation and the contents may change overtime when Exchange Server 2016 preview gets released and further on.
Here is the official extract,

A limited set of content is available for Exchange 2016 Preview. Additional content will be made available over time. If you can't find what you're looking for, check out the help for Exchange 2013; much of the help available for Exchange 2013 can also be used with Exchange 2016 Preview.

You can access the TechNet documentation here: Exchange Server 2016

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Troubleshoot Password Synchronization when using an Azure AD sync Appliance

Directory synchronization is a key component with Office 365, Password Sync is one of the key features of Directory synchronization that is implemented on a vast scale, with recent deployments by both Organizations that deploy AD FS for SSO and also by Organizations that rely on Password Sync for Same Sign-on.

This article contains information to help you troubleshoot common issues that you may encounter when you synchronize passwords from the on-premises environment to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) by using an Azure AD sync appliance.

Access the Troubleshooter here:

Read the first section "Before you start troubleshooting" and ensure that you have the latest version of Azure AD Connect installed. 

Note: All other Azure AD Sync appliances are being deprecated. Therefore, if you're using another appliance, install Azure AD Connect.

New Home of PowerShell !!!

Microsoft team recently launched a new website for PowerShell, that stands as a one stop resource online to know more and do more with PowerShell for everyone.

Access the New Home here:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Step-by-step video: Set up ADFS for Office 365 for Single Sign-On

I recently came across this excellent Microsoft Knowledge base article, that shows how to setup ADFS for Office 365 for Single Sign-on with respect to both ADFS 3.0 a.k.a  ADFS for Windows Server 2012 R2 and ADFS 2.0

Access the Article here: Step-by-step video: Set up ADFS for Office 365 for Single Sign-On

Now you setup and configure ADFS for Office 365 at ease with the new AD Connect Tool

Monday, July 13, 2015

Office 365 E5 is on the way!!!

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 has begun and as a part of the event, today Microsoft team announced the upcoming availability of the new Office 365 Enterprise Suite called E5 before the end of this calendar year.

Here is the Official announcement extract,

I am also pleased to announce our plans to introduce a new premium Office 365 Enterprise Suite called E5 before the end of this calendar year. E5 will encompass the core value of the modern productivity and collaboration capabilities Office 365 provides today, as well as significant new capabilities including Skype for Business services for real-time communication such as Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing, new analytics features like Power BI Pro and Delve Organizational Analytics, and new advanced security features such as eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Data Loss Protection (DLP) and Safe Attachments.

Review the Office blog post here for more details : News from WPC—invested in Partner growth

Stay tuned for more updates...

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Office 365 Activity Report is on the way !!!

Microsoft team launched the new Compliance Center to address the Compliance and Security needs of Office 365 customers, to add to this now we have the new Office 365 Activity report and other few enhancements made available to benefit the needs of the Organization in this evolving IT world, where data is accessed from various locations in various modes every second.

Here is the extract from the announcement,

We are pleased to announce the roll-out of new activity logging and reporting capabilities for Office 365, including the Office 365 activity report, comprehensive logging capability, PowerShell command or cmdlet and a preview of the Office 365 Management Activity API.

Access the Official blog post here: Announcing new activity logging and reporting capabilities for Office 365

We can soon see this started to roll-out to customers and will update this post with some real time experience for your review. Stay tuned....

Monday, July 06, 2015

Preview of New Skype for Business Services in Office 365

Microsoft team last week made a significant announcement for Skype for Business by launching the technical preview of new Services in Office 365 that will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365.

Access the Official Blog post to know more: Announcing preview of new Skype for Business services in Office 365

You can register directly for the preview program here :

Additionally view the new Office Mechanics "Skype Meeting Broadcast experience" video.

Read the FAQs for more details.

*Get your #Skype4B questions answered by Microsoft experts in #YamJam this Thursday from 10:30-11:30am PT.  Connect to Office 365 IT Pro Network in Yammer to be a part of this event.


Download the Technical Preview: Skype for Business Online, Meeting Migration Tool that will update all of your existing meetings after you are enabled for PSTN Conferencing in Skype for Business Online.

Technical Preview: Skype for Business Online, Meeting Migration Tool (32-bit)

Technical Preview: Skype for Business Online, Meeting Migration Tool (64-bit)

Stay tuned for more updates...