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Tuesday August 30

09:00
Increase your productivity with an enhanced people...

There are two components in any communication: the information shared and the people you are sharing with. Understanding your audience—the people you are sending to—is particularly important in business settings. Today, we are announcing several enhancements in Outlook on the web to help Office 365 customers better understand the people they are communicating with. In addition, we reduced the number of clicks to present the most relevant information at a glance. Powered by the Microsoft Graph, these changes allow you to quickly create more personalized and impactful communications.

A better understanding of people and how to reach them quickly

Many users associate people in Outlook with contact management—storing information such as a person’s phone number and email address. And while knowing how to contact someone is important, having a full understanding of who someone is—how you relate to them and how to quickly reach them—is critical.

With that in mind, we...

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09:00
OneNote August roundup

Here on the OneNote team, we’re wrapping up summer and getting ready to head back to school. So, let’s dive right in this month to share updates to inking, OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks, OneNote Web Clipper and more.

Think with ink in OneNote for Windows 10

New key updates take inking to the next level, providing more dynamic experiences and greater control of the ink. See ink in action on our new OneNote ink website and learn how it can help you in school or in day-to-day life.

  • Ink math assistant—Handwrite any problem—from basic math to quadratic equations—and get the help of a digital tutor. OneNote already recognizes your handwriting and solves any formula for you, but we didn’t stop there. You can now do one better than calculators by learning with our step-by step instructions. Get the answer to your equation and learn to do it on your own for next time. Office 365 subscribers...
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09:00
New to Office 365 in August—the continued evolution...

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

August has been another busy month with updates for inking, mobile app security, Outlook and more. We’re also announcing an additional level for the Office Insider program.

The continued evolution of inking in Office—your digital pen is even more powerful

2016 is a big year for inking in Office and Windows. It’s already easy to simply pick up your pen and write in Office apps. We’ve also expanded what’s possible once your digital ink is on the page with...

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05:59
Stop All The Downloadin’

Just a quick one, to remind you that there are ways you can have a dialog with users about tightening security controls. We’re beating the drum about Flash dying a death, and haven’t included it in our image since the Great Analytics Fiasco of 20.0.0.235. I’m not the most tolerant or creative tech out there, so luckily my boss comes up with ideas about how to deal with our C-level customers inability to roll with the punches and maybe adopt Safari extensions like Open In Chrome. After years of training our (mostly) PC users that ‘a bookmark will be on your Desktop’, it’s maybe understandable that they don’t want that one-click way to push the current webpage to Chrome when they get a page with ‘Missing Plug-In ->’ somewhere on it.

The thing we’re trying to avoid is calls from users saying ‘I noticed I...

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Saturday August 27

06:00
There is a

There is a little tool in OS X called opendiff. This command can be used to bring up a quick and dirty graphical view of changes in a file. For example, if you run opendiff followed by two file names, you’ll see what’s different in the two files and what’s the same:

opendiff test test1

The result then looks as follows.

Note that in the above screenshot, a and b are in white lines and the others are grey, as those are consistent in the two files and the c has been removed and replaced with the four lines on the left. In larger files, this is pretty useful as it provides quick insight into what is different between two files, like what changed in a script between two different versions.

The post appeared first on...

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Friday August 26

16:00
Grundfos makes global business happen withOffice 365

Today’s post was written by Jens Hartmann, CIO and group vice president at Grundfos Holding.

About eight years ago, Grundfos began its globalization journey. To address the demands of our expanding markets and the increasing numbers of global customers, we opened offices and cost-effective production sites around the world. Today, the Grundfos Group consists of 83 companies in 56 countries, and our annual production of more than 16 million pump units makes us one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers in the world.

That we have reached this point is testament to the talents of our people. At Grundfos, we believe everyone has passion and potential. And it’s the job of IT to provide productivity tools for employees to use to increase their influence and their voice within the company—especially during our global growth phase. That’s why we chose Office 365 to be the foundation of a modern, connected workplace for more than 18,652 employees around the world....

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 8 (14A5346a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

tvOS 10 beta 7 (14T5329a) Now Available

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09:00
August 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel...

Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of features based on Power Query technology, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities and can be accessed through the Get & Transform section on the Data ribbon.

