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Using a Managed Services Provider to Improve Efficiencies Within Your Company

By MessageOpsTeam | July 25th, 2017

Exploring the benefits of managed services and outsourcing IT. Have you had enough of managing your internal IT infrastructure? Is your IT... Read More

Microsoft Azure Service Health Dashboard In Preview

By MessageOpsTeam | July 20th, 2017

Azure just got a transparent and super powerful disaster recovery capability This capability is geared towards Infrastructure-as-a-Service or IaaS virtual machines. To... Read More

The True Price of Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | July 18th, 2017

Be sure that you’re analyzing all the necessary management costs when calculating the true cost of Office 365. Determining the true cost... Read More

Microsoft 365 Preview Coming Soon

By MessageOpsTeam | July 18th, 2017

Newly announced Microsoft 365 combines Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security for large and small businesses Microsoft just announced... Read More

Tech Tip: How to enable Microsoft Teams for Office 365 Kiosk Users

By MessageOpsTeam | July 17th, 2017

Microsoft Teams for Kiosk Users When purchasing Kiosk licenses (K1 or F1) you will notice that it states that Microsoft Teams is... Read More

Tips for Getting Started with the OneDrive Sync Client

By MessageOpsTeam | July 13th, 2017

Use the OneDrive Sync Client to easily store and manage all of your critical data in the cloud. As more organizations begin... Read More

2017 SharePoint Roadmap

By MessageOpsTeam | July 11th, 2017

Check out a variety of new features added to SharePoint so far this year that should help boost collaboration within your organization.... Read More

Questions to Ask When Considering a Corporate Intranet

By MessageOpsTeam | July 4th, 2017

Ensure you’re asking the right questions when it comes to the rollout of a corporate intranet. At MessageOps, we’re often asked by... Read More

The Most Popular SharePoint Workflows

By Tech Admin | June 27th, 2017

SharePoint workflows can automate processes and eliminate bottlenecks within your company. While your company may use SharePoint as a central hub for... Read More

How to Design Intranet Portals for Maximum User Adoption

By MessageOpsTeam | June 20th, 2017

Simply having an intranet isn’t enough to spur user adoption. You need your employees on board. If you’ve made the decision to... Read More

The Top Features of a Successful Intranet

By MessageOpsTeam | June 13th, 2017

Don’t overlook the benefits of adding a cloud-based intranet portal to increase collaboration and productivity within your organization. The term intranet has... Read More

New Security Features Added to SharePoint and OneDrive

By Tech Admin | June 6th, 2017

OneDrive and SharePoint get updates that cater to cloud and hybrid installations. In today’s technologically driven marketplace, it’s critical that businesses of... Read More

Tech Tip: How to make Email and Calendar Visible in Office 365 Delve

By MessageOpsTeam | May 25th, 2017

    Email and Calendar data is no longer available for users in Office 365 Delve. It turns out that this was... Read More

Now Available: The New Azure AD Admin Console

By MessageOpsTeam | May 23rd, 2017

Microsoft just announced last week that the Azure Active Directory Admin Console (in the new portal) is now GA. Introducing the Azure... Read More

MessageOps Resources for the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By MessageOpsTeam | May 17th, 2017

  As our MessageOps Community already knows over the weekend there was a major cyber security attack that took place called Wannacry.... Read More

Easily Create and Share Office Documents Simultaneously While Using Yammer

By Tech Admin | May 16th, 2017

Yammer offers new collaborative features that make creating and sharing Office documents easier than ever before. One of Microsoft’s primary goals with... Read More

70+ Outlook Tips to Navigate your Calendar like an Expert

By MessageOpsTeam | May 10th, 2017

We know our MessageOps Community is always looking for ways to increase your Office 365 productivity. Well, here is a master list... Read More

Veeam Promotions for Office 365 and DR / Backup and Recovery (including Cloud Solutions)

By MessageOpsTeam | May 10th, 2017

By Kevin Vogl, VP of Virtualization & Cloud Veeam BackUp and Recovery Promotions for Office 365 Veeam is a key component to... Read More

New Collaboration Features Rolled out to SharePoint Server 2016

By Tech Admin | May 9th, 2017

Check out all the bells and whistles in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016 When Microsoft first released SharePoint Server 2016,... Read More

BuckleyPlanet Highlights MessageOps’ Office 365 Research on the True Cost of Managing the Platform

By MessageOpsTeam | May 3rd, 2017

Understanding the True Management Costs of Office 365 In the latest edition of Redmond Channel Partner magazine (, a short article by Editor in... Read More

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Now Fully Integrated into SharePoint

By Tech Admin | April 26th, 2017

Learn how to automate workflows and access third-party applications with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Microsoft recently made an announcement that PowerApps and... Read More

Feedspot recognizes MessageOps as Two of the 30 Office 365 Blog Winners on the Planet

By MessageOpsTeam | April 20th, 2017

Both the MessageOps and Office 365 Adoption site blogs are ranked in the top 10 Office 365 blogs in the world Feedspot... Read More

How-to Guide: Quickly Create Connected SharePoint Online Team Sites

By Tech Admin | April 19th, 2017

Create SharePoint Online sites that easily communicate with your existing Office 365 Groups. In mid-2016, Microsoft announced that Office 365 Groups would... Read More

Explore the Benefits of Microsoft Teams in This New Role-Specific Guide

By MessageOpsTeam | April 12th, 2017

See real-world examples of how Microsoft Teams can streamline every department within your organization. When it comes to SaaS-based applications, the options... Read More

3 Tips for Effectively Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

By Tech Admin | March 29th, 2017

Think of the possibility of working with multiple generations as an opportunity, not an impediment. Today’s multi-generational workforce offers unique opportunities and... Read More

New Office 365 Security Features Being Released to Better Protect Corporate Data

By Tech Admin | March 15th, 2017

Microsoft continues to take a strong stance against data threats with a slew of new Office 365 security capabilities Failing to properly... Read More

Redmond Channel Article- A MessageOps Survey: Managing Office 365 Can Nearly Double the TCO for Smaller Organizations

By MessageOpsTeam | March 14th, 2017

by Scott Bekker, Editor and Chief A new survey by one of Microsoft's largest cloud solution providers (CSPs) takes a crack at... Read More

Office 365 Product License Subscription Error

By MessageOpsTeam | March 10th, 2017

An Explanation if this licensing error appears Office 365 administrators may have noticed that when making changes to their product licenses, that... Read More

SharePoint FAQ: The Basics You Need to Know About this Powerful Collaboration Tool

By Tech Admin | March 8th, 2017

Read up on the many uses of SharePoint and why it should become your content management system of choice With the proliferation... Read More

4 Ways Office 365 Encourages Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities

By Tech Admin | March 3rd, 2017

Learn how Office 365 is promoting accessibility across all of its web based and desktop applications Microsoft has been busy working on... Read More

FAQ About the Insights in Microsoft MyAnalytics

By Tech Admin | February 15th, 2017

Learn how Microsoft MyAnalytics can pinpoint where you may be wasting time during your workday Microsoft has recently unveiled Microsoft MyAnalytics, formerly... Read More

Tech Tip: Signing into Outlook on a Mac

By MessageOpsTeam | February 7th, 2017

Problem solved for those who cannot sign into their Outlook on a Mac Over the past few months I have seen numerous... Read More

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016: Part 2

By Tech Admin | February 2nd, 2017

  Check out the top 5 most popular blog posts from MessageOps in 2016 This is the second part of our countdown... Read More

Tech Tip: What to Do When You Are Near Capacity on Your Office 365 Mailbox

By MessageOpsTeam | February 1st, 2017

What to Do When You Are Near Capacity on Your Office 365 Mailbox With Office 365, each licensed user receives a 50... Read More

Microsoft’s Powerful Diagramming Tool Visio is Coming to the Web and iOS

By MessageOpsTeam | January 17th, 2017

    You can now access Visio diagrams from your iPad or any browser thanks to new tools from Microsoft Microsoft Visio... Read More

Microsoft StaffHub Now Available for Office 365 for Business Users

By MessageOpsTeam | January 13th, 2017

Microsoft StaffHub lets you create and manage work shifts, share files, and communicate important information with team members Do you have employees... Read More

How to Support Traveling Employees with Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | January 10th, 2017

Don’t let your traveling workers feel disconnected from their colleagues. Learn how Office 365 can bridge the gap. For many employees, traveling... Read More

Email Spoofing: Best Practices for Prevention in your Office 365 Environment

By MessageOpsTeam | January 6th, 2017

The more malicious varieties of email spoofing can cause serious problems and pose security risks; minimize email spoofing in your Office 365... Read More

Microsoft’s Office 365 Secure Score Can Pinpoint and Fix Risk in Your Company

By MessageOpsTeam | January 5th, 2017

Learn about Microsoft’s new graphical security tool – Office 365 Secure Score It’s difficult to follow the latest business news without hearing... Read More

A Sneak Peek at the OneDrive for Business Administrator Portal

By MessageOpsTeam | December 29th, 2016

OneDrive Admin Center offers a graphical, user-friendly interface allowing IT admins to better manage cloud-based storage In a move to give IT... Read More

Microsoft Releases Delve App for Windows 10

By MessageOpsTeam | December 27th, 2016

  Using Delve? Microsoft has released a Windows 10 app for easier integration Office 365 users should will be glad to hear... Read More

Microsoft PowerShell Becomes Open Source – Heading to Linux and Mac

By MessageOpsTeam | December 22nd, 2016

Learn about the burgeoning open source PowerShell community that is good news for IT admins across all operating systems Since Satya Nadella... Read More

A Guide to Avoiding Common Problems When Performing an Office 365 Migration

By MessageOpsTeam | December 20th, 2016

Avoid a botched Office 365 migration by laying out a comprehensive plan to dodge these common issues If you’ve decided to migrate... Read More

Office 365 Infographic: Everything You Can Do with Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | December 19th, 2016

This Office 365 infographic shows the versatility and scalability of the cloud-based platform The team at MessageOps recently came across this Office... Read More

Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide & Cheat Sheet, TEAMS Training

By MessageOpsTeam | December 15th, 2016

Many MessageOps members have been excited about the recent release of Microsoft Teams . Teams is Microsoft's answer to Slack, a very popular... Read More

Tech Tip: How to Connect with External Contacts in Skype for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | December 15th, 2016

