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Saturday March 28

05:08
Solutions for connecting to the Internet, setting up...

This article covers solutions for connecting to the Internet, setting up a small network, and troubleshooting.

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Friday March 27

16:37
Get help using iCloud Contacts

Learn what to do if you’re having issues using iCloud Contacts. For example, you might make changes to Contacts that don't update across all of your devices.

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16:10
Frequently asked questions about using a Retina...

Review frequently asked questions about using a Retina display.

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16:00
Resetting an AirPort base station FAQ

This article answers questions about resetting AirPort base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. It also includes steps for how to reset your AirPort base station.

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15:48
How to identify Mac mini models

Use the information below to help determine which Mac mini model you have.

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15:46
Compatibility of Apple wired headset models with...

The features of Apple wired headsets can vary between iPhone, iPad, and iPod models. Most headsets can play back audio, but some headsets have features, such as a mic or buttons to control iPod functions, that work only on newer models.

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15:37
iTunes: Frequently asked questions about viewing and...

You can play videos and even sync them to iPad, iPhone, and some iPod models. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about video playback in iTunes and on mobile devices.

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15:27
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio...

Find out which content types are supported for iTunes in the Cloud by country and where iTunes Match and iTunes Radio are available.

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13:54
Browse and buy books from the iBooks Store and the...

You can browse and buy books on on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and on your computer.

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13:53
Mac Basics: Notifications keep you informed

The Notifications feature of OS X helps you keep track of what's new.

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08:55
Create a new book in iBooks Author with the same...

Learn how to create a template that includes the styles of a previous book.

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08:47
About the OS X Server v2.2.4 Update

This software updates OS X Server versions 2.0 through 2.2.3. It requires OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5.

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08:43
OS X Server: Removal of the localhost.plist does not...

Removing the localhost.plist file may prevent you from connecting to some Wi-Fi networks.

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08:40
Courses to study for the ACMT 9L0-065 exam

This article lists the courses that you should review for the 9L0-065 exam.

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Thursday March 26

14:39
About the 'Automatically Add to iTunes'...

Learn how iTunes uses the "Automatically Add to iTunes" folder to automatically import iTunes-compatible content into your iTunes library.

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13:58
Turn on "three finger drag" for your Force...

"Three finger drag" is a Multi-Touch gesture in OS X. It lets you use three fingers to move the active window on your screen.

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12:55
About the OS X Server v3.2.1 Update

This software updates OS X Server versions 3.0 through 3.1.2. It requires OS X Mavericks v10.9.5.

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12:53
Get help receiving receipts

Learn where your receipts go and how to get them.

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12:47
OS X Mavericks: Sophos Anti-Virus on-access scanner...

Sophos Anti-Virus on-access scanner versions 8.0 - 9.1 may cause OS X Mavericks to unexpectedly restart (kernel panic).

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12:46
OS X Mavericks: Unexpected restart when Tuxler 1.0...

Version 1.0 of "Tuxler" may cause OS X Mavericks to unexpectedly restart (kernel panic).

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12:43
OS X: When your computer spontaneously restarts or...

In rare situations, your Mac may do one or more of the following: spontaneously restart, become unresponsive, turn off, display a message "Your computer restarted because of a problem." or display a message "You shut down your computer because of a problem.".

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12:40
Create your own iTunes Radio station
12:38
Arrange apps on your iPhone
09:00
Microsoft at RSA conference USA 2015, April 20-24

Security and compliance are among the top questions customers have for every cloud service provider. We look forward to sharing Microsoft’s perspective—including progress on Office 365 security and compliance—at the upcoming RSA Conference, April 20-24, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

“The world’s leading information security conference and exposition” will feature Scott Charney, corporate vice president, who will deliver an opening keynote on Microsoft’s approach to security and trust April 21st at 9:15 a.m. PT. Later on Tuesday, Bret Arsenault, Microsoft’s chief information security officer, will lead a panel discussion on Security and Privacy in the...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 039 on the API...

