After transitioning from BPOS to Office 365, a shared calendar that I had created vanished from my copy of Outlook but was still available to everyone who had been invited to the calendar. This posed a bit of a challenge, because as the owner of the calendar I could not be invited to the calendar - no one could invite other users to the calendar. The solution was very, very simple. Here are the steps you need to take:
- Log in to your Office 365 account.
- Click 'Outlook' at the top of the screen.
- On the left-hand side, click 'Calendar'.
- Right-click on the calendar you want access to again (look, it's still here!) and select 'Share' then 'Share This Calendar...'.
- Enter your own email address and change the share permission to 'All information with permission to add, edit, and delete', then hit 'Send' at the top.
- Open up the Outlook desktop application, then accept your own sharing invitation.
- Your shared calendar will now be available in the 'Calendar' section of Outlook.
- All done!
After transitioning from BPOS to Office 365, no users were able to use the Lync mobile app. Whenever a user tried, they receive a server error. Trying the same device with an Office 365 (non-transitioned) account was fine, so this seemed more like a transition issue. This was a very easy fix of adding a new DNS record for the domain. Here are the steps you need to take:
- Log in to your Office 365 account (you must be an administrator for these steps).
- Under the 'Admin' panel, click 'Domains' on the left-hand side navigation bar.
- Click on the radio button next to your primary domain name and click 'View DNS Settings'. (You may need to edit domain intent to allow Exchange Online and Lync Online)
- Look at the bottom of this page for the lyncdiscover DNS record.
- Log in to your domain registrar's control panel and add a new CNAME record with these details.
- Wait for roughly half an hour.
- Try the mobile device again.
- Congratulations, you have won. If this still doesn't work, submit a support request through Office 365's admin panel.
So, this was a strange issue for us. After transition to Office 365, whenever quite a few users tried to open up one of the transitioned SharePoint site collections, the connection would just time out and give one of the very useful 'Microsoft Online Services is unavailable from this site...' messages. I contacted Microsoft's transition support team and they gave a terribly simply solution, outlined below.
- In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet options.
- Click the Security tab, click the Trusted sites zone, and then click Sites.
- Verify that the following entries are listed in the Websites list: