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Office 365 and Azure are now delivered from UK data centres

Data security, and the location of your data in UK data centres, is important to you. Office 365 and Azure are now delivered from UK data centres, a significant milestone, both for Microsoft and for Cloud services in the UK. On the 7th September 2016 Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 365 and Azure […]

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Microsoft Azure achieves ISO Certification for Cloud Security

Microsoft Azure has taken a major step ahead of its rival cloud platforms with its continued commitment to security in the form of ISO 27017 cloud security certification. Achieving compliance with the ISO27017 cloud security certificate dictated that Microsoft had to adhere to 44 different cloud risk and threat model controls. With these additional security […]

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Office 365 SSO Security Guidance: Single sign-on and remote access

Office 365 SSO: The secure configuration of this cloud-hosted service aligns with government’s guidance on implementing the Cloud Security Principles. You can find out more regarding implementation of Federation in order to Restrict Access to Office 365. 1. What is Office 365 SSO (Single Sign-On)? A Microsoft Online user usually signs in using the username and […]

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Microsoft Office 365 or . . . . Google Apps?

Funnily enough I’m asked this question more and more frequently, “Which is better, Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?”. Other cloud collaboration & communication services are available, however, this is my opinion and not an all encompassing review of the services. My immediate answer is always, “Office 365”. Bear with me here and I’ll try […]

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Exchange Online Office 365 Reports with Excel and OData | HowTo

Open Office 365 reports from directly in Excel and get your Exchange Online reporting! Predefined reports in the Office 365 Admin Portal are fine for overview, however, if you require more granularity then Office 365 reporting has to be performed via PowerShell or some other development language to access the Office 365 Exchange Online reporting […]

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Whitelist a domain in Office 365 Exchange Online | HowTo

We get asked this particularly irksome issue by clients from time to time. It’s almost always described as “all of the emails from our most important client are going into Spam” or perhaps “the world is about to end and I’ve found the most important email ever in my Junk Folder”. Ordinarily this can be […]

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Eating your own dog food!

Goodness, it’s been ever such a long time since I last posted. We’ve been busy. I wish I could say we’ve been busy acquiring new customers and altering many a paradigm. The reality is much more mundane but equally as important. We moved into our own office on the 1st December 2015, and as it […]