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Tuesday April 21

11:48
Use accessibility features on your Apple Watch

Learn about VoiceOver, Zoom, Font Adjustments, Mono Audio, and other accessibility features.

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09:00
Evolving Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint Online/...

Today’s post was written by Shobhit Sahay, technical product manager for the Office 365 team.

Everywhere your data exists, moves or is shared, we want to protect it. Office 365 has provided Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities for email since Exchange 2013. As collaboration extends beyond email to sites and documents, we are extending the DLP capabilities to these services. Last year at TechEd Barcelona, we showed a quick glimpse of our vision for expanding DLP and today we are pleased to share more details on these capabilities.

Announcing upcoming public preview of DLP for SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business

For the last couple of months, we have worked hard to test some of these cool new capabilities in a private preview with select customers. Later this quarter, we will bring a public...

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08:50
Enhancing transparency and control for Office 365...

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

In running the Office 365 service globally, we know that security, privacy and compliance are imperatives for customers, and that’s why these remain unwavering priorities for us. We recognize as a cloud service provider that providing customers with visibility into actions taken on their content and control over access to their content in the cloud are essential to earning and maintaining their trust, and so transparency and control are ongoing focus areas for our security investments in Office 365.

Today, we are announcing three new capabilities that significantly enhance customers’ transparency and control of their data in Office 365. These new capabilities give customers greater visibility into actions taken related to their data, and enhanced control over access to their content residing in Office 365.

Security and compliance signals

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08:50
Announcing the new Office 365 Management Activity...

Today’s post was written by Nagesh Pabbisetty, partner group program manager on the Office 365 Information Protection team.

The IT landscape is rapidly evolving, with trends like BYOD access, accelerated migration to the cloud, and many enterprises working with multiple cloud providers. These trends heighten the importance for companies to monitor access to their data as part of their overall approach to IT security.

Today within Office 365, there are a variety of ways for service administrators to obtain transactional information, with all of these methods providing a synthesized view of what is happening in Office 365. In our continuing effort to provide greater transparency into Office 365 service operations, we are working to deliver more event types, greater detail in event records, and consistent schemas for per-person, per-transaction logs for all user, admin and operational...

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08:50
Announcing Customer Lockbox for Office 365

This post was written by Vijay Kumar, senior product marketing manager, and Raji Dani, principal program manager for the Office 365 Security team.

As a cloud services provider, we recognize that organizations understandably want to have full control over access to their content stored in cloud services. Today at RSA, we announced Customer Lockbox for Office 365, a new capability designed to provide customers with unprecedented control over their content in the service. Customer Lockbox gives customers explicit control in the very rare instances when a Microsoft engineer may need access to customer content to resolve a customer issue.

In our efforts to maximize data security and privacy for Office 365 customers, we have engineered the service to require nearly zero interaction with customer content by Microsoft employees.  Nearly all service operations...

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08:35
Frequently asked questions about Final Cut Pro X

Learn more about Final Cut Pro X with these frequently asked questions.

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Monday April 20

16:56
If you can't sign in to iCloud when you set up...

If you're setting up your Mac for the first time and can't sign in with your Apple ID using the Setup Assistant, try the steps below.

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15:48
Locate and organize your iTunes files

Learn how to find your iTunes files and how they're organized.

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12:15
If iTunes repeatedly prompts you to authorize you...

Learn what to do if iTunes repeatedly asks you to authorize your computer and won't play purchases from the iTunes Store.

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12:06
iCloud: Mail server settings for email clients

Use these mail server settings if you need to manually set up your email app (client) to use an iCloud email account. 

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11:46
About payment card authorization holds in the iTunes...

Learn about payment card authorization holds from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, App Store, or Mac App Store. 

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11:23
Authorize your computer in iTunes

Authorize your computer before you use it to sync or play content that you download from the iTunes Store.

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10:51
Update your supervised devices to iOS 8.3 using...

If you're using Apple Configurator, use these steps to update your supervised devices to iOS 8.3.

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09:00
Teacher uses Office Mix to deliver lessons

We love when technology makes an impact on people’s lives—it’s really at the core of why we’re here! When we received word that an instructor used Office Mix to conduct a full week’s worth of blended classroom lectures so he could miss class to be with his wife and newborn daughter, we knew we had to share his heartwarming story.