In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Xiaoying from the Visual Studio team about the API Sandbox.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP39.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

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Wednesday March 25

16:14
Contact Apple TV content providers

Learn how to get information or support from a third-party content provider.

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14:40
Apple security updates (2011, 2012)

For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.

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14:00
OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1073d) Now...

OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1073d) Now Available

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14:00
OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1073d) Now...

OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1073d) Now Available

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13:19
Mac Pro: External ports and connectors

The external ports and connectors of a Mac Pro can be found on both the front and the back of the computer.

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13:18
iPhoto: Troubleshooting Camera Connections

iPhoto does not recognize a camera connected to the computer.

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13:17
iPhoto: Network alert when ordering prints or books

If the computer's date and time are not correct, you may not be able to place an order from iPhoto.

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13:16
iMovie: Using Flip Mino and Flip Ultra camcorders

Video clips from Flip Ultra and Flip Mino camcorders cannot be imported or played back properly in iMovie unless the latest version of the 3ivx QuickTime component is installed.

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13:10
iMac (Late 2006): External Ports and Connectors

In this article we'll describe the external ports and connectors on the iMac (Late 2006) model of computers:

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13:09
iDVD: Setting Encoding preferences

The Encoding settings and DVD Type setting in iDVD Preferences > Projects sets the default setting for new projects. It does not alter the current project you are editing, or projects you may have previously created.

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13:06
Aperture: Working with stacks

During a typical photo shoot, you may capture multiple images that are very similar to each other. For example, you might have five almost identical headshots or two similar cake-cutting images. You know you'll only use one of them, but you keep the others around just in case you change your mind.

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12:03
If you can't back up or restore your Mac using...

Check these things if you see an alert that Time Machine is unable to back up your data, or if you can't select your backup disk in Time Machine preferences.

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11:05
Dictation on your Mac might not work if your...

In order for Dictation to work, it needs to access certain Apple servers using your Internet connection.

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10:20
Unsubscribing from Apple email subscriptions

You can update your Apple email subscription preferences by following these steps.

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09:00
Quick tour of Office 2016 for Mac Preview

On today’s Office Mechanics show, we’ll take a look at the new Office 2016 for Mac Preview, which brings together all the most recent updates for Office on the Mac. Kaberi Chowdhury joins Jeremy Chapman to demonstrate highlights of what’s new with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and even the newest member of the Office for Mac family, OneNote.

Office 2016 for Mac was announced earlier this month and includes updates to Word, Excel, PowerPoint along with Outlook and OneNote. Office 2016 for Mac Preview is integrated with the cloud so you can access your documents on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint at anytime, anywhere and on any device. You can also share your files easily with others right from the Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

Beyond the cloud-connected capabilities, Kaberi demos the new Presenter View in PowerPoint, power user features in Excel, threaded comments and formatting...

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09:00
Behind the scenes on Goodyear’s drive to the cloud

Today’s post about Microsoft Office 365 was written by Jim McKinnon, vice president and chief information officer at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Jim McKinnon joined Goodyear as an IT intern for the company’s England subsidiary and spent the next four decades working his way up to vice president and CIO. McKinnon, who retires this month, isn’t ending his 40-year career on cruise control—instead he’s been in a pedal-to-the-metal drive to change IT at Goodyear.

I grew up a working-class boy.

My father was a tire builder at Goodyear. There was no work after the war in Dundee, Scotland, so he went south to England. He married a local girl, raised a family, and instilled strong values and principles in his children. I started as an intern at Goodyear in the IT department, as an analyst/programmer. It was a great job. It’s still a great job. I’m really proud that I’ve gone from IT intern to chief information officer of the...

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Tuesday March 24

14:36
Import contacts from your SIM card

Learn about the SIM card in your iPhone and how to use it to import contacts from your old phone.

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11:30
If you forgot your Apple ID password

Use these steps to reset your Apple ID password and regain access to your Apple ID account.

