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Share your calendar with colleagues or clients in Office 365

Posted on 9 September, 2015 at 14:35




Sharing your Office365 calendar with other people may be really handy when you plan your work for every day. You mark all your events in your calendar and if you give other people access to it they will see the timeslots when you are available and they will schedule their coworking with you accordingly.


There are 2 main groups of people we usually work with.


The first one is your colleagues who work in the same organization that you do and use the same Office365 domain name for emails. Sharing information with this group is respectively safe thing to do. So you can set up full details visibility for them.


The second group is people from the outside: clients, vendors, friends, etc. So be careful when you share your private information with them.


There are 3 levels of access you can grant to other people when you share your Office 365 calendar with them. And that’s what we will find out below.



To create a shared calendar click the button “Share” in the top right corner:

Visit: http://www.upsafe.com/how-to-share-calendar-in-office-365/

10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

Posted on 21 March, 2015 at 14:30

From unrealistic design decisions to costly add-ons, the migration path to Microsoft Office 365 is fraught with hidden pitfalls10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid


How to migrate your Exchange server to Office 365

Posted on 21 March, 2015 at 14:25

It's easy to decide to use Office 365 for email, but not so easy to actually move from on-premises Exchange.

Office 365 has been touted as Microsoft's fastest growing business ever. Still, some organizations are stalling when it comes to moving mailboxes from on-premises Exchange to Office 365's cloud Exchange. What's the holdup?

For some, the need to plan and execute the transition may be competing with other day-to-day issues, delaying the Office 365 Exchange migration. Some may have jumped in and purchased licenses without considering some of the migration gotchas (such as mailbox moves and legacy archive issues).


First look: Office 2016 for the Mac closes the gap

Posted on 11 March, 2015 at 13:20

For many years, Office for Mac has played second fiddle to its Windows cousin. If you’ve been struggling with Office for Mac 2011 and suffering from Windows envy, your time has finally come. Last week, Microsoft made a preview edition of Office 2016 for Mac available to the masses, runnable on any OS X Yosemite computer. Surprisingly, the feature set of Office 2016 for Mac is nearly on par with that of the Windows version, with the gaps lying mainly in Excel and PowerPoint. Naturally, we’ll have to wait for the final, shipping products to draw detailed conclusions.


Why small businesses should switch from an Exchange Environment to hosted Office 365

Posted on 9 March, 2015 at 15:15

Use the Office 365 Business plans which offer a hosted service to eliminate deployment and maintenance hassles of having your own Exchange Server environment.


Get to know the new Office 365

Posted on 8 March, 2015 at 15:30

I'm hoping this will help those thinking of upgrading to Office 365...



The Power Of Keeping a Journal

Posted on 8 March, 2015 at 15:15


Dust off OneNote if you have it installed as part of your Microsoft Office suite...



Microsoft Office Mobile

Posted on 5 March, 2015 at 21:40

Yesterday I installed Microsoft Office Mobile on my Samsung and so far I like and how can you complain it's free - so I thought I'd share this with you


Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your Android phone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.*


  • Access documents from virtually anywhere:
  • Cloud – With your phone, you can access Office documents that are stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
  • Recent Documents – Office Mobile is cloud-connected. The documents you’ve recently viewed on your computer are readily available on your phone in the recent documents panel.
  • Email Attachments – You can view and edit Office documents attached to email messages.*

Office documents look much better:
• Great-Looking Documents - Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes.
• Optimized for phone - Word, Excel and PowerPoint have been optimized for the small screen of your phone.
• Resume Reading - When opening a Word document from OneDrive or OneDrive for Business on your phone, it automatically resumes at the place where you left off reading, even if you last viewed the document on your PC or tablet.
• Presentation Views - The Slide Navigator view in PowerPoint lets you browse slides faster, while speaker notes help you practice your presentation.

Make quick edits and share*:
• Documents Remain Intact - Formatting and content remain intact when you edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents on your phone.
• Create – You can create new Word and Excel documents on your phone.
• Comments - You can review comments that have been made in Word and Excel documents on your phone and add your own comments.


* Sign in with a free Microsoft account to create, edit and save documents for home use. A qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to create, edit and save documents for business use. Qualifying plans include: Office 365 Small Business Premium, Office 365 Midsize Business, Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4 (Enterprise and Government), Office 365 Education A3 and A4, and Office 365 ProPlus.

Requires a phone running Android OS 4.0 or later.

Office 2013/365 What's New

Posted on 5 March, 2015 at 21:00

This is a quick and yet useful video on what is new in Office 2013 or 365 which I like and thought I'd share with you.