Yammer & SharePoint to become best Friends

So it’s been announced on the Office365 Roadmap. Therefore it’s official. Soon, when you create a Yammer Group it will automatically create a SharePoint Site ! The goal is to turn the conversation into a reliable business class documented solution. You can continue to discuss projects in the very social sense, permitted by Yammer. HoweverContinue reading “Yammer & SharePoint to become best Friends”

Amazing “signature” tip for Mac Users

Received a document in need of your initials or signature? Just open the “Preview” app. Preview is one of the most underrated Mac apps of all time. The app can add your signature to any document. Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed Here’s how it’s done: Open Preview and click on Tools inContinue reading “Amazing “signature” tip for Mac Users”

The plus sign can turn your Gmail into multiple addresses

If you want to use the same Gmail address to sign up for two different accounts on a site, here’s a neat trick. At the end of your handle, append a plus sign and add a word — it’s recognised as a different address but goes to the same Gmail inbox. “For Gmail addresses, onlyContinue reading “The plus sign can turn your Gmail into multiple addresses”

New Stuff for Office365

PRODUCT NEWS DISCUSSIONS   Yammer user profile update from Azure Active Directory On April 15, 2016 Microsoft announced that Yammer user profile properties can be updated centrally in Azure Active Directory, and the changes will be automatically applied to Yammer. This includes properties such as First Name, Last Name, Title and Department.  A full listContinue reading “New Stuff for Office365”

Bin that Server. It’s cheap and cheerful.

So last week, Microsoft announced that they are reducing the minimum amount of users required to purchase Azure RemoteApp. There are two types of people reading this post…the one’s that just went “that’s pretty  good for the SMB market” and then there are those (majority) who heard ” Ahooshi booshey, booshey rooshey”….I’ll explain for theContinue reading “Bin that Server. It’s cheap and cheerful.”

Don’t get caught on Facebook with your pants down.

We all use a lot of different devices to log into Facebook these days. While we’re doing this, we should really think about managing the devices that have access to these accounts. Even if you only use a laptop and/or smartphone, it’s good to check and see where you’re signed in and remove it. YouContinue reading “Don’t get caught on Facebook with your pants down.”

One Drive 4 Business Updates and Roadmap

One Drive for Business, my friend and my foe. Over the past year or so i have grown to love it’s functionality but find myself baffled by some of it’s errors. It’s pretty clear from speaking with my clients that the two things that need to change are the ability to sync more than justContinue reading “One Drive 4 Business Updates and Roadmap”

This post is not just about office 365.

So, in a weekend where i had about 750 social events to attend, it’s safe to say its surprising to me and anyone who knows me that i am actually writing a blog post tonight. I took today and tomorrow off work to actually chill out. But as the old saying goes, “Procrastination is greatContinue reading “This post is not just about office 365.”

A List of SMTP and IMAP Server

Default Ports: Server: Authentication: Port: SMTP Server (Outgoing Messages) Non-Encrypted AUTH 25 (or 587) Secure (TLS) StartTLS 587 Secure (SSL) SSL 465 IMAP Server (Incoming Messages) Non-Encrypted AUTH 143 Secure (TLS) StartTLS 143 Secure (SSL) SSL 993 Googlemail – Gmail Server: Authentication: Port: SMTP Server (Outgoing Messages) smtp.gmail.com SSL 465 smtp.gmail.com StartTLS 587 IMAP ServerContinue reading “A List of SMTP and IMAP Server”


Here we are folks, in a new world of IT. A world of “the cloud”. So what’s the over arching difference between Office365 and all other technologies produced by Microsoft in the past 30 years ? Well…. It’s changed who the IT guy is. It changed who the USER is. IT changed it’s clothes, grabbedContinue reading “We have gone from GATEKEEPER to GROUNDSKEEPER !”