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Tuesday September 27

17:00
Introducing the new Office 365 App Launcher

As we continue to expand the great set of online productivity tools available to Office 365 users, we are committed to improving the experience that ties these services together. Today, we’re announcing a new version of the Office 365 App Launcher, which will provide improved discoverability to new and recently used apps, additional customization options and search across all the services and applications you use in the Microsoft Cloud. With one in seven people on the planet using Office, it’s important for us that this new experience feel familiar while also improving access to mission critical applications from across your organization.

New tabbed layout

The Office 365 App Launcher has always provided a simple, consistent experience to surface applications when and where you need them. Now, we’re taking this one step further and helping bring the apps you use most front and center.

The new tabbed layout allows you to pin and organize tiles in a “HOME”...

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11:00
Script To Sign A Previously Signed .ipa With Your...

Organizations frequently have another party write iOS apps for them. When doing so, the organization typically wants to sign the .ipa (how iOS apps are deployed) prior to deploying the app to users. To do so, you would sign the .ipa with your provisioning profile. To make doing so easier, here’s ipasign, a python script that does most of the work for ya’:

Sign a previously signed .IPA with your provisioning profile
https://github.com/krypted/ipasign
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11:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

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11:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 (16B2333a) Now Available

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09:00
Office 365 administration announcements: new admin...

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re taking the new Office 365 admin center out of preview. Since the first preview in September 2015, the new admin center has provided admins with an improved management experience that makes it easier and faster for you to manage Office 365 while providing new capabilities and insights.

The new Office 365 admin center reaches general availability

Over the last years, Office 365 has been evolving at a rapid pace, making more features and functionality available to users and admins on an almost daily basis. Over 350 new services and features were introduced last year alone. As we continue to add new capabilities to Office 365, we are focused on providing a first-class admin experience with tools to efficiently manage all aspects of the service. The new admin center has been designed to support this rapid growth and will...

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09:00
New Outlook partner integrations help you extend...

Today, email powers our communication with customers, coworkers, business partners as well as friends and family. Many of these emails drive action, such as adding a customer contact or updating a to-do list. To accomplish these tasks, we often need to move back and forth between email and another service, such as a customer relationship management, task management or a notetaking app.

There’s a better way to work! Over the last year, we’ve introduced add-ins for Outlook on the web and desktop, which help you accomplish tasks quickly right from email, saving you the time spent switching between apps or signing in to separate services. Today, we are excited to announce that we’re bringing these add-ins to Outlook for Mac 2016 users. Additionally, we are launching new Outlook integrations—Connectors for the inbox and Actionable Messages—that enable you to take quick actions right from email.

Let’s get into the details of what’s new.

Get more done with add-ins in...

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06:00
Setup And Manage Profile Manager On macOS Server 5.2

Profile Manager first appeared in OS X Lion Server as the Apple-provided tool for managing Apple devices, including Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS based devices as well as Profile management for OS X based computers, including MacBooks, MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros and iMacs running Mac OS X 10.7 and up. Profile Manager has seen a few more updates over the years, primarily in integrating new MDM options provided by Apple and keeping up with the rapidly changing MDM landscape. Apple has added DEP functionality, content distribution, VPP, and other features over the years. In El Capitan Server, there are plenty of new options, including the ability to deploy VPP apps to devices rather than Apple IDs.

In this article we’ll get Profile Manager setup and perform some basic tasks.

Preparing For Profile Manager

Before we get started, let’s prep the system for the service. This starts with configuring a static IP address and properly...

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Monday September 26

10:00
statshares in Server 5.2 for macOS Sierra

I wrote about using the smbutil for DFS in Lion awhile back. I haven’t needed to write anything else as it hadn’t changed since. The statshares option has an -m option to look at a mount path for showing the path to the mount (e.g. if the mount is called krypted this should be something like /Volumes/krypted):

smbutil statshares -m /Volumes/krypted

When run, you see a list of all the attributes OS X tracks for that mount path, including the name of the server, the user ID (octal), how SMB negotiated an authentication, what version of SMB is running (e.g. SMB_1), the type of share and whether signing, extended security, Unix and large files are supported.

Additionally, if you’d like to see the attributes for all shares, use the -a option after statshares:

smbutil statshares -a

Overall, this is a nice health check type of verb to the smbutil command that can be added to any monitoring or troubleshooting...

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08:00
Office 365 news in September at Ignite—intelligence...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

Today, at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we announced updates across Office 365 to help IT professionals drive digital transformation within their organizations. I was excited to showcase new intelligent cloud services that help make your employees more productive and your organization more secure. Here’s a breakdown of today’s key news, including new services for Office apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as new security capabilities, richer communication features and enhancements for team collaboration across Office 365.

Lighting up Office apps with new intelligent services

Building on innovation...

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07:50
Major OneDrive updates at Ignite 2016 include...

OneDrive and SharePoint work together to make storing and accessing all your files simple and powerful. We recently outlined a vision for file management in Office 365 that included a set of new features, such as simplified file sharing (both inside and outside your organization), the ability to copy files directly from OneDrive to SharePoint, mobile access to all your Office 365 files on iOS and the innovative Discover view that uses Microsoft Graph to suggest relevant and trending files.

Today at Ignite, we’re proud to announce new sync, browser, mobile and IT capabilities for you!

New sync capabilities include:

  • Ability to sync SharePoint Online document libraries and OneDrive folders shared with you (preview available today).
  • An “activity center” has been added to the OneDrive sync client to allow you to view synchronization and file activity at a glance (preview available today).

New browser capabilities include:

  • ...
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07:50
Announcing Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016...

Last May, we announced our vision, strategy, timeline and investment areas for SharePoint in Office 365 and on-premises. We unveiled our plan to bring cloud-born innovation to SharePoint Server 2016. Today, we’re excited to announce details for Feature Pack 1.

We’re pleased to announce that we’re ahead of schedule with our inaugural Feature Pack for SharePoint Server 2016. Feature Pack 1, available in November, brings several enhancements driven by recent innovation in Office 365 and feedback from you on UserVoice, including:

  • Logging of administrative actions performed in Central Administration and with Windows PowerShell.
  • Enhancements to MinRole to support small environments.
  • A new OneDrive for Business user experience.
  • Custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher.
  • Unified auditing across site collections on-premises and in Office 365.
  • Unified taxonomy...
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07:50
Enhanced conditional access controls, encryption...

