SOLVED: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook?

This video demonstrates the Samsung DeX Pad with a Samsung S9 running Office 365 Mobile Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook as if it were a full ChromeBook.  If you want to work from your cell phone all the time, it is now an option.  When you are in office or at home, you can plug your Samsung S8 or S9 into the Samsung DeX Pad and edit your documents on a large screen with a full…

SOLVED: How To Remove Add-Ins That Are Stuck In Outlook

If you see additional icons in your Outlooks HOME ribbon and can not remove them using the normal process of FILE > OPTIONS > ADD-IN MANAGER you are likely using a hosted backend like Office 365.  In that case you can remove addins from Outlook via Outlook Web Access: Note that you can skip the first 3 steps by just clicking https://outlook.office.com/owa/?path=/options/manageapps  Surf to mail.office365.com and sign in Click the settings COG in the top right corner…

SOLVED: How To See Your Microsoft Partner Client List

If you are a Microsoft Partner and you are reselling services like Office 365 (cloud partner) it is quite hard to find a list of ALL clients you have.  It has bothered me for years that in portal.office365.com > PARTNER > CLIENTS  I do not see all of my customers.  Today I spent half an hour with Microsoft Partner Support trying to locate that list.  Four times, I was told no such list exists but…

SOLVED: In Simple Terms What is IaaS, PaaS and SaaS (as a service)?

In today’s cloud oriented world, it is easy to get confused with the “as a service” acronyms.  They are quite simple to understand if you ignore the sales jargon: What is Anything “As As Service”? aaS means that you are renting something rather than buying something.  If you connect to it online (and it is not hosted inside your company) it is an ‘as a service’ product. . What is “Infrastructure as a Service”? IaaS…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Microsoft Bookings?

Microsoft Bookings is an awesome new Office365 tool that allows small businesses to have their customers schedule services.  Bookings is simple to setup and simple to use.  This video shows how to setup Microsoft Bookings: Microsoft Bookings Frequently Asked Questions: Can I buy Microsoft Bookings sold without an Office 365 subscription? No, Bookings requires an Office365 subscription . Which Office 365 offering provide Bookings? All business and enterprise Office365 bundles provide Bookings . Does Bookings…

SOLVED: How To Check Your Office365 Quarentine

If you are using Office365 email, you will periodically need to check the messages that Microsoft has flagged as ‘likely bad’ and moved into a special Quarantine folder.  The Quarantine is on the Microsoft Office365 mail servers and NOT visible from Outlook or even webmail.  To see the Office365 quarantine you need to: SHORT VERSION: Surf to https://protection.office.com/#/quarantine LONG VERSION: Surf to https://protection.office.com and sign in Expand THREAT MANAGEMENT (left menu) Click REVIEW (left menu) Click…

SOLVED: Is Microsoft Sway Still Being Developed?

Sway is a fantastic starter program to build basic websites.  It looks like a competitors web based version of PowerPoint.   Sway is good enough to release to the public, but it is so basic that a friend of mine describes it as a version 0.9 even though it has been available for more than a year. For my customers the problem is that because Sway’s limited features do not see very many enhancements and because Sway has absolutely no promotion,…

SOLVED: CRM Online Solution Install Error ID: ErrorOnAuthorizationCheck

If you are trying to install a Solution into Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Office 365 and see INSTALLATION FAILED or Error ID: ErrorOnAuthorizationCheck, there is a simple solution.  This may be two problems and not one both of which you can work around easily. 1 – CRM – INSTALLATION FAILED error The problem may be recently increased security means that some CRM Solutions will not install through the normal process of surfing to the CRM Portal,…

SOLVED: How To Delete A SharePoint Online Site Using PowerShell

If you have ever deleted a SharePoint site from Office 365 or other SharePoint Online provider, you know that sometimes the sit around for a while.  If you are trying to reuse the name of a site you recently deleted, this can be a problem.  Fortunately the solution is to force the deletion of the site using PowerShell: Download PowerShell for SharePoint Online from Microsoft, then install and run it as an Administrator . Set…

SOLVED: SharePoint Online Solutions Error You Don’t Have Access To This Page

Microsoft has been tightening up security since… forever and the latest round affecting SharePoint Online can be befuddling.  If you are trying to upload a .WSP solution to the Solutions Gallery you might see “Sorry, you don’t have access to this page” even if you are the administrator.  If you click REQUEST ACCESS and then grant yourself access, the problem still persists.  Fortunately, with many hours of playing and help from Amrein Engineering and Microsoft, we…

SOLVED: How to Change The Background Wallpaper on Sharepoint in Office365

If you are using SharePoint hosted on Microsoft’s Office365 platform you might think that you cannot change the background wallpaper, but you can. Change the Wallpaper on SharePoint: Click the COG (top right corner of the screen) Click SITE SETTINGS Click CHANGE THE LOOK (under LOOK AND FEEL) Click the first theme on the page (named CURRENT) Drag a graphic into the box in the top left corner of the screen Click TRY IT OUT…

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 between the two options or even set your own grammar checking details by: Start WORD Click FILE > OPTIONS >…

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 to CURRENT or DEFERRED . Launch Word and click FILE, ACCOUNT to see the version number then compare it to…

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 like to live on the edge, like us at URTech.ca 🙂 To do this you have 3 changes to make;…

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 your START button and select APPS & FEATURES Scroll down to and click on MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 PROPLUS Click the…