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Sunday August 2

07:00
Find or Kill A Signal By Name In OS X

You can query whether a process is running by name. You can do this with ps and pipe the output to grep. It’s not hard, but you can do this more quickly with pgrep. You can also kill that process with pkill. Which includes the ability to send a signal.

So, let’s look at closing down iTunes with pkill:

pkill iTunes

Or we can send it with a signal (9):

pkill -9 iTunes

Or you could just grab the pid of a process by name:

pgrep Safari

It might display:

797

And that’s it. Easy Peasy.

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Saturday August 1

15:01
TA15-213A: Recent Email Phishing Campaigns –...

Original release date: August 01, 2015
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows Systems, Adobe Flash Player, and Linux

Overview

Between June and July 2015, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) received reports of multiple, ongoing and likely evolving, email-based phishing campaigns targeting U.S. Government agencies and private sector organizations. This alert provides general and phishing-specific mitigation strategies and countermeasures.

Description

US-CERT is aware of three phishing campaigns targeting U.S. Government agencies and private organizations across multiple sectors. All three campaigns leveraged website links contained in emails; two sites exploited a recent Adobe Flash vulnerability (CVE-2015-5119) while the third involved the download of a compressed (i.e., ZIP) file containing a malicious executable file. Most of the...

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07:00
Disable Active Directory Accounts Using PowerShell

You can disable an Active Directory account using the Disable-ADAccount PowerShell commandlet. To do so, use the -Identity option along with the SAMAccountName of the account to disable. Here, we’ll use the SAMAccountName of CharlesEdge:

Disable-ADAccount -Identity CharlesEdge

The account can then be re-enabled using the Enable-ADAccount commandlet using the same command structure:

Enable-ADAccount -Identity "CharlesEdge"

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Friday July 31

07:30
My Page for Mac and iOS Conferences

Conferences for Apple Systems Administrators have been popping up all over the place. There are the ones that have been around forever, like MacIT and then there are new conferences that sprung up in the past year, such as ACES and MacDevOps. Some have reached maturity, such as MacTech and Penn State Mac Admins. Now, we have conferences in North America, Europe and Australia (so only 4 continents to go). So, I made a page listing them. And a Pinterest board. The page is available here. And that Pinterest board:

Follow Charles’s board Mac IT Conferences on Pinterest.

I also took the liberty of listing a couple of conferences that are platform agnostic, as I’ve been seeing Mac and iOS sessions pop up in them. Also, if I forgot any...

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07:00
Hide Safari’s Bookmarks Bar

Safari has a bookmarks bar. Some people want to hide it. A lot of people used to do stuff like this by modifying the default user template in OS X. Not something we’ll be doing much in the future. So to do so with a script:

defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowFavoritesBar -bool false

To turn it back on:

defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowFavoritesBar -bool true

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Thursday July 30

09:00
Episode 056 on building products on top of...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Doug Ware about his experience building products on top of SharePoint Online using our APIs called IQAppStudio.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP56_DougWare.mp3

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Weekly updates

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Wednesday July 29

09:00
Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 are here!

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

It’s a big day for Microsoft and we are excited to be part of it! Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10—bringing us one step closer to our vision of reinventing productivity. Customers can immediately download and install the apps from the new Windows Store in 190 countries.

The Office Mobile apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote—are built from the ground up for touch, offer the familiar experience that Office customers expect, and deliver the capabilities people need for on-the-go productivity on Windows 10 tablets and small screen devices. Across each of the apps, customers will appreciate full fidelity viewing of their Office...

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09:00
Windows 10 updates for Office 365 admins

What capabilities in Windows 10 will benefit Office 365 admins? During the Microsoft Ignite conference in May, we invited Michael Niehaus—veteran Windows deployment and management expert—to present updates for managing Windows 10. Many of these updates accrue to and leverage the work people are doing to implement Office 365 and broader Microsoft Cloud services.

In this week’s Office Mechanics, we describe three areas where IT admins can benefit from Windows, Office and Azure Active Directory integration:

  • Joining Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory for single sign-on (SSO) to Office 365 and other services.
  • Using the Business Store portal in Windows Store to deliver Office apps.
  • Adding Windows 10 devices to Mobile Device Management for Office 365.

Joining Azure Active Directory

Most organizations using Office 365 with an on-premises Active Directory (AD) will synchronize their directory with Azure AD. We’ve covered the...

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07:00
Removing Those Thousands Of Empty Directories In Bash

Earlier, we looked at creating thousands of empty directories. Today, we’re going to get rid of them. But we need to get rid of only empty directories. To do so, we’ll use the find command:

find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

Now, we can put both into a script:

mkdir $(printf '%05d\n' {1..10000})
find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

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Tuesday July 28

09:00
Adventist Health System boosts productivity with...

Today’s Office 365 ProPlus post was written by Todd Frantz, senior technologist for Adventist Health System.

As a healthcare organization, we have a great responsibility to protect the personal data of our patients. This concern for patient privacy has often meant that we take a measured approach to technology adoption. We want to deliver the latest capabilities to our users so they can work however they want to, whether that means with increased mobility or easier collaboration, but we can never sacrifice security to get there.

Finding a comfort level

Because Microsoft understands our need for HIPAA compliance, we were able to help our management team feel at ease with moving to cloud-based tools. Microsoft provided us with a business associate agreement (BAA), which is needed for HIPAA compliance and also delivers security and compliance...

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09:00
Using OneNote and Windows tablets in a classroom for...

