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Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration Series – Part 1

By Chris King – Senior Technical Engineer October 11, 2017 Series Overview In this series we cover a unique Office 365 migration scenario known as “Tenant to Tenant” migration. Our goal with this series is to educate stakeholders so they can make educated decisions regarding this type of migration, as there are potential risks to be avoided as well as opportunities to save money in the process. We do so by defining key factors, providing example scenarios, and outlining cutover strategies. In Part 1 below, we provide background information on Office 365 tenants and define important key terms so that…Read the Rest of Article

True Collaboration with Strategic SaaS’s Connect Intranet Solution

September 20, 2017 Improve Collaboration, Engagement and Productivity with an Office 365 Intranet An intranet is a private, internal network for an enterprise designed to be accessed by employees. Virtually every business with more than a handful of employees needs an intranet. With an intranet, employees in all departments can get access to the tools and documents they need to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. The intranet of a typical small- or mid-sized business will at a minimum include: Company calendar Internal/External news (press releases) Key performance indicators (KPIs) Training resources HR and other forms A well-designed company…Read the Rest of Article Strikes a Chord with Legal Firms Using SharePoint Online

By Lacy Omsberg – Senior SharePoint Consultant August 30, 2017 During my 16-years of experience with SharePoint and then SharePoint online, I have worked for many legal firms and in numerous legal departments. The main complaint I hear about using SharePoint as a legal document repository is that it takes too many clicks to upload documents, and users don’t want to take the time to fill in metadata. They are simply too busy to bother. I remember a CEO telling me once that if he goes to more than two places to get something done online, he probably won’t do…Read the Rest of Article

How to make your O365 SharePoint Online migration as easy as possible

By Lacy Omsberg – Senior SharePoint Consultant August 24, 2017 Whether you are migrating from another cloud service or an on-premises email and file share configuration, the task of migrating to O365 can seem daunting.  There are, however, a few things you can do in advance to make the transition less painful and more efficient. Flatten your file share folder structures.  I have spent countless hours trying to fix file structures that are simply too deep and complex. These structures often contain duplicate files, obsolete files, and garbage files. Just making an effort to organize your current file structure will…Read the Rest of Article

Azure AD Connect Updates Causing Password Synchronization To Fail – Solved!

By Chris King – Senior Technical Engineer August 1, 2017 Office 365 administrators should be aware that the latest Azure AD Connect in-place updates may not automatically copy over the setting to sync passwords to Office 365 Azure AD. If AD Connect is configured to upgrade automatically or if manual upgrades are performed, the configuration wizard may need to be run again and password sync re-enabled if password sync failures are encountered. Also covered are instructions to disable Azure AD Connect automatic updates and best practices for future-proofing AD connect from unexpected failures due to credentials issues. Skip the next…Read the Rest of Article

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