This story has a great ending but let’s start at the beginning. With class starting September 30th, Justin Harbin, an instructional designer at Lancaster Bible College was under a lot of pressure knowing his daughter could be born on that day, the next day or the day after. It was going to be a hectic week and Harbin was set to be out of class during a very critical time. He used Office Mix to create a full week’s worth of blended classroom lectures, while he missed class to be with his wife and newborn daughter. That’s life balance we can all appreciate!

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08:57
About iCloud add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins for...

To use some iCloud features with Windows, you might need to install add-ons, extensions, or plug-ins for your browser. 

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01:30
Take control of data with Excel’s business analytics...

Today, businesses are required to understand a growing amount of company, market and social data to drive effective business decisions and remain competitive. This trend of analytics everywhere is driving a shift in the roles of business consumers, as the need for direct data access, ad-hoc analyses and in-depth reporting is growing beyond the capacity of their IT departments. Many specialized business intelligence and analytics solutions are entering the market to take advantage of this trend with most requiring installation of new data systems or new training of employees to learn new tools. But if you look closely—Excel—the Office productivity tool you already know and love, may already have the business analytics tools you need to empower you to drive the information analyses and data-driven decisions critical to your business.

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Friday April 17

20:37
Resolve black frames issues with Panasonic AVCHD and...

Final Cut Pro X 10.2 might display some video as black frames when working with Panasonic AVCCAM cameras at certain frame rates.

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16:07
Frequently asked questions about two-step...

Get answers to frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID.

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16:05
About standby on your Mac

Learn more about the standby feature on your Mac.

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16:00
Archive or make copies of your iCloud data

Learn how to make copies of the data that you use with iCloud.

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15:59
About the security content of iOS 4.2.10 Software...

This document describes the security content of iOS 4.2.10.

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15:51
About the security content of Safari 6.1.3 and...

This document describes the security content of Safari 6.1.3 and Safari 7.0.3.

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12:00
Sway updates—create interactive charts, image Focus...

Recently we announced that Sway now allows shared editing and same-time collaboration, so you can work together to easily bring your ideas to life in an interactive way with friends, family and coworkers. Enabling collaboration in Sway was a top requested feature in our feedback forums, and it was a big step in our journey with Sway Preview—a journey which we’re continuing with more updates to announce today!

Sway now lets you create interactive charts

Since we introduced Sway to the world, it has always been our plan to add support for interactive charts and graphs, so you could support your narrative with the help of interactive data visualizations, along with other sorts of rich multimedia. In January, we added support for...

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12:00
The philosophy behind Focus Points in Sway

We just touched the surface of the problem area in today’s announcement, so we’d like to dive a little further with you in this post since this truly was an interesting problem.

How does Sway automatically crop images?

First a little background. When we built Sway’s “designer in a box” code, we created an algorithm that we call “Smart Cropping,” and this has been working silently in the background since Sway Preview started in October 2014. This algorithm evaluates pictures in order to understand what is interesting and what isn’t so Sway can create well-composed image crops.

When you drop a picture into your Sway, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Sway identifies things like faces, invariant regions (what’s uniform), horizons and other strong lines, and more, as well as how...

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10:00
Office 365 news roundup

During the Golden Age of Advertising, when Coca-Cola taught the world to sing, Burger King promised we could have it our way, and Dinah Shore encouraged us to see the USA in our Chevrolet, nothing beat a product that was “new and improved.” That’s still true today. Fortunately, Office 365 is always new and improved—week after week, month after month, year after year. We never stop adding new features and improvements, and you never have to wait. You get them as soon as they are available.

The past couple of weeks have been a busy time for Office 365 updates and improvements. Just this week, we started rolling out Skype for Business Online to eligible customers worldwide; Office 2013 users can expect the new Skype for Business client as part of the April update. ...

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10:00
Enhanced non-delivery reports (NDRs) in Office 365

This post is written by Kevin Shaughnessy, senior program manager and Shobhit Sahay, technical product manager for the Office 365 team.