Today’s post was written by Alexis Parker, special education teacher at a K–5 school in Florida.

I am a special education teacher for kindergarten through 5th-grade students who are highly impacted with autism. While every person with autism has a variety of talents and challenges, many of the students in my classroom face similar challenges—specifically in the areas of behavior, communication and fine motor skills. Six of my students exhibit behavioral challenges when presented with tasks they don’t want to do. Seven are either non-verbal or have limited verbal skills. A few of my students are beginning to use alternative communication devices. Two of my students are able to reproduce letters of the alphabet, two can copy letters given an example, and three can trace letters.

Behavior, communication and fine motor deficits make it extremely difficult to evaluate what information a student has gained. In a typical classroom, you can assess a student’s...

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07:00
Using Inputs in Bash Scripts

You can easily accept user provided input in bash by using the read command in bash for Linux and OS X. Here, we’ll echo out a choice to a user in a script, read the output into a variable called yn and then echo out the response:

echo "Please enter y or n: "
read yn
echo "You chose wrong: $yn"

Here, we used echo to simply write out what was chosen in the input. But we could also take this a little further and leverage a case statement to then run an action based on the choice selected:

read -p "Should the file extension change warning be disabled (y/n)? " yn
case ${yn:0:1} in
y|Y )
defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false
echo "The warning has been disabled"
;;
* )
defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool true
echo "The warning has been enabled"
;;
esac

The options when scripting are pretty much infinite and chances are,...

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Monday July 27

13:00
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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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 5 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 5 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 5 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 5 Now Available

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07:00
Disable Autocorrect In OS X Automated Workflows

I mess computers up a lot. And that means I have to reload operating systems a lot. I’ve also been having terrible issues caused by autocorrect. So… Let’s disable it. By sending the NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled key as a false boolean into NSGlobalDomain:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false

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Sunday July 26

07:00
Grab Your WAN IP In Scripts

Sometimes when I’m writing a script, I need something to phone home to something in the script. For example, this can tell another daemon where to ssh into when I invoke it remotely. So, let’s say I want to grab my WAN address in a script. I can use curl with a number of 3rd party sites (sites that often change. But, one that we can use here is ipecho.net. Here, we’ll look at their plain output page here:

curl ipecho.net/plain

This can then get output into a variable or file for processing in other parts of a script. For example, the output here is basically the same thing but the command is in backticks, as you might put it in when scripting:

echo `curl ipecho.net/plain`

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Saturday July 25

07:00
Some Command Line java Debugging Options

There’s an excellent tool that can be used to grab a heap dump from a Java process. It’s called jmap. To do so, run the jmap command, followed by a format and a file path as the format and file operators. Also, provide the PID, as follows:

jmap -dump:format=b,file=~/memdump.hprof 80446

Once dumped, you can view the dump file in the Memory Analyzer Tool (MAP) and find objects that use use too much memory and/or have memory leaks, as part of your troubleshooting. You can also replace the pid with a name of an executable or a core. Run the map tool along with a -h option for a help summary.

A sister tool is jps, which can be used to just list running processes by pid and then path. To run, assuming the same pid as earlier:

jps 80446

You can also run a java debugger daemon using jsadebugd, which attaches a process as a debug server. Then stack, map and info can attach via RMI. Finally, not everyone has access to every path on a file system. So jinfo...

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Friday July 24

09:00
Office 365 news roundup

We had a great time at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) last week, where more than 14,000 people gathered to celebrate our Partners’ vital work and to share information that will help them continue to serve our customers and grow their businesses. Office 365 was a huge part of WPC, and we gave our Partners a first look at some innovations we are unleashing to help organizations transform how they work. We also announced a significant expansion of the Cloud Solution Provider program to include Azure and CRM Online as well as Office 365, and we are making the program available to all eligible Partners in 131 countries.

Mobile and cloud technology were big topics at WPC, which is unsurprising when you consider how much they...

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08:00
Caffeinate Your Commands

The caffeinate command is pretty cool. It keeps your computer from going to sleep. It can run in a couple of different ways. There’s a timer that prevents sleep for a little while. You can also run another command from within caffeinate that keeps the system awake until the other command is finished. Here, we’ll scp a file called source file to a host called servername and keep the system from going to sleep until the process is finished:

caffeinate -s scp sourcefile me:servername/targetfile

Here, we’ll just use the boring command to tell the computer not to go to sleep for an hour:

caffeinate -t 3600 &

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07:00
Steve Jobs, The Movie

Thursday July 23

09:00
Announcing the Superheroes in the Classroom blog...

Every year, Microsoft welcomes some of the world’s most innovative educators and students from around the world at its annual E2 Summit to share best practices on how to use technology to enhance student learning. At this year’s summit, the Office Mix team got to meet Kelli Etheredge, director of Teaching and Learning Resources at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama. Kelli shared the story of how St. Paul’s students used Office Mix to teach each other about human body systems in their 4th–grade science class.

The next thing she knew, the Office Mix team was interviewing the students and their teachers over Skype for Business to hear firsthand how they learned about Office Mix, how they created mixes for the first time, and more importantly, how it impacted—and improved—the students’ desire to...

