New Office 365 Look and feel – Logo Issue fix

You may have noticed this morning that the Office 365 Look and feel has changed.  They have moved all of the nav items for OneDrive, Yammer etc into a box that is in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  You may have also noticed that it pushed your custom logo over to the middle of the page, like it did ours below.


If this happened to you, click on the box in the upper left hand corner and click Admin.  Note: you must be an admin to be able to see that Admin app, so pass this onto someone that is if you are not.


From here click on your company name under the settings gear and your image.


This will bring you to a screen that shows you your company profile.  From here click Custom theming.


Under custom logo click remove.  After a few minutes the logo will disappear.  I have to think that MSO will be fixing this soon, but for now this is a way to remove the logo.



Cloud Saturday Chicago Slides

As promised I am posting my slide deck from Cloud Saturday Chicago

Cloud Saturday Chicago

I’ll be speaking at Cloud Saturday Chicago on 1-24-2015.  My session is at 9am.

Creative Cloud Configurations – Hacking your way through the Cloud

Tyler Bithell

Cloud configurations can be tricky and require a level of creativity not traditionally seen in on-premises implementations. This presentation details three projects that underscore some inventive measures required by cloud implementations. In the first project, Azure is used to create a restore rehearsal/disaster recovery failover environment for a complex, multi version SharePoint environment. The second involves creating a hybrid Lync environment and using some tricks to get UCWA to work with Office 365 users. The third is a series of projects for OneDrive provisioning — before and after the API was available. The project covers both OneDrive provisioning and a login script for OneDrive mapping. The move to the clouds requires a new approach to development and configuration that may not always appear to be the most logical or efficient way to do things, but is required in order to get things done. IT professionals are learning this on a daily basis as the cloud becomes a bigger and bigger part of their lives.

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