Localize your Office 365 Tenant in 3 Steps

If you have an Office 365 tenant which is not in your preferred language you can easily update the language settings by using Windows PowerShell. In this blogpost I will explain how you can localize your Office 365 Tenant. Scenario When I give a session at a client and need to give a demo, I always use an [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|Office 365|3 Comments

Master Page Gallery add or remove file results in Access Denied

Today I was working on some customizations in SharePoint Online and I needed to add files to the Master Page Gallery. I could add folders, but when I tried to upload files I got an Access Denied message "Sorry, you don't have access to this page": Master Page Gallery Request Access First I [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|SharePoint Online|0 Comments

Exchange Online Migration results in Transient error StoragePermanentException

While migrating users from an on-premises Exchange environment to Exchange Online, you could regularly see the error TransientFailure in the Status of a move request. Normally this issue will solve itself, except this time. The move request would not proceed 10%. In the end this move request failed with status FailedMapi. The Underlying error was: Transient error [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Exchange|0 Comments

Open Content Search WebPart result in Office Online

Recently I was working on an intranet solution based on SharePoint Online. One of the requirements was to show an overview of recently edited documents. A perfect job for the Content Search WebPart (CSWP). After the configuration of the CSWP I found out that, by default, the results link direclty to the file, for example: .../sites/PowerBIDemo/Shared%20Documents/Profit%20and%20Products%20Reports.xlsx This [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|SharePoint Online|0 Comments

Workaround Azure App not visible in Office 365 My Apps

A while ago, a customer asked me to make it possible to add some static URL's in the recently launched Office 365 App Launcher. In one of the blog posts of Jasper Oosterveld I found a way to do this. Unfortunately the Azure App I created did not show up in Office 365 My apps. [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Office 365|0 Comments

How to get administrative access to the OneDrive for Business environment of a user

In some cases you might need administrative access to a OneDrive for Business environment of a user. Yesterday, for example, I had to make a backup of a couple of OneDrive for Business instances. As you might know, OneDrive for Business is SharePoint Online under the hood. By default only the user has administrative rights of their [...]

By | January 21st, 2015|Office 365|6 Comments

Easily manage multiple Office 365 tenants with Windows PowerShell

When working with a lot of Office 365 customers, and their tenants, it could be time consuming to connect with PowerShell to Office 365 for each customer individually over and over again. For quite some time I pasted statement by statement in a PowerShell Window and had to login multiple times. To solve this problem I wrote [...]

By | September 19th, 2014|Office 365|3 Comments

Missing New Lync Meeting in Outlook Client

Recently I was giving a demo about Lync. When I went to the Calendar tab within Outlook I noticed that the "New Lync Meeting" button was missing. New Lync Meeting After looking into a lot of settings I found out that it's simply an add-in that was not loaded. Outlook disables add-ins that are decreasing [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Office|0 Comments

Lync on-premises to Lync Online Sign-in Problem

While I was working on a Office 365 migration project with a colleague at a customer with a Lync on-premises environment, we were facing problems with logging in to Lync Online with federated accounts. If you are moving to Office 365 you probably want to phase out your current on-premises Lync environment. If you do so, [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|Office 365|0 Comments

Quick Tip: Bulk Edit Licenses in Office 365

I have a quick tip to share about licenses in Office 365. While I was investigating which users were unlicensed within an Office 365 tenant, I found out that there is also an easy option to bulk assign licenses to users that currently don't have any license assigned. Furthermore it is also possible to add additional [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Office 365|0 Comments