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09:00
Episode 055 on how Sunrise uses the Calendar API...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Pierre-Élie Fauche about how the Sunrise team swapped out their old approach to fetch calendar information locally from the phones to use the Office 365 APIs instead.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP55_sunrise.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

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07:00
Using My Mac As An Alarm Clock

The at command can be used to schedule jobs to be run at certain times. I have a hard time getting up in the morning. Here, we’re going to echo a command that we want to be run at a certain time. In this case, we’re going to open a song to make into our alarm clock:

echo 'open ~/Desktop/bangbang.m4v 2>/dev/null' | at 07:00 tomorrow

The job will then output. You can see jobs waiting to be run, along with when they’ll be run using the at command with the -l option:

at -l

In this case, the job is 2. You can then remove a job using the atrm command:

atrm job 2

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Wednesday July 22

11:15
Your top 10 questions about Office 2016 for Mac...

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

The response to last week’s release of Office 2016 for Mac has been amazing—thank you to all our customers! The post was one of the most read and shared Office Blog posts this year, receiving hundreds of great comments and questions. We thought it would be helpful to share the top questions and answers with you.

1. Where do I get Office 2016 for Mac?

Office 2016 for Mac is currently only available for Office 365 subscription customers. It will be available via one-time purchase in late September. In the meantime, here are the instructions on how you can get Office 2016 for Mac today:

  • Office 365 subscribers—On your Mac, browse to your account page (office.com/myaccount), sign in and follow the installation instructions. If you have...
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10:35
Your top questions about Office for Android phone...

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

On June 24, we launched Office for Android phone, and the response has been amazing. In the last three weeks, there have been millions of downloads across Google Play, Samsung Galaxy and local app stores in China. We are also excited to see customers rate the apps so favorably, now at 4+ ratings on the Google Play store. Thanks to you all for using the Office apps.

We very much appreciate your feedback (the positive and the critical!) and have been reading all of your comments posted to the launch blog, within the App Stores, and submitted directly via the product. While we’ve been answering these questions across the various forums, we thought it would be helpful to consolidate, share and answer the top questions here on the Office Blog...

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10:00
Azure Rights Management support comes to Office for...

Shobhit Sahay is a technical product manager on the Office 365 team.

Earlier this year, we announced we are deeply committed to bringing encryption technologies on all platforms. At the core of encryption technologies is Azure Rights Management, which provides an easy way to protect data by assigning a policy to the data readily available in Office 2013, Office 2010 and Office for Mac. We are excited to announce that the same policy-driven protection is now available in Office for iPad and on iPhone devices. With this functionality, you are now able to view the rights protected Office documents natively on your iPad and iPhone devices.

Let’s look at this functionality in greater detail:

While using Office documents on iPad and iPhone, you can...

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09:00
Bringing cloud technology on-premises in Exchange...

Many performance improvements and architecture changes in the upcoming release of Exchange Server 2016—which is now available as a Preview to download—are based on our experience running Exchange Online at extreme scale. Our software development process allows us to incorporate things we’ve learned in the cloud in the product releases that we deliver to on-premises customers.

We explain some of these under-the-hood improvements on this week’s Office Mechanics. Exchange engineering team veteran Greg Taylor provides insights into what IT admins can expect in Exchange Server 2016. He explains that the team focused on three key areas to enhance the newest member of the Exchange family:

  • Simplification: both in server architecture and migration from Exchanger Server 2013 and 2010.
  • Reliability: key learnings from running Exchange Online...
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07:00
Disable File Extension Change Warning Dialog

By default in OS X, when you change an extension for a file, you get a warning. This is somewhat annoying to me, as I do this pretty frequently and have never almost accidentally done so. So to disable, send a FXEnable ExtensionChangeWarning key into com.apple.finder as false:

defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false

To then undo, simply run with a true key:

defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool true

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06:00
Introducing Send—designed for in-and-out email

Sometimes you just need to send a quick, short note to your co-worker. Of course, you can use Outlook for this, but today we’re launching a new app through the Microsoft Garage that is built specifically for those brief, snappy communications—Send, designed for in-and-out email.

Send is available for iPhone in the U.S. and Canada, and is coming soon to Windows Phone and Android phones. The app works for people with Office 365 business and school email accounts, and we expect to make the app more broadly available in the coming months.

While tools like text messaging and IM are great for short...

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Tuesday July 21

11:00
Office 365 Channels are live on IFTTT

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Office 365 Channels on IFTTT to coordinate information flow in an automated way. IFTTT enables people to link to the various Triggers that exist for Internet apps, and then complete Actions against other products or apps. For example, you could have the lights in your house turn on when you are minutes from your house.

The Office 365 Channels include:

When you activate these Channels, you are able to automate what happens with your Office 365 data to increase your productivity even more. For example, you create Recipes to program activities, like automatically...

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10:00
iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

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09:00
Explore the built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM)...

Earlier this year, we started the rollout of built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365, and now that it has been available for a while, we want to give you some tips on how to get the feature up and running in your organization.

It’s easy to get started—there are just a few steps, which are documented in detail here: Overview built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365.

  • Set up MDM for Office 365—Activate the feature and configure the environment.
  • Configure MDM policies—Configure Security Groups and Device policies.
  • Enroll devices—When users access Exchange, SharePoint or OneDrive using the MDM-enabled applications, they are required to enroll their devices.
  • ...
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09:00
WYSIWYG editing in Office Mix quizzes and polls

With Office Mix, you can teach a lesson and quiz viewers to gauge their comprehension, which any educator will tell you is key to the learning process. But imagine if your ability to write quiz questions was limited to what you could type on the common QWERTY keyboard. How would you ask questions about mathematical and scientific formulae? E equals MC squared isn’t as recognizable or efficient as E = MC2, which you can type easily in any Office document that allows you to include symbols and superscripts. Up until recently, the best you could do in an Office Mix quiz or poll was to type E = MC2, which even a grade school student knows isn’t the same thing. The more complex the formula, the less satisfying the results.

