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A (non) Profitable Journey–Part 2

August 4, 2015

As promised, this is the second post in a series of posts about work I’m doing at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary in Victoria.  As you may recall from my first post, I said that I would document the good, the bad and the ugly!  Well, here we go with some of everything! Read More

A (Non)Profitable Journey — Part 1

July 12, 2015

I am embarking on a series of posts about how non-profits can benefit from Office 365, the Microsoft programs for non-profits and a bunch of other goodies on the side, all to better help non-profits squeeze every ounce of value they can from their limited financial resources.  And this won’t all just be “theory”, I’ll Read More

Uncle Rob’s Office 365 Migration Primer – Part 2

July 7, 2015

This is the second part of my discussion about methods of migrating from on-premise Exchange to Office 365. In the first part of the discussion I identified some key things you need to know about Exchange and Outlook and I described the simple migration methodology of using PST files to move data between your old, Read More

Office 365 – Be mindful of the “Domains” that you enter in your tenancy

June 19, 2015

This is just a quick little post to remind you to be “mindful” of the domains you configure in your Office 365 tenancy, specially so when you are at the first steps of setting up a new tenancy. People who don’t deal with this stuff on a day-in, day-out basis can get confused about all Read More

Uncle Rob’s Office 365 Migration Primer – Part 1

June 6, 2015

I had a meeting last week with a non-profit and during our discussions I heard many of the same things that I have heard in the past which indicate a total lack of understanding on the part of the end-user organization as to how their Outlook and Exchange actually work.  And it isn’t just end-users Read More

Office 365 – Datacentres coming to Canada!

June 2, 2015

Microsoft announced this morning (June 2, 2015) that Office 365, Azure and CRM would soon be available out of Canadian datacentres!  This is a monumental announcement for all of the Canadian organizations that have wanted to move to O365 or other Microsoft Cloud services and have been blocked by real (or perceived) privacy issues and Read More

Office 365–Ch, Ch, Ch Changes!

May 16, 2015

Microsoft is on a roll, the mantra of “Agile” is in place and Satya’s troops are delivering changes, new products and a whole bunch more at an unprecedented pace.  Some days it can be a bit overwhelming as the announcements just seem to steamroll along.  But that is OK as you don’t have to wrap Read More

Office 365 – Subscriptions and Housekeeping

April 27, 2015

Office 365 lets you add and change subscriptions at will (well, pretty much).  This is all fine and dandy but you can start to make a real hash of things if you are not careful.  As an example, consider the following: This is a customer of ours and their subscription listing is not atypical, many Read More

Office 365 – Uncle Rob Explains Exchange Migration Options

April 5, 2015

I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and try to cut through some of the “fog” that surrounds email migrations to Office 365.  While there are all sorts of scenarios based on individual situations, there are really only two ways that migrations happen from on-prem Exchange to O365; 1) use Microsoft tools with Read More

Office 365 – Small Biz Hacks

March 29, 2015

Microsoft has launched a new “tips” site for Office 365 small business users – Small biz hacks.  The site is here and I encourage you to have a look. Two of my colleagues – Sean Wallbridge and Alec McCauley – already have “hacks” featured on the site.  There are hacks coming soon from me and Read More

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