01.10.2014? New Office 365 plans will be available

On October 1, 2014, Microsoft will release three new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs), ranging from 1 to approximately 250 employees.

The new plans are:

  • Office 365 Business – The full Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, with 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage to access, edit and share your documents across your Windows PC, Mac, iPad, Windows tablet and smartphone.
  • Office 365 Business Essentials – The core cloud services for running your business – business class email and calendaring, Office Online, online meetings, IM, video conferencing, cloud storage and file sharing and much more.
  • Office 365 Business Premium – Get everything from both the Office 365 Business and Business Essentials plans.


This new lineup will replace our current plans for SMBs over time – Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business (more on that below). The current Enterprise plans will remain the same.

How to disable Sync Button for SharePoint Document libraries

By default, OneDrive for Business is used to sync the documents of a SharePoint document library down to local computer for offline access. Any user that has access to the document library has the option to Sync one or more libraries. In some cases company rights and policies request to disable this option for all users. If you log into your SharePoint site, and click on a document library, you should see a Sync button on the top right corner.





If you want to hide that button, or just disable in global settings, you need to click the gear in the top right and go to Site Settings. Choose link that says Search and offline availability.


You will see a line that says Offline Client Availability, and set the the option to no, then hit OK


That’s it.

Uptime table

Availability % Downtime per
Downtime per
Downtime per
90% 36.5 days 72 hours 16.8 hours
95% 18.25 days 36 hours 8.4 hours
97% 10.96 days 21.6 hours 5.04 hours
98% 7.30 days 14.4 hours 3.36 hours
99% 3.65 days 7.20 hours 1.68 hours
99.5% 1.83 days 3.60 hours 50.4 minutes
99.8% 17.52 hours 86.23 minutes 20.16 minutes
99.9% 8.76 hours 43.8 minutes 10.1 minutes
99.95% 4.38 hours 21.56 minutes 5.04 minutes
99.99% 52.56 minutes 4.32 minutes 1.01 minutes
99.995% 26.28 minutes 2.16 minutes 30.24 seconds
99.999% 5.26 minutes 25.9 seconds 6.05 seconds
99.9999% 31.5 seconds 2.59 seconds 0.605 seconds
99.99999% 3.15 seconds 0.259 seconds 0.0605 seconds

Unlicenced O365 product with red bar notification?

You have activated O365 paid licences, but after some time red bar notification is present in all Office applications? Let me explain the easiest way to fix that problem:

  1. Close all Microsoft Office applications
  2. Run Word as “Administrator” (right-click and choose Run as admin)
  3. Navigate to File > Account > User Info and choose “Sign out”, then “Sign In” again
  4. Restart Word