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Tuesday May 23

09:00
How to make toast using OneNote

Today’s post was written by Cathy Quigan, Digital Learning Technology teacher at Sacred Heart Girls’ College.

I teach Digital Technologies from Year 8 to Year 13 at a girls’ high school with 700 students. As part of the curriculum, I teach everything from basic document formatting and spreadsheets to programming, web and game design. I try to give the students a broad base of skills, so each year focuses on a different project of the student’s choice. At the beginning of the year we discuss issues that are relevant to them—such as how the work that they do is recognized by the school—and we come up with ways we can address these issues using IT skills. The solutions are always varied, so that at any given year level, I can be teaching up to three very different sets of skills.

In addition, due to the lack of students choosing technology as a subject, I have several classes with different year levels in the same computer lab, at the same time. For example, in...

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05:15
Office 365 May news—exciting new value coming with...

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

Earlier today, Microsoft announced the availability of Surface Studio, Laptop and Hololens in China along with the new Surface Pro and Surface Pen coming next month. At our event in Shanghai, Panos Panay showcased new inking capabilities in Office apps that are coming first to Windows and brought to life on Surface. These advances make your digital pen faster, more fluid and more personalized, helping you express yourself with rich, creative content.

Inking is smoother, more personalized and collaborative in Office

Inking has become a primary tool for personal expression, and the digital pen a critical way many people work. We’re continuing to improve and evolve the digital inking experience in Office, helping you...

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Monday May 22

09:00
Announcing the public preview of the Office 365...

Since March 2016, the usage reports in the Office 365 admin center have been providing admins with insights about how users adopt and use the various services in Office 365. Today, we’re pleased to announce the public preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI, which enables customers to get more out of Office 365.

The content pack combines the intelligence of the usage reports with the interactive analysis capabilities of Power BI, providing rich usage and adoption insights. With these insights, admins can drive more targeted user training and communication that helps them transform how their organizations communicate and collaborate, enabling a truly modern workplace.

Insights you can act on

Office 365 gives users the freedom to work from anywhere and the services they need to be more productive and...

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Thursday May 18

09:15
Episode 129 on Build announcements with engineering...

In Episode 129 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk with a number of key Office extensibility engineers about Build conference announcements. The panel includes Tristan Davis, Wey Love, Bill Bliss and Yina Arenas.

https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP129_BuildPanel.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

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09:00
May 2017 updates for Get & Transform in Excel...

Excel 2016 includes a powerful set of features based on the 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 three 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...

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08:45
Note-taking made easier for everyone—redesigning...

Today, we are excited to announce that we updated the design of OneNote for Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android and on the web. These design features, rolling out over the coming weeks, include three key areas of focus:

  • Enhancing usability for those who use assistive technologies.
  • Simplifying navigation controls.
  • Creating consistency across devices.

Enhanced usability for all

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “We will focus on designing and building products that our customers love and that are accessible to everyone and built for each of us.” In this update, we focused on making OneNote more usable for those with disabilities—such as vision and mobility impairments. We interviewed hundreds of people and analyzed product telemetry to understand how to improve keyboard shortcuts and the screen reader experience. We’re excited to share a vastly improved user experience in these two areas.

...

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06:52
Scripting Instances On Google Cloud From A Mac

Over the users I’ve written a good bit about pushing a workload off to a virtual machine sitting in a data center somewhere. The Google CloudPlatform has matured a lot and I haven’t really gotten around to writing about it. So… It’s worth going into their SDK and what it looks like from a shell using some quick examples.

For starters, you’ll need an account with Google Cloud Platform, at cloud.google.com and you’ll want to go ahead and login to the interface, which is pretty self-explanatory (although at first you might have to hunt a little for some of the more finely grained features, like zoning virtual instances.

The SDK

The SDK will include the gcloud command, which you’ll use to perform most tasks in the Google CloudPlatform. To install the SDK, go to https://cloud....

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Wednesday May 17

13:18
About the security content of watchOS 3.1.3

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.1.3.

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13:14
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2, Security Update 2016-003 El Capitan, and Security Update 2016-007 Yosemite.

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13:10
About the security content of tvOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.1.

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13:08
About the security content of iOS 10.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.2.

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12:00
OneNote helps all students succeed in inclusive...

Today’s post was written by Jameson Lee, assistive technology coordinator of Special Education at the Catholic District School Board in Eastern Ontario.

