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Wednesday May 25

05:00
Block Specific iOS Versions From Accessing Exchange

Exchange Online and Exchange 2010-2016 can block a device from accessing ActiveSync using a policy. To do so, first grab a list of all operating systems you’d like to block. To do so, first check which ones are out there using the Get-ActiveSyncDevice command, and looking at devicetype, deviceos, and deviceuseragent. This can be found using the following command:

Get-ActiveSyncDevice | select devicetype,deviceos,deviceuseragent

The command will show each of the operating systems that have accessed the server, including the user agent. You can block access based on each of these. In the following command, we’ll block one that our server found that’s now out of date:

New-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule -Characteristic DeviceOS -QueryString "iOS 8.1 12A369" -AccessLevel Block

To see all blocked devices, use

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule | where {$_.AccessLevel -eq 'Block'}

If you mistakenly block a device, remove the block by copying it into your...

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Monday May 23

11:00
iOS 9.3.3 beta (13G12) Now Available

iOS 9.3.3 beta (13G12) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 9.3.3 beta (13G12) Now Available

iOS 9.3.3 beta (13G12) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.2 beta (13Y807) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.2 beta (13Y807) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.2 beta (13Y807) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.2 beta (13Y807) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta (15G7a) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta (15G7a) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta (15G7a) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta (15G7a) Now Available

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04:38
TA16-144A: WPAD Name Collision Vulnerability

Original release date: May 23, 2016
Systems Affected

Windows, OS X, Linux systems, and web browsers with WPAD enabled

Overview

Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) Domain Name System (DNS) queries that are intended for resolution on private or enterprise DNS servers have been observed reaching public DNS servers [1]. In combination with the New generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) program’s incorporation of previously undelegated gTLDs for public registration, leaked WPAD queries could result in domain name collisions with internal network naming schemes [2] [3]. Collisions could be abused by opportunistic domain registrants to configure an external proxy for network traffic, allowing the potential for man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks across the Internet.

Description...

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Saturday May 21

05:00
The First Round Of JNUC Sessions Available!

Nothing says fall in Minnesota like frost on the leaves, refreshing Oktoberfest beer, and the world’s largest gathering of Apple IT admins. While the first two may give you shivers or put a smile on your face, the latter is a guarantee to help you build on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone management skills. To make your decision to join us in Minneapolis this October a no-brainer, we want to give you an early glimpse into some incredible sessions we’re offering at this year’s JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC).

We’ve posted nine of the community-led sessions the JNUC is famous for and—new this year—seven of the product sessions JAMF experts will be leading. With sessions for education and commercial...

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Friday May 20

05:00
Discounts On A Couple Of My Latest Books

Springer digital is running the two latest titles I wrote for them: Enterprise Mac Administrator’s Guide (Third Edition) and Enterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X (Third Edition) in a special Kindle promotion on Amazon until May 31st, 2016. For a limited time, the ebooks will be priced at $18.99 in US, Canadian, and Australian markets, and 10.99GBP in UK.

Th books are available at http://www.amazon.com/Enterprise-Administrators-Guide-CHARLES-EDGE/dp/1484217055/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460471210&sr=8-1&keywords=9781484217054 for the Enterprise Mac Administrator’s Guide and http...

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Thursday May 19

10:00
Hello, San Francisco!

Apple’s developer community will come together at WWDC16 in San Francisco to see the future of Apple platforms and connect with thousands of developers from all around the world. In addition to the activities planned for conference attendees, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the week in San Francisco. If you’re attending the conference or will be in the area during WWDC, learn about these other developer events.

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10:00
Hello, San Francisco!

Apple’s developer community will come together at WWDC16 in San Francisco to see the future of Apple platforms and connect with thousands of developers from all around the world. In addition to the activities planned for conference attendees, a variety of other exciting developer events will take place throughout the week in San Francisco. If you’re attending the conference or will be in the area during WWDC, learn about these other developer events.

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Wednesday May 18

14:46
Manage ActiveSync Policies on iOS Using Powershell...

Sometimes you need to manage policies in Exchange ActiveSync programmatically. For example, if a device shows up in a JSS, you can deploy policies to that device at the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) level rather than using a mobileconfig. To manage these, Microsoft has provided a few pretty easy-to-use commandlets in Powershell.

