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Resolved: AzurePlugin was Not Able to get Tenant Info from Configuration Server

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Date : January 10, 2017

Error running full crawl in hybrid search – “AzurePlugin was not able to get Tenant Info from configuration server”. As this error appears on a clean installed environment, the issue appears to be a bug in SP2016 which MS is yet to provide a solution. Continue Reading…

Microsoft Teams vs. Yammer

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Date : November 8, 2016

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a modern persistent chat-based tool in Office 365, and the next step in a company’s mission to regenerate productivity. Teams is an entirely new experience that integrates people, conversations and content along with the tools that the team needs to make collaboration simpler. It is primarily built around persistent chat, and is promising for great team-based work efficiency with the instant message chat available at all times. It also supports email-style threaded conversations to keep everyone engaged. Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Increase Collaboration through Office 365

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Date : November 2, 2016

Productivity is a key attribute of a successful business. With the rise of technology and cloud computing, we’ve made collaboration not only easier but essential. The IBM Global CIO Study, found that 49 percent of an individuals’ work is the result of “network contribution” by fellow employees and partners. Yet 80 percent of employees are ineffective at collaboration, according to a CEB survey. There are many technology solutions available but Microsoft’s Office 365 is one tool that can help improve productivity and engagement in your business through employee collaboration.  Continue Reading…

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in CRM

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Date : October 19, 2016

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve purchased a new product but realise when we open it, it’s either the wrong size, broken, or not what we wanted. Our first instinct is to call customer service. The wait time to get in touch with a representative is one hour. While most of us wait patiently, some of us may send out a tweet to the company. The company replies asking what the problem is without knowing that you’ve already been waiting on the phone for a representative. As your mid-typing your issue, someone picks up. Continue Reading…

Changing UPN of O365 federated Users

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Date : October 18, 2016

Every user synchronized from on-prem Active Directory onto office 365 must use their UPN (UserPrincipalName) to login to any of the O365 services. However if an organization having a very old operational Active Directory probably be using NETBIOS (domain\user) way of login to on premise workstations/applications. To overcome this, administrators enforces the UPN as the primary way of authenticating with similar user name to both on-prem and cloud. Continue Reading…

Migrating Your Sharepoint to Office 365 Environment: 6 Key Steps to a Successful Migration

Date : June 21, 2016

The Dalai Lama once said, “In order to carry a positive action, we must develop a positive vision.” Indeed, without our own carved, clear path to success, we render ourselves helpless in guiding our team through any difficult or challenging change process.

We often get asked this question whether one can migrate their existing SharePoint environment as is to Office 365.  While it can be done, it’s like moving all your content from your old house to a new house without doing any redesign or purging.

To lead your team through successful migration to SharePoint Online, follow these 6 key steps: Continue Reading…

Getting SharePoint Designer to work with Office 365

Date : June 13, 2016


SharePoint Designer is a very useful tool provided by Microsoft for customizing SharePoint based solutions and workflows. However, Microsoft has announced that it has stopped development of future releases of SharePoint Designer. This means that the current version of SharePoint Designer – SharePoint Designer 2013 will be the last version although Microsoft has said that they will support this version till 2020. This makes it critical that we make this version of SharePoint work with the current and future versions of SharePoint unless Microsoft releases another tool to do that. Continue Reading…

PowerApps – Microsoft’s new Beast.

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Date : March 29, 2016

Late last year, Microsoft introduced PowerApps, a new enterprise service that empowers users to connect, create and share business apps with team members on any device in minutes. I had a chance to review it and in this article, I describe the features of PowerApps and answer some common questions about it. Continue Reading…