• Microsoft Office Professional Plus Unlicensed

    I have Office Professional Plus 2010 installed and is licensed via my Office 365 subscription. I recently installed Visio Premium 2010 via separate install media and license. During the process of installing the Premium copy of Visio, I uninstalled Visio Standard. After I checked to make sure Visio Premium was working properly, I opened Word and noticed all of its features disabled – I could only open and view files. On Word’s Help menu, the warning below let me know why it was in Reduced Functionality mode: Product Activation Required. This product is unlicensed. Connect to your network or contact your system administrator for further assistance. The key is to…

  • Problems Creating List Workflows in SharePoint Designer 2010 for Office 365 Sites

    On a SharePoint Online site, when attempting to edit a previously created list workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010, I received the following error in Designer: (SharePoint Designer cannot display the item…Most likely causes: The file has been deleted from the site. The site is encountering problems.) I had never encountered this error before, so instead of editing the workflow, I tried to create a new list workflow. After entering the name of the new workflow and clicking OK in the window shown below, the window closes and nothing happens. I thought maybe it was an issue with Designer itself, so I closed the application and went to clear out all…

  • External SharePoint Online Users: Associate an email address with a Microsoft account (Windows Live ID)

    Contents: – Invite External Users – SharePoint Online – Associate External Email Address with Windows Live ID – Login to SharePoint Online with a Windows Live ID Account With SharePoint Online, site administrators have the ability to share their site with internal users, users who are within the same company and have an Office 365 account, as well as up to unlimited external users per Office 365 tenant. External users are defined as partners who are not a member of your company or your company’s affiliates. External users can use their existing Microsoft Online Services ID, if they themselves have an Office 365 subscription, or a Windows Live ID, which…

  • Removal of PowerPoint Broadcast in SharePoint Online

    If you use the PowerPoint Broadcast feature within SharePoint Online, you will soon receive an email letting you know that the service is being removed and your library will be deleted. As stated in the email, “This feature will be removed from SharePoint Online in 90 days (2 October 2012), and all data stored in the Broadcast site collection will be deleted.” You can use two other ways to broadcast presentations to others in your company: 1. Use Lync Online (if you subscribe to the service) 2. Office Broadcast Service If you have questions about the removal of the service, you can contact the product team by posting here: PowerPoint…

  • Branding the RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365

    If you have attempted to use the RSS Viewer web part in SharePoint Online (part of Office 365), you will notice that it doesn’t work! Rene Modery has done a wonderful job creating the RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365 and with his latest release (June 29, 2012), you should put this on your list of must-have sandboxed solutions for Office 365. If you have used it before and had issues with SSL (Plan 2), Rene has fixed those issues with this release. The web part can also be branded via CSS, and in this post I will show you how. The original posting for the web part shows…