Here’s how you setup Thunderbird to work with mail and calendar from Office365.
sudo apt install thunderbird
Start Thunderbird, and go to
Lightning and install the add-on.
Goto Ericssons github repository for exchange calendar and download the latest stable version. Go back to
Get Add-ons, click on the gear icon next to the search and choose
Install Add-on From File.... Navigate to where you saved the
xpi plugin file.
Account Actions and
Add Mail Account. Enter your settings.
IMAP server: outlook.office365.com:993
SMTP server: outlook.office365.com:587
Go to the
Calendar (lightning) tab, right click in the left menu pane under
New Calendar... and select
On The Network.
Format: Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010/2013
Name: <Name of the calendar>
E-Mail: <E-mail account created in previous step>
Exchange Type: Microsoft Office365
Check server and mailbox, it will ask you for your password.
Folder base: Calendar folder
Finish the wizard, and you’re all done!
By using the
pidgin-sipe plugin for
pidgin, it is possible to connect to Office365, Skype for business.
First off, add the
sipe-collab PPA and install the two main packages:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sipe-collab
sudo apt update
sudo apt install pidgin pidgin-sipe
pidgin and add a new account.
Protocol: Office Communicator
Username: <E-mail address>
Login: <E-mail address>
Remember password: <Checked>
Local alias: <Your name>
Advanced (anything not mentioned should be left with default value):
Connection type: Auto
User Agent: UCCAPI/15.0.4420.1017 OC/15.0.4420.1017
Authentication scheme: TLS-DSK
Credit goes to frytek on ubuntuforums.org.
sipe-collab source-code can be found on github from tieto.
After installing Ubuntu 16.10 I occasionally had problems with WiFi after waking up from sleep.
But of course there’s a workaround (credit to Joakim Koed on askubuntu.com and the solution).
sudo bash -c 'cat >/etc/systemd/system/wake-up.service <<EOF
Description=Restart networkmanager at resume
ExecStart=/bin/systemctl restart network-manager.service
sudo systemctl enable wake-up.service
When you have a dark GTK theme will result in some content being hard to read in Firefox. But, there’s fix for that, with the help of a firefox add-on and some CSS: Firefox dark GTK theme fix.
When installing a wireless network in our cabins, I had to make some optimizations, like buying bigger antennas. To verify that the signal got better at some key areas I went around and checked the signal, with this little script:
Then I imported the result in Google Sheets and drew a really simple blueprint over the cabins and plotted the measured areas to see how good the signal was.