At the start of the school year, our special education team established the goal to deepen the purposeful use of technology to support struggling students—especially for those with special education needs and disabilities. This goal was based on the belief that all students should have an opportunity to be part of an inclusive learning environment, where diversity is embraced, celebrated and valued by all members of the school community.

To identify specific strategies and tools to improve learning for all students, we needed to prioritize students first and technology tools second. We initially focused our efforts on understanding the needs of our students by digging deeper into their learning profile with careful attention on the students’ individual strengths and abilities. If we approached teaching and...

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09:00
Transform Data By Example—a Microsoft Garage project...

A common problem facing Excel users is data wrangling—transforming raw data into a different format so that it can be used for further analysis. For many common data domains—such as date-time, addresses, phone numbers and URLs—sophisticated transformation functions and services exist but are locked up in code repositories such as Stack Overflow, .NET and GitHub, or services such as Bing Maps. For Excel users attempting to perform a specific data transformation task, these functions are difficult to find and use.

Transform Data By Example—auto-magic? You decide

Transform Data By Example is an Excel add-in that makes it easy to quickly find relevant transformation functions for a specific data transformation task. All you need to do is provide a few examples of the desired output, and Transform Data By Example automatically returns a ranked list of relevant data transformation functions from the large repository of functions it has crawled and...

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08:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Italy

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Italy, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.

Learn more about Apple Pay.

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08:30
Apple Pay Has Expanded to Italy

You can now support Apple Pay for your customers in Italy, providing an easy and secure way for them to pay within your apps and websites with a single touch.

Learn more about Apple Pay.

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Tuesday May 16

10:00
New SharePoint and OneDrive capabilities accelerate...

Today, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled a new wave of innovations that build upon the vision we set forth last year to reinvent content collaboration and usher in a new generation of mobile and intelligent intranets.

Customers’ successes inspire us and illustrate how SharePoint and OneDrive in Office 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to share with confidence, transform business process, inform and engage the organization, and harness collective knowledge. Today’s announcements make it easier than ever for you to drive these outcomes and accelerate your digital transformation. For even more insights, read Jeff Teper’s post, “SharePoint Virtual Summit showcases growth, innovations and customer success.”

Here’s a recap of the...

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10:00
SharePoint Virtual Summit showcases growth,...

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

Today, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure. These developments build upon the vision we unveiled last year, and have been delivering on since, with innovations to reinvent content collaboration and usher in a new generation of mobile and intelligent intranets. We also showcased Office 365 customers who are using SharePoint to accelerate their digital transformation.

SharePoint continues to gain momentum

With more than 100 million monthly active users, Office 365 provides the most complete, intelligent and secure service for communications and collaboration. SharePoint plays an important role in Office 365, empowering customers to...

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10:00
New in Yammer—building a more connected and engaged...

Yammer empowers every person in your company with an open space to connect, share and work out loud. With 70 percent annual growth in active groups, there’s greater momentum in Yammer than ever before. Yammer and SharePoint have always been natural complements, because together they deliver powerful connections and discoveries of people, content and information. Today, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled several new capabilities that make it easier to connect and engage through Yammer, whoever and wherever you are in the organization.

Spark conversations on your intranet by bringing Yammer and SharePoint together

Productive conversations can arise from anywhere you do your work. Last year, we enabled a more...

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10:00
New Beyond WWDC Events Added

In addition to WWDC, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the week in San Jose — and more have just been added. You can connect with a talented, international developer community, whether you’re attending the conference or visiting San Jose to experience these incredible events. Find out how you can be a part of this inspiring week.

Learn more about the events.

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10:00
New Beyond WWDC Events Added

In addition to WWDC, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the week in San Jose — and more have just been added. You can connect with a talented, international developer community, whether you’re attending the conference or visiting San Jose to experience these incredible events. Find out how you can be a part of this inspiring week.

Learn more about the events.

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09:00
Engaging math students with the “Escape Room”...

Today’s post was written by Jason Davis, 5th-grade STEM teacher at Campbell Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since becoming a teacher five years ago, I have grown more and more excited about learning different technologies and applications to better help my students. Coming from a 14-year engineering/computer science background, I have been able to use those skills and talents to learn about different technology-based teaching tools. Microsoft Office and OneNote are just a few tools that have been helpful in guiding my students in their learning. Recently, I have been experimenting with different ways to assist them in the classroom, as I have been learning through the Microsoft Educator Community. We recently started using OneNote in the classroom, and every day we have been expanding our knowledge and enjoying the great ride together.