Microsoft understands that enterprise security is critical. Trust is not a product—it’s a value that must be earned. Our approach to SharePoint and OneDrive security, privacy and compliance is simple: It’s your data. You own it. You control it. We’re just caretakers. We give you controls to manage the data, paired with our own controls for securing and running our services. Policy governs every stage of a file’s journey, from conception to deletion.

Our investments are focused on five core pillars.

  • Platform security—Protect information at rest and in transit with layered encryption, Microsoft datacenter procedures and customer controls for access and key management.
  • Secure access and sharing—Ensure sensitive data remains secure with managed access and sharing settings.
  • Awareness and insights—Track account and file activity with full transparency using reports and alerts.
  • ...
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07:50
Create better work habits with MyAnalytics (formerly...

Today, we’re excited to announce the evolution of personal analytics in Office 365 with Microsoft MyAnalytics, formerly known as Delve Analytics. MyAnalytics helps you focus on what matters most by providing personalized insights about how you spend your time at work. In addition to the capabilities that had been available in Delve Analytics, MyAnalytics will allow you to stay up-to-date with important contacts, share key metrics with a coach and help you prioritize the time you spend with different groups.

Read on to learn more.

Stay up-to-date with important contacts

You can soon pin important contacts from inside and outside your organization to your MyAnalytics dashboard to get insights into how you are collaborating. For example, you might see that you’re losing touch with a colleague even though she has a critical role in an upcoming project milestone. With this visibility, you can take action and reach out to her to make sure that you’re both up-to-date...

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07:50
Yammer strengthens team collaboration through...

Around the world, teamwork is on the rise. Our research suggests employees now work on nearly double the number of teams than they did just five years ago. This means, more than ever, people are reliant on their peers to help get things done. But a “one size fits all” approach does not work when it comes to group collaboration—different tools appeal to different groups and address unique needs. Already in use by 85 percent of the Fortune 500 as part of Office 365, Yammer is the social network built for work. Yammer connects teams across your organization, enabling the open exchange of ideas that results in better decisions, faster.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Yammer is integrating with Office 365 Groups, bringing together the power of open collaboration with the productivity tools millions rely on every day. With this integration, Yammer users can easily turn ideas into action with access to SharePoint sites and document repositories, a shared OneNote notebook, and...

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07:50
Applying intelligence to security and compliance in...

Today’s post was written by Alym Rayani, director for Office Security and Compliance.

Given the explosive growth in data production, IT is tasked with securing a volume of corporate data that is growing exponentially. To stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape, companies need the ability to analyze and learn from that data in order to identify, intercept and respond to threats. Office 365 provides unmatched security intelligence to help customers protect, detect and respond to threats.

As part of the Office news that Kirk Koenigsbauer announced today at the Microsoft Ignite conference, we are pleased to introduce the following new security and compliance capabilities in Office 365:

Improvements to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Since...

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07:50
Connect to expertise and content with new people...

Customers tell us they are faced with information and document overload. And the adage “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” rings true. What truly counts is what you discover based on what others know. Office 365 people experiences let you tap into the power and value of the people around you to promote intuitive, proactive knowledge sharing based on the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph.

Today at Ignite, we’re pleased to announce the rollout of innovative people experiences:

  • A new Delve app for Windows 10 desktop and mobile (available today).
  • People cards that surface profile information and content throughout Office 365 (rolling out now).
  • Updates to the Office 365 profile (rolling out to first release today).

These new people experiences in Office 365 help you stay in the know. No matter what app you are using, you can discover content through people, share expertise more easily, and connect with each other...

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07:50
Enriching the mobile and intelligent intranet with...

The intranet is the publishing center of all things happening throughout your company. It is where people keep up with news and discover what’s happening around them at work. It’s time, now, to further empower employees—more precisely, give them a way to broadcast their work.

Today at Ignite, we are pleased to announce the newest waves of innovations to your mobile and intelligent intranet, powered by SharePoint, including:

  • Team news for SharePoint Online modern team sites (announced today).
  • SharePoint mobile apps for Android and Windows 10 Mobile (in preview today).
  • News roll-up tab within the SharePoint mobile app for iOS (announced today).
  • Create a modern team site and an associated Office 365 group from the SharePoint home (announced today).
  • New people experiences within SharePoint Online team sites, document...
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07:50
Outlook for iOS and Android is now fully powered by...

We’re thrilled to announce that Outlook for iOS and Android is now powered by the Microsoft Cloud for Office 365 commercial users! This means that all your data is now fully delivered through Microsoft services that provide a strong commitment to security, privacy and compliance. There has never been a better time to make your move to Outlook and join the 42-million active users already enjoying the only mobile email and calendar app designed to work with the best features of Office 365.

No matter which industry you’re in—from banking to the public sector—we’re committed to help you address your legal, regulatory and compliance needs while still providing you with the best mobile experience.

Here’s a peek into our recent changes.

A look into Outlook’s new architecture

Outlook for iOS and Android now supports Exchange Online mailboxes natively, which means that none of the data of your mailboxes is cached outside of Office 365. Data simply stays in its...

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07:50
Office platform news at Ignite 2016

Over the past year, Office has gained incredible momentum, with people around the world using our apps and services in the cloud and on all devices to be more productive wherever they go. Along with this period of usage growth, Office has also grown tremendously as a platform. For example, the share of users connecting third-party apps and services to Office 365 has quadrupled over the last 12 months. This is a testament to the fact that—as useful as Office is on its own—we can help people be even more productive by partnering with developers to build solutions tailored to our customers’ business needs.

At Ignite this week, we are announcing the next set of Office platform functionality, giving developers the tools they need to build even more compelling productivity applications with the Office platform.

You’ll find a brief summary of the news below, and you can read through our full set of announcements at...

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07:50
SharePoint innovations further advance intelligence...

Today’s post was written by Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for OneDrive and SharePoint.

Last May, we unveiled a cloud-first, mobile-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive to empower people, teams and organizations to intelligently discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device.

We promised to make file sharing both simple and powerful, to establish the mobile and intelligent intranet, to accelerate productivity with experiences that surface relevant, high-value information in the context of your work. We promised our developers an open and connected platform that embraces modern web development and open standards. And we promised IT an ongoing commitment to security, privacy and compliance.

