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    Office 365/Exchange Online is down completely now!

    What a week with this wonderful item of Microsoft loveliness!!!!!

    Is everyone else affected or just our users???

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    Microsoft have a fault at the moment with Exchange Online RPC/HTTPS Access i.e. Outlook. It appears to be down to Network/DNS which the engineers are investigating at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    We are having headaches getting Outlook 2010 to connect to 365 correctly but that's down to our ISP blocking something. We are trying to get this sorted but it's hard as I don't really know what connections need to be open!! It works spot on when I'm at home using my home broadband!
    If it's LLN then it is probably down to the fact that in their DNS they have the autodiscover record to point to their own exchange server and thus any attempt for you to set it to office 365 will not work.

    This is what i've heard i cannot vouch that it is 100% accurate. However, i suppose you've not got very much longer to put up with that, once they become ICT4Leeds or you leave the autodiscover should work a treat

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    Just to say that i have managed to get onto it however i dont use the LA for it, i have set it up on my own for the students and can say it is working fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Does that not require AD Integration/Single sign-on?

    Andrew
    Nope. Remember Office365 is external to your organisation, so it doesn't know about or is linked to your domain (in its simplest form). You can get more complicated setups using ADFS etc.. but it's not necessary.

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    Has anyone found a solution for spell checking in lower versions of Internet Explorer?

    Talk about Microsoft shooting themselves in the foot!

    We've just had to roll out Google Chrome to all machines due to the lack of spell checking in Exchange online with IE8/9

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    We've just had to roll out Google Chrome to all machines due to the lack of spell checking in Exchange online with IE8/9
    Would Internet Explorer 10 not work (unless you're on an older version of Windows)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Has anyone found a solution for spell checking in lower versions of Internet Explorer?
    You can buy licenses for ieSpell or Speckie for older versions of IE.

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    @zag Reply from Speckie

    I contacted speckie yesterday regarding licenses and here what they said

    "A commercial license is required for all educational organisations. With educational licensing, licenses are required for employees of the organisation (staff, teachers etc.), not students. Once licensed, you’re then able to install the product on all machines owned by the organisation, and allow student usage without further cost or issue.

    The full licensing details, including price calculator and how to order, are located here (http://www.versoworks.com/licence/). We provide all registered educational organisations with a discount
    ."

    Update: "Only include staff that use/access computers." So it seems to me its like a EES.

    If you contact them you receive a discount code.
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    IE8 is not a supported browser for O365 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    IE8 is not a supported browser for O365 anyway.
    Yes it is!*






    *For now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    Yes it is!*


    *For now.
    Lol ok sorry yes for now until April 2014 Office 365 and Internet Explorer 8 - Manage Office 365 - Office 365 - Microsoft Office 365 Community

    It still doesn't work very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    Would Internet Explorer 10 not work (unless you're on an older version of Windows)?
    Unfortunately the problem is many people are still running Windows XP at home. As far as I know its not possible to install IE9 or IE10 on those.

    Google Chrome installs fine however.

    I really don't get Microsoft's strategy sometimes, its like you want us to move to other products hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Unfortunately the problem is many people are still running Windows XP at home. As far as I know its not possible to install IE9 or IE10 on those.

    Google Chrome installs fine however.

    I really don't get Microsoft's strategy sometimes, its like you want us to move to other products hehe
    @zag - Nope, Win XP only supports upto IE8

    1 of my clients still use Win XP and we have had to install Chrome for them because IE8 is so slow doing anything in O365. They was using Firefox for a few months and then that wouldn't show the Send button or the New Email button!

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    I see people still running xp as the main problem.
    Ie8 has always been a terrible browser and always will be, sorry James :-)

    However, with support for xp ending soon i think that it's insane to be still running it.

    Companies can't support products forever!

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