A Step-by-Step 'How to' guide connecting with your external contacts in Skype for Business By Rob Vogl Sr. Operations Specialist I receive... Read More

Tips for a Successful Migration to the Cloud

By MessageOpsTeam | December 13th, 2016

Everyone’s moving to the cloud – but without a proper plan in place, you could be asking for issues If your business... Read More

Mac Users Can Now Transition from Evernote to OneNote

By MessageOpsTeam | December 8th, 2016

Avoid rising Evernote fees and migrate your data to OneNote If you’re a longtime Evernote user, Mac user, and Office 365 subscriber,... Read More

How to Manage Data Loss Protection (DLP) Policies Relating to Email

By Tech Admin | December 6th, 2016

Put steps in place to mitigate the amount of compromising information that can be sent via email with effective DLP policies in... Read More

Microsoft Releases Flow, Competitor to IFTTT, on Android Devices

By MessageOpsTeam | November 30th, 2016

After debuting on iOS months ago, the workflow management tool has now come to Android Life could soon get much easier for... Read More

Learn More About Microsoft’s Secure Email Service in Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | November 24th, 2016

Ensure your organization’s email is properly protected across all devices With the topic of hacked emails dominating the political news cycle for... Read More

The New Office 365 Service Assurance Dashboard

By MessageOpsTeam | November 22nd, 2016

Ensures that all security, privacy, and compliance requirements are met These days, we could all use some assurance – especially when it... Read More

Microsoft Teams Will Help Office 365 Users Dig Out from Under Their Bloated Inboxes

By MessageOpsTeam | November 10th, 2016

Learn how Microsoft Teams will ease collaboration through Office 365 Microsoft made a huge announcement this week that looks to completely revolutionize... Read More

Microsoft Teams FAQ

By MessageOpsTeam | November 8th, 2016

Frequently asked questions about the new Office 365 Microsoft Teams feature Last week, Microsoft announced a new feature of Office 365 called... Read More

Introducing Microsoft Teams for Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | November 3rd, 2016

Microsoft Teams for Office 365 is the new chat-based workspace so everyone can stay in the know Yesterday, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams... Read More

Excel Tip: Using ‘Text to Columns’ Feature is a Huge Time Saver

By MessageOpsTeam | October 27th, 2016

Have you ever received an Excel list where you have a column with text that needs to be broken out into two... Read More

Tips for New Businesses Looking to Leverage the Power of Enterprise Email

By Tech Admin | October 25th, 2016

Learn why moving to the cloud may be the best thing you can do for your organization’s email woes If your growing... Read More

Signs That Your Business’s Intranet Is Hurting

By MessageOpsTeam | October 13th, 2016

Pay attention to the symptoms that your intranet needs an upgrade Having an outdated intranet in your organization is a lot like... Read More

EMS is now Enterprise Mobility + Security

By MessageOpsTeam | October 12th, 2016

The Microsoft EMS (Enterprise Mobility Suite) will remain roughly the same Identity-driven security solution current customers have become familiar with; just a... Read More

How Office 365 Helps Mitigate the Impact of Phishing Attacks

By MessageOpsTeam | October 11th, 2016

Are you properly protecting yourself and your employees from phishing? While there are many different ways that hackers can attempt to infiltrate... Read More

New Collaboration Features Rolling out to Office 365 Education Customers

By MessageOpsTeam | October 6th, 2016

Teachers and students alike should be excited about the new features for Office 365 The engineers at Microsoft have been busy this... Read More

Azure Security Center Now Available to Help Boost Security

By MessageOpsTeam | September 27th, 2016

Help protect your company from data breaches with Microsoft’s new Azure Security Center Maintaining cybersecurity is key to the success of any... Read More

Office 365 Managers and Admins can have Cyber Security Threat Information at their Fingertips

By MessageOpsTeam | September 21st, 2016

  How Varonis Is Solving the Problem of Insider Threats to Business Security: Part 1 While many organizations assume that hackers and... Read More

New Security Analytics Service from Microsoft: Office 365 Secure Score

By MessageOpsTeam | September 19th, 2016

Improve the security of your data in the cloud with Office 365 Secure Score Microsoft has recently offered limited availability of their... Read More

Office 365 Security Finance Resources

By MessageOpsTeam | September 14th, 2016

Addressing Security Concerns for Financial Businesses with Office 365 Security Finance Resources Many of our finance clients are moving to Microsoft's Office... Read More

New Features Added to Sway for Office 365 Subscribers

By MessageOpsTeam | September 8th, 2016

Microsoft’s recent updates to Sway make creating projects even easier. With Sway being available via Office 365 for just over a year,... Read More

A Review of the New Microsoft App Flow

By MessageOpsTeam | September 2nd, 2016

Automate everyday workflows and connect your favorite SaaS tools with Microsoft’s Flow If you talk with any business owner who is tech... Read More

Microsoft Excel API Now Available for Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | August 31st, 2016

Learn how developers can power custom apps with the new Microsoft Excel API powered by Office 365 Microsoft recently announced the general... Read More

New OneNote Features Rolled out in July

By MessageOpsTeam | August 24th, 2016

Microsoft has improved the collaborative features and usability of OneNote Last month, the Office 365 team was hard at work releasing a... Read More

Azure SQL Data Warehouse – Elasticity and Cost Control for Cloud Data Warehousing

By MessageOpsTeam | August 17th, 2016

Is there anything that Azure SQL Data Warehouse doesn’t do for users moving data and analytics into the cloud? As a scalable... Read More

Azure Application Gateway for Handling Scalability, Sessions, and Security

By MessageOpsTeam | August 9th, 2016

Applications are not always designed with scalability as a priority. Handling greater demand may only be possible by multiplying application instances and... Read More

The Three Main Benefits of Gamification

By MessageOpsTeam | August 4th, 2016

How can game elements be used in the workplace to promote engagement? With the recent success of the viral hit Pokémon Go,... Read More

How to Bring Data Analytics to the Masses With Azure Power BI Embedded

By MessageOpsTeam | August 3rd, 2016

Applications that crunch users’ data should make the results as easy as possible to understand and consume. Graphics including charts and maps... Read More

Outlook’s Clutter feature being replaced with ‘Focused Inbox’

By MessageOpsTeam | August 1st, 2016

  Microsoft recently announced a bunch of changes coming to Office 365, including a new featured called “Focused Inbox”, which will replace... Read More

Should You Choose SharePoint Hybrid?

By MessageOpsTeam | July 28th, 2016

Keep these tips in mind when deciding to use SharePoint Hybrid or SharePoint Online If you’re investigating SharePoint as a way to... Read More

The #1 Reason SharePoint Projects Fail – And What You Can Do About It

By MessageOpsTeam | July 13th, 2016

Most SharePoint project failures have nothing to do with technology A recent survey looked at why some SharePoint projects have fallen short,... Read More

Azure and Red Hat On the Road to Unifying RHEL and Windows Everywhere

By MessageOpsTeam | July 12th, 2016

By Jason Milgram, Director Software Development & Microsoft Azure MVP, Champion Solutions Group / MessageOps Windows and Linux platforms are both popular... Read More

The Employee Engagement Crisis (And What You Can Do About It)

By MessageOpsTeam | June 30th, 2016

This emergency is real—are you equipped to handle it? Is there really an employee engagement crisis in the United States? The answer... Read More

OneDrive in One Sitting Part 4: Dealing with Sudden Employee Turnover

By MessageOpsTeam | June 30th, 2016

Handling the loss of a worker and the implications that come with a sudden departure Welcome to our blog series, OneDrive in... Read More

How to Make your Office 365 Even More Secure

By MessageOpsTeam | June 29th, 2016

Palo Alto Networks Aperture adds another layer of protection to Microsoft’s cloud-based platform The protection built in to Microsoft’s Office 365 makes... Read More

OneDrive in One Sitting Part 3: Sharing Files to the Public via the Cloud

By MessageOpsTeam | June 28th, 2016

Interested in sharing files publically with OneDrive? Read on to learn more about this painless process Welcome back to OneDrive in One... Read More

OneDrive in One Sitting, Part 2: Implementing an Absentee Support System

By MessageOpsTeam | June 23rd, 2016

Dealing with absenteeism in today’s fast-paced, technologically driven workplace Welcome to OneDrive in One Sitting, a blog series where we showcase brief... Read More

OneDrive in One Sitting Part, 1: Dealing with Last Minute Project Changes

By MessageOpsTeam | June 21st, 2016

How to handle and quickly execute changes on a time-sensitive work project Welcome to OneDrive in One Sitting, the series where we... Read More

Microsoft Azure Opens in Canada

By MessageOpsTeam | June 8th, 2016

Canada, as a major sovereign entity in the world, has confidential data that it must protect. Government and public sector organizations must... Read More

Microsoft Expanding FastTrack to Help Office 365 Customers with End-User Adoption

By MessageOpsTeam | June 7th, 2016

Leverage the power of this customer success service to better manage your Office 365 migration and adoption In a recent blog post,... Read More

May in Review: A Slew of Upgrades for Office 365 Were Announced Last Month

By MessageOpsTeam | June 2nd, 2016

Read about all of the recent improvements to O365 and learn what they mean for your growing enterprise. Microsoft is at it... Read More

At Last, AI Applications that Work Easily with Faces and Feelings, Not Just Files

By MessageOpsTeam | June 2nd, 2016

  The goal of humanizing software and systems is a long-standing one. Decades ago, smart minds were already arguing about what would... Read More

GAME ON! How to easily engage your employees with a powerful GAMIFICATION System on SharePoint

By MessageOpsTeam | May 26th, 2016

Turn your company’s SharePoint Online investment into a Gamification and Learning Management System (LMS) The Gamification market is on the rise and... Read More

Review These Helpful New Admin Updates to Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | May 25th, 2016

A slew of new enhancements are designed to make life easier for administrators If you’re a Microsoft Office 365 Admin, you’ve probably... Read More

MessageOps Launches, the One-Stop Shop for All Things Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | May 24th, 2016

Browse our comprehensive education resource for Microsoft’s cloud-based platform We’re constantly creating new resources at MessageOps, as well as scouring the net... Read More

Enhancements and New Features Rolled Out to OneDrive for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | May 12th, 2016

Microsoft’s highly-rated, cloud-based solution ramps up for better service, making Office 365 even more reliable. When the cloud distributes your most important... Read More

FindTime AddOn from Microsoft

By MessageOpsTeam | May 12th, 2016

Ever run into the inevitable brick wall of schedule conflicts among your office team? How about being frustrated with rounding up the... Read More

A Window into JELD-WEN’s Migration to Office 365 & Their Best Practices

By MessageOpsTeam | May 10th, 2016

Key takeaways from JELD-WEN’s migration to Office 365 Champion / MessageOps recently spoke with customer Markus Lang, Enterprise Architect at JELD-WEN, about... Read More

Azure Data Factory for Users of Hadoop

By MessageOpsTeam | May 3rd, 2016

If you are a Hadoop user, you might want to consider Azure Data Factory. Today, data is a serious problem for a... Read More

New Survey Shows Businesses Adopting Office 365 At High Rates

By MessageOpsTeam | April 28th, 2016

Office 365 users continue to be satisfied with their move to the cloud. A recent survey from Gartner, Inc. shows that Office... Read More

Lessons Learned from Hillary Clinton’s BYOD Challenges

By MessageOpsTeam | April 27th, 2016

  Blurred data borders, BYOD, and information leakage – how will YOU Deal? Does it shock you to hear that prominent public... Read More

Check Out What’s new in Office 365 administration for April

By MessageOpsTeam | April 25th, 2016

  This month, work was continued to improve the new Office 365 admin center to make it faster, easier and more efficient... Read More

Azure Data Factory and Decoding the Tech-Speak to see if ADF is For You

By MessageOpsTeam | April 5th, 2016

So you’ve heard about Azure Data Factory or ADF, and the idea of automating a large chunk of your data processing in... Read More

Office 365 Video New to O365!