Today, we are pleased to announce eight new data transformation and connectivity features that have been requested by many customers.

These updates are available as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get these latest updates. If you have Excel 2010 or Excel 2013, you can also take...

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08:04
Scripting Around Dropping Network Connections In OS X

Dropping network connections can be incredibly frustrating. And finding the source can be a challenge. Over the years, I’ve found a number of troubleshooting methods, but the intermittent drop can be the worse to troubleshoot around. When this happens, I’ve occasionally resorted to scripting around failures, and dumping information into a log file to find the issue. For example, you may find that when a network connection fails, you have a very strong signal somewhere, or that you have a very weak signal on all networks.

I’ve found there are three pretty simple commands to test joining/unjoining, and using networks (beyond the standard pings or port scans on hosts). The first is the airport command, along with –disassociate. This just unjoins all networks:

sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport --disassociate

The second is a quick scan. Here, I’ve grep’d out the network I’m after (aka SSIDofNetwork – a very...

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Thursday August 25

10:09
About the security content of iOS 9.3.5

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.5.

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09:50
Help with Office 365 advanced security capabilities...

Do you have Office 365 E5 and/or Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite and need help to fully implement your plans? Are you going to Ignite 2016? Nominate your organization for a customer solution session!

The Office 365 content team—together with subject-matter experts—is hosting individual customer solution sessions at Ignite in Atlanta, September 26-30. These sessions are designed to help IT teams plan and implement advanced capabilities with Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite.

Each session is 60 minutes. If you are selected, you will meet with one or more product experts (Microsoft product team members, consultants or MVPs) and one or more Office 365 content team members to discuss your goals, get advice on current challenges and envision how to enhance your solution using Office 365 and EMS.

This year, we’re offering sessions in two main focus areas: enterprise security and mobility.

Enterprise security

Do you...

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09:30
Episode 105 with SharePoint Dev Kitchen winners Jeff...

In episode 105 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with SharePoint Developer Kitchen winners Gerald de Run and Jeff Nowland about the new SharePoint Framework.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP105_DevKitchenWinners.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly update

Great SPFx posts by Waldek Mastykarz

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09:00
Productivity and inclusion—Office 365 accessibility...

John Jendrezak, accessibility lead and partner director of program management for the Office Engineering team.

Over the past year, hundreds of engineers from the Office 365 team have been working hard to make progress towards the plans outlined in our 2016 accessibility roadmap. Key enhancements releasing this quarter bring us closer to two goals:

  • People with disabilities can communicate, consume and create content on any device.
  • Everyone can easily create content that is accessible for all people.

As we make Office 365 accessible by design and make it easy for everyone to create accessible content, we hope that people of all abilities will feel empowered to achieve more with our productivity technologies, have equal access to digital information and have fulfilling interactions with each other.

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Wednesday August 24

13:00
Safari Extensions in Safari 10

Create Safari Extensions that give users access to your app’s best features as they browse the web. Xcode makes it simple to add Safari Extensions to your existing app by using an App Extensions template. Easily develop your extensions using powerful, native APIs and web technologies. And coming this fall with macOS Sierra, you can sell and distribute apps with Safari Extensions on the Mac App Store. Learn more about Safari Extensions.

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13:00
Safari Extensions in Safari 10

Create Safari Extensions that give users access to your app’s best features as they browse the web. Xcode makes it simple to add Safari Extensions to your existing app by using an App Extensions template. Easily develop your extensions using powerful, native APIs and web technologies. And coming this fall with macOS Sierra, you can sell and distribute apps with Safari Extensions on the Mac App Store. Learn more about Safari Extensions.

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09:00
OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks are now available...

With back-to-school season in full swing or just about to get going in many countries, it’s a good time to reflect on the excitement around OneNote Class Notebooks and Staff Notebooks. The original OneNote Class Notebook app was in preview release during the summer of 2014 and went to general availability in October of 2014. Since then, we’ve had hundreds of thousands of teachers using the app in Office 365—resulting in millions of student notebooks created. We also just released some big updates for the 2016/2017 school year. In just one...