In early March, I met with my teammate...

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Monday May 15

17:47
About the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows.

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17:46
About the security content of Safari 10.1.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.1.1.

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17:44
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2...

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1.

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17:42
About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.2.1.

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17:40
About the security content of watchOS 3.2.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.2.2.

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17:38
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, Security Update 2017-002 El Capitan, and Security Update 2017-002 Yosemite.

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17:37
About the security content of iOS 10.3.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.3.2.

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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73)
  • iOS 10.3.2 (14F89 | 14F90)
  • watchOS 3.2.2 (14V485)
  • tvOS 10.2.1 (14W585a)

View all downloads.

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10:00
New Downloads Now Available

Test your apps with the latest release of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73)
  • iOS 10.3.2 (14F89 | 14F90)
  • watchOS 3.2.2 (14V485)
  • tvOS 10.2.1 (14W585a)

View all downloads.

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09:00
Social selling—using social networks to grow sales...

Social selling: The death of the cold call as we know it? Register now for the next episode of Office Small Business Academy, “Social selling—Using social networks to grow sales,” airing May 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET, and learn how to leverage social channels like LinkedIn to nurture customer relationships and build your pipeline.

Watch the preview:

Featured guests include:

  • Regional sales manager of LinkedIn Sales Solutions, Susan Dettmar, will reveal how to get the most out of your social strategy with proven best practices from the field.
  • President of Heinz Marketing, Matt Heinz, will share common mistakes to avoid and how you can use signals from social networks to engage prospects in a meaningful way.

Plus, see a demo of Outlook Customer Manager, a new...

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09:00
PivotTables just got personal

As part of this month’s update, a new Excel feature gives you the ability to personalize the default layout for your PivotTables. Enabling users to personalize the PivotTable defaults started as a feature request in our Excel UserVoice forum. Now, when you’re building complex reports or performing one-off analyses, you can quickly get started with your favorite PivotTable layout. This feature is available for Excel 2016 on Windows as part of an Office 365 subscription. If you are already an Office 365 subscriber, find out how to get the...

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Saturday May 13

18:55
Precache Now Pulls Models From Jamf Pro

Added 3 new flags into precache tonight: –jamfserver, –jamfuser, and –jamfpassword. These are used to provide a Jamf Pro server (or cloud instance), the username to an account that can list the mobile devices on that server, and a password to that account respectively.

Basically, when you provide these, the script will pull a unique set of models and then precache updates for them. It’s similar to grabbing a list of devices:

curl -s -u myuser:mypassword https://myserver.jamfcloud.com/JSSResource/mobiledevices

And then piping the output of a device list to:

perl -lne 'BEGIN{undef $/} while (/(.*?)<\/model_identifier>/sg){print $1}'

And then running that array as an...

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Friday May 12

18:36
TA17-132A: Indicators Associated With WannaCry...

Original release date: May 12, 2017 | Last revised: May 13, 2017
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows operating systems

Overview

According to numerous open-source reports, a widespread ransomware campaign is affecting various organizations with reports of tens of thousands of infections in as many as 74 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, France, and Japan. The software can run in as many as 27 different languages.

The latest version of this ransomware variant, known as WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor, was discovered the morning of May 12, 2017, by an independent security researcher and has spread rapidly over several hours, with initial reports beginning around 4:00 AM EDT, May 12, 2017. Open-source reporting indicates a requested ransom of .1781 bitcoins, roughly $300 U.S.

This Alert is the result of efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and...

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Thursday May 11

10:30
Introducing OneDrive Files On-Demand and other...

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

As people create and collaborate on more files, take more photos and work across multiple devices, it’s increasingly important to access your important content, both from your work and personal life—all in one place. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether there is enough storage on your device or if you can access your files on an airplane.

Today, we are excited to share a set of new features that will allow you to see and access all your files on Windows 10, be more productive offline on your mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS.

OneDrive Files On-Demand—access all your files without using up your device storage

At Microsoft Build 2017, Joe Belfiore announced that the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the...

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Wednesday May 10

11:00
Office at Build 2017—announcing new opportunities...