Regardless which email system or service you use, when an email message you send can’t be delivered you’ll receive a non-delivery report (NDR), also known as a bounce message. The NDR will tell you the message wasn’t delivered, but after that it’s mostly technical jargon designed more for computer science professionals than for the typical email user. You’re often left to fend for yourself to try to fix the issue, searching the web and posting questions on forums for clues to what’s going on and, more importantly, how to fix it. While advances in technology over the last 30 years have been immense, the state of the art in NDRs is still just an homage to 1982—overly technical and ill-designed for the modern email user. But that’s about to change.

Over the next several months, NDRs generated by Office 365 will be enhanced to...

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09:00
Modern productivity—Office on Windows

Today’s post was written by Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team.

Today I’m excited to share that the Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 for phone is expected to be available by the end of the month. With this announcement, we’re rounding out our Office on Windows line-up, and I wanted to take the opportunity to explain our strategy of Universal and Desktop apps.

Office Universal

Our Office Universal apps are designed for on-the-go productivity. They’re touch-first, built for tablets and phones, and optimized for viewing, quick edits, notes and mark-up. On a tablet, the Universal apps are fast, fluid, and streamlined for an immersive, hands-on experience. They’re fantastic for reading and perfect for touch- and pen-based content creation. On a phone, the Universal apps adapt to the smaller form factor. Commands and controls are moved to the bottom of the screen so you can triage your work and make edits one-handed with...

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07:04
Exams for Service Technicians

Service technicians who troubleshoot and repair Apple products have to be certified as technicians and qualified separately for selected products. This article describes the current exams for these technicians and provides links to exam registration sites and other resources.

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07:00
Safari: "Could not open the page, too many...

This might happen if you visit a page that's been set to open another page, but the next page is instructed to go back to the original page.

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04:00
Bing Image Search + OneNote & OneNote Online...

We on the OneNote team are always working to improve our experiences and provide more to our customers.  From big release to small updates and enhancements we are always listening to your feedback. In today’s post we wanted to introduce you to a couple recent updates: Clip to OneNote in Bing Image Search and an update to the OneNote Online Spell Check.

Introducing Clip it to OneNote

Recently, the Bing Image Search team announced a brand new experience that lets you do more, learn more and be inspired through image search. The OneNote team is proud to be involved in this partnership and is pleased to introduce Clip it to OneNote, a new feature in Bing Image Search.

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Thursday April 16

14:17
How to identify MacBook Pro models

Use this information to help you determine which MacBook Pro model you have.

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13:11
Reset your iPod

Learn how to reset or restart your iPod following a freeze.

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13:09
Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from your...

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

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13:01
OS X: Printer and scanner software available for...

Learn which printer and scanner models are supported, and what third-party vendor software is available for OS X Lion or later.

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13:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E7f) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E7f) Now Available

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13:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E7f) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E7f) Now Available

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12:13
Update and work with Final Cut Pro X libraries FAQ

Learn about updating and working with libraries in Final Cut Pro X 10.1 and later.

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11:42
If a 3D title is lower resolution in Final Cut Pro,...

If your computer has less than 1GB of VRAM, 3D title textures display and export at a reduced resolution.

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10:18
How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity in OS X Lion...

Learn how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi network connectivity issues on your Mac.

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10:00
SharePoint Server 2016 update

Today’s post was written by Seth Patton, senior director of product management for the SharePoint team.

In February, we shared our vision on the evolution of SharePoint, outlining our plans for continued cloud innovation with SharePoint in Office 365, and providing a glimpse of the work underway to deliver our next on-premises server release, SharePoint Server 2016.  With Ignite just a few weeks away, we’re getting ready to share more details on the innovation we’re bringing to SharePoint 2016. In the meantime, I wanted to provide an update on release timing and share some of the key enhancements and new capabilities we’re focused on.

Today, we are confirming that SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015.  We also want to confirm our commitment to delivering on-premises releases of SharePoint for the foreseeable future. We...

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09:32
Use Maps and Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad

Learn more about using Maps on your iPhone or iPad with a Bluetooth accessory.

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 042 on the...
09:00
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for April

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

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

It was great to hear that the first monthly digest was useful to you. Everyone here in Redmond is getting pumped to show you what we’ve been doing around the Office 365 developer platform at //Build and Ignite in a few weeks. We look forward to seeing you in our sessions, at our booth and online! Don’t forget to join the discussion on our Yammer network also.

