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Power BI Pro is now an MSDN benefit

Published 23/11/2015 - 2 Comments

Starting August 11, 2015, Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN* and MSDN Platforms subscribers have access to Power BI Pro as part of their MSDN subscription benefits. Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that enables anyone to visualize and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range […]

Office Insider and O365 First Release Programs, Test New Builds and Features

Published 15/11/2015 - 0 Comments

Following the success of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft Office team are following the same track with an on-going program for consumer Office subscribers (Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers). If you have a qualifying subscription, you can install the specific build branch here: which redirects you to the Insiders branch muxbranch=Insiders Once […]

I will be at Microsoft Future Decoded next week

Published 03/11/2015 - 0 Comments

  Modality Systems are a gold sponsor and have a stand at the upcoming Microsoft Future Decoded in ExCeL London, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November. I’ll be there on both days, if you are coming along please come over and say hello.   What is Future Decoded? Future Decoded 2015 will host 10,000 of […]

How to get your Office 365 Tenant Name and Tenant ID

Published 24/09/2015 - 14 Comments

Office 365 tenant have a tenant name and alphanumeric tenant ID, often when people ask for the tenant ID, they may just want the tenant name, but either way, here is how to find both: Tenant Name Your tenant name is the name specified when you sign up in the format:, you can usually find […]

Get Office 365 Tenant Physical Country Location

Published 14/06/2015 - 0 Comments

When you create an Office 365 Tenant, you choose a “Country or Region” which defines the country/region your service will be run from/where your service will run from. Once you have chosen this you can’t migrate from that region. There is no “moving” tenants between regions at present. These Maps provide the locations of Microsoft […]

How to Set your Public IM/Skype and Lync Federation Preferences in Lync Online/ Office 365

Published 24/06/2014 - 1 Comment

Login to your admin console with an Office 365 admin account   Head to admin/Lync   Then head to Organisation / External Communications     You have 3 options, Off completely (no federation), on except for blocked (open with option of blocking), on only for allowed (closed federation on a per domain basis) Note, […]

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