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

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we announced new opportunities for developers in three areas—updates to the Microsoft Teams developer platform, new capabilities in the Microsoft Graph and better ways to connect Office users with partner integrations. With over 100 million monthly commercial active users, Office 365 is the largest productivity service available. Office 365 offers an incredible opportunity for developers, with its business-critical data and millions of users, combined with a platform designed to keep people in the flow of their work.

Deliver Microsoft Teams apps through the Office Store

Beginning today, Microsoft Teams is open to all developers to publish apps through the Office Store onboarding and distribution process—enabling them to engage users where they work. Published apps will surface in a new discover apps...

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Tuesday May 9

10:29
Enable Modern Authentication for Office 365

I covered managing devices based on policy in http://krypted.com/microsoft-exchange-server/manage-activesync-policies-on-ios-using-powershell-in-exchange-2016/. One of those policies is “modern authentication”, Azure Passthrough Authentication, or OAuth if you will. To enable it, log into Exchange Online via PowerShell and run the set-OrganizationConfig to set -OAuth2ClientProfileEnabled to True:

Set-OrganizationConfig -OAuth2ClientProfileEnabled $true

If you’re using Skype, do an override:

Set-CsOAuthConfiguration -ClientAdalAuthOverride Allowed

Now check that OAuth was enabled properly:

Get-CsOAuthConfiguration

And viola, you’ve caught up to where WordPress was at with OAuth 8 years ago! Next, check the global ADFS authentication rule:

Get-AdfsAdditionalAuthenticationRule

And you can use Set-AdfsAdditionalAuthenticationRule. Now, you should be able to check the ADFS rules required for a given MFA requirement:

Get-...

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Monday May 8

15:21
Hipster Software Management

Socially, Slack and Twitter are the two poles I gravitate between: Slack for when I’m hoping to be a burden on or distracted by our always-up-to-something community, and Twitter when I’m more in the mood to consume the echo chamber than reverberate sound out in to it. And then there’s the worst type of echo chamber, YouTube Comments Reddit Hacker News. It’s a mixture of potent elements like money, ego, and tech tinkering that has captured some small amount of mindshare. Here’s an example of thread hijacking, in response to a post about Handbrake’s release hosting having been compromised to serve a version altered with malware.

Which brought to mind a vaguely-related tweet by a sometimes-visitor to the #security channel in MacAdmins Slack

Because hipster languages will save everyone from logical bugs… LOL...

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Saturday May 6

15:59
Is This Bash Command A Builtin?

Builtin commands are always kinda’ interesting. At first glance, it’s hard to know which commands are builtins. Luckily, there’s a command that I rarely use, called… command. If you run command with the -V flag it will tell you if the command is a builtin:

command -V cd

cd is a shell builtin

If you run a command that isn’t a builtin

command -V ls

ls is /bin/ls

Some builtins are in /bin (like echo). But not all builtins are in /bin. Some are in /usr/bin (like cd). Information about how to use builtins is built into the help command rather than standalone man pages. So, if you do help followed by the name of a command, you’ll get information about the command, and sometimes how to use the command:

help cd

cd: cd [-L|-P] [dir]
Change the current directory to DIR. The variable $HOME is the
default DIR. The variable CDPATH defines the search path for
the directory containing DIR. Alternative directory names in...

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Friday May 5

09:30
The new Facebook Ads Manager for Excel supercharges...

Advertisers frequently depend on Excel to evaluate and report on digital campaigns. However, creating custom reports from multiple accounts and tracking performance across numerous campaigns can be tedious and time-consuming.

Microsoft Office and Facebook are partnering to empower advertisers with a new Excel 2016 add-in solution designed to simplify exporting data and streamline campaign reporting. Starting today, Facebook Ads Manager for Excel (FAME) will allow advertisers to quickly run a single report to download data from multiple ad accounts.

With FAME, you can build and share common reporting templates in Excel and download performance data directly into worksheets without manual integration, while the refresh capability ensures your reports are always up to date.

To learn more, read the full story at Betterwith.office.com.

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Thursday May 4

12:00
Episode 128 on Build preview with Yina Arenas—Office...

In Episode 128 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega has an open chat with Yina Arenas about the behind the scenes preparation for the Build conference.

https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP128_BuildPreview.mp3

Download the podcast.

Show notes

Got questions or comments about the show? Join the O365 Dev Podcast on the Office 365 Technical Network. The podcast RSS is available on ...

