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OneDrive for Business | neue Version 17.3.6798.0207


Still und heimlich hat Microsoft auf den Knopf gedrückt. Ich habe jetzt zwei Tage gewartet, aber bis heute hat Microsoft kein Change-Log veröffentlicht. Ich habe vereinzelt  Meldungen erhalten, dass nach dem Update der Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) gestartet und sich sofort verabschiedet hat. Bei mir hat sich der NGSC an drei verschiedenen Geräten automatisch auf die Version 17.3.6798.0207 angehoben und ich habe unter Windows 8.1 und Windows 10 keine Probleme.

Wie schon öfter beschrieben, wird der NGSC automatisch auf eine neue Version angehoben, wenn Microsoft auf den Knopf drückt. Damit kann sowohl Änderungen, die Microsoft auf OneDrive for

Subscribe to the CollabTalk Newsletter


Still working on the new website, which will provide a single location to aggregate all of the research projects and community activities that fall under the CollabTalk banner. As I was going through my buckleyPLANET newsletter db and cleaning out email that I know are no longer valid (its been a couple years since I sent out a buckleyPLANET newsletter) I quickly realized that I needed to start over and validate the entire list, hence the form below. And in an effort to reduce any spam, I’m creating two separate lists that you can sign up for – the first

Office 365: How to add a new calendar in OWA!


If you need to add a new calendar in OWA (for instance a room or an equipment calendar), just following the steps described bellow:

At the Office 365 Portal, clic the Calendar tile from the Office 365 Home or the App Launcher:

Once you are in the Calendar page, clic “Add calendar” link and choose one of the options available to add a new calendar:

In my case, I have selected the option of adding a calendar from the directory so I will have to specify the e-mail of the user or resource

Office 365: Como agregar un nuevo calendario en OWA (I)!


Para agregar un nuevo calendario en OWA (como puede ser el calendario de una sala o de un recurso):

En el portal de Office 365 hacemos clic en el Tile de Calendario (a través de la página principal de Office 365 o del Lanzador de Aplicaciones):

Una vez en la vista de calendario, hacemos clic en Agregar calendario (“Add calendar”) y elegimos una de las opciones disponibles:

Para el caso de un calendario del directorio, en la ventana modal que se abre especificamos el e-mail del usuario o recurso cuyo calendario queremos agregar:

Migrating Azure AD Connect to a New Server


For organizations that are using synchronized identities for Office 365, the directory synchronization tool of choice these days is Azure AD Connect. To keep AAD Connect running you may eventually have the need to move it to another server. There are a variety of scenarios where this need arises, for example migrating to a new server provides the opportunity to safely upgrade to a newer underlying operating system without the risk of a lengthy outage.

For this demonstration, I’ll be migrating Azure AD Connect from a Windows Server 2012 R2 server to a newly installed Windows Server 2016 server. The new

February Webinar Resources

Our February webinar event is all done. You can see the slides either above or download them directly from here:

February 2017 Need to Know Webinar

If you are not a CIAOPS patron you want to view or download a full copy of the video from the session you can do so here:

you can also now get access to all webinars via:

for a nominal fee.

Thanks to everyone who attended and I hope to see you again next month when the focus session will be on Microsoft Teams.

Always Focus on Productivity


I may have spent a good portion of my career building or running project and product management teams, but I owe a lot of my process knowledge (and what little patience I have) from my two years in an operations role at Microsoft. Sure, the bureaucracy was maddening – especially for someone who prefers action over endless analysis – but my time in role was a great learning experience, where I was able to read and participate in discussions around business systems development, team dynamics, and operational excellence.

As my kids get older and I am able to talk

Office 365: Configuración y uso de Outlook Customer Manager (II)!


Siguiendo con la serie de artículos sobre OCM, en esta ocasión vamos a ver como gestionar contactos desde la vista de Add-Ins de Outlook:

Accedemos a la vista de Add-Ins para OCM de manera que se muestra el panel de resumen de actividad en cuanto a contactos, tareas, oportunidades, etc. Para añadir un nuevo contacto, simplemente hacemos clic en “Contacto” en la cinta de Outlook.

De esta forma se abre un panel en el que podremos dar de alta el contacto.

Una vez el contacto se ha creado, podremos proceder a asociar al

More Granular Permissions for Office 365 Groups: A Work in Progress?


There are changes afoot in the way we can manage permissions in an Office 365 Group Team Site. (Naming for this stuff is getting really tricky. I continue my habit of capitalizing “things” that have a name in the product, to avoid confusion with the “concepts” behind them.)

In the last few days, we’re seeing some new ways to manage Group permissions behind the cog in a “modern” Team Site, aka, the site for an Office 365 Group.

Dan Holme (@danholme) posted an image to Facebook – which I think is visible to his friends, thus basically public – that

Exchange Server Error: An Incomplete Installation Was Detected


I ran into an interesting issue while I was removing an Exchange 2016 server from an environment. The uninstall process failed on step 5 of 13 and threw an error. The error itself is not all that important for this article, since there are many different errors that might put you in the same position I found myself in, rare as that may be.

When Exchange setup fails on an uninstall the first thing you would logically try is another uninstall. Unfortunately, Exchange setup now throws an error message that…

An incomplete installation was detected. Run setup to complete Exchange