Michael O'Donovan's Office 365 World

Tips and tricks on SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Exchange Online

The importance of –2147481594 in Exchange Hybrid with Office 365

  You have setup a hybrid between on-premises Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 (Exchange...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 05/06/2015

Outlook profile doesn't resolve via Autodiscover for user mailbox moved to Office 365

  As you can imagine there are many reasons which could prevent Microsoft Outlook connecting to...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/30/2015

Office 365 Pro Plus Fails to Update, or Fails with Error Code: 30088-27

[Update: this article was updated on 15 April 2014. As information about the second scenario has...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/09/2014

Get-FederationInformation Fails to onmicrosoft.com with Bad Gateway Error

Usually the easy part of Exchange Online hybrid setup, stumped me recently. During the Exchange...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 01/13/2014

DirSync Configuration Fails with Unknown Error 0x80005000

During the configuration step of Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync), you may encounter this...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 12/11/2013

Outlook takes several minutes to connect to Exchange Online (O365)

In the last few weeks, I have come across a few companies which are having slow Outlook connection...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 12/11/2013

DirSync Installation Doesn't Finish on Windows Server 2012 R2

I recently had the pleasure of installing Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) on a Windows Server...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 12/10/2013

Better ALM for SharePoint Solutions with Team Foundation Server Event

Howdy, On the 29th of March 2012, Microsoft South Africa is hosting a free event to show you how to...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 03/20/2012

Riverbed and Akamai to Accelerate Office 365 Traffic to South Africa

Riverbed in conjunction with Akamai have announced a solution to reduce the required bandwidth for...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 03/09/2012

Cloud to Create 145k Jobs in South Africa

Interesting article on IT Online today. Head on over to the article to have a read.

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 03/09/2012

Metro UI for SharePoint Online Sites–Master Page Solution from CodePlex

Just downloaded the sandbox solution from CodePlex and it gave my SharePoint sites in Office 365 a...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/14/2012

Exchange Online Bandwidth Calculator Beta Released

Thanks to some very hard working MS employees for working on this awesome tool for many months and...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/11/2012

New free tool to import PSTs into O365 (Exchange Online)

Exchange Online allows you to move mailboxes from your on-premise Exchange implementation into...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/06/2012

Refocusing on Office 365 in South Africa

As you may have noticed, my regular SharePoint articles, have not been regular at all. Over the past...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/06/2012

South Africans: Win an XBOX 360 + Kinect; build a lekker Visio 2010 ‘demo’

Just a short note about this awesome competition. For all the details, read the rules and entry...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 03/03/2011

Building Internet Sites on SharePoint 2010 – my session from TechEd Africa 2010

  As promised in the session I delivered today, below is the link to the presentation. I hope...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 10/19/2010

Facebook and Windows Live Social Connectors for Outlook Released

  Like the previous LinkedIn social connector for Outlook, Microsoft have now released...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 07/14/2010

SharePoint 2010 Productivity Hub Available

  Microsoft have updated the SharePoint 2007 Productivity Hub to work with SharePoint 2010 and...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 07/05/2010

Web Analytics With SharePoint Whitepaper – Now Available

“OUT-OF-THE-BOX”: How to get Web Analytics through using SharePoint out-of-the-box “BUILD”: How to...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 11/02/2009

Materials from community event posted – media player web part, organogram control and sample master page

Hi Community Friends, Sorry for the delay in posting the materials I used to present the UX on...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 10/29/2009

Does SharePoint 2010 help out in South Africa with our expensive and constrained WAN connections?

The SharePoint conference 2009 has been an absolute blast. With so much new and exciting content...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 10/21/2009

Buy SharePoint Themes from SharePointShop.co.za

Proudly South African SharePoint theme store http://www.sharepointshop.co.za/ has just launched with...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 10/12/2009

Web Content Management on SharePoint 2007 – 2 day expert training at Microsoft

Looking to build an internet (or even intranet) solution on SharePoint 2007. Microsoft are hosting a...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 10/05/2009

Microsoft release FREE antivirus for home computers

Get the details on Security Essentials and download it free from the Security Essentials web site

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 09/30/2009

Most common issue with SharePoint installations – service account misuse

It is frightening to see how many SharePoint installations have been installed with wrong service...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 09/16/2009

MonteCasino.co.za and TsogoSun.co.za go live on MOSS 2007

Both of these web sites (developed by local partner Intervate) have gone live using Microsoft Office...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 07/30/2009

SharePointGovernance.org – interesting resource

Here is a site dedicated to SharePoint Governance...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 07/21/2009

Office 2010 Demo Videos Live

There are some cool demo videos, showing key features in Office 2010 (including SharePoint...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 07/14/2009

Sneak Peek at SharePoint 2010 Now!