But now, with WYSIWIG editing support in quizzes and polls, you can type formulae as simple as E = MC2 or as complex as:

...

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08:30
Building on a global culture of tradition and...

Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Franck Le Moal, chief information officer at Louis Vuitton.

I joined Louis Vuitton some years ago, and I still have the same passion for the company today as I did then—it is a fantastic, creative place that mixes innovation and modernity with history. My goal as CIO hasn’t changed drastically either: to deliver the best applications and IT tools to everyone at Vuitton, so we can work together to design, manufacture and distribute our products with a 100 percent focus on the customer.

This tradition of customer service is the same now as it was in the 1850s, when Louis Vuitton honed his craft designing custom boxes and trunks according to clients’ wishes. We have the same spirit of innovation as we did in 1886, when Louis and his son, Georges, developed a revolutionary new lock to safeguard the goods inside their...

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07:00
Get Line Numbers With The Less Command

One of the great things about cat is that you can view the contents of a file with line numbers. You do so using the -n option, as follows:

cat -n ~/Desktop/myFile

Sometimes a file is too big to view though, so you can pipe the output to less, to combine some of the best features of each:

cat -n ~/Desktop/myFile | less

Obviously, the same thing would work with more:

cat -n ~/Desktop/myFile | less

You can also do something similar with the grep command and the -n option:

grep -n ^ ~/Desktop/myFile | less

Enjoy.

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03:26
Thunderstruck Update via Shea Craig

Just a quick link to (your friend and mine) Shea ‘G’ Craig’s blog for an update about the new Thunderstrike patches that came down with 10.10.4, head over there for the skinny.

Two notes, if you don’t have a local Reposado server downloading pkgs, here’s the link on Apple’s WAN SUS: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/12/33/031-25233/anpo6ixy84skmcf...
Keep in mind they came out with one for the Late 2012 Mac Mini’s later,...

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Monday July 20

09:00
Microsoft positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2015...

Today’s post was written by Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president for Office 365 and Outlook.

Gartner recently published the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, positioning Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant represents Gartner’s evaluation of our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the market. We believe this positioning is a reflection of the value we’re delivering to our customers and the strength of our product vision. Microsoft has a number of services that are evaluated in this report including: Exchange Online Protection (EOP), Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Office 365 Message Encryption, which are part of the Office 365 suite and include other security and compliance services as well.

Continuous service enhancements

Exchange Online Protection (...

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07:00
cd To The Previous Directory

The cd command has lots of fun little shortcuts. One I use frequently is the -. The ~ always takes you to your home directory, but using cd – will take you to the last directory you were in. For example, if you do the following on a Mac:

cd ~

Then you do .. (which is a shortcut for the directory above the one you’re in):

cd ..

Then pwd will show that you’re in /Users. But, if you cd to – again:

cd -

Now you’re back in your home folder. The – expands to OLDPWD. Quick tip. Nothing more to see here.

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06:00
My So Called Suicide Squad
06:00
GE selects Office 365 for employee collaboration and...

For a company as large, international and diverse as GE, fostering team collaboration and individual productivity are paramount. The company’s IT organization has long been recognized as an innovative and forward-thinking one in its embracing the cloud.

Today, Microsoft and GE announced plans to roll out Office 365 to GE’s more than 300,000 employees across 170 countries worldwide. GE and its employees will get a comprehensive and integrated set of productivity capabilities including email, Skype for Business calling and meetings, real-time document co-authoring and team collaboration. The company will also benefit from the extensibility of the Office 365 platform, which will enable GE to enhance the capabilities of critical line-of-business applications by connecting to Office 365 through open APIs. And the IT organization values the IT controls and security capabilities built right into Office 365.

Read more about GE’s decision to choose Office 365 in today’s...

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Sunday July 19

07:00
Disable Unicast ARP Cache Validation In OS X

As of OS X 10.9 (and in many cases more importantly in OS X Server for 10.9 and higher), OS X now performs ARP cache validation when trying to pass traffic over a router. If you are double NAT’d/use redundant gateways then the traffic can be interpreted as network redirection and cause some pretty bad packet loss/latency. You can disable this feature by turning off net.link.ether.net.arp_unicast_lim using sysctl:

sysctl -w net.link.ether.inet.arp_unicast_lim=0

That will only disable unicast arp validation until the next reboot. If it fixes a latency problem you’re having then you can go ahead and make it permanent by adding the following line into /etc/sysctl.conf:

net.link.ether.inet.arp_unicast_lim=0

If you’re still having issues with latency, you should turn it back on. To enable it again, repeat, swapping the 0 with a 1.

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Saturday July 18

07:00
What I Think Of When I Open My SDK

Friday July 17

15:30
Top 10 back to school features in the new Office for...

Just in time for teachers, students and families preparing to head back to school—the all new Office for Mac is here. Packed with a whole new set of features, Office 2016 for Mac is sure to help scholars of all ages do their best work. To help you get most out of the new Office for Mac, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 10.

Top 10 features and enhancements for students

1. If you save your Office documents in the cloud, a list of recently used files is available in the new Office for Mac. This helps you immediately pick up where you left off. Bonus: Pin the documents you use frequently and they will stay in the special “pinned files” list.