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

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09:00
Office 365 Video begins worldwide rollout and gets...

Today’s post on Office 365 Video was written by Mark Kashman, senior product manager on the Office 365 team.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video then makes a James Joyce novel look tiny. Video is a popular medium for effective, engaging internal communications—and its importance is growing. Office 365 Video, too, is growing, providing organizations with a secure, company-wide destination for posting, sharing and discovering video content. And the video experience—embedded within Office 365—meets IT requirements and wins the hearts and minds of users.

Today, we are excited to announce the rollout of Office 365 Video to all eligible Office 365 business customers worldwide. We’re also pleased that Office 365 Video “gets mobile” with a new, native iPhone app and modern web experiences.

Office Mechanics show on Office 365 Video with host, Jeremy Chapman, talking to Mark Kashman about all the new mobility enhancements, an overview of...

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07:00
Evolving Yammer for a new era of teamwork

This post was written by Juliet Wei, a senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

Yesterday we laid out our vision for modern collaboration in Office 365, which recognizes that collaboration is central to productivity and teams today are dynamic, extending far beyond the four walls of an organization. To get work done, teams need an easy way to self-organize, stay connected on the go, tap into the network of stakeholders inside and outside your company—and do all this while juggling multiple projects.

In talking with customers about how they get the most out of Yammer, we’ve learned that those who realize the most value use Yammer as a home for their projects and initiatives.The new world of work we’re living in demands a new way for people to work together. That’s why we’re on a mission to transform team collaboration. Take a look at this video to see how teams use Yammer as part...

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Wednesday April 15

18:00
Office 365 now supports larger email messages—up to...

Today’s post was written by Kevin Shaughnessy, senior program manager and Shobhit Sahay, technical product manager for the Office 365 team.

For the last few years the largest email message you could send or receive in Office 365 was 25 MB. While 25 MB is more than enough for the majority of email, you might bump up against that limit when trying to send large slide decks, spreadsheets or videos. Outlook Web App (OWA) in Office 365 offers an easy way to “attach” a document as a link to where it’s saved on OneDrive for Business, a great option for sharing large files with your colleagues. But there are times when you’d prefer to send a large file as an actual attachment rather than a link. For those times, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve increased the allowed maximum message size to 150 MB, giving Office 365 administrators the ability to set the maximum message size of their...

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14:56
Use closed captions in Compressor 4.2

Learn about CEA-608 closed captions in Compressor 4.2.

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14:35
If you can't install or update iTunes for...

Learn what to do if you can’t install or update iTunes on your Windows PC.

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11:08
Reboot your server after setting up an Open...

After configuring an Open Directory Master or Replica, you should restart your server if it's using OS X Server (Yosemite).

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10:51
Find your Mac's serial number in About This Mac...

You can find your Mac's serial number in the About This Mac window and in System Information.

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10:43
Get help with iOS update and restore errors

When you update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in iTunes, you might see this message: "The iPhone [device name] could not be restored. An unknown error occurred [error number]."
Here's how to solve specific iOS update and restore errors.

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10:36
Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Purchasing and...

With Apple TV software version 5.0 or later, you can purchase movies directly on your Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) and view them using your Apple TV.

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09:53
About Siri

Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls*, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back.

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08:57
Get help finding missing information in iCloud after...

Follow these steps if information seems to be missing after restoring your iOS device from an iCloud backup.

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07:00
The rise of dynamic teams

This post was written by Bryan Goode, senior director of Modern Collaboration.

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

As we gear up for //build and Ignite and get ready to share more about the innovation going on across Office 365, I wanted to take a moment to share our vision for modern collaboration and address why Office 365 is uniquely positioned to usher in this new era.

Over the past several years, advances in cloud, mobile and social technologies have forever altered the nature of work. But look a little deeper, and it’s about more than just the technologies; it’s about the impact they’ve had on the flow of information. We used to go looking for it. Now it comes to us. In this age of greater transparency and discoverability, it’s clear that the open exchange of information leads to quicker decision-making and...

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05:51
TA15-105A: Simda Botnet

Original release date: April 15, 2015
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows

Overview

The Simda botnet – a network of computers infected with self-propagating malware – has compromised more than 770,000 computers worldwide [1].

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has released this Technical Alert to provide further information about the Simda botnet, along with prevention and mitigation recommendations.