Over the last weeks and months, we have been delivering on those promises to you. We built a new home for SharePoint in Office 365. We modernized team sites, document libraries, lists and pages to be simple and...

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07:50
Move all your communications to Skype for Business...

Today’s post was written by Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president for the Skype team.

Today, at the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we announced several new Skype for Business innovations that enhance the Office 365 collaboration experience across devices and empower IT professionals to deliver modern communications to their end users. Read on for more about what we announced today.

The best user experience for workplace communication

Over the past year we’ve been working on making the best experience for communicating with others, across all the devices you use for work. We are excited to announce that the new Skype for Business for Mac will be available in October. The new client has been written from the ground up using the modern Mac programming language, Swift. It provides high-definition audio and video, in addition to features like one-click join for meetings and...

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07:50
Announcing the public preview of Microsoft StaffHub—...

We’re pleased to introduce Microsoft StaffHub—the go-to app for deskless workers to manage their life at work. With Microsoft StaffHub, it’s easy to create and manage shift schedules for your team and provide relevant information needed for the job. For deskless workers, their work schedule, and other important information, is right at their fingertips—on their mobile device. Starting today, Microsoft StaffHub is available in public preview for Office 365 customers. Learn more at staffhub.ms.

Deskless workers—the unsung heroes

There are hundreds of millions of deskless workers around the world working in hotels, restaurants, retail stores, on construction sites and in manufacturing and other service-related industries. These team members are often the public face of the company—interacting with customers and making things happen. While critical to the company, deskless workers typically don’t have a dedicated work...

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06:00
Install The Server 5.2 App On macOS Sierra

The first thing you’ll want to do on any server is get all software updates installed on the server (done using the App Store app). Then setup the networking for the computer so you’re not changing IP addresses and stuff like that, once the server is installed. To do so, open System Preferences (aka the Settings app, some day) and click on the Network System Preference pane. You will almost always want to use a wired Ethernet connection on a server, but in this case we’ll be using Wi-Fi. Here, click on the Wi-Fi interface and then click on the Advanced… button.

At the setup screen for the interface, provide a good static IP address. Your network administrator can provide this fairly easily. Here, make sure you have an IP address and a subnet mask. Since we need to install the Server app from the Mac App Store, and that’s on the...

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Sunday September 25

14:00
Show The Software Update Service In Server 5.2 for...

By default, the Software Update Service, long a part of OS X Server, is hidden. This indicates the service is not likely to be long for this world. However, many an organization still likes to leverage cooling off periods for their Mac fleet. To see the service, once you’ve installed the Server app, open the Server app and then from the View menu, select Software Update.

You’ll then see the Software Update service. If you click off of the service and close the app, it will be hidden again. If you enable the service, you will then see it each time you open the Server app. We’ll get into enabling the Software Update service in a bit.

Enjoy.

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Saturday September 24

13:10
Enable The Caching Service Using Server 5.2 on macOS...

The Caching Server in OS X Server 5.2 (for Sierra) does content, apps, and software updates. The Software Update service is hidden by default indicating it will likely be removed from the Server app in a future update, although when is kinda’ up in the air. The Software Update service can still be enabled for now, which we’ll look at later. The Caching service on the Server app works like a proxy. When 10 of your users download that latest Nicholas Sparks book and movie, you only sacrifice your WAN pipe to download it once, and the other 9 people piggy-back off that. And when 10.12.1 ships, you only need to download it over the WAN once, and the other local users will pull off that spiffy Caching server sitting in your office. Pretty sweet, right?

So, how do you use this ultra-complicated service? It looks and feels kinda’ like an iPad app. Which is to say that as far as server stuffs go, this thing is pretty darn easy to use. To get started, open the Server app and...

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Friday September 23

13:45
New Apple Product Images and Messaging Guidelines

Images of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available for you to use in marketing materials for your apps on the App Store. You can also get guidance on marketing and messaging iMessage apps, as well as showing your app’s screen content within Apple products such as Siri and Maps. Download the images and read the updated information in the App Store Marketing Guidelines.

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13:45
New Apple Product Images and Messaging Guidelines

Images of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available for you to use in marketing materials for your apps on the App Store. You can also get guidance on marketing and messaging iMessage apps, as well as showing your app’s screen content within Apple products such as Siri and Maps. Download the images and read the updated information in the App Store Marketing Guidelines.

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08:50
About the security content of iOS 10.0.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.0.2.

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Thursday September 22

20:12
Signs You’ve Hit Your Stride In IT

My latest post is up over on Huffington Post. It starts a little like this:

You work hard, you work harder, and then you get a montage. The montage starts when you get hit in the face with a pizza by the other engineers on your team. Then you get a little better as Bon Jovi or Tina Turner belt out a power ballad just for you. Then things start to click. You catch the bugs before you compile, you close all the tickets in your queue, and finally you get carried out of the office door on the shoulders of your coworkers, given the key to the city, and promoted to Grand Puba. It’s awesome.

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/signs-youve-hit-your-stri_b_12107664.html.

The post...

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16:35
Token Authentication Now Available for Push...

You can now take advantage of a simpler method of authentication by using tokens instead of certificates when sending push notifications. A token is easy to generate, doesn’t expire, and can be used to send notifications to all of your apps. Learn more about push notifications.

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16:35
Token Authentication Now Available for Push...

You can now take advantage of a simpler method of authentication by using tokens instead of certificates when sending push notifications. A token is easy to generate, doesn’t expire, and can be used to send notifications to all of your apps. Learn more about push notifications.

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13:00
New Office training courses from LinkedIn Learning

Today’s post was written by Peter Loforte, general manager for the Office Modern User Assistance and Localization team.

In our continuing effort to provide better help to our customers, we’ve partnered with LinkedIn to provide an array of new LinkedIn Learning training courses to help you get more out of Office.

The new courses are available today and focus on helping you get the most out of Outlook 2016 and Excel 2016. Learn how to use Outlook 2016 to set up an email account; send, receive and organize messages; add a signature; manage contacts and calendars; manage meetings; and collaborate and share with others. Get started with Excel 2016 by learning how to enter and organize data, create formulas and functions, build charts and PivotTables, and use...

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Wednesday September 21

15:00
Controlling Robots using Swift Playgrounds on iPad

At WWDC16 we demonstrated controlling a Sphero SPRK+ robot on stage, driven by the Swift Playgrounds app on iPad. The playground has been updated for the latest release of Swift Playgrounds on the App Store. Visit the Swift blog to download the file and run it on your iPad to see how it works, and learn to write code that lets you control the robot in additional ways.

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15:00
Controlling Robots using Swift Playgrounds on iPad

At WWDC16 we demonstrated controlling a Sphero SPRK+ robot on stage, driven by the Swift Playgrounds app on iPad. The playground has been updated for the latest release of Swift Playgrounds on the App Store. Visit the Swift blog to download the file and run it on your iPad to see how it works, and learn to write code that lets you control the robot in additional ways.

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15:00
Controlling Robots using Swift Playgrounds on iPad

At WWDC16 we demonstrated controlling a Sphero SPRK+ robot on stage, driven by the Swift Playgrounds app on iPad. The playground has been updated for the latest release of Swift Playgrounds on the App Store. Visit the Swift blog to download the file and run it on your iPad to see how it works, and learn to write code that lets you control the robot in additional ways.

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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.1 beta is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta (16B2327e)
  • iOS 10.1 beta (14B55c)
  • watchOS 3.1 beta (14S452)
  • tvOS 10.0.1 beta (14U54)
  • Xcode 8.1 beta (8T29o)

View all downloads.

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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.1 beta is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta (16B2327e)
  • iOS 10.1 beta (14B55c)
  • watchOS 3.1 beta (14S452)
  • tvOS 10.0.1 beta (14U54)
  • Xcode 8.1 beta (8T29o)

View all downloads.

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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Xcode 8.1 beta is now available, and includes Swift 3 and SDKs that you can use to build and test apps for the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta (16B2327e)
  • iOS 10.1 beta (14B55c)
  • watchOS 3.1 beta (14S452)
  • tvOS 10.0.1 beta (14U54)
  • Xcode 8.1 beta (8T29o)

View all downloads.

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06:00
Delete User Configurable nvram In Sierra (10.12)

A nifty little feature of nvram is the ability to delete all of the firmware variables you’ve created. This can get helpful if you’ve got a bunch of things that you’ve done to a system and want to remove them all. If you run nvkram followed by a -p option you’ll see all of the configured firmware variables:

nvram -p

If you run it with a -d you’ll delete the given variables that you define (e.g. boot-args):

nvram -d boot-args

But, if you run the -c you’ll wipe them all:

nvram -c

The post Delete User Configurable nvram In Sierra (10.12) appeared first on krypted.com.

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Tuesday September 20

15:00
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.0

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.0.

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14:59
About the security content of macOS Server 5.2

This document describes the security content of macOS Server 5.2.

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14:54
Lists of available trusted root certificates in macOS

The macOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with macOS.

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13:55
Disable ICMP Rate Limiting In OS X

Ever wonder why repetitive pings fail after a little while in OS X (e.g. those sent via the -f flag)? By default, OS X has an ICMP rate limit of 250 set. You can increase this or disable, using sysctl. To disable, set the value of net.inet.icmp.icmplim

sudo sysctl -w net.inet.icmp.icmplim=0

Happy icmp flooding!

The post Disable ICMP Rate Limiting In OS X appeared first on krypted.com.

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10:26
Lists of available trusted root certificates in iOS

The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS.

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09:00
Exelon selects Customer Lockbox for Office 365 to...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

Utilities operate in highly regulated environments, so it’s not surprising that these organizations have data security and privacy top of mind as they plan their move to the cloud. That’s why I’m thrilled to see Exelon—a Fortune 100 company and leading United States competitive energy provider, with one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets—taking a leadership stance with its journey to the cloud.

The company will be using Microsoft Office 365 to drive their digital workplace transformation to enhance productivity and collaboration, while saving time, resources and infrastructure costs.

Jay Cavalcanto, vice president of cloud and infrastructure engineering at Exelon Corporation, credits Customer Lockbox for Office 365 as the primary driver that gave the company the confidence to adopt the cloud productivity services it has wanted for some time. Adding...

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09:00
What is the weakest link in your security?

Here’s a sobering realization: You can have the most sophisticated computer security in the world and it won’t always protect you. Everything you rely on to keep your confidential data secure can be accidentally undone by one employee—in a matter of seconds. That’s because hackers, more and more, are attacking the weakest link in your cybersecurity—your end users. It’s called social engineering. And it’s a serious problem.

It’s not new. This form of attack has been around longer than computers themselves, but as networks have become harder to break into manually, it’s seen a huge resurgence.

What does social engineering look like?

It can take many forms. It relies on your end users’ carelessness, lack of awareness and sometimes their human kindness to get information that helps hackers sneak into your networks or even your physical location.

Here’s one common tactic: An everyday user is home on a well-deserved day off. They get a call from the office....

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09:00
Announcing the availability of Office 365 Project...

The Office 365 Project Time Reporter iOS app announced last fall is now available in the Apple Store. This app enables team members to submit timesheets and report progress on tasks tracked in Project Online.

With the Office 365 Project Time Reporter on your iPhone, you can add new assignments or non-project work to your timesheet or create new personal tasks in the Timesheet view. Timesheets can be saved, allowing you to return later and send in for approval. You can also keep track of your current or overdue tasks in the Tasks view, filter and sort tasks to find the...

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08:52
About the security content of Safari 10

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.

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08:51
About the security content of iTunes 12.5.1 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.5.1 for Windows.

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08:29
About the security content of tvOS 10

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.

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08:02
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.

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Monday September 19

09:00
GigJam expands support for interaction styles and...

Today’s post was written by Vijay Mital, corporate vice president, Ambient Computing and Robotics.

GigJam helps you get work done across your network by sharing just the slice of information you want, with who you need—both inside and outside your company. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added two major capabilities to the GigJam Preview.

GigJam expands support for interaction styles and content types

First, we added the ability to share slices of images, documents and live line-of-business information with people who aren’t online at the time of sending and expire that information in 24 hours. Second, we added the ability to redact arbitrary content from images, PDFs or slides, ensuring that an object in a picture, a text block or a particular bullet doesn’t even go over to the recipient.