2. Working on an assignment with other students? Simply share your document in a few clicks and give permission to...

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10:25
Some minor updates to krypted.com

So a few months ago, closing in on 3,000 posts, the database got too big and krypted.com started suffering from innodb corruption, resulting in database outages. While I was able to get the site up, it was using a read-only database that kept me from doing any new articles or updates. It was a strange time in my life, like suddenly being single after living with someone since Y2K (when I started the site). But I got through it and was able to repair the relation… er, site. Now, with a new database that is free from corruption we’re ready to get to 6,000 posts!

Also, I had a little feedback on the usability of the site. I had thought people would scroll down to find the search box. Apparently there’s a reason most sites put it at the top. It’s now there here. I also made a couple of new pages (in addition to the articles I’ve been posting since it came back up) and removed a couple of pages. Most of the pages have gotten fresh...

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09:00
Write Now—student writing contest

Microsoft Office has long been the home base for homework. Students use Word to write papers, Excel for their math classes and PowerPoint for presenting a final report in class. But students across the country have also used this technology to do so much more. From writing editorials to drafting love notes, students can rely on Microsoft products to help them create, revise and re-imagine. And now, with an accessory like the Universal Foldable Keyboard, students can be creative even when they can’t bring along their laptops.

To get the imaginative juices really flowing, the Microsoft PC Accessories team is hosting a student writing contest. In 300 words or less, tell us how you use technology to be creative—in or outside of the classroom. Ten winners will receive Universal Foldable Keyboards and the grand prize winner will snag a Surface Pro 3. We want to...

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09:00
A new way to keep up with all the Office 365 Dev...

Today we’re excited to announce The Office Dev Show, a new dedicated Channel 9 show devoted to all things Office 365 dev-related. The show, hosted by Sonya Koptyev, will include guests from the Office 365 Extensibility engineering team, as well as key community members. The show will feature new code and capabilities that have been added for devs to customize the Office platform, including the desktop, online and mobile versions, as well as a series on how to “Get Started” building on the platform. The Office Dev Show airs weekly, on Wednesdays.

The first show, released on July 17, 2015, features an interview with Yina Arenas, senior program manager, who describes all the great features available in the Office 365 unified API Preview.

...

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07:00
Some MacAdmin Links

I don’t get to spend that much time reading other sites. But when I do, here are a few pages/people I might check out. I thought this might help the Younglings of the MacAdmin community. If you have a site that you’d like added to the list, let me know. And no, I won’t judge you if you nominate your own site. In fact, I might learn something new! The final list will be stored at http://krypted.com/guides/macadmin-links/

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Thursday July 16

12:45
Document collaboration in Yammer just got better...

Today’s post was written by Juliet Wei, senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

Whether it’s drafting a proposal, updating the quarterly budget, or putting the finishing touches on a presentation, creating great content requires teams to stay on the same page. That’s why the Yammer team has been hard at work building deeper integration with Office Online, bringing the familiar interface and rich capabilities of our Office applications right into Yammer. Today, we’re excited to announce several enhancements to the Yammer files experience, making it easier than ever to incorporate document collaboration into teamwork.

First, the document preview and edit experience for files uploaded into Yammer are now powered by Office Online. When you click the Edit File link in Yammer, a new browser tab opens up with a full-screen view of the document. Make changes and comments directly in the document using Office Online. When you’re done, simply close the tab. Your...

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11:45
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for July

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

Welcome to the fifth edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up-to-date with what’s new in Office 365 development.

On July 9th we announced the news that Office 2016 for Mac was released. Currently this includes support for Office Add-ins in Outlook, and our engineering team is working hard to support add-ins in Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well. This means if you have written an Office Add-in that works right now with Office 2013 on Windows desktop, Office Online or Office for iOS, it will also work with the Mac version.

On June 24th, we also announced that Office for Android Phone is generally available. Right now,...

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10:00
New IT management controls added to OneDrive for...

Today’s post was written by Reuben Krippner, director of product management for Office 365, focused primarily on OneDrive for Business.

The OneDrive for Business team has been working to deliver the most commonly requested controls by IT admins. Today, we’ll highlight new management options you have to protect and control the flow of your information using OneDrive for Business.

In addition, this week’s Office Mechanics show walks through the new controls and how to implement them as IT admin:

Limiting file sync to domain joined PCs

OneDrive for Business enables users to synchronize their files for offline use across their PCs or Macs. One of the most common requests from IT admins is to have the ability to block sync on unmanaged PCs. Now you can enable file sync to work only on domain-joined PCs (and you can even specify which of your domains you want to allow to sync), thereby blocking file sync on personally owned or unmanaged PCs. Note that using...

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09:00
Re-introducing the Office 365 Partner blog series

Transforming the way your organization works isn’t easy. Employees, like consumers, have habits…patterns…favorites…none of which they’re willing to trade for the latest cloud productivity trends. Yet, the important conversations that help you to set your business apart don’t just happen in the office. You need to be where your employees are so you can listen to and learn from their changing needs. Companies report 76 percent* more visibility into other departments and office locations by using Yammer. In addition, companies have seen a 37 percent** improvement in project collaboration by leveraging familiar productivity tools like PowerPoint, Excel and Word in a real-time, co-editing cloud environment. And finally, 93 percent*** of business leaders agree that internal social tools stimulate innovation, leading to business and innovation growth.

Microsoft Partners help you realize your own success with Office 365. As service providers and as Microsoft customers themselves,...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 054 panel...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to a panel of SharePoint MVPs at SPTechCon Dev Days including Marc Anderson, Andrew Connell, Scot Hillier, Paul Schaeflein and Eric Shupps.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP54_sptechconpanel.mp3

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09:00
Sway Use Case series #3: Small business Sways

As a digital storytelling app, Sway makes it easy for students, teachers, professionals and consumers to bring all sorts of narratives to life in a new and interactive way. This blog series highlights the great examples of Sways made across different categories by all sorts of people to make their ideas shine.

