Category Archives: Office 365 Utility

Speaking at the Collab365 Global Conference

gc17_dotspeaker_vrtclI’m getting this announcement out kind of late, but I’d like to invite you to attend my session at the Collab365 Global Conference on the evening of November 1, 2017.

The Collab365 Global Conference is a 24-hour virtual conference focused on Office 365 and related technologies. It kicks off at 1:00PM US-PT, and there are multiple sessions each hour.

I’ve recorded a session title Organizational Change Management with Office 365 and it will be broadcast as part of hour seven, at 7:00PM US-PT. Please register to attend the conference and then join my session at 7:00PM. I’ll be attending for a live Q&A session following the broadcast of the session.

Organizational Change Management for companies that are working with Office 365 is a great challenge for me, and one that I am enjoying quite a bit. If you are faced with driving change across your organization and would like to talk with me, please reach out.

You can track my session using the hash tag 


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Collab365 Global Conference

Quick Links to specific Office 365 Admin Portals


Is Office 365 a good example in itself of a serverless architecture?

For a number of hours on June 29, one entry point to the Office 365 Admin center was down. Users were unable to access the Office 365 Admin Center from iOS devices.

For this specific instance, you can see if your own tenant was affected by checking the Service Health history. The two log entries that are visible in my tenant are MD108133 and IT108132. These are specific for MDM and Intune, so I’m not talking about widespread downtime. This was only a very specific case.

The serverless architecture piece is that a user/admin doesn’t always have to go through the O365 Admin center to access other admin centers. With the right URLs, you can go directly to the admin center that you need.

Martina Grom, (@magrom), posted a useful set of direct links to different Office 365 admin centers. I want to post a version of that list here, as a tool to keep in the bottom of your O365 Toolbox, just in case you ever need it.

Online Admin Tool URL
Exchange admin center
Skype for Business admin center
SharePoint admin center
OneDrive admin center
Yammer admin center
PowerApps admin center
Flow admin center
Security and Compliance center
Azure – Active Directory, SSO, Conditional Access, Intune, etc.
Cloud App Security

Happy Administrating and Building.

While you are working, you can listen to The Control Panel, by Richard Yost.