Description

Since 2009, cyber criminals have been targeting computers with unpatched software and compromising them with Simda malware [...

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Tuesday April 14

17:22
Move your content to your new MacBook

Learn how you can migrate your content from another Mac to your new MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015).

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17:14
Move your content to a new Mac

Migration Assistant transfers your accounts, documents, and settings from another computer to your Mac.

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15:43
Mac computers that can use an Apple USB SuperDrive...

With an Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive, you can play or burn both CDs and DVDs. Use the table below to determine if your computer can support the Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive.

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15:31
If a watermark doesn't appear in a transcoded...

In some situations, a source file might not transcode correctly in Compressor 4.2. Learn why this might happen and how to fix the issue.

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12:29
Mac Basics: Preview app views and edits images and...

Preview makes it easy to view and edit Portable Document Files (PDFs) and popular image files including JPEG, TIFF, and PNG.

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12:01
Ground Control + Bushel = A Comprehensive iOS...

Bushel is a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. We can manage all kinds of cool things, but there are a few things we can’t do. These include:

  • Controlling where app badges are on screens
  • Enrolling without first entering a wi-fi password
  • Supervising devices that aren’t managed using Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
  • Updating iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches) to the latest operating system

Apple Configurator can do many of these tasks, but has limitations. There’s a tool out there called GroundControl. GroundControl is super-simple to use, like Bushel. GroundControl can deploy a backup to a device, which is how it controls where badges are on screens. GroundControl can also provide the wi-fi credentials to get on a network, places devices into supervision (so Bushel can easily manage Activation Lock Bypass on non-DEP enabled devices),...

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11:05
Using 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with your Mac

Learn which Mac computers can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs. Also learn what the requirements are and how to set up and adjust the display or TV.

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09:21
Send iTunes Gifts

Learn how to send iTunes Gifts in the iTunes Store, iBooks Store1, and App Store. In the iTunes Store, you can gift a dollar amount or books, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, or apps from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, or PC. Use these steps to send a gift from the iTunes Store.

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09:00
New Office Delve People Experiences in Office 365

Today’s post on Delve was written by Mark Kashman a senior product manager on the Office 365 team.

Through others we become ourselves.”
—Lev S. Vygotsky

A company’s most important assets are its people—YOU. The knowledge and experience of you and your colleagues collectively brings great value to your company. And as you communicate and work out loud together within Office 365, the value of your work can be surfaced and discovered by others in Delve.

Today, we are announcing enhancements to Office 365 that leverage Delve for easier people-based discovery and greater self-expression:

  • People-based search and discovery—Enhancing the user profile experience
  • A new way to express yourself in Office 365—Introducing the new Office 365 page authoring canvas
  • Office Delve goes mobile—unlocking better discovery through people—New mobile apps for...
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09:00
6 updates for Power Query for Excel

Today’s post was written by Miguel Llopis, program manager on the Power Query team.

A Power Query for Excel update is now available for you and is packed with lots of new features including:

  • New Navigator dialog
  • Ability to create new queries from the Query Editor
  • New Launch Editor button on Power Query ribbon tab
  • Additional operators for date filtering in Query Editor
  • Database connections—added support for Port number
  • Additional Performance improvements

 

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

New Navigator dialog

The new Navigator dialog replaces the Navigator task pane, giving you search capabilities, an enhanced preview experience and optimized layout.

  • Ability to search items in the tree...
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06:00
Skype for Business is here!

A few weeks ago, we announced the technical preview of the Skype for Business client, and today, we’re thrilled to announce that the new Skype for Business client is now rolling out as part of the April monthly update for Office 2013! In addition, Skype for Business Online is now rolling out to Office 365 customers worldwide, and we expect the roll out to be complete by the end of May.

If you currently use Lync Online in Office 365, the new Skype for Business user experience will appear for you in the coming weeks. For customers that need a little more time to prepare for Skype for Business, we have provided the ability for administrators to switch between Skype for Business and the traditional Lync user interface.  You can learn more...

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05:30
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

WWDC 2015 will take place in San Francisco, June 8–12. WWDC features more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards. The opportunity to buy tickets will be offered by random selection. Learn more about WWDC.

