office365

The curious case of the Right Click -> Send to -> Mail recipient

In a recent work I am delivering we remove the native Mail app from the Windows 10 image. This is common practice in order to prevent users from having multiple email clients and most importantly, to make it easy for Outlook to become the default email application. Microsoft Office comes in many different flavours and as we use SCCM for almost everything, we tend to go for Office 365 click to run installations of Office. We encountered an issue where using Click to Run versions of Office and removing the Windows Mail app, therefore forcing Outlook to the default mail application causes the Send to -> Mail recipient function on Windows 10 to crash explorer.exe After some investigation and frustrating moments, which included blaming different apps for this behaviour, I was enlightened by a post on the brilliant Dan Gough‏ blog:http://packageology.com/2017/10/fix-office-365-app-v-interaction/ The fix is relatively simple, you need to create…

Automate tasks between apps with Microsoft Flow

I am all for automation, yes it will kills jobs, but it will also free up your time from those boring repetitive tasks, so you can focus on what is important. What if you could receive a text message on your phone every time your boss sends you an email? What if you could automate replying to a tweet, sending an email to someone, adding it to a spread sheet and submit it by email every week with the activities? Flows can be composed of Actions, Conditions, Schedules, Approvals, List items, and much more. Microsoft Flow is part of Office 365. That is Microsoft Flow is for. Here is a quick video: All the documentation can be found here: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/getting-started/