In the last Sway Use Case blog, we got a taste of many delicious and visually delightful Sways that chefs, foodies, and culinary adventurers have created, all centered around food. In today’s post, we’ll get down to business and dive into some of the many ways that small businesses and professionals alike are using Sway for professional storytelling, collaboration and sharing ideas in new ways internally and with their customers. Check out the highlights below!

Swaying potential clients with an event venue brochure

Jonathan Price (London, @JonnoPrice) is...

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08:00
OneNote July mobile updates for iOS and Android

This month we’re upgrading your OneNote mobile experience with improvements to iOS and Android.

One app for OneNote iPad and iPhone

You might have noticed that our apps had a “for iPad” and “for iPhone” in the title—that’s because they were two separate apps. This month we did a bunch of work behind the scenes to create one universal iOS app that works on both iPad and iPhone. If you are an iPad user today, you will need to get the new OneNote app from the store. When you open your current iPad app, you will see instructions for getting the app. If you are an iPhone user, you don’t need to do anything—we merged the iPad app into the iPhone app so you already have it.

With the universal iOS OneNote app, iPad users will have some of the recent updates made to the iPhone app, and we’ll be able to move even faster to update the app with new features.

New iPad features...

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07:00
Command Line Firewall Management In OS X 10.10

The tools to automate OS X firewall events from the command line are still stored in /usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall. And you will still use socketfilterfw there for much of the heavy lifting. However, now there are much more helpful and functional options in socketfilterfw that will allow you to more easily script the firewall.

Some tricks I’ve picked up with the Mac Firewall/alf scripting:

  • Configure the firewall fully before turning it on (especially if you’re doing so through something like Casper, FileWave, Munki, or...
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Wednesday July 15

17:47
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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10:00
U.S. Air Force selects Office 365

Last week, the United States Air Force announced it has selected Office 365 to power productivity and collaboration for more than 100,000 active, civilian and reserve personnel. Through deployment of a Department of Defense (DoD) dedicated version of Office 365, Service members will have access to the comprehensive and integrated set of productivity capabilities Office 365 provides, including email, Skype for Business calling and meetings, real-time document co-authoring, and other collaboration tools.

The agreement is one of the largest commercial cloud contracts in DoD history, and is expected to help the Air Force significantly reduce costs over the next three years. No organization deserves a more enterprise- and security-ready approach than the Air Force. Read more about its selection of Office 365 over on the...

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09:00
6 updates in Power Query for Excel

This month’s Power Query update includes six new or improved features including:

  • Improvements to ODBC Connector
  • Navigator dialog improvements
  • Option to enable Fast Data Load versus Background Data Load
  • Support for Salesforce Custom environments in Recent Sources list
  • Easier parsing of Date or Time values out of a Text column with Date/Time information
  • Unpivot Other Columns entry in column context menu

You can continue reading below for more details about each feature.

Improvements to ODBC Connector

We improved the ODBC Connector by making the SQL statement optional instead of required. Now users can simply provide the Connection String for their ODBC source and navigate the list of tables available from the data source, pick up the ones they want to import, and...

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07:00
Don’t Use bless To Change Startup Disks Any More In...

For a long time, we used the bless command to startup systems to a specific volume in OS X. Back in 2009 I started using the systemsetup command for more and more tasks. These days, I’m being guided to replace all of my bless options in scripts to systemsetup. The easy way to configure your startup volumes using systemsetup is to list the available volumes, set one as the startup volume and then check to see which one is the current volume. The first task is to list the available startup volumes, using the -liststartupdisks option:

sudo systemsetup -liststartupdisks

You can then set the disk as one that was listed by the above command:

sudo systemsetup -setstartupdisk /Volumes/HAVOKMELTDOWN

You can finally check the current startup disk as a sanity check in your script to verify the desired disk is the startup volume using -getstartupdisk

sudo systemsetup -getstartupdisk

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Tuesday July 14

16:13
TA15-195A: Adobe Flash and Microsoft Windows...

Original release date: July 14, 2015 | Last revised: July 15, 2015
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows systems with Adobe Flash Player installed.

Overview

Used in conjunction, recently disclosed vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Microsoft Windows may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges. Since attackers continue to target and find new vulnerabilities in popular, Internet-facing software, updating is not sufficient, and it is important to use exploit mitigation and other defensive techniques.

Description

The following vulnerabilities illustrate the need for ongoing mitigation techniques and prioritization of updates for highly targeted software:

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14:30
A unified scheduling engine and API in Project...

With Project Server 2013 and Project Online, we replaced our server-side scheduling engine with the Project Calculation Service (PCS), bringing the power of the Project Professional scheduling engine to the browser. This new service also powered our new cloud-ready Project API, also known as the Client Side Object Model (CSOM). However, the transition to PCS and CSOM wasn’t quite exhaustive. There are still elements of Project Web App (PWA) and our legacy API, the Project Server Interface (PSI), which rely on the old server-side scheduling engine. Discrepancies between the two engines are a problem for our customers. To resolve these issues, the legacy server-side scheduling engine will be fully removed from Project Server 2016 and Project Online, along with the Project class methods of the PSI. CSOM is the future of PWA extensibility, and we will continue to make improvements to CSOM based on your feedback to ensure parity with legacy PSI scenarios.

