I’m back!

After a hiatus of about 6 months I decided to bring my blog back online, I hope you’ll find it useful. There have been a couple of changes!  First off the former address, thebeagle.beagledom.ca has been shortened down to simply…

Welcome to the “new” TheBeagle!

Welcome to my new blog which is a continuation of my old blog — thebeagle.itgroove.net.  I’m still cleaning up after migrating content from the old blog so if you are looking at a post and it appears like there are missing…

Windows 10 for Business Adopters

We’ve been chatting internally at itgroove about Windows 10 (and playing with it, of course!) and we are taking a stance regarding corporate adoption that is probably pretty common.  Before you jump on the bandwagon you need to put Windows…

Office 365 – OWA & Outlook Apps Revisited and Flaws Found

I wrote a post a few months back about the new(ish) Outlook app vs the older OWA app.  At the time I stated that I was sticking with OWA on my Android. I’ve had a chance to revisit the apps…

Office 365–Service health and service trust

Microsoft has been accused of many things over the years but one thing they cannot be accused of is hiding the status of their online services behind walls of secrecy.  In fact, if anything, they make it all very visible,…

Office 365–MSFT Giveth and MSFT Taketh Away

OK, now that my “biblical” title has caught your attention I’ll explain myself … 2014 has seen big changes in Office 365.  Microsoft has been rolling out change after change after change.  Delve, Clutter, Sway, Office Mix as well as…

Office 365 – Apples and Giraffes Comparisons

I was chatting with a long-term customer of ours the other day.  They have been using a “cheap” hosted email service (POP/IMAP) from their web site hoster for years.  The cost of providing email services to their 150 or so users…

Office 365 – Switch Plans Wizard

Office 365 gives you the ability to switch your plan, generally so that you can move up to a bigger, more comprehensive plan.  If you have no need to change then you probably don’t need to read any further.  However,…