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Moving from Midsize Business to one of the new Business Plans

21/9/2015

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Add Partner of Record Link missing from Office365 Portal.

09/9/2015

Another day, another issue… Microsoft have updated the Office365 User Admin Centre. Only slightly but they have forgotten to put back some of the features. Namely the ability to add Partner of Record to an end user account.  ..

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Office365 in Education

07/9/2015

Changes to changes for Academic customers through Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions (OVS-ES) and School Enrollments.   ..

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Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection

17/7/2015

Exchange online plans 1 & 2 both come with a fairly sound spam and malware filter that can be modified by the user where required. But with the increasing number of hackers and their increasing knowledge of IT Infrastructure, some users require more advanced protection. With this in mind, Microsoft have released Advanced Threat Protection. This will be available on the August price list so can be bought through Open from August 1st! Customers buying direct from Microsoft can buy now through their existing portal!   ..

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Office 365 Issues

13/7/2015

So yet again we are having some issues activating Office 365 keys. Usually the way it works is you get a mail from Microsoft telling you that your licenses are ready. And all you have to do is “click here”. You are then asked if you have an account or need to create an account! 
When you click I need to create an account, this error appears!  ..

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Microsoft Cashback is BACK!

09/7/2015

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Office 365 Price Increase

08/7/2015

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So yesterday I heard that Office 365 prices across Western Europe are to rise, effective August 1st 2015. Microsofts reason for this is “Cloud services are rapidly evolving and Microsoft is adding significant value to our products”. This doesn’t surprise me one bit, Microsoft have never claimed that Office 365 pricing was going to stay the same, and I have asked regularly. 

One thing does surprise me though, they have not protected the users who are billed monthly, so if you have an existing plan, and are paying monthly via MOSP, you will pay more in August than you did this month! 

As Office 365 we have had so little notice, I will be recommending all my customers renew their O365 end users this month, they don’t have to apply the key yet, but I will be advising then to buy now, use later! 

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Skype for Business - New features preview

06/7/2015

Microsoft have announced that the technical preview is here. Starting today, Office 365 enterprise customers can register for the following previews:  ..

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Office 365 Transition Guide

03/7/2015


Make a coffee, this is a long one but very much worth the read!
So Microsoft said way back when the new business plans were released,  that they were going to have a plan in place by October 2015 to move existing Small & Midsize Business customers over to the new plans. Then it all went quiet and no one would commit to a date. When I attended Ms Ignite in Chicago in May, I asked several speakers if the plan was still in place, and no one could confirm… 
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