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Tuesday August 23

15:00
Get Your iMessage Apps Ready

Take advantage of the new Messages framework in iOS 10 to create an app extension that lets people interact with your iOS app directly within Messages. Users can easily create and share content, add stickers, make payments, and more, without leaving their conversations. And coming this fall, you can make iMessage apps available for download directly on the App Store for iMessage. Learn more about iMessage apps.

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15:00
Get Your iMessage Apps Ready

Take advantage of the new Messages framework in iOS 10 to create an app extension that lets people interact with your iOS app directly within Messages. Users can easily create and share content, add stickers, make payments, and more, without leaving their conversations. And coming this fall, you can make iMessage apps available for download directly on the App Store for iMessage. Learn more about iMessage apps.

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09:00
Assurant: transforming a risk management solutions...

Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Robert Lewis, chief information officer at Assurant.

From the outset, Assurant—a global provider of specialty risk management solutions—looked at Microsoft cloud technologies not so much as an IT upgrade, but as an integral component of a business transformation. We needed cloud-based business tools for employees across the United States and our international offices. With a new focus on our core competencies and drive for profitable growth in the housing and lifestyle markets, it was also important that we streamline how we work with customers.

This digital transformation of our workplace is how we meet the real-time service demands of customers for insurance and risk management products and services, where all-day, everyday service through online markets is becoming the new normal. With Office 365, plus mobility solutions like Microsoft Intune, we have the tools required to deliver a competitive level of service...

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06:52
Proactive Mac Security: osquery

There are two reputations(at least) that your faithful writer is hoping to shake: #1, I do not work for Google. #2, I am not the ‘osquery guy’. I don’t even know any C++! (I’m going to make time for this eventually, though.) However, for three events over the course of three months earlier this year I was invited to talk about osquery on the Mac. For the U of Utah, while illustrating how I approached my security team with this (among other FOSS tools), I used a chestnut by a certain AFP548 alumni about the concept of ‘fences, not walls’. Don’t lock a machine down until it loses any chance of actual productivity or creative use, which ignores the fact that physical access is total access, anyway. Instead, think of your management enforcement attempts as...

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06:00
Choose An Existing Supervision Identity in Apple...

When using Apple Configurator, you can assign an existing supervision identity to be used with devices you place into supervision. To do so, first open Apple Configurator and click on Organizations.

From Organizations, click on the plus sign (“+”).

From the Create an Organization screen, click Next.

When prompted to provide information about your organization, provide the name, phone, email, and/or address of the organization.

...

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Monday August 22

14:00
macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

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14:00
macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

macOS Sierra beta 7 (16A304a) Now Available

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06:00
Programmatically Grab The Location Of An Account

Namespace conflicts can be interesting. Especially with multiple local domains. To grab the path of a directory domain of a currently logged in user (when running as the user) using a script, you can run the following:

dscl . -read /Users/`whoami` | grep AppleMetaNodeLocation | awk '{print $2}'

You can then replace the string we’re using with grep if you’d like to pull a different attribute from the user record, you’d use the following:

dscl . -read /Users/`whoami` | grep UniqueID | awk '{print $2}'

The post Programmatically Grab The Location Of An Account appeared first on krypted.com.

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Sunday August 21

10:49
Decompile Non-ReadOnly AppleScripts

Forgot to save the source code of those AppleScripts in a place you can find it again before you compiled? Quick and dirty, provided you didn’t save it as ReadOnly, you can grab the source of an AppleScript using osadecompile. Just feed it the app (not the applet or the main.scpt btw), as I do with /Users/charlesedge/Documents/mycompiledapp.app below:

osadecompile  /Users/charlesedge/Documents/mycompiledapp.app

Easy peasy.

The post Decompile Non-ReadOnly AppleScripts appeared first on krypted.com.

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Saturday August 20

04:00
Programmatically Grab The Name Of Your MDM...

Just a quick one-liner. Enjoy.

profiles -Cv | grep Enrollment | awk '{ s = ""; for (i = 5; i <= NF; i++) s = s $i " "; print s }'

The post Programmatically Grab The Name Of Your MDM Enrollment Profile In OS X appeared first on krypted.com.

