• Office 365 Internet Zone Settings

    This is a follow-up to my 2015 post about the recommended IE Internet Security Zone settings for maximum user authentication happiness. On the post https://tuomi.ca/2014/06/23/overcoming-sticky-logouts-office-365-azure-windows-intune-web-browser/, I tried to rationalize IE security settings relating to Office 365. Here’s a good explanation of why we should care, as quoted from the more recent MSFT post: “Starting with Windows […]


  • What is Office 365? Two simple & current Infographics

    You just know you’re in a complex business when even having a good oversight of the major tangents of what you do, is hard to come come by. In Office 365, we have a lot of new services being added on to plumbing/infrastructure backbone of the already massive SharePoint framework. Conversely, recent changes to SharePoint itself […]


  • Office 365 Custom App Launcher Tiles feature being deployed now

    The ability to create custom tiles in your Office 365 tenancy has just been pushed to a much wider audience as of July 22. From https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-custom-tiles-to-the-My-apps-page-and-app-launcher-1136115a-75af-4497-b693-640c4ce70bc6 In Office 365, you can quickly and easily get to your email, calendars, documents, and apps using the Office 365 app launcher (learn more). The tiles in the app […]


  • Microsoft Ignite Conference 2015 Roundup

    Here is my presentation from last weeks Victoria Office 365 User Group in Victoria, BC. “Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Chicago last month was a huge event- 23,000+ attendees -and a lot of genuinely interesting technology news came out of it . I’ll share with you here my take on the big items of the event, […]


  • Microsoft Ignite Conference: Day 4 Round-Up

    Last day of the MS Ignite conference for me. Let’s take it to the bridge: Another metaphor? You betcha: – Cloud vs on-premise – Microsoft as Service Provider vs Shrink Wrapper – Unified experiences vs Diversified devices – People-driven Intranets vs Intranet-driven people – Windows OS as a true personal & biz life and productivity […]


  • Microsoft Ignite Conference: Day 3 Round-Up

    I’ll kick off Day 3’s post with another imprint of pure experience. Scale- On-premise, Cloud, Global, Local. The rush/distraction/tunnel vision of being one of 23,000+ people moving through the Microsoft Ignite conference, contrasted with simple but essential logistics like bio-breaks and food, are a big parallel for me to the distinct juncture we are at […]


  • Microsoft Ignite Conference: Day 2 Round-Up

    Day 2 started off with a walk to the shuttle bus under the looming John Hancock building. Infrastructure into the Cloud, this pic worked out well as a deep ol’ metaphor 🙂 : Here’s some of the most awesome SharePoint/Office 365 sessions from Day 2: Microsoft Office 365 Groups Overview and Roadmap Effective Search Deployment […]