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10:00
iOS 8.3 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 8.3 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
iOS 8.3 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 8.3 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 6.3 beta 4 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

Xcode 6.3 beta 4 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 6.3 beta 4 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

Xcode 6.3 beta 4 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

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09:00
Mobile versus professional—thoughts on the Office...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team.

Since the Office for iPad announcement last March, we’ve worked hard to bring the power of Office to every person, across every platform and device, so people can get things done on their terms.

This substantial increase in distribution has naturally brought some changes in the way people use Office, including how and when they need a subscription to Office 365.

In the same way we’ve tuned Office software to be great on different devices, we’ve also carefully thought through the use cases and business implications involved. We’ve analyzed how our products are used in the real world...

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09:00
OneNote Class Notebook for blizzard bag management

Today’s post on OneNote for Education was written by Jerry Bradford, director of technology at Washington County Career Center, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

When adverse weather affects Ohio’s schools, often closing is the only option. The Ohio Department of Education permits five calamity days per year before schools are required to make up additional missed days. On top of the five calamity days, schools can also implement up to three blizzard bag days. Blizzard bags are online assignments delivered by individual schools. Teachers post blizzard bag assignments to a school portal and students must submit their assignments no later than 10 days after returning to school. Blizzard bags must contain content relevant to each class on a student’s schedule and meet the same academic expectations and rigor as a normal school day.

For students...

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09:00
Global teams and clients boost collaboration quality...

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Robert Butler, worldwide director information technology at Hay Group, a global management consulting firm.

Hay Group is all about people. We are a management consulting firm that helps our clients deal with every aspect of human resources, from identifying the right pay scales from country to country to developing executive skill sets. Many of our clients are multinational corporations that come to Hay Group because we understand what it takes to run a global business. After all, we have offices in 50 countries, with more than 88 sites. We know from experience how difficult it can be to establish global pay policies and overcome cultural issues.

Those clients often want their Hay Group consulting teams to mimic the global nature of their businesses, so our teams frequently need to collaborate both internally and...

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01:00
Exploring Manhattan with Excel Power Map

Today’s post was written by Daniel Witriol, senior program manager on the Excel Power Map team.

New York is an iconic city with a rich history of innovation. I have a lot of family in New York and grew up visiting the city. Now that I’m living in Seattle, thousands of miles away, I don’t get to visit very often. However, I thought it might be fun to see if I could explore New York from the comfort of my desk using Excel. Through a little Internet searching, I discovered New York City’s “PLUTO” dataset. Created by the Department of City Planning, the PLUTO dataset includes information on every building in the city—more than 500,000 in total. I downloaded the dataset as CSV files and using Power Query for Excel, imported the data directly into Excel. I focused on the data file containing...

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Monday March 23

20:47
Mac DevOps Conference

There’s another new conference in town! Well, not my town, but Vancouver. MacDev Ops is a hot topic. One that will only increase in the coming years. Thanks to Mat X and Brian Warsing for bringing about a brilliant conference.

The conference will be held on June 19, 2015 and is an easy $99 if you sign up soon. Also, submit a talk if DevOps is your thing. They’re looking to bring the following topics to the table:

  • Puppet, Chef and other automation from Desktop to Cloud and back
  • Software deployment with Munki and AutoPkg: the app ecosystem surrounding it
  • Cool tools: demo of awesome Mac Admin projects from GitHub
  • DevOps: How to adopt Automation and Best practices in IT operations
  • Dev skills: workshops on Ruby, Git, Python, Javascript for Mac Admins
  • MDM: Profiles and Mac configuration...
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13:53
Where to buy the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac,...

Get direct, one-stop access to our technical support experts and repair coverage with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

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13:32
About HTML widget creation in iBooks Author

Learn how to use HTML5 widgets in the books you create in iBooks Author.

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13:08
Use third-party keyboards on your iPhone or iPad

With iOS 8, you can use third-party keyboards instead of your standard keyboard in Messages, Mail, and more. Learn how to install, add, and use a new keyboard.

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12:35
Apple Pay: Merchants FAQ

Apple Pay gives your customers an easy, secure, and private way to pay in stores and within apps using the devices that they have with them every day. 

