Microsoft 365 self-service purchase configuration

In this article I show you how to enable or disable self-service purchase. That is interesting for you, if you do not want that your users can buy licenses for Office 365 on their own, that your IT department has to support afterwards. (Microsoft has a different opinion, but I know that no user will say “hey I bought it, so I won’t ask my IT department for help”.

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"... and here we go!"

You may know this quote from the movie Batman. I think it fits quite well here. The Joker had said this just before the grand finale (don’t worry, no spoiler follows) Because we are back again 🙂 Andreas and Sascha – 2 very good friends (see About us) and colleagues – start this project on Easter 2021 to share their knowledge and experience with the world.

This will cover the full range of online services, best practices and experiences. Sample topics include:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Exchange Online
  • SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Microsoft Lists
  • PowerPlatform
  • Microsoft Form
  • Planner
  • Microsoft Viva
  • What is is new management
  • Compliance in Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Cloud Security
  • Hybrid Architectures
  • Automation with PowerShell (for Microsoft 365 and Azure)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Graph API

Generally speaking, you can say that you will find everything here except Dynamics 365.

Stay tuned and look forward to many articles to come – currently the backlog for topics (which we created when thinking about this page) is 169 topics long – and rising, of course!

If you want to see topics here (or would like to contribute), don’t hesitate to contact us!

Four Success Factors for Driving Microsoft 365 Adoption

This is a really great article / blog series you should read about how to successfully adopting Office 365 and Microsoft 365. Why is this important? Because the adoption of a new technology is a major change and needs a lot of aspects to be aware of and a lot of people to talk to.

This blog series is written by Cyril Belikoff, Senior Director of Office Marketing

Welcome to our blog series about the four success factors for driving Microsoft 365 adoption. In this series I will share insights from our most successful customers, Microsoft and 3rd party research, and proven bes…

Source: Four Success Factors for Driving Microsoft 365 Adoption

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Disable Voicemail in Skype for Business Online

Voicemail is sometimes a very useful invention. But sometimes it can also be very annoying when you want to be “really not reachable” by phone. So when you have the wish to disable voicemail, you start searching in your Skype for Business preferences to disable it. The first thing you might want to do is turn off call forwarding:


Very annoying is, that you can turn off call-forwarding, but there is no chance to disable Unanswered calls will go to:


You could provide a fake number here but this doesn’t look very professional to your clients when a friendly voice tells them that “the number you’ve dialled is not available”.

So there must be another way of disabling it. And yes it is. It is not in the Skype for Business settings. It is located your personal Skype for Business Online settings:

Navigate to to open the settings and sign-in with your Office 365 account. Here you find the option for disabling voicemail by unchecking this checkbox:


You can also configure further voicemail settings in this window to customize what your callers hear when they cannot reach you by phone.