Office 365: Install Microsoft Office Desktop Apps with Office 365 subscription

Follow me An added benefit with Office 365 is that you get a subscription of the latest office desktop client which is Office 2013 at the moment. This article answers some basic questions about the included office desktop subscription and how to install the office on your PC. Before we start with installation lets just answers some FAQs:– What is the Office 365 install count ? With each  Office 365 business premium or E3/E4 license, a user can activate upto five copies of latest office desktop app (office 2013 as of now) version standard or professional flavour respective for each license.so with one license, you can activate Office desktop apps on your desktop, laptop, your home PC , Your Kid’s PC. How to install Office 365 One drive for Business ? Office 365 One drive for business is available with full office installation or as a separate software as well from Office 365 portal Whats the location for Office 365 installer download ? Office desktop app and other softwares can be download from the following link after login with a licensed user credentials. https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx Can we get Office 365 installation CD ? Office 365 pro plus (just the office desktop apps, without cloud email features) is available as FPP (fully packaged product) on retail store. Installing Office 365 Desktop Apps on your Windows PC Installing Office 365 Desktop apps is really simple but we recommend that you uninstall existing version of Office from your PC before installing the latest version from Office 365 Portal. Uninstall the old version of Office Desktop apps from your PC Click on start and...

Office 365: Setting up Scan to Email for Multi Function Printers

Follow me Almost with all the midsize organizations we have to configure scan to email after their office 365 migration, it used to be a challenge earlier with older Printers as they did not used to support TLS but now MS has provided a solution for that as well.  I recently help configure a client two of their Konica printers with Office 365, so I decided to document the settings for my future reference and benefits of others. To begin with, Yes Office 365  has relay services available mainly of two kinds Option 1:  Authenticated Client Submission:  As the name suggested this kind needs a licensed mailbox to send email. This relay can send email to internal (as in the SMTP domain of the mailbox its sending from) as well as external domains like gmail or yahoo or any other external organization You would need this setup on your printer if you direct want to mail to scans from your printer to your client or anyone outside your company This method needs TLS , so use this only if your printer supports TLS, in my experience Konica does but couple of Ricoh printer I tried to set up to didn’t. The sending email address or printers email address should be listed a the primary or secondary SMTP address on the licensed mailbox you are using to authenticate, else Konica gives Login Error. Specifically in Konica printers there is a sending email address and another admin email address, Please make sure both alias are present on the licensed mailbox. Port 587 and 25 outbound should be open for the printer...

Office 365 Providing Solution for Shared mailbox limitations

Office 365 shared mailbox is a great tool that can manage customer’s email queries very easily as it allows a group of employees to respond to a customer’s query and manage a mailbox. A shared mailbox doesn’t have its own username and password. Shared mailbox has made it way easy for a group of employees to monitor emails from customers and manage related emails. Employees can send emails from a common email address. When an employee responds to a Customer email query sent to shared mailbox, then that mail appears to be from shared mailbox and not from the Individual user.  Shared mailbox sent items limitations that causes compliance/regulatory issues for most of the customers utilizing shared mailbox is fixed now, but before going to the solution we should take a good look at the issue that was being faced by many using Shared Mailbox. Whenever a user replies to the Customer’s query using shared mailbox, the mail goes directly to sent items of sender instead of shared mailbox sent items. In case some issue occurs then admins had to run Mailbox Audit Logging to find the sender of the mail. It just wastes a lot of time and energy and causes issues for an Organization using Shared mailboxes. To meet the compliance requirements organizations need control over shared mailbox sent items. Several customers of mine has not considered to upgrade to Exchange 2013 or migrate to Office 365 due to this limitation of sent items as even Microsoft doesn’t have control over Shared mailbox sent items in Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online and as a solution Customer need...

iOS Setup for Office 365 Emails

Follow me Follow the simple steps to setup Office 365 emails on your Apple Device. Tap Settings.  Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.    Tap on Add Account…   Tap Microsoft Exchange    Enter the following details- Email- Email-id@domain.com Server- outlook.office365.com Domain- This is optional, you can leave this empty Username- Your Complete Email Address Password- <Enter your Password> Description- Email-id (if you have multiple email accounts, this  description helps to identify each)   Once the account is verified, a Server entry will be created and populated. Tap Next. On the settings Screen, select which Information you would like to have synced to your iOS device. Tap Save.  Your Account is now Added. You can now view and send your Office 365 emails from the Cloud.   If you are still having any issues, please feel free to reach us, we would love to help you out. Follow...

Office 365 Migration Portal Not working

Office 365 Migration fails to start… Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object Today, while working on a Migration for Office 365, I encountered an issue. I was unable to create a batch from the Office 365 ECP to migrate mailboxes from Local Exchange to Office 365. Below is the screenshot attached to the issue. As of now, there is no reported solutions to this issue. Further research shows that multiple users are reporting the similar error starting today. Probably something is not working from MS side. Although, the Office 365 Portal Health report doesn’t state it as a problem yet, but we are sure that Microsoft is aware of this issue, and will be fixing this issue. We’ll update this blog again, when the issue is resolved....

Setup Office 365 emails on Android Devices

Follow me If your organization has recently migrated to Office 365, its time to set up your android devices to work with Microsoft most awesome cloud offering. follow the below step by step instructions to set up your phone.   Before you begin the process, please ensure that you have an Active Internet connection. 1. From the Home Screen, Go to apps. 2. Now Go to Settings 3. Tap on Accounts, and choose “Add Account”. 4. Now you will get the options, from which you have to select what type of account you need to be configured on your Android Device. Choose “Microsoft Exchange Active Sync” 5. Enter your Email Address and Tap next button. 6. If you are prompted with the error msg like in the screenshot below, then just tap “edit details”, if not then move to step 8. 7. Enter the Details required by the Exchange server Settings.  Enter the email address in both Email address and Domain\username and in exchange server you can either use outlook.office365.com or m.outlook.com 8. Tap ok. the screen confirms a successful connection to the Email server. 9. Finally tap on the Activate button to activate your email account on your Android device. your Email account is now ready for use. now send and receive emails more conveniently. If you have any more questions about Office 365 or related services, feel free to reach out to us Follow...