Office365 Setup Tips and Tricks

A few tips and tricks we’ve gathered along the way of Office 365 and the Cloud;

Distribution Groups

These are setup via the https://portal.microsoftonline.com link, look carefully – its on the main ‘Admin’ page.


Change your Primary Email Address

You can change the primay email address of anyone OTHER than who you are logged into the portal as. You need to add another admin user (maybe temporarily, or maybe permanently for your IT person to use) and login as that user, in order to change your own primary address.


Send-as Permission

Two articles were helpful in resolving this issue. First, download and do as stated in http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh124998.aspx

Next you need to follow this to actually set the permissions: http://www.amintavakoli.com/2011/07/office-365-give-send-as-permission-to.html


Blackberry OWA Sync

So I have long known you can use BIS to connect your Blackberry to Exchange via OWA. It has recently become apparent that the sync of deleted items is one-way only – namely from Blackberry to Exchange. If you delete items from your mailbox via Outlook, OWA etc then they don’t sync to the Blackberry, no matter what reconcile features you have set. What a total disappointment. Roll on Blackberry Cloud Services for Office 365.


Stay tuned for more tips from the front-line, as and when they happen.