August Update for Office 365 for IT Pros (2021 Edition)

The August 2020 update for Office 365 for IT Pros (2021 Edition) is now available. Subscribers can download the updated files from Gumroad,com. Kindle buyers can ask Amazon to make the update available to them. The August update includes changes to 18 of the 24 content chapters, which is pretty typical for the kind of change that happens inside Office 365.

Office 365 for IT Pros 2021 Edition Published!

The 2021 edition of Office 365 for IT Pros, the world’s best book covering management and deployment of Office 365 is now available (July 1, 2020). The book is completely refreshed with material about SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Teams, Stream, Planner, OneDrive for Business, Yammer, and all the administrative interfaces (portals, PowerShell, and the Graph). It might take you 30 hours or more to read Office 365 for IT Pros (or so SharePoint tells us), but it will be more than worthwhile.

June 2020 Offer for Office 365 for IT Pros

People who subscribe to the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook in June 2020 will receive a free update to the 2021 edition when it is released in July. Go ahead and buy a book as normal from Gumroad.com and we’ll send you a code in July for a free upgrade.

Office 365 for IT Pros June 2020 Update

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The June 2020 update for Office 365 for IT Pros, the world’s best and only constantly updated book about Office 365 is now available. Subscribers can download updated files from their Gumroad account. If you’ve bought the Kindle version from Amazon, you can ask them for the updated files.

March Update Available for Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 Edition)

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The March 2020 update for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook is now available for subscribers to download. This update features changes to 18 of the 24 content chapters, so it’s quite large. We urge subscribers to download and use the updates to make use of the work that goes into tracking, understanding, and documenting what happens inside Office 365.

February 2020 Update for Office 365 for IT Pros Now Available

Subscribers to the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook can download the February update now. This release updates 18 of the 24 content chapters, so it’s a pretty big update overall. No other eBook (or printed book) attempts to update as often as we do, which means that our content is the most up-to-date available to read about Office 365 and associated technologies. That’s a nice position to be in.

January 2020 Update Available for Office 365 for IT Pros

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Office 365 for IT Pros is the only book that is continuously updated to track progress of Microsoft’s Cloud Office service. The January 2020 update is now available for subscribers to download from Gumroad.com or Amazon. Fifteen out of 24 chapters are updated in this release. As always, we’d like subscribers to download and use the new content.

Happy Office 365 Holidays 2019

The Office 365 for IT Pros Writing team is taking a short break for the holiday season. We’ll be back in 2020 with new articles and insight into Office 365 as well as an update for the book on January 6. Everyone needs to recharge their batteries and we’ll be using the holidays to prepare for all the work we know that’s coming in 2020.

October 2019 Updates Now Available for Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 Edition)

The October 2019 updates are now available for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook.19 out of the 24 content chapters were updated in this cycle, proving once again that ePublishing is the only way to cover ever-changing cloud services like Office 365. Add in Azure Active Directory and other Azure services and it’s easy to see why we all swim in a sea of cloud-charged changes. Subscribers can download updated book files from Gumroad.com or Amazon, depending on the format they bought.

September Update Available for Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 Edition)

The September 2019 update for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook is now available for subscribers to download from Gumroad.com (PDF and EPUB) and Amazon (Kindle). We updated 17 of the 24 content chapters in this release. There are many small updates dotted across the book. Office 365 keeps on changing!

Fifteenth Update Released for Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 Edition)

The 15th update for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook is now available for download by subscribers. This is the last update before we switch focus to the 2020 edition, due for release on July 1, 2019. We didn’t make many changes in this update because we’re busy writing for the 2020 edition, but the changes we did make are important and we’d like people to download and use the updated files.

Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 Edition) is Coming

The Office 365 for IT Pros eBook writing team will soon launch the 2020 edition of the only book that is continuously updated to keep track of developments inside Office 365. Existing subscribers will be able to upgrade to the new edition for $14.95, and anyone who buys a full-price copy in May or June 2019 will receive a free upgrade to the 2020 edition thanks to sponsorship from Quadrotech.

