Category: Office 365

KB3118374 Breaking SharePoint Online Calendar and Task Sync to Outlook

Nov 07, 2016 - Office 365, SharePoint - 2 Comments - Standard

UPDATE – This issue is reportedly fixed with the January Office patches.  See for details. Thanks to Janis for pointing this out! After installation of KB3118374, users that have sync’d calendars and\or task lists from SharePoint Online to their local install of Outlook 2016 are experiencing authentication errors.  Symptoms are a popup that reads “The server you […]

Configuring SCCM SMTP Notifications with Office 365

Jul 28, 2015 - Office 365, System Center - 0 Comments - Standard

I wanted to configure SCCM alerts via e-mail, mostly for Endpoint Protection alerts, but I’m sure down the line some folks will want other subscriptions as well.  Given the options (outlined in this TechNet article), and the fact that I won’t need anything going to mailboxes outside of the domain, I chose DirectSend.  It is extremely […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 4

Jun 19, 2015 - Office 365 - 0 Comments - Standard

Part 4 – Click to Run installs hate traditional installs. Today I was cruising through some SharePoint configuration, and when I went to install SharePoint Designer 2013 from the o365 portal, I got this message:   The “Go online for additional help” link goes here: So I have the base Office 2013 suite installed via […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 3

Jun 17, 2015 - Office 365 - 0 Comments - Standard

This is sort of an addendum to Part 1.  In my case, my users have Academic E1 licensing for o365 (note that elsewhere in the o365 portal, the same exact license is called Education E1).  This means that the vast majority of our users, being on E1, aren’t licensed for a local installation of Office.  For […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 2

May 01, 2015 - Office 365 - 0 Comments - Standard

Part 2 – Be careful when you mix Office 2013 GPOs with Office 365 ProPlus Since I’m testing installation of Office 2013 and/or Office 365 ProPlus, I decided to test all the options for managing them.  I tracked down the Office 2013 Group Policy Templates, and started configuring them to streamline my deployments.  I set […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 1

Apr 30, 2015 - Office 365 - 2 Comments - Standard

I’m using SCCM 2012 R2 to deploy Skype for Business (I’m just gonna type SfB from now on, because brevity) as an available install for my users that want to try it (they don’t currently have Lync or anything similar).  I’ve run into a few hurdles so far. Part 1 – Post-Install Licensing Oddities After […]