Article ID: 125506, created on May 14, 2015, last review on May 22, 2015

Release Notes

You can read the complete Office 365 6.0 Release Notes here: http://download.pa.parallels.com/poa/Office365_APS2/doc/83272.htm. Also, you can download the PDF version.

Dependencies and Pre-Requisites

The Microsoft Office 365 Application Package requires:

  • Operations Automation 6.0.3 or later
  • Business Automation 6.0.1 or later

Important: If Windows-based Branding Servers are used on your Service Automation installation, make sure the instructions of the https://kb.odin.com/en/122036 KB Article are performed.

Fixed Issues

  • APSA-11325 ScreenScrapper cannot check login action when tenant has no permission to administrator panel.
  • APSA-11324 Office 365 subscription with addon offer cannot be created.
  • APSA-11323 "Action" column is shown on Office 365 "License" screen in CCP even if PBA integration is not configured.
  • APSA-10999 Default admin user does not have UsageLocation for customers from United Kingdom.

Important: This section provides the list of fixed issues. To obtain the detailed description of a fixed issue, you must read the corresponding section of the complete release notes. You can read the complete Office 365 6.0 Release Notes here: http://download.pa.parallels.com/poa/Office365_APS2/doc/83272.htm. Also, you can download the PDF version.

Known Issues

  • The installation of the Office 365 Application End-point (Cloud Solution Provider Scenario) fails. See the https://kb.odin.com/en/125566 KB article to obtain the instruction how to resolve this problem.
  • Provisioning does not work for Office 365 6.0 (Cloud Solution Provider scenario). See the https://kb.odin.com/en/125585 KB article to obtain the instruction how to resolve this problem.
  • The application was tested for a limited set of countries and languages for the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program. Provisioning subscriptions might fail for some countries and languages. If the problem appears, report a ticket to Parallels Support.

Obtaining

Contact your Parallels Support account manager to obtain the new versions of the Microsoft Office 365 Application Package.

Installation

To install the Microsoft Office 365 Application, use the instructions provided in the Service Automation Office 365 Integration Provider's Guide.

Upgrade Procedure

Upgrade Procedure (Syndication Partner Scenario)

The upgrade procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. Preparing necessary information for upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point (collecting Office 365 Dispatcher Site parameters).
  2. Preparing necessary information for upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point (collecting Office 365 Gateway Site parameters).
  3. Upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point.
  4. Upgrading the Microsoft Office 365 Application.
Important:
  1. The upgrade procedure is not reversible.
  2. All these upgrade steps are mandatory.
  3. Make sure the current version of the Microsoft Office 365 Application is 6.0.1. Upgrading from versions that are lower than 6.0.1 is not supported.
  4. Make sure SQL Server logins of Office 365 Gateway Application Databases have the sysadmin server role. See Service Automation Office 365 Integration Provider's Guide >> Syndication Partner Scenario > Deployment Architecture > Preparing SQL Server Databases for details.
To upgrade an existing installation of the Microsoft Office 365 Application, perform the following steps:
  1. Prepare necessary information for upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point. You must prepare the name of the Office 365 Dispatcher Site, the name of the Office 365 Dispatcher Application, and the IP Address of the Office 365 Dispatcher Site. This can be done in the following way:
    1. Prepare the URL provided to Microsoft. This URL is structured in the following way: https://<Hostname_of_Office_365_Dispatcher_Site>/<Name_of_Office_365_Dispatcher_Application>/.
    2. Write down the name of the directory from the URL. This is the name of the Office 365 Dispatcher Application.
    3. Resolve the hostname from the URL into the IP address. This is the IP address of the Office 365 Dispatcher Site. Write down this IP address.
    4. Log on to the Office 365 Application End-point Host as Administrator via RDP.
    5. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    6. Go to the list of sites.
    7. From the list, select the site with the IP address obtained above.
    8. Write down the name of the site. This is the name of the Office 365 Dispatcher Site.
  2. Prepare necessary information for upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point. You must prepare the name of the Office 365 Gateway Site, the name of the Office 365 Gateway Application, the hostname of the Office 365 Gateway Site, and the IP Address of the Office 365 Gateway Site. This can be done in the following way:
    1. Log in to Provider Control Panel.
    2. Go to Service > Applications and click the Microsoft Office 365 Application.
    3. Select the Instances tab and click the target Application Instance.
    4. Select the General tab.
    5. Obtain the value of the Application API end-point URI setting. This is a URL that is structured in the following way: https://<Hostname_of_Office_365_Gateway_Site>/<Name_of_Office_365_Gateway_Application>/aps/.
    6. Write down the name of the directory from the URL. This is the name of the Office 365 Gateway Application.
    7. Write down the hostname from the URL. This is the hostname of the Office 365 Gateway Site.
    8. Resolve the hostname from the URL into the IP address. This is the IP address of the Office 365 Gateway Site. Write down this IP address.
    9. Log on to the Office 365 Application End-point Host as Administrator via RDP.
    10. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    11. Go to the list of sites.
    12. From the list, select the site with the IP address obtained above.
    13. Write down the name of the site. This is the name of the Office 365 Gateway Site.
  3. Upgrade the Office 365 Application End-point:
    1. Upload the Microsoft Office 365 Application Package to the Office 365 Application End-point Host.
    2. Unpack the Application Package.
    3. Unblock the content of the O365-Web.zip file. To do this, right-click the file in Windows Explorer, click Properties, click Unblock, click OK.
    4. Unpack the O365-Web.zip file.
    5. Start Windows PowerShell Console and go to the directory where the content of the O365-Web.zip file is placed.
    6. Run the .\setup.cmd -DispatcherSiteName <The name of the Office 365 Dispatcher Site> -DispatcherAppName <The name of the Office 365 Dispatcher Application> -DispatcherIPAddress <The IP address of the Office 365 Dispatcher Site> -GatewaySiteName <The name of the Office 365 Gateway Site> -GatewayAppName <The name of the Office 365 Gateway Application> -GatewayIPAddress <The IP address of the Office 365 Gateway Site> -GatewaySiteCertSubject <The hostname of the Office 365 Gateway Site> -Force command.
    7. Notes:
    8. 1. If you have several Office 365 Gateway Sites on the Office 365 Application End-point Host, use the provided above procedure to upgrade each Office 365 Gateway Site.
    9. 2. If you need to update your client Microsoft certificate, you can do this in the following way: upload the new client Microsoft certificate to the Office 365 Application End-point Host; add -MSCertPath <path to certificate> to the command provided above; run the command.
  4. Upgrade the Microsoft Office 365 Application:
    1. Import the Microsoft Office 365 Application Package to Service Automation. See Operations Automation Provider's Guide >> Application Hosting > Managing Applications > Importing Application for details.
    2. Upgrade existing Microsoft Office 365 Application instances. See Operations Automation Provider's Guide >> Application Hosting > Bulk Application Upgrades for details.