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Friday August 19

15:00
Office 365 news roundup

Microsoft customers of every kind, from individuals to enterprises to educators, rely on Office 365 for exceptional productivity, privacy and security. Office 365 provides the tools to help Office 365 administrators of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and universities work better, more efficiently and more easily.

We recently released the Service Assurance Dashboard as part of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, which enables administrators to perform a risk assessment on Office 365 services—on demand—and provides transparency into Office 365 services. We also announced an update to the Yammer apps for iOS and Android, which allows IT administrators to support their mobile workforce and...

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

iOS 10 beta 7 (14A5345a) Now Available

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08:06
5 Lessons App Developers Can Learn From Pokémon Go

Published 5 Lessons App Developers Can Learn From Pokémon Go with App Developer Magazine. Really more focused around the business of app development and release, and a quick read. Hope you enjoy!

 

The post 5 Lessons App Developers Can Learn From Pokémon Go appeared first on krypted.com.

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Thursday August 18

09:30
Episode 104 with Mike Ammerlaan on the Developer...

In episode 104 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with SharePoint Product Manager Mike Ammerlaan about the Developer Preview of the new SharePoint Framework.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP104_MikeAmmerlaan.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

Excel as a Calculation Service–Part 2 by Richard Custance

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Is Here!  by Marc Anderson

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09:00
Now Mac users can make the move from Evernote to...

Since last March, we have helped Windows users import 71 million Evernote pages to OneNote. Following the great feedback we received, we want to help even more people make the move. Today, we are launching the OneNote Importer tool for Mac. You may feel hesitant about moving all your notes from a place you know to a new online home. Don’t worry, the Importer tool makes moving day easy.

Download the OneNote Importer tool.

OneNote lets you work the way you want. You can get your ideas down in a range of ways that include typing, inking, embedding videos, recording audio or clipping web content. If you prefer to use paper and pen, you can even scan that content with OneNote to make it digital, searchable and available from your phone to your laptop. We’ve heard that many Evernote users rely heavily on their clipper. OneNote has a great clipper for all major browsers, available for free at...

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08:00
Individualizing instruction with the new Microsoft...

Today’s post was written by Laura Stanner, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and technology integration consultant in Dubuque, Iowa.

When teachers and students using Office 365 Education return to school this year, they’ll be greeted with a big, fat “F” in their app launcher!

No, “F” isn’t what you think it means. “F” stands for the “fabulously fantastic” Microsoft Forms.

Microsoft Forms is one of many “welcome-back-to-school gifts” specifically focused on the needs of teachers brought to you by Microsoft engineers.

Forms—created just for teachers and students

Forms was created just for teachers and students to meet our specific needs. The Forms team welcomes honest feedback from its clients—teachers and students.

Knowing that they actually read your feedback, I emailed the Forms team using the Feedback button during my Forms sessions at my agency’s...

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08:00
Math teachers’ summer collaboration with Office...

Today’s post was written by Cal Armstrong, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert at Appleby College in Canada.

This year, I had the opportunity to be faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study’s Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)—a three-week, residential program for mathematics teachers from around the world. There are three aspects to PCMI: One is discovering (new) mathematics, another is delving deeply into pedagogy and the third is becoming a resource to other teachers. It is the latter in which Office Online has made our summer work possible.

The task in the two-hour afternoon sessions is to develop a resource not for you, but for others. This often takes the form of a professional development seminar, a task collection on a particular theme (i.e., “low floor, high ceiling”) or a rubric or framework for teacher learning.

Now, all that seems pretty manageable. But the teachers are from all over. They don’t know one another. They have different...

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08:00
King’s Schools journey with Sway

Today’s post was written by David Harcrow, academic technology coordinator at King’s Schools in Shoreline, Washington.

I started teaching elementary school in 1998. Back then, technology was really limited to word processing, some PowerPoint and really slow internet—especially at our school. Back then, I was not really involved in using technology in the classroom simply because it seemed very inefficient and lacked a lot of exciting programs for students to use for learning.

As the years went on, technology started to improve, the internet became faster and new programs started to emerge. About six years into my teaching career, I started to see lots of new programs that could impact student learning. Our internet speed started to improve, and programs like Google Earth and YouTube started to present the ability to access content that could be displayed for all students to engage with and share. Still, at that time, projectors weighed 60 pounds and were...

