Office 365–Yammer and Outlook Groups

I realized as I was writing my posts about Outlook Groups that some people might wonder if there would be a reason to use a Group in place of Yammer or vice versa.  So I thought a quick discussion about…

Volunteer! It’s good for your soul!

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill   I volunteer with a couple of organizations, one of which I write about regularly on this blog, Swan Lake Christmas…

Stupid Licensing Practices

This is a rant so be forewarned … We discovered an “interesting” kink in Backup Exec licensing this week.  I will admit that we had not been paying attention to the changes announced first by Symantec and then Veritas so…

Office 365 – “Outlook” Groups, Part 2

In the first part of this series I looked at the basics of creating an Outlook Group in the Office 365 Mail client and I also highlighted the components of the created Group.  In this post I’m going to look…

Office 365 – “Outlook” Groups, Part 1

One of my favourite features in O365 is Groups.  I think it is one of the most useful features that Microsoft has rolled into O365 over the past 12 – 14 months and one that all organization sizes can utilize. …

Uncle Rob’s O365 Licensing Primer

O365 licensing seems to confuse a lot of people so I’m going to attempt to demystify it somewhat for all concerned.  Hopefully, my explanations will help dispel confusion! The first thing to understand is that O365 is a subscription service;…

A (Non) Profitable Journey – Part 5

One BIG feature of Server 2012 R2 Essentials (either the full on Essentials install or the Essentials role) is the built-in ability to integrate your local Windows user accounts with your Office 365 accounts.  To be clear, this is not…