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10:00
tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 (14W585) Now Available

tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 (14W585) Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 (14W585) Now Available

tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 (14W585) Now Available

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09:00
Solving 3D print problems with OneNote

Today’s post was written by Dave Del Gobbo, science and special education teacher at the Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.

In September of 2013, I had the opportunity to visit a tech design class taught by my good friend, Cam Watt, at a neighboring high school. His after-school “Maker Club” had finished assembling a 3D printer from a kit and was starting to experiment with it. The 3D printer, controlled by a laptop, was laying down layer after layer of molten plastic until a 3D figure slowly took shape. As I held this newly formed object in my hands, I knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate 3D printing into my teaching practice. I also realized that I would need powerful and flexible tools for my students to be successful.

Historically, students use 3D printers to slightly tweak existing designs from websites like www.thingiverse.com. If students could be inspired...

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Wednesday May 3

15:49
App Store Sources and App Referrer Data Now Available

App Analytics in iTunes Connect now provides insight on where customers discover your app, including App Store browsing and search, within other apps, or on the web. With key metrics based on source types, you can see your top referring apps and websites, making it easier to optimize your marketing campaigns.

Learn more about App Analytics.

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15:49
App Store Sources and App Referrer Data Now Available

App Analytics in iTunes Connect now provides insight on where customers discover your app, including App Store browsing and search, within other apps, or on the web. With key metrics based on source types, you can see your top referring apps and websites, making it easier to optimize your marketing campaigns.

Learn more about App Analytics.

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10:00
Register for “The Expert’s View: The future decoded...

Join us for the next episode of Modern Workplace, “The Expert’s View: The future decoded,” airing May 9, 2017 at 8 a.m. PDT / 4 p.m. BST. We’ll dive deeper into what’s in store for organizations in the future and take a closer look at innovation, collaboration and security trends to help organizations prepare for what’s ahead. Hear from top experts such as Kyle Nel, Nancy Duarte, Uri Levine, Aaron Dignan, Bret Arsenault, Max Wessel, Dr. Jessica Barker, Phil Ferraro and Jules Polonetsky.

Plus, we will showcase powerful productivity tools, such as Office Threat Intelligence, Microsoft Teams and Power BI, to help your organization stay ahead today. Register now...

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08:00
Dentsu Aegis Network manages growth and goes global...

Today’s post was written by Gideon Kay, group chief information officer (interim) and EMEA chief information officer at Dentsu Aegis Network.

The world of media and digital marketing is fast-paced and disruptive—all aspects of the job that I enjoy. Staying one step ahead of rapid change requires a technology vendor as committed to transformation as we are. Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) chose Microsoft Cloud technology to build our connected, digital workplace—one that we envisioned for the future of our enterprise.

With the word “network” in our company name, it’s not surprising that collaboration is one of our core strengths. We routinely bring together a variety of specialists from various parts of the business and different geographies to work on a single project. This requires a comprehensive and integrated set of technologies that are agile, innovative and compliant, such as Microsoft Office 365. Within Office 365, we see the flexibility of Microsoft Teams...

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Tuesday May 2

12:11
Work On Documents As A Team Without Driving Your...

My latest Inc.com piece is about collaborating on documents was just published.

Collaboration is a huge business buzzword these days. And nowhere does that feel more real than when teams work together on written materials.

Whether it’s a sales brochure or an internal proposal, teams must work well together to produce high-quality assets. This can be a challenge if the team members work in different locations.

Good habits in creating and editing documents can foster collaboration, save time and reduce headaches.

If this is the kind of thing you’re interested in, check it out at https://www.inc.com/charles-edge/how-to-collaborate-without-driving-the-rest-of-your-team-crazy.html.

The post...

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08:15
Modern classroom collaboration with Office 365 for...

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

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We believe that education unlocks potential and that technology can play a decisive role in helping the students of today create the world of tomorrow. At our event in New York City earlier today, we announced a set of new strategic investments in education, including exciting new innovations in Office 365 for Education and a preview...

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Monday May 1

10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 5 (16F71b) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 5 (16F71b) Now Available

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10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 5 (16F71b) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 5 (16F71b) Now Available

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09:00
Creating inclusive classrooms with the help of...

Today’s post was written by Jameson Lee, assistive technology coordinator of special education for the Catholic District School Board in Eastern Ontario.

