IT Solutions Blog

Microsoft Viva Launch February 2021 - Making remote working easier

by Emily Schilling 5 February 2021

Microsoft solutions such as Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive have not only become more popular during the coronavirus pandemic, they have expedited remote working for businesses, schools, universities, local authorities and community groups. Without Microsoft’s cloud-based apps, working during the pandemic would have been a very different story.

Topics: collaboration and teamwork, office 365, modern workplace, teams, Microsoft, Remote Working, Company Culture, Covid-19, microsoft teams, Coronavirus

Microsoft 365 tenant to tenant migration

by Emily Schilling 4 December 2020

Microsoft Office 365 tenant to tenant migration is a complex, but common requirement that is often a lot trickier than expected. Even if customers have an internal IT team, the company will still require external help and support through the migration process. This is where Crimson can help.  

Topics: office 365, Microsoft

Crimson Webinar – Applying retention to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in Office 365

by Emily Schilling 27 February 2020

Our monthly webinar, which discusses Personally Identifiable Information, GDPR and retention in Office 365, is now live on YouTube. The webinar features some of our Modern Workplace team, and includes some of the work we have done to tackle GDPR problems – which if ignored can lead to a costly fine.

The webinar explains and demonstrates how to use Microsoft Office 365 to apply retention - across Power Automate, Security & Compliance, SharePoint and Teams. The best ways to remove information overtime are also discussed, to understand the most effective method depending on the app used. This can be done in SharePoint for example, by creating a retention label which shows up as a column. This can show the date that the file should be removed, the date the file was added or any other information.

Crimson’s PII solution automatically removes information according to your personalised settings, instead of relying on staff to remember to remove it. It is also flexible, re-usable and cheaper, and uses out of the box Office 365 components, meaning that an E5 licence isn’t needed.

Other members of the Crimson team ask questions throughout the webinar, which hopefully answers any questions you may have whilst watching it. If you have any more questions about the webinar, then you can contact us via the form on our website, via our online chat service or by commenting on the YouTube video.

Topics: information security, GDPR, office 365, retention, compliance, teams, sharepoint

Can Exchange be decommissioned in hybrid deployments?

by Mohnish Kumar 28 October 2019

So, you have convinced management to migrate the deteriorating on-premise Exchange system to Exchange online. Great! But what does that really mean for the future of your Exchange server? Isn’t the purpose of cloud migration to ultimately reduce your on-premise workload footprint? The answer may not be that straightforward.

Topics: Microsoft 365, Azure AD Connect, office 365, Exchange Online, Microsoft Exchange, Hybrid Deployment, Azure AD