Imagine you need to get input from a new supplier on part of a proposal, but they are in an all-day meeting. With GigJam, just summon the proposal and...

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Sunday September 18

21:12
Enable Push Notifications In macOS Server 5.2 On...

Push Notifications can be used in most every service that macOS Server 5.2 (for Sierra) can run. Any service that requiring Push Notifications will often provide the ability to setup APNS during the configuration of the service. But at this point, I usually just set up Push Notifications when I setup a new server.

To enable Push Notifications for services, you’ll first need to have a valid AppleID. Once you have an AppleID, open the Server app and then click on the name of the server. Then click on the Settings screen and click on the checkbox for Notifications.

At the Settings screen for your server, click on the check-box for Apple Push Notifications (APN). Next, click on another screen...

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Saturday September 17

21:20
Demote Open Directory Servers Using The Command Line

The command to create and tear down an Open Directory environment is slapconfig. When you disable Open Directory from the Server app you aren’t actually removing users. To do so, you’d use slapconfig along with the -destroyldapserver. When run, you get a little insight into what’s happening behind the scenes. This results in the following:

bash-3.2# slapconfig -destroyldapserver

Note: Currently the system is not working as intended on replicas. The replica will remove, but the Open Directory Master will not remove the replica from the Open Directory list. The process will fail in 10.12. I’ve filed a radar on this. You can archive and restore the master and then rebuilt the Open Directory tree.

The logs are as follows:

2016-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 slapconfig -destroyldapserver
2016-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 Deleting Cert Authority related data
2016-09-08 04:17:58 +0000 Removed directory at path /var/root/Library/Application Support/...

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Friday September 16

09:00
Office 365 news roundup

Integration and interoperability are two ideas we spend a lot of time thinking about and working on at Microsoft. Together, they add up to one essential outcome: providing a seamless, unified user experience across multiple applications, platforms and devices. That’s something we are committed to offering you and our other customers with every new Office 365 feature, update and improvement.

We recently announced the pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad, which will enable cross-platform consumption of Visio diagrams and empower more people to create, collaborate and communicate visually. We also introduced a number of key updates to Visio Pro...

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09:00
The art of words—what JFK can teach us about speech...

Today’s post was written by John Evans, lecturer at Stanford University.

As a congressman and senator, and later as the president of the United States, John F. Kennedy kept a coconut on his desk. The coconut was old and dried. Etched across its husk was a simple message: “11 Alive. Need Small Boat.” “11” was a designation for Kennedy’s patrol boat, which he commanded in the Pacific during World War II. One night, after the patrol boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, killing two of his crewmembers, Kennedy had risked life and limb to take his crew to safety on a nearby island, where, lacking pen and paper, Kennedy had improvised a distress signal, the coconut. Kennedy eventually flagged down a local fishing boat and gave them a coconut, which they took to a nearby Allied naval base. For his cunning and valor, Kennedy received the Navy Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart, two distinguished war decorations. But what Kennedy displayed for the rest of...

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08:29
Episode 108 with Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran...

In episode 108 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Microsoft Program Manager Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran about the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP108_SPFxWebHooksChaks.mp3
Download the podcast.

Weekly update

 Azure AD

  • ...
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06:00
Use SSH, ARD, SNMP, And The Server App Remotely on...

SSH allows administrators to connect to another computer using a secure shell, or command line environment. ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) allows screen sharing, remote scripts and other administrative goodness. You can also connect to a server using the Server app running on a client computer. To enable any or all of these, open the Server app (Server 5.2 for Sierra), click on the name of the server, click the Settings tab and then click on the checkbox for what you’d like to enter.

All of these can be enabled and managed from the command line as well. The traditional way to enable Apple Remote Desktop is using the kickstart command. But there’s a simpler way in macOS Server 5.2 on Sierra. To do so, use the serveradmin command. To enable ARD using the serveradmin command, use the settings option, with info:enableARD to set the payload to...

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Thursday September 15

21:07
Backup macOS Server 5.2 Settings On Sierra

We covered using Time Machine Server previously. Here, we’re going to look at backing up the settings of an OS X Server. To do so, we’re going to install a little app called Bender from the great folks at Robot Cloud. You can download that from http://robotcloud.screenstepslive.com/s/2459/m/5322/l/94467-bender-automated-backup-of-os-x-server-settings.

Once downloaded, run the package installer.

At the Welcome to Bender screen, click Continue.

...

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09:00
Office Lens comes to Windows 10 and adds Office 365...

The new Universal Windows Office Lens app gives your Windows 10 PC, tablet, phone or even HoloLens scanning superpowers. Whether you need to share your latest ingenious napkin sketch or grab the text from a photo or screenshot in your pictures folder, Office Lens makes it simple to automatically crop and re-use your content in OneNote, Word or PowerPoint.

Once your content is captured and saved to OneDrive, it becomes searchable from your Windows PC through the power of Optical Character Recognition, so you’ll never misplace a key idea again.

Office 365 and OneDrive for Business support for Windows, Android and iOS

With the latest updates for Office Lens for Windows 10, Android and iOS, you can securely save your scans to your work or school Office 365 accounts. Whether you’re collaborating over OneNote, need an image on your OneDrive or need to re-create a document in Word, Office Lens brings your content securely to your Office 365 experience. Just sign in...

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09:00
5 project management software features your team isn...

From built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools, to instant collaboration and easy access across devices—it’s no secret that the right project management software can increase productivity for project managers (PMs) and their teams— making it possible to execute projects quickly and easily. But are organizations overlooking some of the less-obvious tools available to them?

According to a recent study, the most-coveted project planning tools include file sharing, time tracking, email integration and Gantt charts. No surprise there. But which helpful tools are organizations least likely to utilize? Interestingly, video chat, real-time chat, social media integration and mobile access are apparently the forgotten ones of project management software. But with...

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09:00
Sharing made simple—Outlook.com adds support for...

The essential role of email has always been the ability to easily share ideas and information with anyone in the world. Whether it’s working with your classmates, arranging a vacation or planning a global product launch—email is a staple of modern communication.

In recent years, one of the biggest advancements in Outlook has been the ability to share and edit files stored in the cloud right from your inbox. OneDrive has long been integrated across Outlook and comes preconfigured with every Outlook account. In addition, our Outlook mobile apps support Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. And early this year, we announced support for Box and Dropbox in Outlook.com as well.

