Innovating Collaboration

Allowing your employees to communicate more effectively can directly boost productivity. Being on the cutting edge of collaboration is vital to truly leveraging your employees’ time and effort. Microsoft recently conducted a survey of 14,000 people about their perspectives surrounding collaboration during work and school. The survey covered generational and gender gaps, as well as [...]

By | 2018-05-21T10:33:23+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Innovating Collaboration

There’s an App for that…in Office?

About ten years ago the first introduction of mainstream mobile apps blew my mind.  Suddenly, we had the capability to connect to virtually any service in the palm of our hand. Today, companies are developing for a mobile-first world. However, my mobile phone isn’t the only place I can find apps.  I now find that [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:55:59+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on There’s an App for that…in Office?

Some forgotten team features in Outlook & Skype for Business

Microsoft has a new feature in Office 365 for communicating with your team.  However, sometimes you don’t need to include everyone in a team as part of the conversation, or perhaps you don’t have Office 365.  There are some existing features that may suit your needs and give you the flexibility to get quick answers [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:57:08+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Some forgotten team features in Outlook & Skype for Business

Configuring MAPI/HTTP in Exchange Server 2016

One of the many new features delivered in Exchange 2013 SP1 and Exchange 2016 is a new method of connectivity to Outlook referred to as MAPI/HTTP.  This protocol was first delivered with the update to Exchange 2013 called SP1 (otherwise known as CU4 or 15.0.847.32), however it needed to be manually enabled.  It was also [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:42:37+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Configuring MAPI/HTTP in Exchange Server 2016

Search Service Tuning on a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Server

Microsoft Outlook search functionality relies on the Search service for the Instant Search feature. With Outlook 2010/2013 there is more integration available with the Search application. As a result, the SearchIndexer.exe process on an RDS server may cause high CPU and I/O usage as more users log onto the server. On RDS servers we need [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:00:25+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Search Service Tuning on a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Server