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Microsoft Office

How do I create a Microsoft Account?

Having a Microsoft account gives you access to OneDrive, Skype, and other Microsoft apps and services. Find out how to create or sign into your account. ​   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Can SCCM Configuration Baselines Replace GPOs?

Upfront I’ll state that Active Directory (AD) Group Policy Objects (GPO) are great for what they were originally designed to do: manage foundational settings on a large number of users/computers. Since their original release, there have been some great advancements, such as Group Policy Preferences (GPP), WMI Filtering, and the ability to easily extend with ADMX files. There are also some features that were introduced, and remain today, that should have gone by the wayside a long time ago: logon/logoff scripts, MSI deployments, automatic home drive mapping, to name a few. Where many companies run into issues is around the over-use/incorrect use of GPOs. Behaviors such as creating a new GPO to manage a single application’s settings, creation of Organization Units (OU) specifical...

Set up Windows devices for Microsoft 365 Business

If you have a Microsoft 365 Business subscription, and have devices that are licensed for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Pro, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, which is a prerequisite for deploying Windows 10 Business. In this video, learn about the different ways you can upgrade your Windows devices to Windows 10 Pro Creators Update, join them to your organization’s Azure Active Directory, and then confirm that devices were upgraded to Windows 10 Business as part of your Microsoft 365 Business subscription.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Delivers an Office 2016 Hotfix to Fix Problems Introduced in August Updates

Here we are again. This makes several months in a row where Microsoft has introduced bugs through its normal patching cycle that it then needs to solve through additional monthly patches. While this creates extra work for Microsoft, it definitely creates extra work for Microsoft’s customers. On August 22, Microsoft deliver a new patch for Office 2016 that solves the following… After you install the August 1, 2017, update for Office 2016 (KB4011051), the hyperlinks functionality may stop working in Excel 2016. For the 32-bit version of Outlook 2016, Office Store redirects you to the web store instead of opening the in-client store. Editing languages and Help languages may be changed unexpectedly. For example, a display language may be missing from the editing languages list even...

Office 365 Update for August 2017

Jim Naroski covers recent enhancements to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity solution for the modern workplace.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Keeping your Office clients up-to-date: New tools and aligned update model with Windows 10

Explore the streamline update model between Office and Windows 10. See the upcoming changes to Office 365 system requirements so that your Office desktop apps can benefit from the latest Office 365 capabilities. Also, take a look at the improvements that we’re making to make it simpler to deploy and update Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 10.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

August Sees 1 Security Update and 29 Non-security Updates for Microsoft Office

Today’s the day. Today, you can expect a bevy of Microsoft Office updates to hit the wire. But, this month is a bit strange. The first Tuesday of each month is the regular schedule for Office updates, but since August 1st fell on Tuesday – Microsoft delayed delivery and is pushing out Office updates the same day as regular security updates. If history is any indicator, this will result in a high level of failure. This month, Microsoft has released 1 security update among a total of 30 updates – 29 of them are not security related. KB 4036121: August 8, 2017, update for Microsoft Office As always…testing is a requirement. Microsoft’s Office updates have set many customers back on their heels in the last few months due to the update introducing problems of their...

Microsoft 365 Business First Run Experience

Follow along as we show you how to setup Microsoft 365 Business for your organization.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Securing data and end-user devices with Microsoft 365 Business

See how to setup Microsoft 365 Business to help protect company data on Windows 10 devices and employees’ personal devices.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Office Non-Security Updates for August 2017

Microsoft today has released its August 2017 updates for Office products. This normally happens on the first Tuesday of the month. Unfortunately, though, as has been the case for the past couple months, the Office updates have introduced bugs of their own that Microsoft has spent cycles trying to resolve. So, test frequently and often! If you experience a problem with any of the updates, let us  know. Here’s what’s available today… Office 2013 Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB4011080) Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3172443) Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011070) Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011077) Update for Microsoft Project 2013 (KB4011084) Update for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Client Components SDK (KB3213571) Update for Microsoft Word 2013 ...

Advanced Threat Protection across Windows 10 and Office

Explore the security across your email and endpoints with the unified ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) experience across Office and Windows. See the spectrum of defense’s across known and unknown attacks, including the filters in place to stop known threats in real-time, near real-time threat removal ahead of broad impact, and the discovery investigation containment and response to advanced threats that make it through all prior defenses.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Office 365 Update for July 2017

Jim Naroski covers recent enhancements to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity solution for the modern workplace.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!