Today, we added three enhancements to make sharing simple. First, we extended the cloud storage capabilities for Outlook.com by adding support for Google Drive. Second, we added...

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Wednesday September 14

14:30
Announcing the #ExcelWorldChamp Competition

Microsoft is excited to announce the Excel World Championship competition—#ExcelWorldChamp! Millions of people rely on Excel to get things done faster and make their lives easier. We want to meet all of you Excel fans and see what you can do.

The Excel World Championship participants will show their skills and creativity as they work through questions focusing on:

  • Data management
  • Data visualization
  • Formula writing

From October to November 2016, Microsoft will run four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries. Only the top competitors in each round will make it through to the next level—until ultimately there is one Excel Champ from each country! Prizes for the country competitions vary. Residents of countries without a dedicated competition can compete in our open international competition.

In early 2017, the country champions and the international winner will compete against each other for the title of “...

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08:15
About the security content of Xcode 8

This document describes the security content of Xcode 8.

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08:13
About the security content of iOS 10

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.

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Tuesday September 13

13:35
About the security content of watchOS 3

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.

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11:50
New Subscriptions Data and Reports are Now Available

You can now get more data about your auto-renewable subscriptions in iTunes Connect. The new Subscriptions page in Sales and Trends makes it easy to view key metrics and two new reports provide details into subscriber activity. Learn more.

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11:50
New Subscriptions Data and Reports are Now Available

You can now get more data about your auto-renewable subscriptions in iTunes Connect. The new Subscriptions page in Sales and Trends makes it easy to view key metrics and two new reports provide details into subscriber activity. Learn more.

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11:50
New Subscriptions Data and Reports are Now Available

You can now get more data about your auto-renewable subscriptions in iTunes Connect. The new Subscriptions page in Sales and Trends makes it easy to view key metrics and two new reports provide details into subscriber activity. Learn more.

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11:50
New Subscriptions Data and Reports are Now Available

You can now get more data about your auto-renewable subscriptions in iTunes Connect. The new Subscriptions page in Sales and Trends makes it easy to view key metrics and two new reports provide details into subscriber activity. Learn more.

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10:11
About the security content of iOS 10.0.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.0.1.

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09:00
New usage reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive...

Since the first rollout of the usage activity dashboard in March, we’ve continued our work to provide you with a better reporting experience. Many of the old usage reports have now been migrated to the new admin center. Today, we are happy to announce three new usage reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online, which provide you with additional insights about how end users in your organization are using and adopting Office 365.

Here’s a look at these new reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online:

SharePoint Online activity report

The new SharePoint activity report provides you with details about how users in your organization use SharePoint Online team sites to store and collaborate on files. You can use the report to see which users are active on SharePoint and engage...

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09:00
Introducing Outlook’s new and improved calendar on...

Whether you’re planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook team’s mission is to provide you with the best calendar app out there. Today, we’re happy to share that it’s about to get even better on iOS and Android—with new features and a better overall experience to help you manage and make the most of your day.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

Stay connected with Interesting Calendars

A few months ago, we introduced Calendar Apps to let you connect your favorite apps—Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote—to your calendar. Our goal? To give you a complete and clear view of your day with your events, tasks and notes in one place.

Today, we’re taking this idea one step further by adding Interesting Calendars, which allows you to subscribe to your hometown sports team’s calendar and see the...

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06:17
Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With the Home app, you can securely control the products you use in your home—all from your iOS device.

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Monday September 12

10:09
Don’t Forget To Accept The Latest DEP License...

In case you’re using DEP and haven’t noticed this, you need to accept the latest terms of service in the Apple license agreement for DEP if you’re going to continue using the service. I don’t usually post emails I get from Apple, but I can easily see orgs using accounts that don’t have email flowing to anyone that is capable of responding, so I strongly recommend you go in and accept the latest and greatest agreements so your stuff doesn’t break!

Here’s the email I got from Apple:

Apple Deployment Programs

Thank you for participating in the Device Enrollment Program. On September 13 Apple will release updated software license agreements. Your Program Agent must go to the deployment website and accept the following agreements to continue to use the program:

  • iOS 10 Software License Agreement
  • Software License Agreement for macOS Sierra

For more information please see this support article:...

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09:00
The Office Small Business Academy September webcast...

Social media is the ultimate equalizer in marketing. There are plenty of low- and no-cost ways to promote your business online. But how do you break through the noise? Find out when you register now for “Up Your Marketing Game: Social Media Secrets,” airing September 27 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.

Watch this preview:

Join our featured guests to get tips for an easy, effective social strategy you can live with—and your business can’t live without.

  • Associate director of strategy and social media at Inc., Stephanie Meyers, has five things you can do today to improve your web presence, and the keys to turning online engagement into results.
  • Co-founder and chief experience officer of Loot Crate, Matthew Arevalo, will tell us how his company mastered the art of community building and conquered social customer service. He’ll also share the one...
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Saturday September 10

06:00
Episode 11 Of The MacAdmins Podcast

Friday September 9

06:41
Check Out Our MacVoices Episode On The September 7th...

Thursday September 8

09:00
Football season is here! Outlook helps you track the...

Football season has started, and that means warming up the grill, pulling out the jersey and having friends over for the big day. But keeping track of the games you care about can be challenging. With over 100 college teams, 32 pro teams and a host of bowls, playoffs and championships, staying on top of the season can be tough. Outlook and Bing make it easy.

In August, we announced Interesting calendars in Outlook on the web to help track a range of events, and we’ve got you covered for football. Whether it’s your college alma mater, the pro team you’ve followed since you were a kid or key games in your fantasy league, it’s easy to stay on top of the action simply by adding all the games for your favorite teams to your calendar.

To add your team’s schedule to your Outlook.com or Office 365 calendar simply:

  1. Log...
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09:00
4 must-haves in setting up a business email like an...

Email haters, beware! A recent survey has proven that email is the top tool used for communication at work and will increase in importance during the next five years. The survey also showed that employees spend 3.2 hours each day checking work-related emails. A separate study by The Radicati Group declared that an average of 122 business emails were sent and received per user per day last year.