By MessageOpsTeam | April 5th, 2016

Microsoft continues to add value to Office 365 with the latest addition: Office 365 Video. Microsoft continues to add value to Office... Read More

Introduction to Office 365 Planner

By MessageOpsTeam | March 31st, 2016

Explore a new tool bundled in the Office 365 suite that streamlines how you manage projects in your organization. Microsoft has recently... Read More

Microsoft Adds Office 365 Connectors to Outlook Groups Enabling Slack-Like Integrations

By MessageOpsTeam | March 29th, 2016

Connect your favorite tools and apps to Outlook Groups to improve collaboration within your teams. If you work in most any technology... Read More

2 New Features Being Rolled Out to Office Delve

By MessageOpsTeam | March 17th, 2016

New features being rolled out to Delve hope to improve impact of emails and better promote praise within an organization. Microsoft recently... Read More

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery: Reduce the Costs and Challenges Associated with eDiscovery

By MessageOpsTeam | March 15th, 2016

Learn new features in Advanced eDiscovery to help reduce costs and improve analytics related to eDiscovery Microsoft recently announced the availability of Office... Read More

Updates for Office for Tablets Including Word Mobile, Sway, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile

By MessageOpsTeam | March 8th, 2016

Don’t miss these new Office updates for Windows tablets and the new iPad Pro. Microsoft recently released a video that outlines several... Read More

New Updates to Office 365 Include Enhancements for Mobile, Excel, Office for Mac and More

By MessageOpsTeam | March 3rd, 2016

The latest round of Office 365 updates are sure to excite businesses of all sizes around the globe. According to a recent... Read More

Updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | March 1st, 2016

New updates to Office 365 offer welcome storage increases to small businesses. Recently, Microsoft quietly released an announcement that is a big... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip – How to Create a Group

By MessageOpsTeam | February 25th, 2016

Use Office 365 groups to improve communications within your organization. Office 365 allows organizations to create groups, which can be used to... Read More

Schedule Faster with FindTime

By MessageOpsTeam | February 25th, 2016

Stop wasting time finding ideal meeting times with the help of FindTime from Microsoft. The engineers at Microsoft Garage are at it... Read More

Using Windows PowerShell to Manage the Creation of Office 365 Groups

By MessageOpsTeam | February 23rd, 2016

With Windows PowerShell, administrators can better manage the creation of Office 365 Groups. In Office 365, a group is a shared workspace... Read More

New Outlook on the Web (OWA) Quick Start Guide and Office 365 Web Apps

By MessageOpsTeam | February 4th, 2016

Outlook on the Web (OWA) Quick Start Guide and Office 365 Web Apps (Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word) You’ve already noticed this if... Read More

Tips for Migrating from Office 365 To On-Premises Environment

By MessageOpsTeam | February 2nd, 2016

In some cases, companies have a need to move cloud-based mailboxes to the on-premises environment We recently took on a project that... Read More

MessageOps Unveils “ROOT,” The Office 365 SharePoint Online Intranet That Will Shake The Ground Of The Traditional Intranet

By MessageOpsTeam | January 28th, 2016

ROOT reduces the complexity of managing and deploying an enterprise online intranet portal at a very reasonable price point BOCA RATON, Fla.,... Read More

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program + MessageOps = Wow

By MessageOpsTeam | January 26th, 2016

Amazing support, faster responses, customized billing, and one-of-a-kind free Office 365 tools - Yes, all from MessageOps with the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider... Read More

Basics of an MX Record Cutover

By MessageOpsTeam | January 14th, 2016

Let’s talk about a little-known side of email that controls and prioritizes the messages in your inbox There are world records, tax... Read More

MessageOps Announces Free, Newly Enhanced Office 365 Adoption and Change Management Platform

By MessageOpsTeam | January 14th, 2016

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MessageOps, a Microsoft Cloud business unit of Champion Solutions Group, announced today the latest... Read More

Microsoft Updates OneDrive for Business: New Capabilities Are Good News for Office 365 Users

By MessageOpsTeam | January 12th, 2016

Microsoft updates OneDrive for Business storage plans, releases the Next Generation Sync Client and several other new capabilities. Focused on improving its... Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Your Office 365 Investment in 2016

By MessageOpsTeam | January 5th, 2016

MessageOps’ top 5 features to get the most out of your Office 365 investment The new year is all about resolutions. Here’s a recommended... Read More

The Cost of Choosing the Wrong Office 365 Partner

By MessageOpsTeam | December 29th, 2015

Now that Microsoft has increased responsibility for partners in their Cloud Solution Provider program, you need to make sure you’re choosing the... Read More

Skype for Business for Android Features and Step-By-Step Guide

By MessageOpsTeam | December 28th, 2015

Skype for Business for Android App Now Available Attention Android users! Microsoft recently released Skype for Business for Android. Skype for Business for Android... Read More

How to Create Office 365 Groups, Step-By-Step

By MessageOpsTeam | December 11th, 2015

Office 365 Groups Made Simple Getting things done at work means sharing information and collaborating across ad hoc groups and project teams. ... Read More

Securing and Empowering your Organization with Azure Active Directory

By MessageOpsTeam | December 10th, 2015

Azure Active Directory Demo Jason Milgram, MessageOps' Director of Software Development and Azure MVP, recently discussed the key features of Azure Active... Read More

The VAR Guy Features MessageOps in the Millennial Report

By MessageOpsTeam | December 8th, 2015

The Millennial Report: Managing Generational Gaps Through Strategy It’s no big revelation that millennials think and work in different ways than their... Read More

IT Business Net Highlights MessageOps Study – Are Companies Stringent Enough With Their Mobile Device Password Policies?

By MessageOpsTeam | December 4th, 2015

Managing mobile devices, both company- and employee-owned, is a universal challenge for corporate IT administrators. Workforce mobility has increased employee efficiency and... Read More

5 Ways Microsoft Azure Protects Your Data

By MessageOpsTeam | November 19th, 2015

Learn the drastic steps that Microsoft Azure employs to protect your enterprise data in the cloud When you’re looking for a cloud... Read More

Office 365 Pricing: Comparing Cost Isn’t a Matter of Numbers Anymore

By MessageOpsTeam | October 29th, 2015

Everything you need to know about the recent Office 365 pricing changes While you may not have realized it yet, Microsoft’s Cloud... Read More

The Way Businesses Shop for Office 365 is Changing

By MessageOpsTeam | October 27th, 2015

Pricing for Office 365 is changing dramatically. Is your organization ready? Since Office 365 was first released in 2011, Microsoft’s pricing model... Read More

5 Tips for Working Offline With Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | October 27th, 2015

Office 365 offers a full featured offline solution to ensure productivity even without an internet connection Office 365 comes in 3 standard... Read More

MessageOps’ new Office 365 Adoption Platform is helping businesses get the most of their subscription

By MessageOpsTeam | October 23rd, 2015

70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have purchased Office 365 in the within the last year As featured on Microsoft seems... Read More

Natural Disasters Make Email Continuity a Big Priority

By MessageOpsTeam | October 21st, 2015

Don’t be unprepared to deal with data loss from a natural disaster With the recent floods in Southern Carolina, fires in California... Read More

Disaster Recovery for Microsoft’s Cloud Platform, Azure

By MessageOpsTeam | October 6th, 2015

Azure offers a host of disaster recovery features to keep your important data safe and secure Businesses utilizing the cloud must have... Read More

Cyberhackers had a great 2015. Here’s how to stay ahead of them in 2016.

