Setting up a new pc – which account to use?

When you set up Windows 10 on a device you will be asked to set up an account; you will have several choices: Set up a local log on account (use this if you prefer to have your logon credentials entirely separate from your online accounts) Use your Microsoft Account to logon (use this if you want to be able to automatically sync files and browser history across your devices) Log in with your work account (if this is a work owned device or only used for work [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:52+13:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Office 365, Windows 10|Tags: |0 Comments

Office 365 Data Center Move

You may have received an email from Microsoft about where your data is stored and moving data center regions. If you started using Office 365 before around April 2015, your data is stored in Singapore and Hong Kong You have until October 31, 2016 to place a request for your data to be moved to the Australian data centre.  After then it can’t and won’t be moved. Should you move? There are two parts to this decision: You may prefer or anticipate requirements in your business that mean having [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:52+13:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Office 365|0 Comments

What happens to the Office 365 account when a user no longer requires it?

Setting up a new Office 365 user is easy but what happens when they leave? What do you do with their account, and how do you ensure you don't lose any important information and still have access to their mailbox? There are several steps that can be taken to manage the account of an Office 365 user when they no longer require it. A combination of the following will set you on the right path. Changing the users password Removing their license Remotely wiping their mobile device Granting another [...]

By |2017-02-10T18:02:52+13:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Office 365|0 Comments

SharePoint Steps It Up

Last week Microsoft released a range of updates and information on the future of SharePoint at a live event with fanfare and hype normally reserved for a iPhone launch. Team Orange have been reviewing the blogs, videos and information released to date and we are excited, business users should be also. The modern SharePoint features are great. Mobility While SharePoint looked ok on a mobile device, it lacked an app.  Support for SharePoint documents on the OneDrive App is available now.  A SharePoint App that supports pages, news and [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:53+13:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Cloud Trainer, News, Office 365|0 Comments

Sinking OneDrive…

OneDrive is the shared name for Microsoft's personal cloud storage space.  There are two types, OneDrive for your personal data and OneDrive for Business for work documents that your work or school can control. OneDrive also provides the ability to access and store documents on your computer, phone or tablet using the OneDrive App or OneDrive Synchronisation Client. When it's working well the Sync client picks up your latest changes and sends a copy to the cloud. Confusingly there have been two versions of the Sync Client, one [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:53+13:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Office 365|0 Comments

Upgrading to Office 2016 – What Project and Visio users need to know

Office 2016 which comes with Office 365 is great, and has some excellent new features. However there is a catch for people that may also have a copy of Project or Visio that is not part of Office 365 (ie and "old school" licence was purchased).  The trap is you can't run both Office 206 which is part of Office 365 and an older version of Project or Visio together.  The only way to get them to work together is to purchase a subscription copy of Project or [...]

By |2016-02-03T11:38:11+13:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Office 365|0 Comments

Big week of Microsoft Announcements

Microsoft global headquarters are just outside of Seattle, in Washington State. Seattle is known for being rather cloudy and wet in winter. However, the clouds have been whistling by this week, with a string of announcements that are all part of new CEO’s Satya Nadella “mobile-first cloud-first strategy". In case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights, with links to more details on some blogs we follow. March 27th - Office for iPad Released Ripped Orange tried this and like it, however you really need an [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:55+13:00April 5th, 2014|Categories: Office 365|Tags: |0 Comments
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