What does all this data mean? It’s a good reminder that email is, and will continue to be, a mission-critical application for any business—whether small or large. When setting up a business email solution, there are many factors to consider, especially if yours is a small or midsized company targeted to grow in the next few...

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09:00
Episode 107 Office Dev Ops with Max Knor—Office 365...

In episode 107 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Max Knor, Microsoft program manager, about Dev Ops in an Office Developer context.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP107_OfficeDevOpsMaxKnor.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly update

Dev Ops related

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06:00
Introducing guest access for Office 365 Groups

Sometimes you need to work closely with customers, partners, suppliers or consultants outside of your organization, and you need collaboration tools to make this possible. Today, we are pleased to announce the new guest access feature for Office 365 Groups—the group membership service that provides a single identity for teams in Office 365. The new guest access feature gives you the ability to include people outside of your company in an Office 365 group.

We are rolling out guest access functionality in phases. Starting today, group owners can add guests to a group in Outlook on the web. Once added, guests receive a welcome email, are granted access to group files in SharePoint Online, begin receiving email messages and calendar invites sent to the group, and can access the group in Office on the web and the Outlook Groups mobile application. They also have automatic access to cloud-based file attachments. Guests have the option to leave the group at any time and visual...

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06:00
Episode 10 of the MacAdmins.org Podcast

Special thanks to @dials_mavis for being basically the best ever, cutting this thing together while he was sick, and for the rest of the team for being awesome to help hide the fact that I’m not.

The post Episode 10 of the MacAdmins.org Podcast appeared first on krypted.com.

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Wednesday September 7

13:14
My Notes From The September 7th, 2016 Apple Event

App Store Stats and Fun Stuff

  • 17,000,000!
  • 900,000,000 lighting connector devices
  • 10 year anniversary of the Apple Music Festival, with Britney
  • 140 billion app downloads
  • 106% YoY download increases
  • 2 times the “nearest competitor”
  • 1/2 million games on the store
  • Mario: Super Mario Run
  • Mention ConnectEd!
  • Everyone Can Code
  • iWork
    • Real Time Collaboration (only behind Google by how long?)
    • But it’s prettier than what Google does
    • Apple is the 2nd largest watchmaker now, and largest smartwatch maker

Watch:

  • WatchOS 3
    • New dock
    • New faces
    • Tapback messaging
    • Animated stickers in messages
    • Full screen effects, just like in Messages for Mac
    • Breathe
    • Emergency Messaging
    • Developers
    • Pokémon Go for watch
    • 500,000,000 downloads of Go, 4.6 Billion KM...
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12:00
Submit Your Apps to the App Store

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. And with the new App Store for iMessage, users will be able to download your iMessage apps and sticker packs directly within Messages.

Build your apps using Xcode 8 GM seed, test with the GM seeds of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and submit them for review. To learn more about preparing your submissions for the App Store, see Submitting Your Apps.

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12:00
Submit Your Apps to the App Store

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. And with the new App Store for iMessage, users will be able to download your iMessage apps and sticker packs directly within Messages.

Build your apps using Xcode 8 GM seed, test with the GM seeds of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and submit them for review. To learn more about preparing your submissions for the App Store, see Submitting Your Apps.

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12:00
Submit Your Apps to the App Store

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. And with the new App Store for iMessage, users will be able to download your iMessage apps and sticker packs directly within Messages.

Build your apps using Xcode 8 GM seed, test with the GM seeds of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and submit them for review. To learn more about preparing your submissions for the App Store, see Submitting Your Apps.

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12:00
Submit Your Apps to the App Store

You can now submit your apps that take advantage of exciting new features available in the next release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. And with the new App Store for iMessage, users will be able to download your iMessage apps and sticker packs directly within Messages.

Build your apps using Xcode 8 GM seed, test with the GM seeds of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and submit them for review. To learn more about preparing your submissions for the App Store, see Submitting Your Apps.

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09:00
Now teachers can include live code demo in OneNote

Calling all teachers! We made programming easier to teach with the ability to embed executable code snippets from Repl.it into OneNote.

Repl.it is a powerful tool that allows teachers to create live executable code examples in the cloud with zero setup time needed. It supports more than 30 major coding languages and more with highly customizable, simple and easy-to-use IDE-like features.

Now, teachers using OneNote can easily put code examples created in Repl.it into a OneNote notebook as an embedded object with two simple steps:

First, create your code examples in Repl.it and then copy the Share Link.

Next, paste the Share Link into a OneNote page. Now, the executable code snippet is part of the lesson plan.

Feel free to try it out today and don’t forget to send us feedback and ask questions at ...

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09:00
Register now for “Data Defense: An inside look at...

Register now for the season premiere of Modern Workplace, Data Defense: An inside look at your secure cloud,” airing September 13 at 8 a.m. PDT / 3 p.m. GMT. In this episode, get an inside look into the latest Microsoft datacenters and see firsthand how they seamlessly make trillions of transactions every day to help make your organization safer and more efficient by leveraging the power of cloud computing.

Don’t miss this rare look inside the cloud to learn about the incredible security measures in place to help protect your data.

Register now and you’ll also get access to exclusive e-books, white papers and previous episodes of Modern Workplace on demand. Learn more at...

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09:00
Social media tips for converting customers into...

Your brand’s long-term social media strategy could use a more personal touch. As you plan, consider one thing: How do you make friends in your own life? Do you spam strangers with long-winded reasons to accept your friendship or do you show value by starting a two-way conversation? Making a friend in the real world is equivalent to gaining a follower in the brand world. It has to be approachable, mutually beneficial, and most importantly, authentic. And it shows—63 percent of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are more authentic than their competitors.

The more you socialize your brand, the more likely customers will develop a bond and engage with your business, sticking with you for the long term. According to Convince & Convert, a digital marketing consulting agency,...

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09:00
Back by popular demand—dBASE file support in Access

Microsoft Access has been embraced by millions of professional database developers and passionate hobbyists alike for the past twenty years. Office customers around the globe use Access-based solutions to support mission-critical business processes across all types and sizes of organizations.

We recognize the value that Access provides to so many of our customers and we are committed to continuing development of the product. A few months ago, we invited customers to the Access UserVoice to provide and rate ideas and suggestions to help make Access better.

We want to thank those of you who took the time to submit and review the UserVoice suggestions. We regularly review your suggestions and requests, as it’s one of the key touchpoints we have with our millions of users. One of the leading...