By MessageOpsTeam | October 1st, 2015

Essential tips for keeping your website safe and secure From your perspective, it may seem that your site isn't a target. After... Read More

Office 365 Incentives Are Back (And Better Than Ever)

By MessageOpsTeam | September 28th, 2015

Get the skinny on MS’s incentive program, discover what’s new and find out if you’re eligible! Last year, Microsoft set up an... Read More

Skype Chat Inside Documents With Microsoft Office 2016

By MessageOpsTeam | September 25th, 2015

Microsoft has seriously upped the game on collaboration Microsoft has been busy. With the release of Windows 10 in late July and... Read More

Microsoft Released Office 2016 Yesterday

By MessageOpsTeam | September 23rd, 2015

Nadella’s “mobile-first, cloud-first” vision is realized The rumors were true. In a worldwide release, Microsoft introduced us to Office 2016. The first... Read More

Microsoft Announces Office 365 Service Trust Portal

By MessageOpsTeam | September 16th, 2015

STP will detail how Microsoft manages security, compliance and privacy within Office 365 Business risks and regulatory compliance are in a constant... Read More

Hooray! MessageOps Has Been Featured on Network World

By MessageOpsTeam | September 3rd, 2015

Our Office 365 Adoption & Change Management Platform was highlighted as a “new product of the week” in Network World’s weekly feature... Read More

How to Encourage Employees to Embrace Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | August 27th, 2015

Need help getting employees to embrace Office 365?  Look no further. With nearly 50 million monthly active users, Office 365 is now... Read More

Microsoft 365 Updates: You Can Now Archive Non-Microsoft Data

By MessageOpsTeam | August 27th, 2015

Learn how to Archive Non-Microsoft Data with this Microsoft 365 Update Ensuring compliance with company and regulatory policies is harder these days than... Read More

Benefits of OneDrive for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | August 25th, 2015

Using OneDrive for Your Company Online storage has been a growing trend over the past few years, and many different companies have... Read More

Our Favorite Office 365 Videos for Organizations Considering the Switch

By MessageOpsTeam | August 21st, 2015

Find answers to some of your most dire Office 365 questions Are you thinking about adopting Office 365 for your business? If... Read More

How to Pick Departmental Office 365 Power Users and Champions

By MessageOpsTeam | August 18th, 2015

Who has what it takes to learn the system and train your team? Working with Office 365 provides you with the advantage... Read More

Overcoming Resistance to Change When Adopting New Software

By MessageOpsTeam | August 18th, 2015

Do you have a change management strategy that addresses the causes of resistance? When you need to introduce new software to your... Read More

Office 365: Tips for the “Marketeer”

By MessageOpsTeam | August 18th, 2015

Kicking @$$ and taking names is easy with Office 365 Are you a part of a marketing team? If so, then you’re... Read More

OneDrive for Business: Must-Have Tips, Tricks and Cool Features

By MessageOpsTeam | August 18th, 2015

Creating power users and driving adoption isn’t easy, but these tips will definitely help Working smarter and more effectively means more cloud-based... Read More

Outlook Web App Is Now Outlook on the web

By MessageOpsTeam | August 17th, 2015

How will you use the exciting new features Microsoft’s new update offers? The web version of Outlook in Office 365 has gotten... Read More

The Leader’s Role in Office 365 Adoption and Change Management

By MessageOpsTeam | August 12th, 2015

What do successful leaders say and do to manage change and drive adoption? I remember my dad telling me that “the fish... Read More

Microsoft Office 365 Updates – New Activity Logging and Reporting Capabilities

By MessageOpsTeam | August 11th, 2015

As employees utilize multiple devices to work outside their physical office, an increasing number of companies are moving their data and important... Read More

Why a Vision Statement Is Important When Adopting Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | August 7th, 2015

Creating a change management strategy and rollout are big tasks, what will your guiding light be? No matter the size of your... Read More

The new way of storytelling using Microsoft Sway

By MessageOpsTeam | August 6th, 2015

How Can Microsoft Sway Help You Tell Your Story On August 5, 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of their storytelling app, Sway.... Read More

Microsoft Office 365 Updates: Announcing Compliance Toolset for Public Folders

By MessageOpsTeam | August 6th, 2015

Learn about the Recent Office 365 Update Announcing Compliance Toolset for Public Folders Office 365 has a reputation for providing a wide range... Read More

Enterprise Mobility Management and Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

By MessageOpsTeam | August 5th, 2015

How much of your classified data can an attacker collect in 200 days? 200+ days. That’s the average amount of time it... Read More

Microsoft Azure Updates

By MessageOpsTeam | August 4th, 2015

      The Azure Preview has been an outstanding success for those involved in the program, as well as for Microsoft. The... Read More

Can Office 365 Change Management and End User Adoption Be Fun?

By MessageOpsTeam | August 3rd, 2015

Absolutely! Here’s what you can do to make the transition more fun for you and your team. After working with many companies... Read More

5 Things You Should Do Now That Server 2003 Support Ended

By MessageOpsTeam | July 24th, 2015

July 15th Has Come and Gone and Server 2003 Support Ended! This is a guest post by Paul Sachse, Services Engagement Manager for... Read More

MessageOps at 2015 Microsoft WPC 2015: Day 1

By MessageOpsTeam | July 14th, 2015

The MessageOps team is here in Orlando for the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and we’ve just finished Day 1. The vision... Read More

Champion Solutions Group / MessageOps joins VirtualWorks as a Sales Partner of ViaWorks on Azure

By MessageOpsTeam | July 14th, 2015

VirtualWorks partners with leading US Microsoft Reseller, Champion / MessageOps, at WPC to Promote ViaWorks on Azure BOCA RATON, Fla., July 13,... Read More

Outlook on Office 365 Changes and Upgrades

By MessageOpsTeam | July 8th, 2015

Recent Office 365 Changes and Best Practices It seems as though some big changes are coming to Office 365 and Outlook. Microsoft... Read More

Using Cloud Strategists for Migration

By MessageOpsTeam | July 6th, 2015

Should your business be working with a cloud strategist? Many companies today know that the future is in the cloud, and that... Read More

Biggest Issues Regarding Office 365 Network Connectivity

By MessageOpsTeam | July 1st, 2015

How to Fix Common Office 365 Problems Many companies choose to use Office 365 because of the many benefits that it can... Read More

Champion / MessageOps Purchases Assets of allAware, Inc.

By MessageOpsTeam | June 26th, 2015

Acquisition of allAware’s Intellectual Property Strengthens the Champion / MessageOps Microsoft Cloud Practice June 25, 2015 - Boca Raton, Florida - Champion... Read More

How to Change Office 365 Message Size Limits in Powershell

By MessageOpsTeam | June 24th, 2015

Office 365 Tech Tip:  Changing Office 365 Message Size Limits Description: By default Office 365 message size is set to 25 MB.... Read More

Office 365 Network Planning and Performance Tuning Resources

By MessageOpsTeam | June 15th, 2015

Fine tune and troubleshoot your Office 365 performance We are always on the hunt for useful Office 365 resources that we can... Read More

Sway for Office 365 is rolling out now [New App]

By MessageOpsTeam | June 12th, 2015

Start sharing with Sway for Office 365 Sway is an exciting and relatively new app that allows users to connect and create... Read More

MessageOps Unveils New Enterprise Mobility Practice

By MessageOpsTeam | June 11th, 2015

This innovative Enterprise Mobility Practice focuses on mobile transformation, security, and uncovering the possibilities of what mobility could look like tomorrow. MessageOps,... Read More

Announcing New Flash Storage Resource:

By MessageOpsTeam | June 10th, 2015

Learn everything you need to know about Flash Storage with leading new Flash Storage Resource We've developed a resourceful site for all things Flash!... Read More

How to Get More Done With Outlook in Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | June 9th, 2015

Get organized with new improvements when using Outlook in Office 365 Many companies and their employees utilize as a daily part... Read More

Top Office 365 Videos from our MessageOps Techs

By MessageOpsTeam | June 4th, 2015

The MessageOps Techs have gathered a few top Office 365 video recommendations for you to tour. Whether you are an Office 365... Read More

Top Office 365 Organization Tools used by MessageOps

By MessageOpsTeam | June 2nd, 2015

A Day in the Life of MessageOps End User Adoption and Training Manager Walt Snider. Learn how MessageOps End-User Adoption Manager and... Read More

Office 365 Mail Flow Topology

By MessageOpsTeam | May 29th, 2015

This Topology will explain the characteristics of the Office 365 Mail Flow. Often we are asked to describe the attributes of the... Read More

MessageOps joins Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program [Press Release]

By MessageOpsTeam | May 29th, 2015

MessageOps, a Microsoft Cloud business unit of Champion Solutions Group, announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program. The program... Read More

Your Business’ Sharepoint Migration

By MessageOpsTeam | May 28th, 2015

Who is your best choice? SharePoint is an essential asset to your business. It allows you and your employees to engage with... Read More

Upgrading to Cloud-Based Storage

By MessageOpsTeam | May 26th, 2015

Could your small to medium-sized business benefit by upgrading to Cloud-Based Storage? As a business owner, you’ve probably asked yourself whether or... Read More

What to Expect when Adopting Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | May 21st, 2015

Setting the Expectations when Adopting Office 365 Adopting Office 365 for your business just might be the wisest investment you can make... Read More

Tech Tip – Disable Active Sync In Powershell By CSV, Single User and Attribute

By MessageOpsTeam | May 19th, 2015

Our tech tip this week will help you in the process to Disable Active Sync in Powershell by CSV, Single User and... Read More

Less than 60 Days from Windows Server 2003 End of Support

By MessageOpsTeam | May 15th, 2015

60 Days Away From Windows Server 2003 End Of Support By Paul Sachse, Champion Solutions Group Much of what you read about... Read More

Help employees stay productive with Azure RemoteApp

By MessageOpsTeam | May 12th, 2015

Are you looking for new ways to increase business productivity? Check out Azure RemoteApp. Azure RemoteApp helps employees stay productive anywhere, and... Read More

Do you need Office 365 MDM for Business?

By MessageOpsTeam | May 8th, 2015

Learn about Office 365 MDM (Mobile Device Management), the new tool that will allow you to control the access your team members... Read More

Top 6 Updates on Office 365 for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | May 5th, 2015

We’ve gathered the top 6 updates on Office 365 for business owners who have moved or are thinking about migrating to the cloud:... Read More

Office 365 Lockbox Ensures Business Security in the Cloud

By MessageOpsTeam | April 30th, 2015

Cloud users may rest assured that security in the cloud is getting better with the new Lockbox for Office 365. When it... Read More

Office 365 – Script to Correct DirSync “Permission-Issue” Errors

By MessageOpsTeam | April 23rd, 2015

Tech Tip: Office 365 – Script to Correct DirSync “Permission-Issue” Errors Description: In an Exchange Hybrid configuration, DirSync needs to be able to... Read More

Microsoft Office 365 Mobile Adoption Continues to Increase

By MessageOpsTeam | April 21st, 2015

Reports are coming in showing the increased popularity of Microsoft Office 365 Mobile Adoption. Learn more Thanks to the report we are... Read More

Google Apps vs. Office 365 For Business

By MessageOpsTeam | April 17th, 2015

Which product will work best for your business? Google Apps and Office 365 for business are the top two leading tools for... Read More

Learn how the MessageOps Team works remotely with Microsoft Office Products

By MessageOpsTeam | April 9th, 2015

A Day in the Life of MessageOps Marketing Coordinator Katie Ackerman:  Check out how to work remotely with Microsoft Office Products We... Read More

Express Route to Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | April 6th, 2015

Azure ExpressRoute available later this year for Office 365 Customers Microsoft is constantly working to ensure their customers receive top notch privacy... Read More

