Tag Archive: Exchange

Dec 10 2013

Manage Distribution Groups in Office 365

Here’s a quick tip for users of Office 365 – not the subscription version of the productivity software but the version that includes Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and Lync in the cloud. Distribution groups have long been staple functionality of Microsoft Exchange with tremendous flexibility in the way that they can be used. From simple lists …

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Aug 06 2013

Add People to the Office 365 GAL

If you’re using Office 365 for Small Business or higher then you might be wondering about how to add external users to the GAL (that’s the Global Address List). Automatically, people inside your company domain will appear in the list but if you want to add other people then it might not be immediately apparent. …

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Jun 30 2013

MobileIron for Windows Phone 8

if you work for a larger company and you need to access your corporate e-mail then you may be required to install MobileIron on your device in order to enforce specific security policies. Whilst MobileIron is available for iOS and Android devices you may be wondering what about Windows Phone 8 if you’ve got yourself …

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Dec 28 2012

Maintaining Contact Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Google is starting to flex its muscle a little bit in dumping Exchange ActiveSync for its Gmail service unless you are a paying customer or you have existing devices setup on a free basis. This might be problematic if you’re using a new iOS device or a Windows Phone handset in the future. At least …

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Jul 21 2012

Giving Office 365 a Shot

Just a quick update. You might have read about my e-mail woes in yesterday’s article and not wanting to leave things lingering for too long I decided to pull the trigger and try out Office 365 free for thirty days. I have always been a big user of Outlook and moving the back end of …

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Aug 18 2011

Cleanup Your Hotmail Contacts

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Here’s a quick tip for tonight. If you’ve had a Hotmail address for a while you might have accumulated a lot of addresses in the contacts list. Particularly as Hotmail has gained more features in the form of Exchange-like functionality (including Exchange ActiveSync) people can use the service in a way similar to how most …

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Jul 09 2011

Windows Phone 7 and Google’s Artificial Limitation of Multiple Calendars

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If you happen to use more than one calendar in Google Mail or your corporate e-mail then you might have realised that Windows Phone 7 only seems to support the primary calendar for some reason over Exchange ActiveSync. This is despite other EAS compatible devices such as the iPhone and iPad having worked with multiple …

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Jun 28 2011

Office 365 Drops Out of Beta

Here’s a heads up on something that has just happened this evening. Microsoft’s Office 365 product has come out of beta and pricing has been released. In a nutshell: Single users and small businesses can buy up to 25 accounts at $6 per user per month, Medium businesses and enterprises can purchase accounts for between …

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Sep 13 2010

Be Polite – Zip Your E-mail Attachments

Just a quick one tonight. I’m sure we all have people who love to send e-mail attachments at the drop of a hat and often those attachments can be several megabytes each especially if they are photos from a digital camera or large documents. Whilst most of us have a broadband connection of some sort, …

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Sep 04 2010

Hotmail ActiveSync Quirk with Android – Leave the Backslash Alone!

As you may know, I have started to use a Samsung Galaxy S instead of an iPhone and have been going through the process of settings things up and moving across my content. When I got around to setting up my Hotmail accounts I wanted to use the newly available Exchange ActiveSync interface. What I found …

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