Sean McNeill Archive

September #Office365 Int’l User Group Meeting Recap

We had another great meeting of the Office 365 International User Group yesterday. While it was a bit shorter than most of the meetings, that being my fault as I was a bit busy and unable to line up a presenter, it did have a bunch of cross talk and discussion. I started out the meeting with a quick demonstration of the Custom Theming for the Nav Toolbar. The demo was pretty quick, but it did bring up other questions about further customization of the Toolbar. We then shifted gears and talked about features and functionality we would like to

Custom Theming for Office 365 for Nav Toolbar

Today I finally was able to setup a custom theme for my Office 365 Navigation Toolbar! It is very easy to do this, log into your Office 365 tenant as a global admin. In the upper right had corner under your picture you should see your company name, in my case it is ‘Office 365 Evangelist’, click on this link From there select the Custom Theming option on the left hand side and go for it! As you can see above, I customized my Nav toolbar in honor of my favorite NFL team, The Denver Broncos! At the bottom of

September #Office365 Int’l User Group Meeting Scheduled

The September meeting of the Office 365 International User Group Meeting will be help on Monday, September 22nd at 1pm Mountain Time. Click on the link below to add this to your calendar, also would love to have you register on the meetup.com site for the group as well, http://www.meetup.com/Office365IUG/  

#Office365 Hybrid Exchange Update

If you are configured with a Hybrid Exchange Configuration this pertains to you! Microsoft recently released an Office 365 Message Center Alert that states you need to run a command on your Federation Trust due to changes Microsoft made to the Online Organization ID Certificates. This update needs to be made by September 23rd! The command to run is below: Get-FederationTrust | Set-FederationTrust –RefreshMetadata  I assume this requirement is for all Office 365 Exchange Hybrid Deployments, but cannot confirm at this time. I strongly recommend that you run the command no matter what, as this command will not have any

August #Office365 Int’l User Group Recap

The August Office 365 International User Group meeting went great, even if I had to miss the second half due to some work requirements. I would like to thank Martina Grom (@Magrom) and Darrell Webster (@DarrellCWebster) for helping out and facilitating the second half of the meet. The meeting started out with a presentation by Trend Micro talking about and demoing their new Cloud App Security for Office 365. This is a new SaaS service, currently in Beta, that provides additional security for Office 365 data. You can trial the service via this link, http://beta.trendmicro.com/en/90390/english/external-beta.aspx. Here is the PowerPoint Presentation

Phoenix Area #Office365 User Group

One of my Catapult Colleagues, Eric Skaggs (@skaggej) is starting up an Office 365 User group for the Phoenix, AZ area. I would appreciate anyone in the Phoenix area to check out the group. The first meeting is scheduled for August 28th at the Catapult Phoenix Office (5555 E Van Buren Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85008: Palo Verde Conference Room). He has setup a Meetup.com site to help track membership and provide meeting information, http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Office-365-User-Group/ He also has a Twitter account for the group, https://twitter.com/phxo365ug and a website he is working on, http://phxo365ug.azurewebsites.net/. He wrote a blog post recently about

Meetup.com for the #Office365 IUG

I have setup a Meetup.com site for the Office 365 International User Group, http://www.meetup.com/Office365IUG Please visit the site and join the group to be made available about upcoming meetings and information. This is just another way I am working to grow and expand the User Group!

August #Office365 Int’l User Group Meeting Scheduled

The August Office 365 International User Group meeting is scheduled for August 26th at 1pm Denver (US Mountain Time). I have scheduled to have TrendMicro present on their cloud services and will also have a recap of the latest new and improved features and functionality of Office 365. Click on the link below to add the meeting to your calendar. Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing from you all on the 26th! As Always, if you or your company would like to present at the meeting please reach out to me and I will get you scheduled!  

Azure AD Connect for #Office365

Today Microsoft announced a new tool to help with integrating on-premises identities with Azure AD, Azure AD Connect. This tool is a way to get up and running with on-premises AD synchronization with Azure AD quickly. The tool will download and install pre-reqs like .Net Framework, Azure AD PowerShell Modules and Online Services Sign-in Assistant; download and install DirSync (later AAD Sync); Configure Password Sync or ADFS and validates everything is working. In the blog post link above, Jen Field gives a detailed account of what the tool can do and screen shots of using the tool. Also she shows

#Office365 Quarantine Access for End Users

I am trying to keep up with the Office 365 for Business Roadmap, and one thing I noticed today is that the End User Access to the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) Quarantine is now active. This now allows end users to go directly to their quarantine and check for messages that could have been caught. Great new feature and this matches what FOPE had, glad to see the same functionality has come to EOP! Here is the URL for users to go check their personal Quarantine, https://admin.protection.outlook.com/Quarantine