Tech Tip – Document Fingerprinting

By MessageOpsTeam | March 30th, 2015

Document Fingerprinting Description: In many organizations there are certain templates that have sensitive information example: Government organizations, Insurance Agencies and Human Resources.... Read More

Forget about office space when you get Skype for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | March 25th, 2015

Run your business with the new secure Skype for Business. Microsoft is constantly searching for ways to bring the world closer together... Read More

Create a Custom Data Loss Prevention “DLP” Rule in Office 365 – Tech Tips

By MessageOpsTeam | March 20th, 2015

Create a Custom Data Loss Prevention "DLP" Policy to look for credit card numbers in emails within the organization and applying the... Read More

The Easy and Affordable: 365 Command

By MessageOpsTeam | March 16th, 2015

365 Command reduces the complexity of performing common administrative tasks 365 Command is the top cloud management tool for organizations who want... Read More

Microsoft Azure Product Updates: Updated search and NoSQL data services, encoders for Media Services and more

By MessageOpsTeam | March 9th, 2015

New updated search and NoSQL data services, encoders for Media Services from Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure product Updates announced new services and... Read More

Message Ops Quick Lessons Video Series on OWA Calendar Tools

By MessageOpsTeam | March 6th, 2015

OWA Calendar tools allow us to go further than simply self-time tracking The Outlook Web App (OWA) Calendar, continues to evolve bringing... Read More

The new Office 365 retains deleted emails longer

By MessageOpsTeam | March 3rd, 2015

Extended email retention for deleted items in Office 365 Delete a message by mistake? Not to worry. Office 365 retains deleted emails... Read More

At MessageOps, we speak Spanish too. Se habla Español

By MessageOpsTeam | February 26th, 2015

To all our Spanish-speaking community, we want you to know that we speak Spanish too and have created instructional videos in Spanish... Read More

Microsoft Cloud RoadMap

By MessageOpsTeam | February 23rd, 2015

Learn about updates you can expect to find on the Microsoft Cloud roadmap In the past we have shared the Office365 business... Read More

Office 365 Self Service Password Reset and Branding

By MessageOpsTeam | February 21st, 2015

New Announcement:  Office 365 Self Service Password Reset and Branding Great announcement from Microsoft.  Office 365 Self Service Password Resets now come... Read More

Changing default permission on Outlook item in Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | February 9th, 2015

Quick Tech Tip:  Changing default permission on Outlook item in Office 365 Our best tech tips typically come from questions we get... Read More

Windows Server 2003 end of support | Microsoft: Have you started your migration to a newer Window Server Version yet?

By MessageOpsTeam | February 6th, 2015

Seamless Windows 2003 Server Migration from to Windows 2012: Windows Server 2003 End of Support There is not much time left before Windows... Read More

2015 MessageOps Webinars Plans

By MessageOpsTeam | January 29th, 2015

What MessageOps Webinars are you interested in for 2015? Hey MessageOps Community! We are putting our plans for 2015 MessageOps webinars together... Read More

Bing’s Predictions for 2015

By MessageOpsTeam | January 26th, 2015

Ready to learn about Bing’s Predictions for 2015? Everyone is always curious what the future may bring, and Bing is ready to... Read More

Check out this new Delve feature

By MessageOpsTeam | January 19th, 2015

New Delve feature helps you organize content so it’s readily accessible and easy to share with others. We are excited to share with... Read More

15 of the Best Office 365 Features

By MessageOpsTeam | January 13th, 2015

The Best Office 365 Features You Need to Know About We’re betting that you’ve heard a lot about Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud... Read More

MessageOps Announces Its Latest Offering – Discovery Scout – Office 365 eDiscovery Made Easy

By MessageOpsTeam | January 7th, 2015

Office 365 eDiscovery Made Easy with Discovery Scout January 7, 2014 – Boca Raton, FL - MessageOps, the leader in Office 365... Read More

Top 5 2014 Office 365 Blogs

By MessageOpsTeam | January 6th, 2015

MessageOps' top Office 365 blogs of 2014! With the New Year finally upon us, we wanted to jump on the Top Lists... Read More

Office 365 Tools & Resources on Your Top Picks in 2014

By MessageOpsTeam | December 30th, 2014

2014's Top Office 365 Tools & Resources on As MessageOps continually strives to deliver quality services and tools to enhance your Microsoft... Read More

New Azure AD Connect Preview Released

By MessageOpsTeam | December 17th, 2014

You can now preview the new Azure AD Connect! The long awaited new version of Azure AD Connect is now available for... Read More

Tech Tip | Convert Mailboxes by CSV / Remove License

By MessageOpsTeam | December 16th, 2014

How to Convert Mailboxes by CSV and Remove the License Once Converted MessageOps here with another Tech Tip! This time we're discussing... Read More

A Look Back at 2014

By MessageOpsTeam | December 15th, 2014

​A Look Back at 2014 Through the Eyes of Bing Friends and Fans of MessageOps, We are at that time of the... Read More

Windows Server 2003 Support to End

By MessageOpsTeam | December 2nd, 2014

How to Prepare for the End of Windows Server 2003 Support Windows Server 2003 Support will end July 14, 2015, which means... Read More

5 More Tools for Legally Spying on Your Competition

By MessageOpsTeam | November 25th, 2014

Strategies for Legally Spying on Your Competition We recently wrote about 6 tools to legally spy on your competition, and so many... Read More

Microsoft Announces Office 365 Video

By MessageOpsTeam | November 18th, 2014

Microsoft has announced the first of many NextGen Portals in Office 365: Office 365 Video. Office 365 video will initially roll out... Read More

OneDrive vs. SharePoint Comparison Matrix

By MessageOpsTeam | November 18th, 2014

OneDrive vs. SharePoint Comparison Matrix to Help You Figure Out What Files to Put Where Microsoft gives you a lot of options... Read More

Next Version of Lync will Become Skype for Business

By MessageOpsTeam | November 12th, 2014

Microsoft announces next version of Lync will become Skype for Business Microsoft has announced that the next version of Lync, being released... Read More

Take Advantage of Office 365 Business for Free

By MessageOpsTeam | November 6th, 2014

Microsoft releases updated versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPad and iPhones that make available more of the core... Read More

Tech Tip | Sender Receives Email After Clicking on Reply to All in Outlook

By MessageOpsTeam | November 4th, 2014

What To Do When Reply to All in Outlook Sends Email to Sender MessageOps here with another Tech Tip! This time, we're... Read More

Unlimited OneDrive Storage for Office 365 Customers!

By MessageOpsTeam | October 27th, 2014

Today, the One Drive team from Microsoft stated, "​Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional... Read More

6 Tools to Legally Spy on Your Competition

By MessageOpsTeam | October 21st, 2014

How to Legally Spy on Your Competition We all work for our companies to make a difference, to make our companies successful... Read More

4 More Tips for Migrating to the Cloud

By MessageOpsTeam | October 10th, 2014

Ease the Migration Process With These Tips for Migrating to the Cloud Anyone who has ever tried to migrate to the cloud... Read More

Office 365 Message Encryption

By MessageOpsTeam | October 7th, 2014

Send encrypted emails to anyone using Office 365 message encryption Office 365 Message Encryption is a service that lets you send encrypted... Read More

Groups in Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | October 7th, 2014

Microsoft has begun rolling out the initial phase of Groups in Office 365 Back at the SharePoint Conference in March, Microsoft announced... Read More

Introducing Office Sway

By MessageOpsTeam | October 3rd, 2014

Reimagine How Your Ideas Come to Life With Office Sway Microsoft has introduced a brand new app to the Office portfolio- Say... Read More

OneDrive now supports 10 GB files

By MessageOpsTeam | September 26th, 2014

OneDrive has increased file size uploads to 10 GB Microsoft has announced that you can now upload files up to 10 GB... Read More

Delve Tutorial: First Few Hours of Delve in 7 Minutes

By MessageOpsTeam | September 23rd, 2014

This Delve tutorial will help you familiarize yourself with Microsoft's newest addition to Office 365 We recently gave an introduction to Delve... Read More

Tech Tip | Remove Users From the Office 365 Cloud Using Windows Azure Powershell Module

By MessageOpsTeam | September 19th, 2014

[popupwfancybox group="GROUP2" id="2"] How to Remove Users From the Office 365 Cloud It's Tech Tip time and we're discussing how to remove... Read More

Tech Tip | Creating Office 365 Distribution Groups by CSV and Adding Members by CSV

By MessageOpsTeam | September 12th, 2014

Save Time When Creating and Adding Members to Office 365 Distribution Groups by CSV with Scripts When you’re creating and adding members... Read More

Introducing Office Delve

By MessageOpsTeam | September 10th, 2014

Office Delve Began Rolling Out to Office 365 Business Customers Microsoft Office 365 was launched with the vision of helping people get... Read More

Personalize Office 365 Experience by Selecting Office 365 Themes

By MessageOpsTeam | September 9th, 2014

New Office 365 Themes for a Personalized Experience Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals.... Read More

SharePoint Online Simplifies Admin Interface and Adds New Controls Over User Experience

By MessageOpsTeam | September 5th, 2014

SharePoint Online Admin Experience Improved. With Microsoft's continuous efforts to improve the Office 365 admin experience, it's no surprise that they took... Read More

Tech Tip | Exchange 2013 | Hybrid Configuration wizard error “Subtask CheckPrereqs execution failed”

By MessageOpsTeam | September 5th, 2014

It's Tech Tip time and we're discussing Hybrid Configuration Wizard Errors! Recent changes made on Exchange Online prevent the Exchange 2013 Hybrid... Read More

Simple and Powerful Microsoft Office Support Site

By MessageOpsTeam | September 2nd, 2014

Discover a great Microsoft Office Support resource I know that many of us are always looking for quick ways to answer end-user questions:... Read More

Tips for Navigating OneNote 2013

By MessageOpsTeam | August 29th, 2014

Microsoft OneNote 2013 looks different from previous versions, so we’ve greater a guide to help you minimize the learning curve. Below you’ll... Read More

Best Free Microsoft Tools

By MessageOpsTeam | August 26th, 2014

Best Free Microsoft Tools for Systems and Network Analysis, Systems Testing and Troubleshooting, System and Network Management, and File and Disk Management.... Read More

