SOLVED: Word Could Not Verify Your Office365 Subscription

If you had an Office product (like Visio or Project) installed with a license key and a different Office product licensed by an email address (like most corporate deployments of Office365), your Office may error out with: “we ran into a problem while trying to install the product key 0x80070005 “ “Word Could Not Verify Your Office 365 Subscription” “Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product. You should repair the Office Program by…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Buy & Assign Office365 Licenses, Basic Office365 Administration and Help

If you are an admin of the Office 365 tenant, you can easily add more licenses for Office, Visio, Project, BI, CRM or anything else and then assign them to your users. surf to admin.microsoft.com (which I always get to via portal.office.com so I don’t want to remember all of the sub-sites, like Teams, Admin, OneDrive…) in the SEARCH USERS GROUPS, SETTINGS OR TASKS (top center) type the name of the person you want to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Export All Email Addresses and Alias to A File From Office365 Exchange Online

If you work with Exchange you know that there is no way to search for email alias using the console.  That can be very frustrating when you need to assign an alias to someone and Exchange Online tells you it is already in use.  (We have the instructions for How to Find The Owner Of an Email Alias in Exchange On-Prem HERE.) Fortunately it is not very hard to export all of your email aliases…

SOLVED: Setup Office365ProPlus To Using Windows 10 Delivery Optimization

If you have Office365 ProPlus (aka Office 2016/2019) you will know that it updates constantly.  Originally patches were released weekly but from 2018 one they are released monthly. To be clear, Office365 Pro Plus patches are released on the second Tuesday of each month (aka Patch Tuesday), just like Windows Updates.  However, Office365 patches update using a completely different data source.  Microsoft calls their Office365 source the “Content Delivery Network” or CDN. Originally Microsoft told…

SOLVED: How To Easily Setup Delivery Optimization In Windows 10

If you have been running a network for a while, you likely are: using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or SCCM with WSUS to manage Windows patches and download them locally using local file shares for Office patching. Historically, this minimized network traffic but in recent versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has made significant strides in what they call Delivery Optimization eliminating the need for local copies of patches. Put simply Windows 10 Delivery Optimization…

SOLVED: WordPress Stuck at BRIEFLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

If your WordPress site is stuck on: BRIEFLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. CHECK BACK IN A MINUTE the solution is FTP into your site and delete (or just rename) the .maintenance file in the root. CLICK TO EXPAND GRAPHIC: If problems still occur, rename the PLUGINS folder under WP-CONTENT.   If you are now able log in, rename the PLUGINS folder back to PLUGINS but rename each of the folders in the PLUGINS folder one at…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 2FA Cannot Be Verified or VERIFICATION REQUIRED: Additional verification is required for login

If you have enabled two factor authentication and/or reCaptcha in Wordfence but can no longer sign in because: VERIFICATION REQUIRED: Additional verification is required for login. Please check the email address associated with the account for a verification link. AND/OR The 2FA Code Could Not Be Validated. Please Try Logging In Again The solution is: to use and FTP program like FileZilla to get into your WordPress site rename to the WP-CONTENT > PLUGINS >…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Top 5 Free & Easy Things You Can Do To Secure Your WordPress Website

WordPress is the number one web management tool on the planet which makes it the largest target for hackers.  If you have a WordPress web site you should be very concerned with security.  Fortunately there are five fast and easy things you can do to dramatically improve your sites security posture: Reduce Your Attack Surface by Removing all unused themes & plugins Update all Themes, Plugins and WordPress itself to the latest build Install and Configure…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Source & Install the Latest Office365 GPO Templates

We explain how to find and install the latest Office365 GPO Templates into your Active Directory. We also explain: Office365 templates are suffixed with “16” which is very confusing to many.  Microsoft decided to end their GPO file naming with Office 2016, so Office 2016, Office 2019 and Office 365 Pro+ all use the same ADMX templates.  So word.admx, excel.admx, powerpoint.admx, etc, apply to all Office 2016/19/365Pro+ ADMIN > XXXX.OPAX files are only used by…

SOLVED: Email Sent From OnPrem Exchange Accounts Not Received By O365 Hosted Exchange Accounts

If your on-premise Exchange environment is in hybrid mode with Office 365 Hosted Exchange, you may find that email sent from mailboxes created onprem to mailboxes created in O365 Hosted Exchange is not received. The issue is that your on-prem Exchange is unaware of the cloud created mailboxes.  The solution is to create an Exchange Contact of type “Remote User Mailbox”.  Unfortunately this cannot be completed through the EMC GUI and you will have to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Easily Set a Password for a Room Resource in Office 365

If you have a Crestron room manager or a Teams / Skype phone system for your boardrooms/conference rooms/huddle rooms, you will need to set a password for your room Resource in Office 365.  The problem is, Office365 Exchange Resource accounts do not have password fields. Typically the solution you will see on the internet is to run a PowerShell command and while that works it is a giant pain the butt. The easy way to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Kaizala & How To Disable It

Microsoft Kaizala is an innovative chat tool designed for highly decentralized and/or frequently changing groups.  What makes it different from Teams or Skype is the way users register.  They only need a cell phone number and not a username and password. Kaizala is Indian (ok… specifically the Marahi) word for “what happened”.  If you are wondering why Microsoft would have selected an Indian word to name a product, wonder no longer.  Kailaza was developed in…

SOLVED: What is Office365 MyAnalytics & How Can I Disable The Emails

MyAnalytics was an Office 365 E5 feature intended to help staff make better use of their time by applying Artificial Intelligence to the data the Microsoft collects on users.  That feature was added to those with E3 contracts in the summer of 2019.  By September 2019 many users were receiving weekly emails like the sample on the right showing the results. This feature definately has some value; MyAnalytics dashboard: You can see statistics on how…

SOLVED: List of Office365 Service Names

If you are trying to make changes to Office365 using PowerShell you are likely to need the list of services.  As of November 15, 2019 the Office365 services list from an E3 and the PowerShell command to generate it is: PS C:\Windows\system32> (Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName “<upn – likely the email address>”).Licenses.ServiceStatus.serviceplan|select servicename,servicetype ServiceName    ServiceType ———– ———– DYN365BC_MS_INVOICING DynamicsNAV MICROSOFTBOOKINGS Exchange KAIZALA_O365_P3 MicrosoftKaizala MICROSOFT_SEARCH Bing WHITEBOARD_PLAN2 WhiteboardServices MIP_S_CLP1 Exchange MYANALYTICS_P2 Exchange BPOS_S_TODO_2 To-Do FORMS_PLAN_E3 OfficeForms STREAM_O365_E3 Microsoftstream…