May 2019 Update Available for Office 365 for IT Pros eBook

The writing team has released update 14 for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook. Fifteen out of twenty-four chapters are updated, so the new files should be downloaded and used to make sure that you have the latest content. This is the last major update for the 2019 edition as the writing team is now focused on creating the 2020 edition for publication in July.

Office 365 for IT Pros April 2019 Update Available

Update #13 for the Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 edition) eBook is now available for subscribers to download from Gumroad (EPUB and PDF) or Amazon (Kindle). This update features changes in 14 of the 24 chapters, so it’s substantial. Just like Office 365, the book keeps on changing to keep track with new developments, best practice, and information released by Microsoft.

Office 365 for IT Pros March 2019 Update Available

The March 2019 updates for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook are now available for EPUB/PDF and Kindle versions. EPUB/PDF subscribers can download the updated files from Gumroad. Getting the updates for Kindle is slightly more difficult, but it’s possible and explained in our FAQ. Twelve of twenty-four chapters are updated in this release, so please take advantage of our work and download the updates now.

Publishing News in Office 365 with the SharePoint Online News Digest

SharePoint Online supports the ability to create and publish a news digest from news items published on a site (or sites associated with a hub site). It’s a great way to spread information within an Office 365 tenant.

Office 365 for IT Pros February 2019 Update Released

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Update #11 for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook is now available. Subscribers can download updated files from Gumroad or Amazon Kindle (depending on which version you bought) and benefit from the 16 updated chapters. ePublishing is the only way to keep up with the volume of changes in Office 365, and Office 365 for IT Pros is the only book that keeps up. But you know that anyway because you’re reading this site!

Office 365 for IT Pros January 2019 Update Released

January 21 2019 updates for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook

Updated Files Office 365 for IT Pros Now Available The Office 365 for IT Pros writing team is thrilled to release the 10th update for the 2019 edition. Dated January 21, 2019, the updated files are now online and available on Gumroad.com (for subscribers who bought the EPUB and PDF versions) and Amazon (for those …

October 2018 Update Available for Office 365 for IT Pros eBook

The writing team is pleased to announce the availability of the seventh update for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook. Sixteen of the 24 chapters are updated in this release, which is the most we have ever changed in a single update. Please be sure to download the new files at your earliest convenience.

Ignite 2018 Finishes: Ignite 2019 Pre-Registration Opens

Ignite 2018 is over and the countdown to the 2019 event has begun. Ignite 2019 is back in Orlando again, but in November, so we have about 13 months to go. In that time you’ll want to catch up on what happened at Ignite 2018, which is exactly what the Office 365 for IT Pros team has started to do. Our next update is due on October 19 and we have lots to do.

Stopping Guest Users Getting Into Classified Office 365 Groups and Teams

This Petri.com article tells you how to set a policy on confidential Office 365 Groups to stop owners being able to add guest users to the group (or team).

Losing the Last Name, First Name Legacy

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A recent post by MVP Mark Vale describes how to use synchronization transformation rules in AADConnect to change the last name, first name format (for example, Smith, James) for display names to a more user-friendly first name last name format (our example becomes James Smith) for accounts as they synchronize to Azure Active Directory from an …

The Story Behind Office 365 for IT Pros

An Idea Grows The story began in August 2014, when Tony Redmond started to write about Office 365 while on vacation in the South of France. Microsoft Press had published my Exchange 2013 book in September 2013, and I wanted a new book project. However, the problem with Office 365 was that everything changed all …

Debugging Teams Clients When Something Goes Wrong

Making Teams Client Behave Most of the time, the Teams clients run along without a problem. But like all software, they have their moments. Here’s how to attack the problem if your Teams clients start to misbehave, including how to give the Microsoft developers some feedback. This article was posted on Petri.com on August 9, …

The Ups and Downs of the Deleting Microsoft 365 Users Wizard

Microsoft issued a new wizard to delete Office 365 accounts last week. It has the normal quota of cute graphics and some glitches to boot, but the wizard gets the job done in terms of converting a user mailbox into a shared mailbox and reassigning access to their OneDrive for Business account.