Exchange Online Protection: Best Practices

By MessageOpsTeam | August 21st, 2014

Best Practices for Getting the Most out of Exchange Online Protection The following are considered ‘Best Practices’ for the Exchange Online Protection... Read More

6 Reasons to Use Office for iPad

By MessageOpsTeam | August 8th, 2014

Why You Should Use Office for iPad In this day and age, work often doesn’t end when you leave the office. Emails... Read More

Yammer Enterprise now included in Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plans

By MessageOpsTeam | July 31st, 2014

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Midsize Business and Education plans will now include Yammer Enterprise. Ever since Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer... Read More

MessageOps Unveils Its Newest Offering ‘Exchange Scout’

By MessageOpsTeam | July 31st, 2014

Exchange Scout delivers the leading Exchange mailbox permissions and membership tool to better prepare for the migration to Office 365. Boca Raton,... Read More

Protect Your Business With Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | July 14th, 2014

How Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365 Can Help You Protect Your Business. We recently wrote about Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Rights... Read More

MessageOps Launches New, “Must-Have” Microsoft Best Office 365 Links Resource

By MessageOpsTeam | July 10th, 2014 includes best Office 365 links, tools and references all in one place June 24, 2014 (Boca Raton, FL) MessageOps, a company... Read More

Microsoft OneDrive Cuts Prices and Increases OneDrive Storage to 1TB

By MessageOpsTeam | July 2nd, 2014

Microsoft OneDrive pricing, and offers 15GB of OneDrive Storage for free and 1TB for Office 365 subscribers. Microsoft has updated its OneDrive... Read More

Protect Your Business with Rights Management in Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | July 1st, 2014

How Rights Management in Office 365 Can Help You Protect Your Business. We recently wrote about Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and how... Read More

Azure Active Directory Premium Webinar for the Hybrid Enterprise

By MessageOpsTeam | June 20th, 2014

7 Reasons You Can’t Afford Not to Use it If you missed out on Tuesday’s Azure Active Directory Premium Webinar, you can... Read More

Protect Your Business with Data Loss Prevention in Exchange

By MessageOpsTeam | June 17th, 2014

How Data Loss Prevention in Exchange Can Help You Protect Your Business. What is Data Loss Prevention in Exchange? Data Loss Prevention,... Read More

Office 365 Updates Directory Synchronization and SharePoint Online Navigation Bar

By MessageOpsTeam | June 15th, 2014

The Office 365 Update includes changes in Directory Synchronization and SharePoint Online Navigation Bar to simplify and improve your Office 365 experience.... Read More

Office 365 Customer Support: The Virtual Agent for Microsoft Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | June 13th, 2014

The Virtual Agent for Microsoft Office 365 is the best Office 365 customer support tool for finding support numbers. Have you ever... Read More

Windows Azure Active Directory Premium Features

By MessageOpsTeam | June 6th, 2014

Microsoft Active Directory Premium features for identity and access management when using Windows Azure Active Directory. Built on top of a large... Read More

The Advantages to Having a Microsoft Partner of Record

By MessageOpsTeam | May 30th, 2014

Why You Need a Microsoft Partner of Record When you purchase Microsoft Online Services like Office 365, you can select a certified... Read More

Office 365 Encrypted File Storage

By MessageOpsTeam | May 23rd, 2014

Microsoft Announces Encrypted File Storage for Office 365 Microsoft recently announced that the Office 365 Enterprise plan has new storage security through... Read More

Proven Advice from a CEO: 3 Steps to Protect your Business Using Microsoft Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | May 21st, 2014

Protect your Business with Data Loss Prevention, Rights Management, and Multi-factor Authentication. Fellow Executives, I have a scary thought for you to... Read More

Windows 8.1 Update Install Deadline Extended

By MessageOpsTeam | May 16th, 2014

Consumer users of Windows 8.1 now have until June 10 to install Microsoft's operating system update. In early April, Microsoft released its... Read More

Office 365 Best Practices: Mailbox Management Part 2

By MessageOpsTeam | May 9th, 2014

How Successful Office 365 Administrators Start their Month and Quarter for Mailbox Management Last week we wrote about how successful Office 365... Read More

OneDrive for Business – Announcing Increased Storage and Packaging Update

By MessageOpsTeam | May 5th, 2014

New Announcements for OneDrive for Business Users We are excited to share new announcements for users of OneDrive for Business: Increased storage... Read More

Top 7 Office 365 Troubleshooting Tools

By MessageOpsTeam | May 5th, 2014

The Top 7 Microsoft Office 365 Troubleshooting Tools by Chris Pyle As an Office 365 administrator, it’s nice to have a collection... Read More

Office 365 Best Practices: Mailbox Management Part 1

By MessageOpsTeam | May 1st, 2014

How Successful Office 365 Administrators Start their Day and Week Mornings. We’ve all had good ones and we’ve most certainly all had... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip – Manually Configure an Office 365 Mailbox in Outlook

By MessageOpsTeam | April 30th, 2014

If you're trying to manually configure a profile in Outlook, you may have noticed that the process has changed and is a bit... Read More

Microsoft Office Security Update – April 2014

By MessageOpsTeam | April 23rd, 2014

The Microsoft Office Security Update Release in April 2014 is out and better than ever! The trick to a great tech product is... Read More

Office 365 vs Google Apps

By MessageOpsTeam | April 22nd, 2014

Our CEO Chris Pyle was a guest blogger on the Microsoft Office Blog sharing some of the key reasons why customers find... Read More

Microsoft Word Online Gets Better Than Ever

By MessageOpsTeam | April 17th, 2014

Microsoft recently made updates to Microsoft Word online to make working between documents as seamless as possible. The updates are being rolled... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Creating a User in Powershell and Assigning a Role to a User

By MessageOpsTeam | April 14th, 2014

One of the great things about using Windows Powershell is the ability to assign a role to a user. When you’re organized,... Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About OWA, Office 365, Exchange, and Outlook

By MessageOpsTeam | April 9th, 2014

1. OWA is coming to Android Office is here for iPad and soon the Outlook web app will be coming to Android. Microsoft... Read More

Office 2003 Expired

By MessageOpsTeam | March 31st, 2014

Sending tweets, taking photos on your cell phone and renting videos online did not exist in 2003, but Microsoft Office 2003 did.... Read More

Office 365 versus Google Apps Infographic

By MessageOpsTeam | March 22nd, 2014

How IT Pros can use Office 365 to create winning solutions We love this infographic below that shows how IT Pros can... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Search for Large Items In Office 365 Users Mailbox

By MessageOpsTeam | March 12th, 2014

How To Search for Large Items In Office 365 Users Mailbox Description: Get-MailboxFolderStatistics CMDLET is used to provide folder information, including the... Read More

Office 365 Customers: General Availability for Access Apps

By --V-- | March 10th, 2014

The news hit last month that Access Apps would be available for all Office 365 customers, well now we can all move... Read More

Microsoft introduces “The Office Graph” as a new feature to Office 365

By --V-- | March 10th, 2014

Microsoft has geared up to make some big changes to the overall look and the function of Office 365. Microsoft is introducing... Read More

Free Multifactor Authentication for Office 365 – New From Microsoft

By --V-- | March 10th, 2014

Microsoft has a big announcement for all Office 365 users--Multifactor Authentication support is now available, for free. All Office 365 subscribers can... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: How to Retire Office 365 Mailboxes

By --V-- | March 10th, 2014

Today, I want to talk about a request I have from my clients about how to retire Office 365 mailboxes. You may... Read More

Microsoft Changes SkyDrive’s Name to OneDrive

By --V-- | January 27th, 2014

We all knew a change was looming for Microsoft's SkyDrive, and today the awaited announcement arrived! OneDrive is the new name for Microsoft's... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: ADFS: What to check for when things go wrong

By --V-- | January 17th, 2014

We wanted to write this blog post as we have seen time and time again organizations that have deployed ADFS to work... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip – ID Fix Tool & How to Locate Proxy/Email Addresses

By --V-- | January 9th, 2014

ID Fix Tool This week's tech tip is on the ID Fix Tool, which searches your Active Directory for Duplicate objects and... Read More

Hot off the Presses: Microsoft Makes Big Announcement for Power BI

By --V-- | January 9th, 2014

The long awaited announcement of Power BI has come, and will officially be offered for Office 365 as a part of Microsoft's... Read More

Cross-Site Silent Redirection for Outlook Web App

By --V-- | December 27th, 2013

While there have already been countless reviews on the new features in Exchange 2010 SP2, one feature has been arguably overlooked. In... Read More

The Latest Microsoft Cloud Updates Before 2014

By --V-- | December 27th, 2013

Microsoft is bringing you a better service that understands your company’s needs. They have been very busy this end of year -... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Add a Non-Indexed Location to a Library in Windows

By --V-- | December 27th, 2013

Recently Champion came upon a request to have a mapped drive be set as a permanent My Documents library location for users... Read More

How to Add Yammer To The Office 365 Global Navigation Bar

By MessageOpsTeam | December 16th, 2013

Office 365 and Sharepoint +Yammer customers will be familiar with the Office 365 global navigation bar that runs across the top of... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Windows PowerShell CMDlets

By MessageOpsTeam | December 12th, 2013

This week’s tech tip is for all you Windows PowerShell users. If you’re using PowerShell,  you may already know about Windows PowerShell... Read More

Latest News: How a 30-year-old IBM business partner stays relevant in the cloud

By --V-- | December 10th, 2013

Summary: Over the past 18 months, Champion Solutions Group has migrated more than a half-million users into Microsoft cloud solutions. By Heather... Read More

Staying Relevant in the Cloud

By MessageOpsTeam | December 10th, 2013

With technology advancing so quickly, it is important to stay on top of new advances. We were recently featured in an article by... Read More

A New Office 365 App for On-the-Go Service Checks

By --V-- | December 4th, 2013

A new Office 365 App is officially released, titled, "The Garage Series." The app was created to provide on-the-go service health checks... Read More

Microsoft CRM 2013: More Than Just a New Look

By --V-- | December 2nd, 2013

The Microsoft CRM 2013 makeover is more than just a new look for Microsoft's customer relationship management program. Microsoft has ensured users that the... Read More

New Microsoft Office Remote App for Windows Phone 8

By --V-- | December 2nd, 2013

Windows 8 phone handsets can now be transformed into the most sophisticated and easy to use remotes for meetings and presentations. The... Read More