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12:06
Topics for the OS X Yosemite Troubleshooting Exam (...

Learn what topics are on the OS X Yosemite Troubleshooting Exam (9L0-066).

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10:00
Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device...

Earlier today, we announced expanded global partnerships with Samsung, Dell and others to deliver Microsoft mobile productivity services to both consumer and business customers. These hardware partners will pre-install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android devices coming to market later this year. To read more details about the announcement please visit the Official Microsoft Blog for the full post by Peggy Johnson, EVP of Business Development at Microsoft.

The post Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers appeared first on Office Blogs.

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10:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D113c) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D113c) Now Available

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10:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D113c) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D113c) Now Available

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09:00
Office 2013 modern authentication public preview...

Today’s post was written by Paul Andrew, technical product manager for Identity Management on the Office 365 team.

Today we are pleased to announce that Office 2013 client modern authentication features have moved from private preview to public preview. This means the program is easier to join and production support is included for participants. Modern authentication brings Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign in to Office 2013 Windows clients. Previously, this was only available as a private preview for testing. Now modern authentication is available to any customer running the March 2015 or later update for Office 2013. It will continue to be off by default in the client, but can be enabled on Windows machines by participants in the public preview.

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Sunday March 22

15:30
If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is lost or stolen

If you lose your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or think it might be stolen, these steps might help you locate it and protect your data.

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Friday March 20

19:59
Mac doesn't start up from disc

If your Mac stops responding when starting up from a Mac OS X Install DVD, learn about some troubleshooting steps you can use. 

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19:55
Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup

Instead of seeing the Finder or the login window after startup, your computer may stop responding and the display may only show a persistent gray screen (you may also see an Apple logo, spinning gear, spinning globe, prohibitory sign, or a folder with a flashing question mark on it).

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19:52
Mac Basics: Use Mail on your Mac

Use OS X Mail to compose, reply to, and store email on your Mac. 

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19:48
Get help using iCloud storage

Get help upgrading or downgrading your iCloud storage.

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19:45
About iTunes Store pre-orders

You can pre-order music and movies from the iTunes Store prior to the public release date.

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19:41
Open Directory: Enabling SSL for Open Directory with...

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) can be enabled to provide encrypted communications between an Open Directory Master, Replica, and the computers that access the LDAP directory domain. SSL uses a digital certificate to provide a certified identity for the servers. You can use a self-signed certificate or a certificate obtained from a certificate authority.

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19:40
How to disinfect the Apple internal or external...

Learn how to disinfect your Apple internal or external keyboard, trackpad, and/or mouse.

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19:36
Search with Spotlight

You can use Spotlight to search for content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To use Spotlight, swipe down on your home screen to reveal the search field.

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19:21
About Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable (2.0 m)

Learn more about Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable (2.0 m) and find answers to frequently asked questions, including the proper usage of Thunderbolt cables.

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10:00
Force Touch APIs in OS X 10.10.3

The Force Touch trackpad in the all new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has built-in force sensors for a new level of interactivity and control within your apps. Use Force Touch APIs, including Force click, pressure sensitivity, and accelerators, to add a new dimension to your app’s user experience. Learn more about Force Touch.

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10:00
Force Touch APIs in OS X 10.10.3

The Force Touch trackpad in the all new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has built-in force sensors for a new level of interactivity and control within your apps. Use Force Touch APIs, including Force click, pressure sensitivity, and accelerators, to add a new dimension to your app’s user experience. Learn more about Force Touch.

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09:42
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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06:29
New Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accreditation...

I recently got the announcement of the new official Microsoft Office Accreditation through MacTech. I was lucky enough to sit in on the previous version of this, so thought I’d push out the information on it. It’s attached to the MacTech Pro Events that MacTech has been running:

As you know, Microsoft released a public preview of Office 2016 for Mac. MacTech and Microsoft have created a new accreditation for Apple techs called “Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional, 2015.” Prior to the public Office 2016 announcement, we did a preview of this new course under NDA in Seattle earlier this month.

