Dirsync password expiration is something we see crop up – especially in test Office 365 environments. Whilst the system as a whole will not be affected it will be difficult to migrate users and ensure data is correctly populated in the cloud. Signals of this problem are evident, as per the screenshots below. This is from the Dirsync server:
In the Microsoft Online Portal this problem is fairly evident when you login as an administrator:
If the password has changed (or needs changing, re-run Dirsync setup on the Dirsync server and re-enter user credentials.
We’ve updated our migration tool Ascend to detect this problem automatically, details to follow. You could also change the user password not to expire, as would usually be set for on-premise service account passwords.
Penman was very fortunate to be involved early with the new versions of Office 365 and Office Pro Plus, starting back in summer 2012. This early access gave us access to the preview of Office and the new software – running it on Windows 8.
This meant we performed our first migration of production users to the platform. The migration process is the same but the results are radically different! Thanks to the British Ballet Organisation who have now been using the new system for a few months and kindly agreed to participate:
This is our first case study that we developed and created ourselves. We’d love to call our creative team “Penman studios” but that’s pushing it. Creating these pieces is an art in itself. Therefore some feedback on how we could improve our work would be welcome! Hope you enjoy and the video and understand how end users can benefit from these new technologies.
Microsoft has announced another package, this time aimed at University students. For $80 students are provided the whole suite for four years, with a copy of Office 2013 for PC or 2011 for Mac.
Good value when you consider it also includes 60 minutes of Skype calls per month.
Makes sense to get many students to pay a little, rather than the occasional student pay for the full-blown suite. It also should mean more people contributing towards the platform, providing more resource for innovation.
I wonder if Students need to register their own email domain to use it?
Yet another major initiative in the Cloud space. Office 365 University Edition