SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure posts from the community

  • Changing the Default Password Policy in Office 365
    By default user will be required to change their passwords every 90 days and will be prompted 14 days before that. This default value can be changed at the tenant level for all users. Login to the Office 365 Admin Center Click Settings on the left navigation menu Click Security & Privacy Click Edit on the Password Policy Edit the Policy Click Save ... read more
    Source: Kelsey EppsPublished on 2017-03-29By Kelsey Epps
  • Recover an Inactive Mailbox in Office 365 (Exchange Online)
    In order to recover an inactive mailbox in Office 365 (Exchange Online), you must search for the mailbox, get the Exchange GUID and then recover it to a new mailbox. I will cover the basic process below, if you need more details, reference the Microsoft KB below.   Connect to Exchange Online with PowerShell List inactive mailboxes with Exchange GUID Get-Mailbox -InactiveMailboxOnly | Format-List… ... read more
    Source: Kelsey EppsPublished on 2017-03-29By Kelsey Epps
  • Search for Inactive Mailboxes in Office 365 (Exchange Online)
    Use this command to list all the inactive mailboxes in your tenant. You will also have to use this command in order to restore an inactive mailbox to a new user account. You will need to run the command below to gather information on the inactive mailbox and then use the Recover an Inactive Mailbox in Office 365 (Exchange Online) post.   Connect to Exchange Online… ... read more
    Source: Kelsey EppsPublished on 2017-03-29By Kelsey Epps
  • Preserve Mailbox Data without a License in Office 365 (Exchange Online)
    Most companies now want to preserve all the data from an former employee, due to company standards or are required to hold the data for legal requirements. Office 365 provides a way to do this and not have to pay for the license. The simple process is that you want to place a hold on the mailbox (In-Place Hold or Litigation Hold) and then remove… ... read more
    Source: Kelsey EppsPublished on 2017-03-29By Kelsey Epps
  • An Eventful April and May 2017
    There’s a lot going on in the Chicago area in the next two months, though particularly in May! April: April 6 – The next Office 365 Adoption User Group (Chicagoland Chapter) meeting is April 6th. We will have Nishan DeSilva, Principle Program Manager – Information Protection Engineering, Microsoft presenting on Advanced Data Governance.  We will be meeting at the Microsoft office in Downers Grove, IL… ... read more
    Source: Michael BlumenthalPublished on 2017-03-29By Michael Blumenthal
  • Displaying SharePoint site pages in an iFrame
    Problem:  I need to display a SharePoint 2013 document library within an iFrame of another SharePoint 2016 site.  SharePoint by default does not allow iFrame itself.Hypothesis: IE and the other browser respect different rules for allowing iframing.  The iFraming rules are dictated by http headers output from SharePoint.  SP 2010 and MOSS did not have iFraming restrictions.  Furthermore, chrome and safari do not follow the… ... read more
    Source: Paul BeckPublished on 2017-03-29
  • Registration open for the April 12, 2017 Boston Area SharePoint Users Group Meeting
    Registration is now open for the Boston Area SharePoint User Group (BASPUG) taking place on April 12th, 2017, at the Versatile office at 450 Donald Lynch Blvd., Suite B, Marlboro, MA​ from 7:00-8:30 PM. Click here to register! Jared Matfess will be presenting "Enhancing Your SharePoint Business Solutions using JavaScript & REST" Session Abstract ​This demo-heavy session is going to focus on showing you how… ... read more
    Source: Geoff VaroskyPublished on 2017-03-28By Geoff Varosky
  • Windows has a heart of trash
     I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So as part of the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their expectations, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they ought to be. Read More ... read more
    Source: TechCrunchPublished on 2017-03-28By Devin Coldewey
  • Learn how to stay ahead of the curve in the future of work
    Join us for next episode of Modern Workplace, “The Future of Work: Build, attract, connect,” airing April 11, 2017 at 8 a.m. PDT / 4 p.m. BST. In this episode, learn how your organization can adopt cutting edge methods to better communicate, collaborate, and stay ahead of the curve in the future of work. Featured guests: Angela Oguntala, speaker and United Nations “future innovator” will… ... read more
    Source: Office TeamPublished on 2017-03-28By Office 365 Team
  • How to Secure Your Data on
    According to Microsoft, is a Microsoft online platform where you can publish and discover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, and PDF documents, among others. With, you can create an online portfolio of your expertise, discover, download, or bookmark works from other authors, and build your brand with built-in SEO, analytics, and email and social sharing. The SEO and discoverability features of are powerful… ... read more
    Source: Jeff GuilletPublished on 2017-03-28By Jeff Guillet
  • New update available for Excel 2010
    We released an update today to fix a crash or freeze in Excel 2010 that may occur after KB 3178690 is installed. The new update is available on Microsoft Update and the Download Center. See KB 3191855 for more information. ... read more
    Source: Office Sustained EngineeringPublished on 2017-03-28By The Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering Team
  • Still Using Excel Spreadsheets for Project Management?
    Evolve your company's Project Management practices with the Collaborative Project Management Framework ... read more
    Source: Joel OlesonPublished on 2017-03-28By Joel Oleson
  • New to Office 365 in March—co-authoring in Excel and more
    Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Office 365 provides the broadest and deepest toolkit for collaboration between individuals, teams and entire organizations. Updates this month make the experience even better with co-authoring in Excel, the general availability of Microsoft Teams and more. We’ll also be announcing the latest roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive at the SharePoint Virtual… ... read more
    Source: Office TeamPublished on 2017-03-28By Kirk Koenigsbauer
  • Been with SharePoint for 5 years as a developer, what to do next?
    I’ve recently had a good short conversation which a senior SharePoint developer, having worked more than 5 years in SharePoint area. He shared with me that he found SharePoint really challenging and really wanted to master it. It’s pretty difficult to him to have deep understanding about SharePoint plus update about this emerging technology. He came to ask me my idea on what to do… ... read more
    Source: Thuan NguyenPublished on 2017-03-28By Thuan Soldier
  • Episode 186 | Geek Out – Home Automation
    In this episode, AC & CJ debut our new theme music from Keith Richie and AC geeks out with CJ about home automation.Notes:Keith Richie - the guy behind the new show’s theme music The Music of Keith Richie @krichie Z-Wave Z-Wave reddit Samsung SmartThings Samsung SmartThings subreddit Home Automation reddit CJ’s Pick UniFi Cloud Key AC’s Picks Google Cloudlabs: Cloud HOLs Alex Ellis’… ... read more
    Source: Microsoft Cloud ShowPublished on 2017-03-28By Andrew Connell, Chris Johnson
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