Fibre Internet Leased Line

In the last few hours, thousands of businesses suffered a complete Internet outage. It transpired that the collapse of ISPs Fast.co.uk, firenet and 186k meant that businesses were completely cut off from their customers, at a crucially busy time. This is an image of the message they sent out to their customers: This advised customers to seek alternative […]

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

We can all agree that winter is almost here, given the weather in the UK this last week or so. Hats and gloves were out. I even had to listen to my daughter complain she was cold on the way to the Christmas Market in Birmingham. Obviously, she was not prepared for the cold, wearing […]

What Office 365 Plan is right for you?

Office 365 Plans: We’ve already written extensively on why we recommend Office 365 over Google Apps. We’ve also written extensively on using OData, PowerShell or ActiveDirectory, to get the most out of Office 365 for you and your users. However, as there are so many different packages available, it can quite a puzzle to work out which Office […]

Cloud-first Strategy

The business case for cloud services is evolving from the initial fascination with cost saving to a growing recognition of the dramatic role that the cloud can play in supporting the transformation of business. More agile, innovative business models. The recent cloud market forecasts make it easy to see a fundamental shift in how businesses […]

Beat Office 365 Price Rise

If you purchase new, or renew existing Office 365 licences, you can avoid Office 365 price increases. We will offer at least a 5% reduction on the current 2017 prices for 12 months. This offer includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business and the entire suite of Office 365. Office 365 price increases 22% I’m sorry […]

Smart Network

A Smart Network allows you to use multiple services over a single connection, using secure VLANs to split the circuit. The benefit is the consolidation of voice, video, telephony, data and Internet services meaning you get a flatter, simpler, and easier-to-manage network. Smart Network Explainer Video How does it work? Why do you need multiple […]

Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online PaRT 2

Part One | Part Two In Part One we learnt: Install and update Windows Server with Active Directory Federation Services version 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) with update Rollup 2, KB2681584. Set-up AD FS for Office 365 for Single Sign-On. To continue . . . Add five claim rules to the Active Directory Claims Provider trust. Use the following procedure to […]

Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 provides a way to configure access restriction policies. Office 365 & Exchange Online customers using Single Sign-On (SSO) who require these policies can now use Client Access Policy rules to restrict access based on the location of the computer or device that is making the request and prevent access […]

Export only your calendar items from Outlook to an OLM file, call it Outlook

If you’re an Apple Macintosh user and you want to migrate and synchronise your Outlook 2011 for Mac or Outlook 2016 for Mac data to Office 365 Exchange Online it’s not all that easy. Outlook for Mac will only export an OLM file, which can’t be transported to Azure in order to use the data […]

Office 365 & Exchange Online Password PowerShell Commands

The Admin Centres for Office 365 and for Exchange Online are great for simple and singular tasks regarding password management and policy, however, if you wish to carry wider tasks or bulk user management PowerShell is the best option. You can manage multiple domains simultaneously, or script the commands to include a CSV file of as […]