Category Archives: Microsoft

How to schedule a Microsoft Teams meeting from your Outlook calendar

You can use Microsoft Outlook to schedule Microsoft Teams meeting.  This article assumes that the Microsoft Teams desktop app has been installed. Open Outlook and go to your calendar. On the Home tab, select New Meeting. Add online meeting information by selecting Teams Meeting Fill in the meeting information as needed, including meeting attendees. Select… Read More »

How to easily set Automatic Replies (Out of Office) on Shared Mailboxes in Office 365

Log into the Outlook Web App at using your own Office 365 credentials Click on your profile image (or placeholder image) on the top right Choose Open another mailbox Type in the name or email address of the Shared Mailbox and select it Click the settings cog on the top right and then click… Read More »

HOW TO: Add applications to Microsoft Teams

In each Teams Channel you can add Apps. Not only can you add Microsoft Applications such as Planner, Word and Excel but also Apps from outside of Microsoft such as Mail Clark which allows you view and reply to your personal or shared email accounts from within the Teams interface. To add an Application click… Read More »

HOW TO: Schedule a Teams meeting with someone external to your company or a Guest user

If you have the Microsoft Teams Desktop client installed, Outlook automatically enables the Microsoft Teams add-in. To schedule a meeting click New Appointment from the Outlook Calendar view In the ‘New Appointment’ window select Teams Meeting from the ribbon bar As you can see from the screen shot below the meeting invite has the link… Read More »

Microsoft Cloud Services

With the increase in remote and home working over the past few weeks, many companies, including Microsoft, are now taking steps to ensure their services remain accessible despite huge spikes in user activity. Microsoft has recently released the below stats…. 775% increase in cloud services in regions that are enforcing social distancing. 900 million minutes… Read More »

Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365

Microsoft has announced changes to the names of Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium-sized businesses. Going forward, all products will use the Microsoft 365 brand. The new product names go into effect on April 21, 2020. This is a change to the product name only, and there are no pricing or feature changes currently. … Read More »

Skype for Business Online is retiring

As Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Office 365, we are announcing that Skype for Business Online will retire on 31 July 2021. After that time, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. What is the Skype for Business Retirement plan? Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021,… Read More »