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08:00
Back to school with Microsoft Classroom and School...

It’s back-to-school time in the U.S. and many other countries, and we’re excited to invite you to the Microsoft Classroom Preview and the School Data Sync (SDS) Preview. IT admins can visit the preview instructions right now or (for a limited time) sign up to receive free one-on-one help directly from Microsoft.

Back in April, we announced new experiences for education and we’ve been humbled by the enthusiastic response. Teachers have used Microsoft Classroom and OneNote Class Notebooks to spark student creativity and enable more productive, collaborative classrooms. Schools and partners...

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Wednesday August 17

09:00
Sway design tips and new templates

Sway just passed its one-year mark, and we are very inspired to see millions of users from all over the globe using Sway in their work and personal lives. We hope to serve even more people by delivering on our promise to make it effortless to create and share content with colleagues, family and friends.

To achieve this goal, our team takes user feedback to heart—constantly testing and iterating on our user experience. Since we’ve received numerous requests to show you how to navigate through Sway’s style features, we thought it would be helpful to publish some tips to help you make the most out of Sway.

Remix

First, let’s begin with our new Portfolio template as a sample Sway. Sway templates start you off with a color palette, layout and sample content. If you like the first combination you see, you can...

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08:35
About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11...

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11.4 and Security Update 2016-002.

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08:07
Apple Security Presentation from

Ivan Krstić did an amazing presentation at the 2016 Black Hat in Vegas, which I’ve thrown here: us-16-Krstic. Great content around iOS Security, under the hood. Encryption, webkit hardening, secure enclave processing, key bags, master keys, data at rest security, updates, data protection, synchronization security, keychains, iCloud, backup, key vaults, aaaaannnnnnnddddddd Bounties for uncovering vulnerabilities! Great stuff!

The post Apple Security Presentation from appeared first on krypted.com.

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Monday August 15

09:00
Social collaboration improves an organization’s...

The social and collaborative tools built into Office 2016 and Windows 10 allow you to take your teamwork to the next level.

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. Each 90-minute interactive session starts with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launches into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator will guide you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from...
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05:57
Proactive Mac Security, Introduction

Let’s say your company is a place where no one works day-to-day logged in as an admin on their Mac. Everybody in this environment is also a computer expert, and therefore aren’t as prone to tomfoolery such as letting family members use their login to play Chrome games, and of course they don’t go to ahem riskier parts of the internet while using the computer their employer provided for them. Workflows for where to store data are well-defined, all generic (non-private) actions are logged and collected, and data that requires local storage is backed up efficiently. Computer management, from patches to configurations, is curated by their loyal sysadmin who follows the same practices as they expect their customers to use. Management is applied efficiently, over secure channels, and logical compromises allow flexibility when the computers leave known-good networks. (And no network is ever required to be trusted for safe operation – of course.)

Wake up!...

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Thursday August 11

17:44
Some Reasons Not To Pay Down Tech Debt

Every development organization has tech debt. Modern development projects have gotten so large and complex that there are now dozens of libraries, frameworks, and services implemented in a modern solution. Additionally, there are always new techniques, new modules, new frameworks, new skills, and new perspectives. Applications are now ecosystems, constantly evolving, and our perspectives about them must evolve as well.

Yes, a burn down chart looks better when you pay down the debt. Yes, security flaws can force you to pay down technical debt. Yes, most developers always want to fix all the things, including impending dead technology. Modern solutions have many stakeholders. The modern roadmap has to include benefits for existing customers, senior management, the people you send into the field, and net-new customers, coming in based on new features that need to get implemented.

You can’t implement new features that help to retain customers and acquire new customers if...

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09:00
Yammer adds mobile application management...

People are increasingly using apps for work on their personal mobile devices. This is especially true of “deskless” workers—employees who spend most of their work day away from a desk—in industries like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, airlines and consulting. In the case of Yammer’s customers, an employee might use the Yammer mobile app to help customers in-store or share customer feedback with colleagues. In other scenarios, employees might access Yammer when they are in transit or working remotely.

