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Office 365 & Hosting  // Help with Office 365 Issues

SOLVED: Word 2016 Grammar Checker Doing Too Much

If you are finding that the ‘grammar check’ in Office products (Word, Outlook…) are pointing out more than you would like, you can adjust it.  The latest version of Office 2016 offers two Grammar settings: GRAMMER Typical grammar checking GRAMMER AND MORE Typical grammar + things like “Wordiness” and “Vague Adjectives” You can easily toggle […]


SOLVED: Which Branch Channel of Office ProPlus Am I On?

If your Office 2016 ProPlus was installed using the Office Deployment Toolkit (ODT) then you may be not know what branch of Office you are using. Fortunately there are two easy ways to determine which Branch of Office 365 ProPlus your PC is using: In the Registry look at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate > updatebranch (type = RegSZ) set […]


SOLVED: How To Change Office365 From Deferred to Current Channel

If you have Office365 Office 2016, by default you are running a product that is 4 months old.  This is called the Deferred Channel.  For a variety of good reasons you may want to change to the Current Channel: Testing Needing a new feature Needing to eliminate a bug that has been fixed You just […]


SOLVED: Office365 Office 2016 Not Changing From Deferred to Current Channel

Office 2016 from Office365 will stay in the “Channel” it was installed with even if you change from Deferred to Current or Current to Deferred in Office365.  There are three ways to force Office365 Office 2016 to change channels and I suggest using the third one. Uninstall and Reinstall Office Repair Office Right click on […]


SOLVED: Script and GPO To Disable Backstage When Saving In Office 2016

If you want to disable Backstage View when saving in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, … you can set it with a Group Policy Object (GPO), a script or manually HOW TO DISABLE OFFICE BACKSTAGE MANUALLY: To disable the Backstage View manually, just click: FILE > OPTIONS > SAVE > and check “Don’t show the Backstage when opening or […]


SOLVED: How To Disable SHARE Button in Office 2016 Using a GPO

If you have Office 2016 and you want to block your staff from easily saving content in the cloud, you can disable the SHARE button using the following Group Policy Object (GPO): User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> “Office Product Name” -> Disable Items in User Interface -> Custom -> Disable Commands > ENABLE and […]


SOLVED: How To Patch Office365 Office 2016

There are three ways to patch Office 2016 from Office365 : Automatically from Microsoft through their “Content Delivery Network” (default) Using a distribution point that you update periodically Using System Center that pulls its updates from the Microsoft Content Network What you can’t do is control Office365 updates through WSUS.  Wait a minute, you say you […]


SOLVED: Office365 Your admin has turned off Office installs

UPDATED: July 13 2017 If you are trying to install Office Pro Plus from Office 365 and you see “Your admin has turned off Office installs”, your Office365 administrator has likely turned off the ability for anyone to download Office.  This can occur even if you do have a license assigned to you. ADMIN PORTAL […]


SOLVED: Program Appears On The Task Bar But Not On The Screen

If you have a program that appears in the Task Bar but not on any of your screens you likely have one of two problems.  Fortunately both are easy to fix. PROGRAM IS RESTORED TO A POSITION ON A SCREEN YOU CANNOT SEE I have seen this occur in two instances: When the program is […]


How To Get Started With Office365, Free 30 Day Trial, Free Books and 30 Minute Live Demos with Live Q&A’s

If you are interested in Office365, we at Up & Running would love to talk to you directly.  However, you can also: get a free 30 day Office 365 trial account for 25 people HERE.  Note that whatever you setup in the trial can EASILY be moved into ‘production’ so you don’t look any if […]


SOLVED: How Much Space Your Email Taking in Office365?

If you have an Office365 account, you likely know that you have 50GB worth of storage space.  However, it is not obvious how much of that 50GB limit you are currently using.  Questions like: ‘How large is all of my email’, ‘How much space do I have left in my Office365 email?’ and ‘What is […]


SOLVED: How Disable CONVERSATION VIEW in Office365 Webmail OWA and Outlook 2016

Conversation View was a pretty neat idea that I thought I would really like when it was released in 2013.  The idea of bringing all of the replies into a single thread in Outlook sounded great.  In practice I HATE IT because I find it much harder to find individual messages and because if you […]