What’s changing?

...

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10:00
iOS 8.4.1 beta Now Available

iOS 8.4.1 beta Now Available

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iOS 8.4.1 beta Now Available

iOS 8.4.1 beta Now Available

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 beta Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 beta Now Available

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 beta Now Available

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09:00
OneNote Class Notebooks and a Surface Pro 3 in...

Today’s post was written by Douglas Wills, professor of Economics at the University of Washington.

In the spring term of 2015, I organized the Intermediate Microeconomics course at the University of Washington, Tacoma using Microsoft’s new OneNote Class Notebook. Over 50 students were enrolled for the mathematics-based course. The OneNote Class Notebook created for the class worked exactly as advertised. Each student had a private tab, access to all class material, and the syncing worked flawlessly. Some students used the online version, some the desktop, and virtually all of them accessed the notebook via multiple devices. However, there were three things that made the use of OneNote outstanding and will keep me coming back to it for future classes.

OneNote as the classroom whiteboard

I’ve used the “inking” feature of Tablet PCs in the classroom since tablets first came out over a decade ago. Using ...

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07:00
Use ffmpeg to Extract mp3 files from Videos

The ffmpeg command is pretty rad. I’ve written about it before, but now I’m using it to rip the audio out of video podcasts that don’t need video. Extracting an mp3 from video that doesn’t need any video means I can have way more on my iPhone. So here goes:

ffmpeg -i randopodcast.flv -vcodec mpeg2video randopodcast.m2v -acodec copy randopodcast.mp3

The video is pretty irrelevant for what we’re trying to do, but it’s great to have smaller files and more of ’em!

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04:49
Things that were awesome at PSU MacAdmins Conference...

This year many attendees of the Penn State Mac Admins Conference likened the experience to summer camp. I described it as the feeling of gluttony, and as I’m a bit of an enthusiast, I’m still recovering from intellectual overload. It felt different than previous years – personally that may be because I had to do half as much work as I usualy do, since Ben Toms joined me on stage(and yet I still interrupted and talked twice as much as him, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯). One overall feeling was of a lot of folks you’ve seen for years were at once more familiar, and new faces stepping out from the shadows of Slack to make themselves seen and heard made it quite the event. Here’s some of the other things that I got exposed to, or otherwise made an impact on me over the span of the conference:...

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Monday July 13

17:00
Announcing the 2015 Office App Awards winners

After weeks of judging, the 34 best Office add-ins and apps of 2015 were announced today at a celebration party at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando.

Top partners such as Nintex, DocuSign and Smartsheet snared a combined 13 first-, second- or third-place awards across 13 categories in the second annual contest.

Many smaller and emerging partners captured prizes as well. They included polling company Mentimeter; expense-software provider Ivero; HR specialist Kirkness Associates; forms provider Ardevia Software; and SharePoint specialist SkyLite Systems—all of whom captured first place awards of their own.

In all, Microsoft judges considered 110-plus top...

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11:25
What’s new: June 2015

It’s summer and the improvements keep coming! Office for Android phone is here, the Wunderlist app is now part of Microsoft, and Office Online, OneNote, and Office Mix are better than ever. For business users there are new Box integrations and a new Office 365 web experience, and admins now have a better way to stay informed during service incidents, plus workload-specific control over data access. Security and compliance updates include the new Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection plan, Compliance Search, RMS departmental templates, and new capabilities for Outlook on iOS and Android. Educators now have easy access to OneNote Class Notebooks, and Office Mix for online lessons now supports LTI and is integrated with LMS providers. There’s lots of news for developers too—from documentation and code samples to podcasts. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see...

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10:00
Create 10,000 Empty Directories for Testing

The mkdir command is used to create directories. Sometimes, in testing, you need to have a lot of directories. So, you can use the following command to create 10,000 5 digit directories, named 00001 to 10000:

mkdir $(printf '%05d\n' {1..10000})

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09:00
DORMA delivers access to innovation for 7,000 global...

Today’s post was written by Matthew Boyd, public relations and communications executive for BrightStarr.

In October of 2014, DORMA, the trusted global partner for premium access solutions and services for enabling better buildings, approached BrightStarr with the goal of investing in the way they innovate into the future. DORMA has built its success over the past 100 years on innovation enabling them to provide the very best solutions for their clients. Today, with 7,000 globally distributed employees spread across over 50 countries, their intranet is the vehicle for driving that innovation, empowering staff with the digital tools they need to ideate and achieve success.

When DORMA partnered with BrightStarr, they had a rapidly approaching internal International Group Conference and the BAU Trade Fair. These two...

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07:00
News from WPC—invested in Partner growth

Today’s post was written by John Case, corporate vice president for Microsoft Office.

I’m in Orlando this week, where more than 14,000 attendees are gathered for our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). It’s a week of networking, sharing, learning and celebrating the incredible work Partners do every day. Our CEO Satya Nadella took the stage this morning to talk about our company ambition to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. And I have the privilege of speaking on stage about the evolution of our channel and the investments we’re making to help Partners transform and grow their businesses in the cloud. As we innovate and deliver new experiences in Office, Azure, Dynamics CRM Online—and across all Microsoft products and services that enable people to achieve more at work—Microsoft Partners play a critical role in helping organizations across the globe to realize tangible business value.

So today we are providing...

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01:00
Choosing Office 365 over Google Apps for more than a...

Today’s post was written by Mauricio Oliveira, IT infrastructure and technology manager at Kroton. 

