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How a complete company directory can make Office 365 even better

Posted by Greg Henley on 08-Nov-2017 15:33:52

Office 365 has played an enormous role in digital workplace transformation. It’s given you a more efficient IT setup, cut down the time you spend on admin, let your employees work remotely and protected you from the latest cyber threats. But a complete company directory can make it even better.

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What you didn’t know about Office 365

Posted by Greg Henley on 03-Oct-2017 14:51:34

You probably use it to send emails in Outlook and save dates in your Calendar. But did you know you can use other Office 365 apps to do so much more?

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DocuSign is now part of our Digital Productivity Portfolio

Posted by Paul Kenyon on 30-May-2017 11:29:21

Cloud Business is pleased to announce the addition of DocuSign - the global market leader in e-signature solutions to our cloud services portfolio.

As digital workplace experts, we specialise in helping our clients harness digital productivity within their working environments. DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management and eSignature services are proven to play a pivotal role in increasing productivity within the Digital Workplace, especially in an Office 365 user environment.
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What is an 'intranet-in-a-box' ?

Posted by Jack Humphrey on 13-Mar-2017 10:54:24

An intranet-in-a-box is a set of templates and functionality that transforms the out-of-the box SharePoint experience. The new intranet-in-a-box revolution is set to bring corporate intranet technology within the grasp of SMBs. Many of these intranet solutions have sophisticated features such as a news publishing process, social media capabilities, Business Intelligence (BI) reporting functionality and come designed for enhanced mobile collaboration.

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The Life Cycle of an Email Hack

Posted by Cloud Business on 27-Jan-2017 13:23:18

Everyone has witnessed the effects of an email hack, whether at work or at home. While your risk of being hacked may seem low, the threat to your company’s data is serious. Business email continues to be the primary security threat employers face-specifically, malicious email attachments, spear phishing and ransom ware. 

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5 steps to a successful Lotus Notes to Office 365 Migration

Posted by James Butler on 03-Oct-2016 13:41:27

At Cloud Business, we have managed the Lotus Notes to Office 365 migration for thousands of users. This has allowed us to codify our approach into a 5 step procedure. This approach can make a complex migration procedure straightforward and means there are no nasty surprises or down time and lots of happy users!

Here's an overview of our 5 step migration procedure:

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The real reasons users move from Lotus Notes to Office 365

Posted by James Butler on 23-Sep-2016 17:13:02

Here at Cloud Business, we have been helping our customers migrate from Lotus Notes to a modern Microsoft Office 365 workplace for the past 4 years. One of the first questions we ask is, why do you want to migrate? This is important to help plan the migration strategy, timing and the level of user engagement needed to make the transformation successful.

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How to Enable Delve Analytics in Office 365

Posted by David Bishop on 17-Feb-2016 10:35:26

Delve Analytics is available to purchase as an add-on license for Office 365 users or as part of the E5 SKU.

Once you have purchased your licenses and assigned them to your users, there are further steps needed to begin the background data collection.

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Internet Explorer end of support - what you need to do!

Posted by James Stone on 11-Jan-2016 11:42:00

What does end of support for Internet Explorer mean?

Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

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5 things you didn't know about Office 365 Groups

Posted by David Bishop on 26-Nov-2015 12:30:00

Office 365 Groups are a mixture of the services offered as part of Office 365 and they've got some great potential.

For small businesses I believe Groups functionality can be harnessed right away as an easy to use planning and collaboration space for teams.For larger businesses, Groups don't offer the management or governance settings required and things could quickly get out of control. 

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The lifecycle of Yammer users on your Office 365

Posted by Victoria Ross on 19-Oct-2015 10:30:00

As an Office 365 administrator, you can activate and control the lifecycle of all of your yammer users on your tenant. You can control everything from the moment that user joins your company until the moment they leave you.

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How to set up Skype for Business meetings in Outlook

Posted by Victoria Ross on 01-Sep-2015 12:24:38

At Cloud Business we use Skype for Business for our online meetings all the time. I thought showing you how to utilize Skype for Business would be useful for any Office 365 newbies out there!

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Removing External Users from SharePoint Online

Posted by David Bishop on 17-Aug-2015 10:33:00
SharePoint Online makes it extremely easy to share sites, lists, libraries or documents with external parties.
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ADFS configuration for User Agent Strings in Chrome & FireFox

Posted by David Sampson on 02-Jul-2015 15:44:00

The supported User Agent Strings for ADFS 3.0 by default do not support Single Sign-On from Third-Party browsers, i.e. Firefox and Chrome. To enable this functionality you can add additional supported User Agent Strings to the ADFS configuration.

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Mobile Device Management meets Office 365

Posted by Matthew Garrett on 22-May-2015 12:41:00

As part of enhanced security and compliance features for Office 365, Microsoft have been rolling out a new set of Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities to new and existing Office 365 customers.

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Infopedia is launched at Microsoft Ignite

Posted by Brendan Clarke on 15-May-2015 11:50:00

Whilst I worked at Microsoft one resource we all used continually was a knowledge management portal known internally as “Infopedia”. It was a search driven SharePoint portal that allowed you to find information (documents, presentation and experts) on pretty much everything. Back in those days it was a combination of search results and pages that were curated by subject matter experts (a little like WikiPedia).

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OneDrive for Business news released at Microsoft Ignite

Posted by David Bishop on 07-May-2015 17:37:00

I've been lucky enough to be in Chicago for the Microsoft Ignite conference this week, and here are some points I have picked up about changes to OneDrive for Business.

Microsoft have been talking about their current storage solutions on OneDrive for Business and they have realised the enterprise storage solution isn't enough for what you need. What Microsoft are also doing is changing that.

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Business collaboration using sharing links and Alerts on OneDrive for Business

Posted by David Bishop on 20-Apr-2015 13:35:00

Here are a couple of tips to get the most out of your business collaboration on OneDrive for Business.

Create anonymous download links

OneDrive for Business allows you to create anonymous links for access to individual files however this feature only allows users to view or edit the files in the browser.

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Outlook 2013 Single Sign on with Office 365

Posted by David Sampson on 04-Mar-2015 11:54:00

 

Recently Microsoft announced the release of updates to Office 2013 clients and Office 365 to support new authentication flows enabled by the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). Now this article is a little confusing so what does this actually mean?

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Displaying SharePoint Online lists to parent or sub-sites

Posted by David Bishop on 28-Nov-2014 17:38:00

Displaying a list web part from a parent site to a sub-site, or a sub-site to a parent site is a common requirement. SharePoint Online 2013 allows you to do this by publishing the list to the 'site gallery', at which point it is made available to add as a web part on parent or sub-sites within the same site collection.

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Litigation Hold, In-Place Hold and eDiscovery in Office 365

Posted by David Bishop on 24-Feb-2014 10:44:00

 

It is often the case that companies will want to protect their email data from being deleted accidentally, or intentionally. Often there are legal requirements for all correspondence to be kept for a number of years.

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