Yes! Microsoft have released some sneak peek videos of SharePoint 2010. These are just overview...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 07/13/2009

New Social Computing for the Enterprise SharePoint Site Launched

Check out http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/social. It’s about organisations using social computing...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 06/23/2009

SharePoint Sessions at Tech-Ed Africa 09

The session list is now 95% confirmed, there might be a few tweaks here and there, but for the most...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 06/12/2009

Joel Oleson and Eric Harlan are speaking at Tech-Ed Africa

SharePoint guru Joel “Governance” Oleson is coming to South Africa to share his experiences around...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 06/12/2009

Durban FIFA World Cup 2010 Host City Web Site Launches on MOSS 2007

Featuring Microsoft Silverlight and MOSS 2007, Durban’s official FIFA World Cup Host City web site...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 06/10/2009

Goodbye Groove, Hello SharePoint Workspace 2010

Straight from the Microsoft Groove Blog (well now SharePoint Workspace 2010 blog) “Heads up – Groove...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 05/14/2009

SharePoint Chop Chop brings you “An Introduction to COMET Document Automation 2008” – 21 May

The South African Information Worker community brings you the first SharePoint Chop Chop Live...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 05/12/2009

Would you like to be considered for the Office 2010 Technical Preview?

As of today, you can request to be part of the Office 2010 Technical Preview program. All you need...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 05/12/2009

Invite: Official K2 Blackpoint Launch in Johannesburg – Wed 6th May

You are invited to attend the official K2 Blackpoint launch. Email Samantha on samantha@k2.com or...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 05/04/2009

Free SharePoint Hands on Lab Day in Johannesburg – Community Led

Hi All, On the 23rd of May (yes, it is a Saturday), the IW Community will be hosting a SharePoint...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/24/2009

ToolFest Community Meeting – Thank You

Last week we had one of the most exciting IW community meetings. We had 7 presenters show off a...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/24/2009

SharePoint “How To” Videos on TechNet – Done by “Our” very own Hilton Giesenow

Proudly South African Hilton Giesenow has been putting together some really great “How To”...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/20/2009

MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and Office 2007 SP2 – Release Date and Features Announced

Service Pack 2 for MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and Office 2007 will release on the 28th of April 2009. This...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/20/2009

Reminder: IW Community Meeting on Wednesday, it will be the best yet!

Hi Folks, Tomorrow (Wednesday the 15th April) will see the best South Africa Information Worker...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/14/2009

SharePoint Designer is now FREE!!

Yes folks, Microsoft have announced that Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 is now available...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 04/02/2009

Another GREAT MOSS Bootcamp completed

Yesterday we completed another 2 day MOSS 2007 bootcamp (held in Fourways, Johannesburg), and the...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 03/25/2009

Insight into Visual Studio 2010’s Support for SharePoint Development

Somasegar has posted a short (30 second read) of what to expect in Visual Studio 2010 in terms of...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/23/2009

What is Software + Services?

Perhaps this will help you understand how Software + Service is different to Software as a Service...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/19/2009

ComponentOne Release 3 Web Parts for SharePoint

“ComponentOne Web Parts leverage the power of Microsoft's Silverlight technology for superior...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/19/2009

Join Tech-Ed Africa 2009 FaceBook Group

There is a “Tech-Ed Africa 2009” group on FaceBook. Join this group if you are keen on attending...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/11/2009

FAST Search for SharePoint Announced

Microsoft have unveiled the roadmap for FAST integration with SharePoint with the announcement of...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/11/2009

Registrations for SharePoint Conference 2009 Now Open

“Microsoft is delighted to announce the SharePoint Conference 2009 - the premier worldwide...

Author: Michael ODonovan Date: 02/03/2009

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