We’re now announcing the new accreditation — which covers not only Office for Mac (2011 and 2016), but also Office for iOS and Office 365. In short, anyone that supports others using Microsoft Offie on OS X or iOS should get attend and...

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01:00
Support corner webcast: Outlook connectivity with...

Join us this Tuesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. ET, when we will talk about MAPI over HTTP, which is a new transport used to connect Outlook and Exchange. We will also discuss some troubleshooting tips and tricks.

To add the webcast to your calendar, visit Office 365| Summit Events.

Presenters

Nagesh Mahadev started at Microsoft about 14 years ago on the Exchange Messaging team and worked with some of Microsoft’s largest premier customers to resolve mission critical and highly complex issues that involve their messaging infrastructures. Focused on cloud technologies for a few years, Nagesh authored several guided walk-through’s and blogs.  

Jon Bradley started at Microsoft as a contractor in late 1999 on the PPS Exchange 24×7 team and became a full-time employee or “Blue Badge” in April of 2000...

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01:00
Office 365 news roundup

Microsoft makes some of the world’s most popular productivity tools, but we know from experience that true productivity is sometimes an elusive goal.

Would it surprise you to learn that the average knowledge worker today spends “an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing email and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks?” Those are the facts, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. That means many highly skilled professionals are devoting almost half their working hours to routine tasks rather than focusing on creative, innovative work. That’s one reason why we spend so much of our time improving Office 365 and our other productivity tools to make them even more useful and efficient.

During the past couple of weeks, we have highlighted a number of new features, updates and improvements...

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Thursday March 19

09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 038 on...
09:00
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for March

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the first monthly Dev Digest designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up-to-date with what’s new in Office 365 development. Our team discussed doing this based on feedback from the Yammer Network community. We understand people want various ways to keep up with what’s new in our dev world beyond engaging on the Yammer O365 dev groups on a daily basis; following along on the weekly podcast hosted by myself or attending our major conferences twice a year for a wrap-up of where we are. The monthly Dev Digest was conceived from this understanding and feedback.

In the future, keep an eye out for the monthly Dev Digest on the third Thursday of every month.

Announcing the...

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09:00
Sammamish High School—six months of OneNote Class...

Today’s post was written by Bill Palmer, Ed.D, curriculum developer at Sammamish High School (Bellevue School District, WA).

Sammamish High School is a public, neighborhood high school serving 950 students in a diverse suburb of Seattle. Our students come from 53 different countries and speak 42 different languages. Sammamish prides itself on having a collaborative approach to problem-solving, a commitment to teacher leadership, and a focus on college and career readiness for all students. Over the last five years, we have been shifting to a problem-based learning (PBL) in every content area (for more information about PBL check out this case study).

On the second day of school we distributed laptops with digital ink capacity to all of our students. Within...

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01:00
Office 365 ProPlus—IT Control and Management update

This post was written by Amesh Mansukhani, senior technical product manager for Office 365 ProPlus and Alistair Speirs, senior operations program manager for Office 365 deployment.

On March 16th, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced the IT Pro and Developer preview for Office 2016. We encourage you to download the Office 2016 Preview, keeping in mind that this is an early release showcasing a limited number of features, with additional features available for preview over the next several months. Today, we’ll discuss the IT Control and Management capabilities specifically around deployment and upgrade management for enterprise environments.

When we released Office 365 ProPlus, we focused on reducing the burden of traditional software deployment by making Office deployment fast and easy, so it’s always up–to-date, just like you expect from a cloud service. At the same time,...

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Wednesday March 18

12:50
Part 1: Interviewing Pepijn Bruienne

I count myself very lucky that I got to interview Pepijn Bruienne, who interviewed me some time ago. Both, on the AFP548 podcast. Here’s the first part of me interviewing Pepijn!

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09:23
Download the new Salesforce App for Outlook

Everyday millions of people around the world use Outlook and Salesforce to help run their businesses. In Office 2013, we introduced Apps for Office to let our partners add capabilities to Office to extend it and integrate it with the services our users use every day to help them be even more productive in Office.