This trend of using personal mobile devices for work presents a challenge for IT departments that want to ensure the security of company data, especially those concerned about unintentional data leaks.

Today, we’re excited to announce an update to the Yammer apps for iOS and Android that allows IT administrators to protect...

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09:00
Episode 103 with Ben Parker on building tools for...

In episode 103 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Ben Parker from Codify about building tools for massive Office 365 tenants.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP103_BenParker.mp3

Download the podcast.

Excel as a calculation service  by Richard Custance

Are you sure your SharePoint intranet won’t break  by Waldek Mastykarz

...

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Wednesday August 10

13:44
Letting Go Of Old Tech

We’ve all got a box sitting around somewhere, full of cables and devices that used to blink away at us until we snuffed the life out of it all by replacing it. Some of us have 10 of those, full of tangled cables that maybe went to that one camera that we lost in 2009. Many of us remember the exact price we paid for each device in those boxes, such as that $699.99 firewall. It can be challenging to replace that device with one that costs 10% of that price, even though it’s more than ample to meet our needs. And we have a hard time imagining that after only using the thing for 6 years that it’s now out-of-date. After all, don’t I still have that one sweater I bought during my freshman year of college? Won’t I need that laptop I replaced 3 years ago?

Chances are that you should burn that sweater and send the firewall and old laptop off for recycling. Of course, always make sure that you won’t be losing some data and have a backup of anything you’re getting rid of (that stored...

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09:00
Keep your email secure with Office 365

As the person responsible for supporting a mobile workforce, you face complicated and ever-changing threats like data privacy, security and advanced threat protection. Viruses and hacks are real threats that cause damage to businesses every day, and email protection must be at the top of your list.

With this in mind, we created an advanced secure email service with Office 365.

Here are just a few of the ways Office 365, including...

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Tuesday August 9

13:50
Episode 9 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Testing All The...
10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Beta 5 of Xcode 8 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 beta 5 (16A286a)
  • iOS 10 beta 5 (14A5335b)
  • watchOS 3 beta 5 (14S5315a)
  • tvOS 10 beta 5 (14T5321a)
  • Xcode 8 beta 5 (8S193k)

View all downloads.

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10:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

Beta 5 of Xcode 8 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 beta 5 (16A286a)
  • iOS 10 beta 5 (14A5335b)
  • watchOS 3 beta 5 (14S5315a)
  • tvOS 10 beta 5 (14T5321a)
  • Xcode 8 beta 5 (8S193k)

View all downloads.

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09:00
React quickly to new data and information using...

React quickly to new data and information using Office 365 and Windows 10.

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. These 90-minute interactive sessions start with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launch into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator guides you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team’s productivity by...
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09:00
Carvajal switches to Office 365 for faster business...

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Jaime Parra Mutis, corporate IT director at Carvajal.

Keep business information both accessible and safe—a challenge in any scenario, but especially difficult when you operate myriad business divisions in 15 countries. That’s what we face at Carvajal, where our divisions produce everything from office furniture and educational software to commercial printing and packaging. We also strive to make our large, diverse company operate as a cohesive organization. It can be tough to coordinate meetings and collaborate among 20,000 employees in so many different divisions dispersed throughout South and North America.

A few years ago, we decided to standardize our technology environment to make it easier to reach across geographic and divisional borders and unite our workforce. For example, we needed to consolidate all the different communications systems we’d been supporting and establish a more stable email...

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08:59
Cross-classroom collaboration—student scientists as...

Today’s post was written by Cheryl McClure, science teacher and MIE Expert at the International School in Bellevue, Washington.

Collaboration is the name of the game in education these days. We want students to be able to converse and collaborate in the classroom. But what if we add technology to collaborate across grade levels or even to other schools? As a school district with Office 365 it is pretty easy to do. In my school, we are fortunate to be a school where each student receives a district-issued laptop for the school year. The fact that we have technology at our fingertips makes this technology collaboration easier. We utilize Skype for communications with another school, take notes in OneNote class notebooks, make videos or use Sway and PowerPoint...

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Monday August 8

16:50
Simplified Screenshot Submission Process

Now it’s easier than ever to deliver your screenshots and app preview using iTunes Connect. Submit just one set of screenshots and one optional app preview per device family, and they will be used across device sizes and localizations.