SharePoint 2010 versus 2013

By --V-- | December 2nd, 2013

Compare the features found in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 in this extensive article highlighting the upgrades. Not only does this article... Read More

Office 365 Management Tool Review by Martin Heller

By MessageOpsTeam | November 19th, 2013

Martin Heller from InfoWorld recently did a review  of our Office 365 management tool, 365 Command.  Here are some highlights we wanted to share:... Read More

New Office 365 Features for Consumers and Business Users

By MessageOpsTeam | November 15th, 2013

It's been over 6 months since Microsoft launched Office 365, but the company has continued rolling out new features to the Office... Read More

Microsoft Delivers New Office 365 Mobile Features

By MessageOpsTeam | November 8th, 2013

Microsoft had a very busy October, focusing on delivering “customer-requested features” to Office 365, their cloud enabled productivity software suite. As Microsoft... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Syncing Distribution Groups in Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | November 5th, 2013

[popupwfancybox group="GROUP2" id="2"] Having trouble getting your distribution groups to sync when migrating to Office 365? We recently worked with a customer... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: How to License Users in Bulk

By MessageOpsTeam | September 30th, 2013

When doing a license assignment through the GUI, we can select 25 users at a time to do license assignment. This works... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Enable ADFS Tracing Logs in Event Viewer

By MessageOpsTeam | September 26th, 2013

Ever been curious on how to enable ADFS tracing logs in event viewer?   Wondering why you would want to know how to do... Read More

Office 2013: 10 Best Features You Should Know About

By MessageOpsTeam | September 16th, 2013

The new Office 2013 has some key updates that, while aren't quite as dramatic as the Windows 8 from Windows 7 change,... Read More

Meetup with Spiceworks September 17th!

By MessageOpsTeam | September 6th, 2013

We are excited to sponsor our first Spiceworks Meetup in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, September 17th!  The topic is:  “Tired of... Read More

Creating AD FS “Smart Links” for transparent SSO experience

By MessageOpsTeam | September 5th, 2013

Let’s say we have an AD FS customer who no longer wants his users to have to do the following to access... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Connecting Windows Azure AD PowerShell to Office 365 / Exchange Online

By MessageOpsTeam | September 4th, 2013

In this week’s Tech Tip, we are going to address a question one of our customers asked recently: “Where do I download... Read More

Tech Data Partners with MessageOps to Offer 365 Command

By MessageOpsTeam | September 3rd, 2013

Enables Turnkey Subscription Management Solutions and Data Collection for Microsoft Office 365 CLEARWATER, Fla. (September 3, 2013) – Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:... Read More

Tell us your Office 365 Uptime Statistics

By MessageOpsTeam | August 29th, 2013

Take this quick survey Microsoft recently announced their uptime statistics for Office 365 in an effort to be more transparent with customers and partners.... Read More

Identity and Authentication: Office 2013 and Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | May 6th, 2013

        Identity and Authentication in Office2013 and Office 365 MessageOps Development of the cloud has allowed Office 2013 and... Read More

Spiceworks Panel Helps 365 Command get in Touch with it’s Hotness

By MessageOpsTeam | April 10th, 2013

A select group of Spiceworks members, affectionately called Spiceheads, recently had the opportunity to be part of a Spiceworks Panel for 365 Command by MessageOps.  Panel Members... Read More

Resellers and Managed Service Providers Make Money with Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | March 14th, 2013

MessageOps was recently the focus of an article in Channelnomics, The Business of Technologytitled “MessageOps Solves Office 365 Profit Riddle.”  For those of you... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tips

By MessageOpsTeam | March 11th, 2013

We started a series called Justin’s Tech Tip of the Week on the blog over a month ago.  Each week Justin,... Read More

Better Manage Office 365 with 365 Command

By MessageOpsTeam | February 6th, 2013

Easy-to-Use Web-based Management Portal Replaces PowerShell Command Line to Offer Intuitive, Feature-Rich Administration Bringing unprecedented simplicity to Office 365 administration, 365 Command... Read More

365 Command by MessageOps is Live

By MessageOpsTeam | February 5th, 2013

    After a successful BETA period for 365 Command, we are happy to announce we are moving forward with the official launch.... Read More

Big Wins for Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | January 30th, 2013

You may be trying to decide whether Office 365 is right for your company. Here are some recent wins for Office 365... Read More

Don’t miss the 365 Command Presentation at the February IAMCP South Florida Chapter Meeting

By MessageOpsTeam | January 24th, 2013

365 Command from MessageOps will be featured at theFebruary IAMCP meeting on February 14th. We will be demonstrating this easy-to-use, web-based portal that provides enhanced... Read More

A Preview of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 Pricing

By MessageOpsTeam | January 21st, 2013

 As a Microsoft Partner, we make it our mission to stay up to date on new products, new pricing plus any tips... Read More

Talkin’ Cloud talks to Chris Pyle, CEO of Champion Solutions Group about a better way to manage Office 365

By MessageOpsTeam | January 18th, 2013

To read original article from Talkin’ Cloud by Joe Panettieri click here.    [caption id="attachment_4054" align="alignright" width="180"] Chris Pyle, President and CEO, Champion... Read More

365 Command Featured on Talkin’ Cloud

By MessageOpsTeam | January 18th, 2013

After we demonstrated 365 Command at the recent Tech Data TDCloud conference near Tampa, FL, Talkin' Cloud published yesterday an article about... Read More

Upcoming Maintenance to the 365 Command Portal

By MessageOpsTeam | January 16th, 2013

As part of our continuous improvements we, will be performing maintenance on the site this weekend beginning Friday, January 18th at 5... Read More

Password Sync Blank Auth Error

By --V-- | December 18th, 2012

Recently, Windows Update began offering the Windows Management Framework 3.0 as an Optional update. This includes all forms of update distribution, such... Read More

Sync ProxyAddresses from Office 365 to Active Directory

By --V-- | November 1st, 2012

If you've ever had to deactivate and reactivate directory synchronization in Office 365, you've probably read the Directory Synchronization and Source of... Read More

365 Command Beta Reaches 300,000 Mailboxes

By MessageOpsTeam | October 31st, 2012

In the six months since its release, we are pleased to announce that over 500 organizations have signed up for the 365... Read More

365 Command Public Beta

By --V-- | September 6th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the public beta of 365 Command.  You can register your Office 365 tenant by going to: Read More

Introducing 365 Command

By --V-- | May 7th, 2012

We are very excited to announce our newest and biggest project to date, 365 Command.  365 Command is web based administration, reporting,... Read More

Office Live Small Business (OLSB) coming to the end of the road

By michael.wooten | May 3rd, 2012

PLEASE NOTE- As of May 1st, 2012 Microsoft will no longer be offering Office Live Small Business. If you are an existing... Read More

SMTP Relay with Office 365

By --V-- | March 17th, 2012

[popupwfancybox group="GROUP2" id="2"] SMTP Relay with Office 365 is one of the more common questions we get at MessageOps.  It seems there... Read More

One More Way to Deploy Office 365 Updates

By --V-- | March 9th, 2012

We've got a lot of feedback lately that people want a simple way to deploy the Office 365 updates to workstations that... Read More

Manually Updating Office 365 Clients

By --V-- | March 8th, 2012

We've just released an update to our Office 365 Client updater which gives you the option to install Lync along with the... Read More

MessageOps Large Message Exporter now Available

By --V-- | March 3rd, 2012

One of the challenges you can encounter when moving to Office 365 is dealing with large messages in mailboxes.  Most migration tools... Read More

Setting the AD UPN value to Match Office 365 SMTP Address

By --V-- | February 26th, 2012

One of the new requirements for Directory Synchronization in Office 365 is listed in the BPOS to Office 365 Transition guide: Office... Read More

New Version of the Office 365 Client Updater Available

By --V-- | February 25th, 2012

Microsoft has recently made changes to the updates that are required when manually updating desktops for Office 365.  As a result we've... Read More

Connecting an iPhone or iPad to Office 365

By --V-- | February 16th, 2012

To connect an iPhone or iPad to Office 365, follow these steps. 1. Update your DNS records in Office 365.  You must... Read More

Adding a Safe or Blocked Sender in Office 365

By --V-- | February 16th, 2012

In the Admin Overview area, under Exchange Online, click Manage 2. In the Exchange Control Panel, click Mail Control, and then in... Read More

BPOS to Office 365 Transition Guide for Enterprises Now Available

By --V-- | February 11th, 2012

If you've been waiting for a more detailed document describing the transition process from BPOS to Office 365, the wait is over. ... Read More

C & H Consulting

By michael.wooten | February 9th, 2012

Once I determined that my company website had to move to Microsoft 365 and then reviewed the directions to do so, I... Read More

How to Grant Full Access to an Office 365 Mailbox

By --V-- | October 6th, 2011

[popupwfancybox group="GROUP2" id="2"] To Grant full Access to a Mailbox in Office 365 you must first connect to the remote PowerShell, by... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Setting Passwords to Never Expire in BPOS

By --V-- | August 14th, 2011

With Microsoft's recent announcement of the Set-MSOnlineUserPasswordNeverExpire PowerShell Command it's now possible to set user's passwords to never expire in your BPOS subscription.  Below... Read More

Office 365 OWA Notifier Now Available

By --V-- | August 4th, 2011

MessageOps Office 365 OWA Notifier provides notifications of new messages and upcoming appointments to OWA users.  Notifier is designed primarily for end... Read More

Office 365 Tech Tip: Easily Connect to Remote PowerShell on Office 365

By --V-- | July 12th, 2011

Anyone who has used remote PowerShell with Office 365 knows that the commands to connect up are a little hard to remember. ... Read More

Office 365 Password Sync Beta Now Available

By --V-- | July 6th, 2011

MessageOps Office 365 Password Synchronization is now available for download in the Software section of our site.   MessageOps Office 365 Password Synchronization... Read More

Domain Verification with Office 365

By --V-- | July 6th, 2011

This post is a bit embarrassing to write, as domain validation should be one of the easiest tasks with Office 365, but... Read More

Policy Wisdom LLC

By --V-- | March 25th, 2011

When I thought about migrating to BPOS from Google, I thought I had a huge wall in front of me.  I contacted MessageOps and was lucky enough... Read More

Mailbox Retention Policies with BPOS

By --V-- | March 24th, 2011

Automatically deleting messages older than X number of days from users' BPOS mailboxes to comply with a company's retention policy is a common feature... Read More

MessageOps BPOS Super User Report

By --V-- | February 22nd, 2011

If you want more detailed reporting on your BPOS user activity this script is for you!  It allows you to gather: Count... Read More

MessageOps BPOS PowerShell GUI Updated

By --V-- | February 5th, 2011

It now supports the new POP3 and Forwarding commands.  With these new commands you can bulk enable/disable POP3 access, as well as set... Read More

Encrypting Microsoft Online Admin Credentials in Scripts

By --V-- | January 19th, 2011

One of the most common PowerShell questions we get asked is how to encrypt the Microsoft Online Admin credentials in scripts.  What... Read More

Connecting Non-SSL POP3 and SMTP clients to Microsoft Online

By --V-- | January 7th, 2011

A common problem that we run across while doing migrations is legacy applications or devices which use SMTP to send mail or... Read More

User Portal and Exmon Server Now Available

By --V-- | January 4th, 2011

Exmon and the Microsoft Online User Portal are now available as direct downloads.  These applications are two of our most popular and... Read More

The Growth of Exchange Online

By --V-- | December 28th, 2010

At MessageOps we are constantly trying to learn as much as we can about the inner workings of Microsoft Online.  One thing... Read More

Somerset West Community Health Centre

By --V-- | December 23rd, 2010

“As an early adopter of BPOS, the service has been very impressive and convenient, but we did have had to work through... Read More

Determining when the Offline Address Book was Last Updated

By --V-- | December 21st, 2010

It seems one of the most common problems that customers encounter on a regular basis with Microsoft Online is their Offline Address... Read More

MessageOps Labs Now Open!