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05:30
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

WWDC 2015 will take place in San Francisco, June 8–12. WWDC features more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards. The opportunity to buy tickets will be offered by random selection. Learn more about WWDC.

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01:00
Deliver compelling presentations using Office Mix...

We’re always looking for ways to improve how you can use Office Mix to deliver a compelling presentation and better engage your audience. We’ve done just that with two vital additions to Office Mix, Slide Notes and Closed Captioning.

Be prepared with Slide Notes

One of the most important aspects of delivering an effective presentation is being adequately prepared and knowledgeable enough to adapt on-the-fly. You may remember a presentation technique taught to us in grade school, which is to rely on notecards to ensure you hit your most salient points.

With Slide Notes, the concept and experience are much the same. When you click the MIX tab in the PowerPoint ribbon, and then click the Record button, the recording view...

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Monday April 13

19:22
Ant-Man

So looking forward to Paul Rudd as an Avenger…

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17:59
Use Airplane Mode on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Airplane mode turns off the wireless features of your iOS device to comply with airline regulations.

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15:13
How Photos handles content and metadata from iPhoto...

Learn how Photos handles your content and metadata when you migrate from iPhoto or Aperture.

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14:00
iOS 8.4 beta Now Available

iOS 8.4 beta Now Available

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14:00
iOS 8.4 beta Now Available

iOS 8.4 beta Now Available

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14:00
Xcode 6.4 beta Now Available

Xcode 6.4 beta Now Available

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14:00
Xcode 6.4 beta Now Available

Xcode 6.4 beta Now Available

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13:21
If photos or video files are missing or checkered in...

Learn what to do if a media file that you imported into a Motion project from iPhoto or Aperture is offline. 

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12:49
If you need help restoring from an iCloud backup

If you need help restoring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from an iCloud backup, this article can help.

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12:47
About backups in iCloud and iTunes

You can copy and save the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by backing up your device in iCloud or iTunes. If you replace your device, you can use that backup to transfer data like your contacts and photos to your new device.

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12:36
TA15-103A: DNS Zone Transfer AXFR Requests May Leak...

Original release date: April 13, 2015
Systems Affected

Misconfigured Domain Name System (DNS) servers that respond to global Asynchronous Transfer Full Range (AXFR) requests.

Overview

A remote unauthenticated user may request a DNS zone transfer from a public-facing DNS server. If improperly configured, the DNS server may respond with information about the requested zone, revealing internal network structure and potentially sensitive information.

Description

AXFR is a protocol for “zone transfers” for replication of DNS data across multiple DNS servers. Unlike normal DNS queries that require the user to know some DNS information ahead of time, AXFR queries reveal subdomain names [1]. Because a zone transfer is a single query, it could be used by an adversary to efficiently obtain DNS data.  

A well-known problem with DNS is that zone transfer requests can disclose domain...

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11:03
If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch doesn't...

Your device might have a frozen screen that doesn’t respond when you touch it or press buttons. Or maybe your device begins to turn on, but gets stuck during start up. These steps can help.

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09:20
If you can't burn a Blu-ray disc in Final Cut...

Learn what to do if you see an alert and your hard disk has sufficient space.

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09:00
Office 365—allowing us to focus on what matters most...

Today’s Office 365 post was written by Timothy Harris, vice president of global IT shared services at Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company.

In information technology, it’s tempting to be wowed by a new product or swayed by a charismatic salesperson. But if I’m doing my job well, I actually look beyond the technology itself. I stay focused on solving my company’s business problems. For example, Mylan has been growing so quickly that we’ve found it difficult to establish a cohesive technology suite for our geographically distributed workforce.

In the past several years, we’ve acquired new business units that expanded our capacity to produce life-saving pharmaceuticals, but they also created an IT environment with lots of overlapping products that confused users and made it challenging to work together, especially across...

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08:36
How Power Nap works on your Mac

Power Nap allows your Mac to do things while it's asleep.

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08:34
If clients can't connect using LDAP after...

Following a specific upgrade path might cause the Open Directory service on OS X Server to be set to none.

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08:28
If a droplet doesn't open in Compressor 4.2

If you see a “Droplet Launch Error” message, it means you need to update your droplets. After updating, droplets created in earlier versions of Compressor open as expected in Compressor 4.2.