If your app’s UI or behavior changes based on device size, or if you would like to include localized screenshots, you can use the new Media Manager to add custom screenshots. Learn more by watching What's New in iTunes Connect from WWDC16.

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16:50
Simplified Screenshot Submission Process

Now it’s easier than ever to deliver your screenshots and app preview using iTunes Connect. Submit just one set of screenshots and one optional app preview per device family, and they will be used across device sizes and localizations.

If your app’s UI or behavior changes based on device size, or if you would like to include localized screenshots, you can use the new Media Manager to add custom screenshots. Learn more by watching What's New in iTunes Connect from WWDC16.

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09:00
Office 365 Service Assurance—gaining your trust with...

As customers consider the transition to the cloud, we often hear that they want to ensure security, privacy and compliance requirements are met. At Microsoft, we believe that customers have the right to know how Office 365:

  • Safeguards confidentiality, integrity, availability and reliability of your data.
  • Let’s you control access to your data.
  • Helps you comply with various regulatory standards.

Service Assurance—Dashboard

We want to ensure that you have access to the information that is relevant for you to perform a risk assessment on Office 365 services—on demand. Access to this information should be seamless. To achieve these goals, we have released the Service Assurance Dashboard as part of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, which provides you immediate access to:

  • Details on how Office 365 implements security, privacy and compliance controls including details of how...
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Friday August 5

11:20
Office 365 news roundup

Security and productivity are top priorities for every person, business and organization that uses Office 365. Yet, finding the right balance between the two—one that provides maximum security without compromising productivity and vice versa—can be a challenge. At Microsoft, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain that balance.

We recently announced that we are extending Azure Rights Management to the Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps for Android, providing full Office Mobile support for information rights management (IRM). As a result, you can now open, read and review rights-protected emails and Office documents on any device—whether it runs Windows, Mac, iOS or Android. We are also working on new features and enhancements to make IRM even better for Office 365 subscribers in the future.

For enterprises...

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09:00
Automate OneNote staff notebook creation and more...

We are excited to announce the launch of the new OneNote Staff Notebook API for Office 365! Since the launch of OneNote Staff Notebooks last year, the only way to create staff notebooks was through the OneNote Staff Notebook app. Thanks to all the feedback we’ve received from school leaders, teachers and IT admins, we made it possible to now create OneNote staff notebooks programmatically as well. What this means is that IT admins, Microsoft Education partners and others can automate the creation and updates of OneNote staff notebooks across a school or district. This allows for large time savings and efficiency for teachers, as well as school IT staff. Read the MSDN article on the OneNote Staff Notebook API for in-depth instructions.

What...

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Thursday August 4

09:30
Episode 102 “The return of Jeremy Thake”—Office 365...

In episode 102 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with Jeremy Thake about his new role at Microsoft, Azure App Service and Azure Functions.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP102_JeremyThake.mp3

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09:00
A quicker way to access and create Office documents...

We want to bring Office to you wherever you are. The same award-winning Office Online extension available on Chrome is now available for Microsoft Edge. The extension puts an Office icon on the Microsoft Edge toolbar to give you direct access to your Office files, whether they are stored online or on your computer, thanks to integration with OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

The extension allows users to easily create and open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway documents using Office Online—right from the Microsoft Edge browser. It just got even easier to create, share and collaborate with Office Online using your favorite browser. The extension also keeps track and surfaces any recent documents that you have opened with Office Online to help you find the documents you need faster. Visit the Windows Store to download and start using the new Office...

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09:00
Boost your productivity with Windows 10 and Office...

Boost your productivity with Office 365 and Windows 10.

An online immersion session is not your typical online event. Each 90-minute interactive session starts with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launches into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator guides you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests.

We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment.

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team’s productivity by sharing documents...
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09:00
Improve compliance with Office 365 E5 plan

Organizations own the data they keep in the cloud and they need to know how it is being handled at all times.

Microsoft is the industry leader in cloud compliance for enterprise customers. With the Office 365 E5 plan, advanced compliance is integrated into the service, so organizations can meet their unique requirements using a single cloud service.