Upgrade Procedure (Cloud Solution Provider Scenario)

The upgrade procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. Preparing necessary information for upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point (collecting Office 365 Gateway Site parameters).
  2. Upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point.
  3. Upgrading the Microsoft Office 365 Application.
Important:
  1. The upgrade procedure is not reversible.
  2. All these upgrade steps are mandatory.
  3. Make sure the current version of the Microsoft Office 365 Application is 6.0.1. Upgrading from versions that are lower than 6.0.1 is not supported.
  4. Make sure SQL Server logins of Office 365 Gateway Application Databases have the sysadmin server role. See Service Automation Office 365 Integration Provider's Guide >> Cloud Solution Provider Scenario > Deployment Architecture > Preparing SQL Server Databases for details.
To upgrade an existing installation of the Microsoft Office 365 Application, perform the following steps:
  1. Prepare necessary information for upgrading the Office 365 Application End-point. You must prepare the name of the Office 365 Gateway Site, the name of the Office 365 Gateway Application, the hostname of the Office 365 Gateway Site, and the IP Address of the Office 365 Gateway Site. This can be done in the following way:
    1. Log in to Provider Control Panel.
    2. Go to Service > Applications and click the Microsoft Office 365 Application.
    3. Select the Instances tab and click the target Application Instance.
    4. Select the General tab.
    5. Obtain the value of the Application API end-point URI setting. This is a URL that is structured in the following way: https://<Hostname_of_Office_365_Gateway_Site>/<Name_of_Office_365_Gateway_Application>/aps/.
    6. Write down the name of the directory from the URL. This is the name of the Office 365 Gateway Application.
    7. Write down the hostname from the URL. This is the hostname of the Office 365 Gateway Site.
    8. Resolve the hostname from the URL into the IP address. This is the IP address of the Office 365 Gateway Site. Write down this IP address.
    9. Log on to the Office 365 Application End-point Host as Administrator via RDP.
    10. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    11. Go to the list of sites.
    12. From the list, select the site with the IP address obtained above.
    13. Write down the name of the site. This is the name of the Office 365 Gateway Site.
  2. Upgrade the Office 365 Application End-point:
    1. Upload the Microsoft Office 365 Application Package to the Office 365 Application End-point Host.
    2. Unpack the Application Package.
    3. Unblock the content of the O365-Web.zip file. To do this, right-click the file in Windows Explorer, click Properties, click Unblock, click OK.
    4. Unpack the O365-Web.zip file.
    5. Go to the directory where the content of the Microsoft Office 365 Application Package is placed.
    6. Check if the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\csp-screenscrapper directory exists on the Office 365 Application End-point Host. If this directory exists, perform the following additional upgrade steps:
    7. - Extract the content of the csp-cp-robot-x.x-bin.zip file.
    8. - Replace the content of the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\csp-screenscrapper directory with the content of the csp-cp-robot-x.x-bin\csp-screenscrapper directory.
    9. Start Windows PowerShell Console and go to the directory where the content of the O365-Web.zip file is placed.
    10. Run the .\setup.cmd -GatewaySiteName <The name of the Office 365 Gateway Site> -GatewayAppName <The name of the Office 365 Gateway Application> -GatewayIPAddress <The IP address of the Office 365 Gateway Site> -GatewaySiteCertSubject <The hostname of the Office 365 Gateway Site> -Force command.
    11. Note: If you have several Office 365 Gateway Sites on the Office 365 Application End-point Host, use the provided above procedure to upgrade each Office 365 Gateway Site.
  3. Upgrade the Microsoft Office 365 Application:
    1. Import the Microsoft Office 365 Application Package to Service Automation. See Operations Automation Provider's Guide >> Application Hosting > Managing Applications > Importing Application for details.
    2. Upgrade existing Microsoft Office 365 Application instances. See Operations Automation Provider's Guide >> Application Hosting > Bulk Application Upgrades for details.

Help Resources

Office 365 Integration Guides are available here: http://download.pa.parallels.com/poa/.

All Office 365 Integration Release Notes

Supported APS Application Packages Versions in Operations Automation

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