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08:20
Final Cut Pro X support resources

Use the resources below to help get support and find answers to your Final Cut Pro X questions.

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07:04
Sydney Mac Admins April Meetup

If you manage or administer devices with an Apple logo and are in Sydney on the 16th, you should come along to meet your peers. Take part in an informal chat and share what has and hasn’t been working for you and others. Find out what is new, what works and what is broken.

This month we are meeting at Crunch IT’s office in Surry Hills, where we will have an hour of short presentations, before moving on to a nearby pub for food and drinks.

You can RSVP and register to be notified of further details and future events at http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Mac-Admins/

I hope to see you there,

Marcus

About Marcus Rowell

Marcus Rowell is a Mac Systems Administrator and IT generalist who is trying to make IT simple and reliable. He can be found on Twitter as @mrowell.

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06:02
Return of the Intermittent Bricking

So it used to be we’d wait for machines that were bound to Active Directory running 10.10.0-10.10.2 to freeze during startup and we’d either

  1. perform CPR or
  2. apply rc.server script fixes.

‘Things can only get better,’ we said. ‘Just trust them,’ we said. ‘They’ll get it all fixed if we just wait a bit longer’, we said.

Wrong.

This issue with createmobileaccount lengthens user migrations and disrupts the QA’d process we’ve been using in our organizations for years. Now we’re supposed to say ‘jolly good, carry on, we can just wait until 10.10.4 for that?’ Oh, pardon, that’s not a big enough deal?

But wait...

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Saturday April 11

11:55
If your computer unexpectedly restarts and then...

Some third-party software might cause your computer to restart repeatedly and then shut down after updating to OS X Yosemite v10.10.3.

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Friday April 10

18:00
If a flashing question mark appears after installing...

This issue might happen if you have enabled FileVault full disk encryption and a firmware password on your Mac at the same time. Use these steps to reselect your startup disk.

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15:50
Using the USB-C port and adapters on your MacBook (...

Learn about the power, data transfer, and video capabilities of the USB-C port and USB-C adapters for your MacBook.

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15:49
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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15:48
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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15:42
How to take a screenshot on your Mac

You can take screenshots of your whole screen or just part of it. Screenshots are saved automatically as .png files on your desktop.

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09:00
Sway guest blog—artist teacher Winston Struye

Today’s post on Sway was written by guest blogger and Slideluck Youth Initiative artist teacher Winston Struye.

My job title at the Slideluck Youth Initiative is “artist teacher” and it’s not a job I take lightly. To me, the role of an “artist teacher” is similar to that of a “creative leader” in a workplace: someone who can incite creativity in others, open people to possibilities that they did not see before, and, above all else, point students towards the “artist” they all have within them. My method of doing this is by providing students with tools (such as ideas, applications, methods) that can potentially illuminate their own creative potential. And Sway has turned out to be one of the most effective luminaries for showing my students the artists they all within themselves.

The Slideluck Youth Initiative is a branch of...

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01:00
What’s new: March 2015

The March Office 365 updates cover an impressive range: previews, significant improvements, new capabilities and connectors, and a new app. You can now preview Office 2016 for Mac, send information in Gmail messages straight to OneNote, preview your notes in OneNote for iPhone, capture web content more easily with OneNote Clipper 2.0, and more.

For Office 365 business users, three new previews are available: Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview, Skype for Business technical preview, and Office 2013 client modern authentication public preview. Admins can now manage access to data on mobile devices, and use the admin app to perform common tasks on the go. Excel Power Query and Delve got significant improvements, and there’s a new Salesforce app for Outlook. And for JavaScript developers, new capabilities for working with the Office 365 APIs are here.

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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Thursday April 9

21:03
Session On The Changing World Of Publishing At...

I’ve long been an attendee and supporter of MinneBar, a Barcamp in Minneapolis. This year, I’ll be doing a presentation on publishing in the tech world. If you live here in town, I’d love to see you there!

http://sessions.minnestar.org/sessions/187

Also, JAMF Software is a sponsor, so if you’d like to talk JAMF or Bushel, I’m of course always excited to discuss both!

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19:21
OS X: Using multiple displays in Mavericks

OS X Mavericks takes full advantage of every display connected to your Mac, giving you even more flexibility to work the way you want.

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