At the start of the school year, our special education team established the goal to deepen the purposeful use of technology to support struggling students—especially for those with special education needs and disabilities. This goal was based on the belief that all students should have an opportunity to be a part of an inclusive learning environment, where diversity is embraced, celebrated and valued by all members of the school community.

To identify specific strategies and tools to improve learning for all students, we needed to prioritize students first and technology tools second. We initially focused our efforts on understanding the needs of our students by digging deeper into their learning profile with careful attention on the students’ individual strengths and abilities. If we approached...

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09:00
Automatically create process diagrams in Visio from...

Today, we’re excited to announce Data Visualizer, a new Visio feature that automatically converts process map data in Excel into data-driven Visio diagrams. This update, which is available to Visio Pro for Office 365 users, helps reduce manual steps while giving business analysts even more ways to create process diagrams in Visio.

Automatically create process diagrams from Excel data

Diagrams don’t always start in Visio. They often begin as hand-drawn sketches or—in today’s data-driven age—in Excel. Using Data Visualizer, business analysts can represent process steps and associated metadata in a structured Excel table and quickly convert that information into a visualized Visio diagram. You can do this by either using a premade Excel template or an existing spreadsheet of your own design. The premade templates—there’s one for basic and one for cross-functional flowcharts—provide a sample mapping table to populate with diagram metadata. The table includes predefined...

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08:36
Jamf Now, Now In German And Japanese

If you’re in need of MDM in Japanese or German, Jamf Now shipped support for those languages last week. To switch languages, click on your name once logged in, and then click on the language you would like to use.

Enjoy.

The post Jamf Now, Now In German And Japanese appeared first on krypted.com.

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Friday April 28

11:38
Using mdmclient on macOS

I mentioned mdmclient when I gave the talk on the inner workings of Mobile Device Management, or MDM. There, I spent a lot of time on APNs and profiles, but just kinda’ spoke about mdmclient in terms of it being the agent that runs on macOS to provide mdm parity for the Mac. The mdmclient binary is located at /usr/libexec/mdmclient and provides pretty limited access to see how the Mac reacts to and interprets information coming from a device management provider.

I had been meaning to do a write-up on mdmclient and document what it can do since it first shipped. But as luck would have it, @Mosen on the Slacks beat me to the punch with a fantastic resource at https://mosen.github.io/profiledocs/troubleshooting/mdmclient.html. So here I’d like to focus on just 3 examples of using mdmclient. The first is to see what insight an MDM has to the applications installed (whether that information is...

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08:33
Extension Attribute to Grab iTunes Hashes for VPP on...

Here’s a new extension attribute at https://github.com/krypted/ituneshash/blob/master/ituneshash.sh for grabbing the hash ID used for iTunes Store accounts, useful with VPP:

#!/bin/sh
#
#
#
#Jamf Pro Extension Attribute to return the App Store Account Hash for iTunes
#Note that the return is null if one is not found
#
#
result=`/usr/libexec/mdmclient QueryAppInstallation | grep iTunesStoreAccountHash | sed '/.*\"\(.*\)\".*/ s//\1/g'`
echo "$result"

The output is something like:

oBSmAAAa0nUAAACBHe5AaALlNBg=

Which would bring the string into Jamf Pro

The post Extension Attribute to Grab iTunes Hashes for VPP on macOS appeared first on krypted.com.

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Thursday April 27

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Learn about simplified data entry in Numbers for iOS

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TA17-117A: Intrusions Affecting Multiple Victims...

Original release date: April 27, 2017
Systems Affected

Networked Systems

Overview

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has become aware of an emerging sophisticated campaign, occurring since at least May 2016, that uses multiple malware implants. Initial victims have been identified in several sectors, including Information Technology, Energy, Healthcare and Public Health, Communications, and Critical Manufacturing.

According to preliminary analysis, threat actors appear to be leveraging stolen administrative credentials (local and domain) and certificates, along with placing sophisticated malware implants on critical systems. Some of the campaign victims have been IT service providers, where credential compromises could potentially be leveraged to access customer environments. Depending on the defensive mitigations in place, the threat actor could possibly gain full access to networks and data in a way that...

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iOS 10.3.2 beta 5 (14F5089a) Now Available

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About the security content of iOS 10.3

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Use the object list to manage objects on Keynote...

Learn how to use the object list to select objects, move up and down in the layering order, group, or delete them.

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Thursday March 16

03:21
Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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

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09:17
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