Kroton is the largest private education provider in Brazil, serving more than a million students of all ages across our vast country. As a leader in both distance learning and on-campus education, we have always believed in the power of technology to transform and improve learning. Giving our students familiarity with the latest tools is also critical to their ability to successfully position themselves for the latest job opportunities.

When we merged with Anhanguera in 2014, we realized it was an opportunity to start with a clean slate and standardize on the productivity tools that would best support our students and organization going forward. Kroton’s staff was using Office 365, and everyone...

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Sunday July 12

07:00
Remove Empty Lines From A File

The following command will remove all empty lines from a file called badcommand.sh:

sed '/^$/d' badcommand.sh

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Saturday July 11

18:09
Mac Basics: The Finder organizes all of your files

The Finder in OS X provides access to your files, folders, and drives, and helps you to keep them organized.

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07:00
Count Log Entries for a Pattern

You see a lot of entries for various things in log files. Here, we’re going to print out the number of entries with backupd in them:

awk '/backupd/{print NR}' /var/log/system.log

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Friday July 10

11:47
If iTunes for Windows XP won't open, stops...

Learn how to resolve issues with iTunes for Windows XP.

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09:15
About iTunes Plus

Learn more about iTunes Plus, the high-quality format of songs and music videos available through the iTunes Store.

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09:08
Where can I use my Apple ID?

This article lists many of the Apple features and services that use Apple ID.

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08:48
Listen to Apple Music Radio

Apple Music Radio lets you listen to Beats 1—Apple’s first ever 24/7, worldwide radio station— as well as handcrafted, on-demand stations curated by a DJ or created by you. All on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

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08:25
Availability of iTunes redownloads

Find out which purchases you can redownload from iTunes in your country.

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07:00
Using odutil with opendirectoryd

The options for Open Directory continue to get more refined, aligning with opendirectoryd. The odutil command is becoming more and more useful with each version of OS X. Let’s inspect the directory service cache, using odutil with the show verb and the cache option:

odutil show cache

You can also view statistics for opendirectoryd using that show verb but with the statistics option:

odutil show statistics

And to see everything, use odutil with the show verb and the all option to get plenty of data to grep through:

odutil show all

The final show option we’ll look at is configuration. Here, you will also need to feed a directory nodename into the command:

odutil show configuration /Search

Now, /Search is a node but there are a lot. You can use show with nodes to see a listing of all the nodes:

odutil show nodes

You can then see which pids have references to opendirectoryd as well as the nodenames, reference IDs,...

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Thursday July 9

17:02
Troubleshooting wireless mouse and keyboard issues

If you’re having trouble with your wireless mouse or keyboard, try these steps.

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16:08
System requirements to install Windows on your Mac...

Learn about the general requirements to install Microsoft Windows using Boot Camp. Review the tables in this article to determine which Windows versions you can use with your Mac.

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15:24
If you see an alert in iTunes that says "There...

You may see this alert when you try to download purchased content from the iTunes Store: "There was an error downloading your purchased music. An unknown error occurred." Learn how to resolve this issue with the steps below.

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15:18
If you see error 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430...

When you restore or update your iPod in iTunes, you may see an alert that says "An unknown error has occurred" followed by the number 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1436, or 1439.

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12:02
Keep Apple Watch within acceptable operating...

Learn about suitable operating temperatures for Apple Watch. Get tips for maintaining those temperatures and handling your device safely.

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09:51
Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup

Instead of seeing the Finder or the login window after startup, your computer may stop responding and the display may only show a persistent gray screen (you may also see an Apple logo, spinning gear, spinning globe, prohibitory sign, or a folder with a flashing question mark on it). Note: The below steps may not apply if a blue screen appears during start up.

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 053 on micro...
09:00
Office 2016 for Mac is here!

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

Today we are taking a big step forward for Mac® users—Office 2016 for Mac is now available in 139 countries and 16 languages. Based on feedback from the great Mac Office community, we’ve made major updates to each of the apps, and we couldn’t be more pleased to deliver it first to our Office 365 customers.

Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users—the familiar Office experience paired with the best of Mac.

If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar ribbon interface and powerful task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view...

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08:55
Specific time zones might not sync calendar events...

Events you create in some time zones where daylight saving time is used might not sync to Microsoft Exchange.

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07:26
Availability of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, and...

Find out in which countries you can join Apple Music, listen to Apple Music Radio and Beats 1 Radio, or subscribe to iTunes Match.

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07:00
Sell Some Bushel

So one of the projects I’m very involved in is a simple, new Apple Device Management (or MDM really) solution, called Bushel. By default, we give people 3 devices for free. If you’re in a position to refer people to Bushel, you can also use links that you send to people that will get you even more free devices (up to 10).

But some people want to sell things and earn commissions from them. And we fully support that. So you can become a Bushel affiliate and earn commissions from any referrals you send us.

To sign up to become a Bushel affiliate at http://www.bushel.com/affiliates. There, you can find links to refer customers/friends, marketing assets if you want to use our logos and see commissions that you’re earning. So…...

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Infrastructure Engineer - *Apple* /Mac - Hil...
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Executive Administrative Assistant, *Apple*...
…supporting presentation development for senior leadership. * User experience with Apple hardware and software is preferred. Additional Requirements The following list Read more
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Apple Bus Company is now hiring school bus drivers in the Pettis County area. Class B CDL preferred. Free training provided. No nights or weekends required. Flexible Read more
*Apple* Certified Mac Technician - Updated 6...
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