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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I wanted to use the capabilities of Lync on a custom domain so I got setup, trying to follow the instructions given. Neadless to say they didnt work and I had to make it up a little and do some research. So how did I get Lync working on SharePointrescue.com. Well here are the steps that I under... [More]

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Sunday, September 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Before you can use Lync, SharePoint Online and Exchange Online with a custom domain you need to add your custom domain to Office365, see my post on vanity domains to do that. Follow these steps to complete setup of Exchange Online. 1. “Edit domain intent” of the domain to include “... [More]

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Sunday, July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

As part of Office365 Lync is a great communication tool for your business, we have set this up internally and I will share some of the issues that we experenced. On the whole it is a great product and I think it will help communication internally and reduce the time it takes to get things done, but ... [More]

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Office365 is now out of Beta and can be purchased by anyone wishing to use the service. The service has some exciting potential and having used the Beta to create a SharePoint externally facing site there is a niche for the product for those organisations not wishing to spend a large amount of money on their own software and infrastructure.... [More]

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

One feature that you may or may not be aware of is the ability for a Windows Phone to connect to a SharePoint Online site via the Office Hub. I thought this would be a bit more involved than it was sitting on the train late last night with nothing to do but it was very simple. Make sure you enter the https address of the SharePoint site and you get a nice sign-in screen where you enter your SharePoint online ID and password. Once signed it the site content is available for you to browse, the lists I got were... [More]

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Following on from Part I where I showed how easy it was to setup a new Internet facing site I decided to go a bit further and get the site up and running on my own domain name. As I am not yet moving my whole site to SharePoint Online I setup up a subdomain http://cloud.sharepointrescue.com . This requires a bit of Admin knowledge, any business user will probably not have this knowledge or the access to do this. It is fairly straight forward but because of the nature of DNS propagation it seems a lot more difficult. So what are the steps you need to do?... [More]

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t signed up for the Beta of Office365 then I would strongly recommend that you do. Microsoft’s new cloud offering gives the very best of their Office 2010 suite and throws in a few extras such as Lync. Having used BPOS I think that Office365 is the right offering at the righ... [More]