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06:00
Disable The Connect To Server Option

You can disable the Connect to Server menu in OS X. This can be done via MDM or using defaults. To do so with the defaults command, send a ProhibitConnectTo key into com.apple.finder as True and then restart the Finder, as follows using the defaults command:

defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitConnectTo -bool true ; killall Finder

To undo:

defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitConnectTo -bool false

The post Disable The Connect To Server Option appeared first on krypted.com.

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00:01
Office 365 local datacenters now available in the...

Today, reflecting our deep and continued commitment to make Office 365 the most trusted cloud service for productivity, we are announcing the general availability of Office 365 from multiple local datacenters in the United Kingdom. We are pleased to be the first global cloud productivity provider offering U.K. data residency for core customer data at rest.

Since October 2014, we have rapidly expanded our global cloud footprint and opened new datacenter regions in Japan, Australia, India, Canada and now the U.K. In addition to the highly secure productivity capabilities already enjoyed by Office 365 customers all over the world, these new data center regions add in-region data residency, failover and disaster recovery to help effectively address the legal, regulatory and compliance needs of customers in industries like banking, government, public sector and healthcare.

To learn more about Office...

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Tuesday September 6

15:29
TA16-250A: The Increasing Threat to Network...

Original release date: September 06, 2016
Systems Affected

Network Infrastructure Devices
 

Overview

The advancing capabilities of organized hacker groups and cyber adversaries create an increasing global threat to information systems. The rising threat levels place more demands on security personnel and network administrators to protect information systems. Protecting the network infrastructure is critical to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of communication and services across an enterprise.

To address threats to network infrastructure devices, this Alert provides information on recent vectors of attack that advanced persistent threat (APT) actors are targeting, along with prevention and mitigation recommendations.
 

Description

Network infrastructure consists of interconnected devices designed to transport communications needed for data, applications, services, and multi-media. Routers and...

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09:00
Carhartt—building a durable, agile workplace...

Today’s post was written by John Hill, chief information officer at Carhartt.

Over 127 years ago, hardworking Americans were building the ultimate connectivity tool, the railway. Hamilton Carhartt created the iconic Carhartt bib overalls for railway workers by asking them directly what they wanted from their work wear. When I joined Carhartt seven months ago, I saw that this culture of one-to-one interaction remained intact. Authentic communication is at the heart of the Carhartt brand, so when we looked for a business productivity solution to help our employees work better together, we chose Office 365 as the ideal toolkit to keep our core values in a digital age.

It’s difficult to maintain a face-to-face culture in a screen-to-screen world, but with Office 365 we’ve built a close-knit, interactive and empowering workplace for 1,500 office workers out of 4,000 employees across Mexico, Canada and Europe. We use video calls with Skype for...

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06:12
Proactive Mac Security: Santa

For the next stop in our journey, we’ll review that jolly ol’ soul, Santa. It’s a system for either monitoring what apps are launched and blacklisting the ones you decide are bad, or locking down a macOS computer to only run the ones you’ve whitelisted. Despite what The Register seems to believe, it’s been ‘in development’ (which Google calls… production use at scale,) in the open on GitHub for nearly two years. Like Munki and osquery, we should think of primarily as a tool that does the majority of the heavy-lifting client-side. This is a common ‘agent’ model, as real-time decision-making requires it, and the most intensive work is best suited to the often idle distributed CPU’s on workstations. As it was originally designed for Google’s specific use case, there is...

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06:00
Hide Items On Your Desktop In OS X

When speaking to a group of people, I once created a folder called Old and then moved all my files in there. However, you can create a temporary desktop that shows as clean and empty. To do so, write the CreateDesktop key in the com.apple.finder defaults domain, with a setting of false, as follows:

defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool false

Then restart the Finder and it will show crisp and new:

killall Finder

Then once you’re done, delete the temporary desktop, by deleting the key, as follows:

defaults delete com.apple.finder CreateDesktop

Then restart the Finder to see your files again:

killall Finder

The post Hide Items On Your Desktop In OS X appeared first on krypted.com.

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Monday September 5

19:14
Configure TextEdit To Save Files As Plain Text

Set plain text in TextEdit as the default format to save files in using the defaults command to write the RichText key into com.apple.TextEdit as an integer of 0, as follows:

defaults write com.apple.TextEdit RichText -int 0

To remove the key:

defaults delete com.apple.TextEdit RichText

The post Configure TextEdit To Save Files As Plain Text appeared first on krypted.com.

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My Majesty is a kingdom management sim not unlike August’s magisterial hit, Reigns. It’s essentially a reskin of developer Tigrido’s previous management sim, Dictator. As supreme ruler of the land, you must consult with a number of subjects to... | Read more »
Our 5 Favorite iMessage Sticker Packs
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The new Clash of Kings is just for Weste...
If you’ve played the original Clash of Kings, you’ll probably recognise the city building, alliance forging and strategic battles in Clash of Kings: The West. What sets this version apart is that it’s tailor made for a Western audience and the... | Read more »
Frost - Survival card game (Games)
Frost - Survival card game 1.12.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.12.1 (iTunes) Description: *Warning: the game will work on iPhone 5C and above and iPad Pro / 4. Other devices are not supported* | Read more »
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Before you hit the trail and become a dog sledding legend, there’s actually a fair bit of prep work to be done. In Dog Sled Saga, you’re not only racing, you’re also building and caring for a team of furry friends. There’s a lot to consider—... | Read more »
How to win every race in Dog Sled Saga
If I had to guess, I’d say Dog Sled Saga is the most adorable racing game on the App Store right now. It’s a dog sled racing sim full of adorable, loyal puppies. Just look at those fluffy little tails wagging. Behind that cute, pixelated facade is... | Read more »
Let the war games commence in Gunship Ba...
Buzz Lightyear famously said, “This isn’t flying, this is falling – with style!” In the case of Gunship Battle: Second War, though, this really is flying - with style! The flight simulator app from Joycity puts you in control of 20 faithfully... | Read more »

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Apple has Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros available for $829, or $270 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros... Read more
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To celebrate the release of macOS Sierra, Miami-based security solutions company, ProtectStar has announced a special 30% discount on Camera Guard Professional for Mac 2016. This innovative security... Read more
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