Today, as part of our ongoing strategic partnership with Salesforce, the new Salesforce App for Outlook was announced to give users a great new way to work with Salesforce right from within Outlook. This lets users view Salesforce contacts, leads, accounts and opportunities in the context of an email from a customer. Salesforce for Outlook works with Outlook 2013, Office 365, Outlook for Mac and the Outlook Web App (OWA).

You can read the full announcement from Salesforce as well as more about the...

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09:00
Sway guest blog: musician, web sensation and...

Today’s post was written by guest blogger musician, web-sensation and millennial futurist Daria Musk.

I’m a singer whose voice accidentally launched a thousand lines of code. A girl who grew up in the woods, singing for the trees but one day, opened her laptop and found a forest of friends and fans waiting to be known. My music has always sown the seeds of my dreams, but new technologies have been the thing that’s made them bloom. With video chats hacked into live interactive global concerts, I’ve toured the world without leaving my bedroom. Then I’ve gotten on planes to touch stages in those cities I’d only seen through computer screens.

As a millennial I’m a digital native, but I’m only an honorary tech geek. My amazing community of fans hold my hands and together we’ve bushwhacked a new path into the music industry, through social networks and...

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07:00
Skype for Business is here—and this is only the...

Today’s post was written by Zig Serafin, corporate vice president for the Skype for Business team.

Enabling people to connect with one another is central to Microsoft’s mission to reinvent productivity and help people make the most of every moment. For us, connecting people means delivering experiences capable of conveying all forms of human expression—verbal, written, visual and emotional. In today’s modern workplace, productivity will increasingly be centered on conversations, whether in writing, in person, via phone or video conference call. People need communications tools that allow them to express themselves in the most natural and approachable way possible, and that work the way they do—fluidly across locations and devices.

Together with our customers and partners, Microsoft has transformed enterprise communications. Over 100 million people now use Microsoft Lync to communicate for work, with 79 percent of U.S. enterprises currently using or planning...

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Tuesday March 17

13:25
Apple security updates

This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

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13:15
About the security content of Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7...

This document describes the security content of Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4, and Safari 6.2.4.

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09:16
Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from your...

With AirPlay, you can stream music, photos, and videos to your Apple TV, or stream music to your AirPort Express or AirPlay-enabled speakers. And with AirPlay Mirroring, you can display your iOS screen on your Apple TV.

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09:00
Laundry innovator wrings insights and productivity...

Today’s post about Office 365 was written by John Buccola, chief information officer at WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems.

I had been on the job barely a week when WASH made its biggest acquisition ever: Coinamatic, Canada’s largest multifamily laundry service. Overnight, our company grew by a third, and I had to do my part to get email and other services to our 300 new team members as quickly as possible—connecting them to the culture and the business.

It hasn’t slowed down since.

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems installs washers and dryers in apartment complexes, military bases, college dorms and other multifamily settings. We’ve grown like crazy since the company was founded in 1947, doubling in the past five years. Today we have more than half a million installed machines in 75,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Five million people do their...

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09:00
Universitas Gadjah Mada—enhancing learning and...

Today’s post on Office 365 was written by Widyawan, Ph.D. and director of the Directorate of Systems and Information Resources at the Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Our educational philosophy at the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is deeply rooted in the culture of our country: the university was founded shortly after we declared independence in 1945. We are committed to preparing our students for a modern, global workplace. So while our students fulfill their mandatory, two-month rural community service, you’ll likely find them using mobile devices to access their latest class assignments. It’s scenarios like this that reflect the high priority we place on using technology to improve the quality of our academic services. As the director of the Directorate of Systems and Information Resources, I am responsible for integrating technology and educational resources to transform...

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09:00
White House 2016 budget in 3D using Power Map for...

Today’s post was written by Igor Peev, senior program manager on the Power Map for Excel team.