By --V-- | December 13th, 2010

If you want a sneak peek at the solutions that MessageOps currently has in development, you can now check out the MessageOps... Read More

The MessageOps Software Solutions are now Free!

By --V-- | November 29th, 2010

We are pleased to announce that almost all of the MessageOps solutions are free for any organization to download and use.  This... Read More

Update Available for MessageOps PowerShell Extensions

By --V-- | November 24th, 2010

We've added some exciting new features to our PowerShell extensions that we hope you'll find useful.  The new commands give you the... Read More

Exmon Mobile Site is Now Live!

By --V-- | November 23rd, 2010

If you need a quick way to check the current status of Exchange Online from your mobile device or browser, you can... Read More

Oral Health Care

By --V-- | October 23rd, 2010

MessageOps team was extremely knowledgeable, resourceful and proactive. When questions arose, they responded promptly. Strongly recommend them. In fact "Don't migrate without them" :-). Igor K Oral Health... Read More

Determining which Exchange Online Servers your Users are on

By --V-- | October 23rd, 2010

If you've checked out the Microsoft Online Health Portal, you'll see they are giving more details about which servers are impacted during... Read More

Introducing the MessageOps Microsoft Online Powershell Extensions

By --V-- | October 10th, 2010

We are very excited to announce the initial release of the MessageOps Microsoft Online PowerShell extensions.  Our custom PowerShell extensions extend the... Read More

Deleting a Message from all Mailboxes in Exchange Online

By --V-- | September 20th, 2010

Anyone who has administered Exchange knows there are times when you need to go through all the mailboxes and delete a message... Read More

Improved Microsoft Exchange Online ActiveSync User Report Script

By --V-- | September 18th, 2010

The Improved Microsoft Exchange Online ActiveSync User Report script now reports ActiveSync device information and the time of the last synchronization as... Read More

Non Delivery for

By --V-- | September 17th, 2010

When sending to a Distribution List in Exchange Online you receive a non Delivery Report which states: Delivery has failed to these... Read More

Excluding Users from Directory Synchronization

By --V-- | September 10th, 2010

If you have read MessageOps Directory Sync in Depth Whitepaper, you've seen a couple of the ways to exlude users from Directory... Read More

Active Directory to Microsoft Online Import Script

By --V-- | September 2nd, 2010

We've seen several discussions in the Microsoft Online support forums from people who want to take advantage of Directory Sync to get... Read More

New MessageOps Applications Available for Download

By --V-- | August 24th, 2010

MessageOps is pleased to announce that two new applications are available for download on the MessageOps Software Page: Microsoft Online Manager and... Read More

Office 365 Migration Case Study – Whitehead Associates, Inc.

By --V-- | August 12th, 2010

We are a small business that uses technology to make us more effective and more efficient.  Almost exclusively we use the MS... Read More

Microsoft Online Service Notification RSS Feeds

By --V-- | August 10th, 2010

The best way to be alerted of any services outages are the RSS feeds.  There are 2 sets of feeds that Microsoft... Read More

Working With Shared Mailboxes and Shared Folders

By --V-- | August 10th, 2010

In the support forums there are a lot of questions asking about shared folders and shared mailboxes.  In this article we address... Read More

Ed Schmidt Auto Group

By --V-- | August 10th, 2010

“Transitioning from an onsite Microsoft Exchange server to BPOS has been made much easier with the help of MessageOps.  They have been... Read More

The number of failures has exceeded the failure tolerance of 5

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

When migrating users using the Microsoft Online Migration tools, if the total number of errors exceeds 5, the migration for that user... Read More

Aisle 7

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

"The team at MessageOps is absolutely top-notch. No one else knows BPOS like these guys, and in addition to their fantastic knowledge... Read More

Zaytuna College

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

"MessageOps is an incredible asset.  They are very responsive, professional, and patient.  We were able to solve many issues during migration and continue... Read More

FOPE Setup for Existing FOPE Customers

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

If you are an existing FOPE customer that wants to migrate to Microsoft Exchange Online, the following steps can be followed to... Read More

Object Reference not set to an Instance of an Object when running Powershell Command

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

This error can happen if you haven't configured Internet Explorer before you can run the Microsoft Online PowerShell commands. In my cases, the users... Read More

How to Configure the Palm Pre with Exchange Online

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

Initial configuration is indicated here (ignore the Intermedia-specific settings): Enter the proper URL for your DataCenter from this article: If... Read More

How to Manually Configure Outlook 2007 for Exchange Online

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

This will allow you to configure Outlook 2007 manually for companies that do not want to, or cannot, install the Sign On... Read More

How to limit senders to a Distribution List in Exchange Online

By --V-- | August 3rd, 2010

Option 1: No Directory Sync 1. Create a DL in the Microsoft Online Administration Center (MOAC) that you want to restrict. 2.... Read More

Exchange Online Mailbox Size Warning Notification Script

By --V-- | July 12th, 2010

We developed this script for organizations that want to give their users more advanced warning of their mailbox quota being exceeded and... Read More

Microsoft Exchange Online ActiveSync User Report

By --V-- | May 31st, 2010

Update: An improved version of this script is now available at: In the Microsoft Exchange Online Support Forums the other day... Read More

SMTP Relay with Microsoft Online

By --V-- | May 29th, 2010

Lately we've been seeing a lot of questions around SMTP relay with Microsoft Online so we wanted to take a few minutes... Read More

Determining which Microsoft Exchange Online Mailbox Servers your Users are on

By --V-- | May 23rd, 2010

Recently a client of ours asked us for a way to determine which Microsoft Online Mailbox Servers their users were located on.... Read More

Sending as secondary alias in Microsoft Exchange Online

By --V-- | May 13th, 2010

A customer of ours (thanks Kevin!) informed us of another way to send as a secondary alias the other day, so we... Read More

Microsoft Exchange Online Mailbox Migration Validation Script

By --V-- | May 9th, 2010

Lately there have been a few discussions in the support forums asking about how to compare the number of items in the... Read More

New Microsoft Online Applications from MessageOps

By --V-- | April 19th, 2010

MessageOps has recently released a couple new applications for Microsoft Online that we want to tell you about. First is the Exchange... Read More

Exporting Directory Information from Hosted Exchange Environments

By --V-- | April 3rd, 2010

Recently we've had a couple of clients want to migrate from other hosted Exchange offerings to Microsoft Exchange Online. The problem we... Read More

Microsoft Online Directory Synchronization Monitoring Script

By --V-- | March 17th, 2010

If you are running the Microsoft Online Directory Synchronization, you maybe surprised to learn that if the Directory Sync agent is failing... Read More

25 GB Mailboxes in Exchange Online

By --V-- | March 17th, 2010

It looks like Microsoft has increased the default mailbox size to 25 GB on a couple of our Microsoft Exchange Online accounts.... Read More

Reporting and Message Trace Capabilities with Exchange Online

By --V-- | March 12th, 2010

Most Microsoft Online customers probably don't know it's possible to track messages or generate email traffic reports for their organization. Lately in... Read More

Exporting Microsoft Online User Information to a CSV File

By --V-- | February 6th, 2010

On 2/2/2010 Microsoft released an updated version of the migration tools. One of the highlights of the release is the new information you... Read More

Attributes Synchronized by Microsoft Online Directory Synchronization

By --V-- | January 25th, 2010

If you are running Directory Synchronization, you probably know the basics of what attributes are synchronized from your local Active Directory to... Read More

“Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error when running Microsoft Online Powershell Commands

By --V-- | January 18th, 2010

This error has stumped me for the past couple weeks so I had to write a post when I finally figured it... Read More

Advanced Conference Room Options in Microsoft Exchange Online

By --V-- | January 14th, 2010

In Microsoft Exchange Online when configuring Conference Rooms through the Administration Console, the options are pretty basic. You can configure whether or... Read More

ExMon and Recent Mail Delivery Delays

By --V-- | January 13th, 2010

On 1/11/2010 mail delivery was delayed was for some Microsoft Online Clients. Source: In most cases the delays weren't that bad,... Read More

Troubleshooting Microsoft Online Directory Synchronization Setup

By --V-- | January 5th, 2010

If you've setup Microsoft Online Directory Synchronization in many different environments, chances are you've come across this error more than once when... Read More

Enable-MSOnlineUser UsageLocation Country Codes

By --V-- | December 8th, 2009

If you are going to use the Enable-MSOnlineUser command to bulk Activate users in Microsoft Online, one of the parameters you must... Read More

Multiple Address Books in Microsoft Exchange Online

By --V-- | November 1st, 2009

One commonly used feature of Exchange that Microsoft Exchange Online does not support is the ability to have multiple address books. Companies... Read More

Sign In Client Error: The client was unable to establish a secure connection with the server

By --V-- | October 21st, 2009

We recently ran into some clients that were displaying the following error when trying to sign into the Sign In Client: The... Read More


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