Microsoft recognizes that organizations want control over access to content stored in cloud services. To maximize data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, Microsoft has engineered the service to require nearly zero interaction with customer content by Microsoft employees. Access is obtained through a rigorous access control technology called Customer Lockbox for Office 365, which helps you meet compliance obligations for explicit data access authorization. In the rare instance when a Microsoft service engineer needs access to your data, access control is extended to you so that you grant final approval for...

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09:00
Back-to-school updates for the OneNote Class...

As many teachers and schools prepare for the 2016/2017 school year, it is a great time reflect on the excitement that many teachers and schools have shared with us over the past year as they began using OneNote Class Notebooks the first time.

We heard from teachers all around the world about the enthusiasm that has been bubbling around this new way of working. We heard from a teacher in Florida who told us how class notebooks have changed her life, a teacher from Wales who describes his school’s journey finding OneNote Class Notebooks and a Lithuanian teacher who uses ...

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Wednesday August 3

21:30
About the security content of iOS 9.3.4

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.4.

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13:00
Developer Insights Series: Creating a Great Commerce...

Houzz shares its unique approach to e‑commerce, and how the experience evolved from a side project to a multi-platform app with tens of millions of users monthly. Learn more.

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Developer Insights Series: Creating a Great Commerce...

Houzz shares its unique approach to e‑commerce, and how the experience evolved from a side project to a multi-platform app with tens of millions of users monthly. Learn more.

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10:00
Announcing the general availability of the Microsoft...

Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of the Microsoft Excel REST API for Office 365—now developers can use Excel to power custom apps. Excel is an indispensable productivity tool; users across all industries and roles embrace it. It is used for everything from simple task tracking and data management, to complex calculations and professional reporting. With our new interface, Excel for Office 365 can extend the value of your data, calculations, reporting and dashboards.

The Excel REST API release is a continuation of our journey to make Office an open platform for developers. The Office developer framework uses modern web development standards, so developers can build smarter apps that operate as part of Office on mobile, web and desktop platforms. The new Excel interface is exposed through the...

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09:33
Use the Apple TV Remote app

Learn how to use the Apple TV Remote app to control your Apple TV.

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09:00
Democratizing data—Atkins goes digital by default...

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Atkins moves to Office 365 E5

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Richard Cross, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Atkins, a design, engineering and project management consultancy.

We’ve determined that we want Atkins to be “digital by default.” For me, that’s not just about using technology to bring...

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Monday July 18

16:28
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 5.2...

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 5.2.1.

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12:16
About the security content of Safari 9.1.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 9.1.2.

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12:12
About the security content of tvOS 9.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 9.2.1.

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12:02
About the security content of watchOS 2.2.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.2.2.

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11:59
About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11...

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11.6 and Security Update 2016-004.

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10:54
About the security content of iTunes 12.4.2 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.4.2 for Windows.

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10:31
About the security content of iOS 9.3.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.3.

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Monday July 11

14:25
Apple Web Server notifications

This article provides credit to people who have reported potential security issues in Apple's web servers.

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Friday July 1

13:04
Java updates available for OS X on July 15, 2015

Java updates address a recently identified Java web plug-in vulnerability.

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08:08
List of available trusted root certificates in iOS 9

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

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Monday June 20

11:15
About the security content of OS X El Capitan 10.11....

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1, Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite, and Security Update 2015-007 Mavericks.

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11:15
About the security content of iOS 9.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.1.

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11:15
About the security content of watchOS 2.0.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.0.1.

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11:15
About the security content of watchOS 2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.1.

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11:09
Security update for mDNSResponder

Current versions of Apple products use the updated version of Bonjour. For previous versions, Apple has issued a security update.

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11:08
About the security content of AirPort Base Station...

This document describes the security content of AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7.

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Wednesday June 15

13:26
About the security content of Safari 9.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 9.1.

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13:26
About the security content of iOS 9.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.

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Friday June 10

11:04
Logic Pro X 10.2 release notes

Learn about the Logic Pro X 10.2.3 update and previous Logic Pro 10.2 updates. 

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Monday May 3

09:17
iPad: How to transfer or sync content to your...
 

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