On February 19th, I received an email from Vice President Joe Biden. I have never had the pleasure to meet our Vice President and I was a little surprised. The email looked legit and not like a phishing scam. The subject of the email was “Good Job.” I figured the email was sent to millions of people and I was one of them, but because I like compliments, I opened it.

The first sentence in the email read, “This time of year, I like to break out a little saying: Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value.” I searched the web for “White House budget dataset,” and found just the thing I was looking for. The dataset containing the information about the White House 2016 budget announcement was posted as a...

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06:00
Announcing Azure ExpressRoute connectivity to Office...

Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office 365 team.

We’re pleased to announce that starting later this year, Office 365 customers will be able to use Azure ExpressRoute to establish a private, managed connection to Office 365. This is something our customers have been asking for since ExpressRoute launched last year. Currently, ExpressRoute provides customers with dedicated network connectivity through a private connection from their network to Microsoft Azure, and we’re excited to extend the same option for connectivity to Office 365.

With network performance as predictable as your own on-premises environments, you might think of ExpressRoute for Office 365 like having the full Office 365 productivity solution in your own datacenter. ExpressRoute will offer Office 365 customers more predictable network performance, the...

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05:00
Mac Admin Meets Jägermeister

Charles corrupts all the admins (click for the animation – it’s beautiful).

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Monday March 16

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D105g) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D105g) Now Available

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D105g) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D105g) Now Available

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08:58
X World: See You At The Sydney Mac Conference

I’ll be doing a couple of presentations in Sydney on July 9th and 10th at X World. Judging from the sessions in past years, it looks to be a great time that’s sure to make you smarter!

If you’re able, check it out at http://auc.edu.au/xworld/about/.

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06:47
Pepijn Bruienne Reverse-Interview by Charles Edge,...

Once again donning the yellow jersey, Charles Edge returns to reverse-interview Pepijn Bruienne, recorded back at the turn of the year. We’re so happy to have Charles back with his new role at Bushel, mostly because we can finally drag out the ‘scrum masters’ tag again. Lovingly polished by the awesome Aaron Lippincott, we’re splitting this one in two to get it out sooner rather than later.

About Allister Banks

Allister has had the honor of writing a book with Charles Edge (http://url.aru-b.com/packtbook), an article or two for MacTech Magazine, and speaking at conferences like MacAdmins Conference at Penn State. He lives in NYC, contributes to various open source projects, and speaks enough Japanese to order food.

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05:30
Get ready for Skype for Business

Today’s post was written by Giovanni Mezgec, general manager for the Skype for Business team.

Today at Convergence, our CEO Satya Nadella encouraged companies to embrace the open exchange of information using intelligent, collaborative tools that enable people and organizations to achieve more. Delivering technology that helps people connect—to discuss, share and collaborate—is central to Microsoft’s mission to reinvent productivity.

We announced last November that the next version of Microsoft Lync would become Skype for Business. I am thrilled to announce that the technical preview of the Skype for Business client starts today, and that the new client, server and online service will become generally available starting in April! The tech preview gives...

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05:30
Office Delve—discover exactly what you need, when...

Today’s post about Delve was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office 365 team.

In his keynote today at the Convergence conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showed Office Delve as a prime example of how Microsoft is reimagining productivity to help people work in new and more connected ways. Delve is an experience within Office 365 that surfaces relevant content and insights tailored to each person. It is powered by the Office Graph, an intelligent fabric that applies machine learning to map the connections between people, content and interactions that occur across Office 365.

Today, we are excited to announce the rollout of Delve to all eligible Office 365 business customers worldwide. We’re also pleased to announce that Delve now surfaces content from email and social feeds within Office 365.

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05:30
Announcing the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team.

I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release. To be clear, this early build doesn’t yet contain all the features we’re planning to ship in the final product. However, through the course of the preview, customers should expect to see new features delivered through monthly updates.

We’ll share more on the end-user enhancements planned for this release at a later date, but here’s a brief summary of some of the valuable updates for IT pros and developers.

Data Loss Protection (DLP)—Over the last few years we’ve added...

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