  • The New-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy commandlet in Powershell will create a policy based on some attributes that you define.
  • The Get-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy commandlet in Powershell will show what the contents of a given policy are.
  • The Set-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy commandlet will set a policy, and has the same structure s the New-MailboxDeviceMailboxPolicy, but applies to existing policies.
  • The Remove-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy commandlet in Powershell will delete a policy.
  • The Get-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy commandlet in Powershell will show all the devices that are associated with a given user.
  • The...
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09:03
Episode four of the Macadmins.org Podcast

Tuesday May 17

06:00
Quotes in InfoWorld Article About Careers

I love being asked questions about career trajectories. I alway preface my answers with the fact that it’s just my reaction to things and I’m weird and maybe not everyone agrees. I recently provided some answers about careers of developers, from the perspective of a hiring manager. Luckily there are others that answered more intelligently than I! So, feel free to read the article here.

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Monday May 16

11:21
About the security content of tvOS 9.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 9.2.1.

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11:17
About the security content of watchOS 2.2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.2.1.

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11:15
About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11...

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 and Security Update 2016-003.

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11:08
About the security content of Safari 9.1.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 9.1.1.

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 (13Y772) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 (13Y772) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 (13Y772) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 (13Y772) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 9.3.2 (13F69) Now Available

iOS 9.3.2 (13F69) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 9.3.2 (13F69) Now Available

iOS 9.3.2 (13F69) Now Available

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11:00
watchOS 2.2.1 (13V420) Now Available

watchOS 2.2.1 (13V420) Now Available

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11:00
watchOS 2.2.1 (13V420) Now Available

watchOS 2.2.1 (13V420) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 (15F34) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 (15F34) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 (15F34) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 (15F34) Now Available

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Sunday May 15

05:00
You don’t like that one post I wrote 8 years ago?

So you don’t like that one post I wrote 9 years ago? Or the one from two days ago? Or a whole series of articles I wrote because they aren’t pertinent to you? Or because you disagree with my opinion (I don’t put a ton of opinions on here btw)?

Keep in mind, this is a blog. I’ll write about what interests me, or what’s on my mind. That might be Rainbow Dash fan fiction. Or how much I identified with a character in a movie or video game recently. Or how to do IFS-style loops and arrays in Powershell when translating some logic from Bash to Powershell. Or how to repair a volume in OS X. You can read it, or not… I enjoy writing and I’ll bet most people will encounter something useful here, but not everything will appeal to everyone. And that’s fine. For both of us.

What I do care about: Mistakes. Even if it’s an old article, I’d like to indicate when the tech has...

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Saturday May 14

05:00
Assassin’s Creed Coming To A Theatre Near You

Friday May 13

13:09
MacDeployment Early Bird Signups Ending on Monday!

Hey Devops peeps! Got this, so just quoting and posting:

Just a reminder that the Early Bird rate for the MacDeployment Conference ends on Monday (May 16) at 23:59 MT. This applies both to the Conference day (June 16, CAD $75) as well as the Conference + Workshop days package (June 16 + 17, CAD $275). While the conference is meant to serve (and further build) the Mac Admins community in Alberta (Canada), it is open to all. Speakers include Tom Bridge, Luis Giraldo, Tim Sutton, and Teri Grossheim. For further information, visit macdeployment.ca.

You should go.

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05:00
151 Awful Computer Jokes

It all began with: “There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.” It’s awful. But these days, there are soooooo, sooooooo many awful computery jokes to choose from. Such jokes. All the laugh. I’ve been collecting silly nerdy jokes about computers in a sticky for years. Now, you can read some of them! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Enjoy!

What did the computer have at lunchtime?
A byte

What do computers snack on?
Microchips

There are no shortcuts in life, unless you right click and find one…

Why was there a bug in the computer?
Because it was looking for a byte to eat

Program, noun: A magic spell cast upon a computer to enable it to turn input into error messages.

Don’t anthropomorphize computers. They hate that!

One day, a prince goes to a lair to kill the dragon. The prince cuts off his head but two new heads appear. The prince cuts off the two heads and four appear, after...

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Thursday May 12

09:00
Apple Music in iOS 9.3

Provide controls for Apple Music within your app. iOS 9.3 now supports playback of any song for Apple Music members. To learn more about the new features, guidelines, and affiliate program, see Apple Music Best Practices for App Developers.

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09:00
Apple Music in iOS 9.3

Provide controls for Apple Music within your app. iOS 9.3 now supports playback of any song for Apple Music members. To learn more about the new features, guidelines, and affiliate program, see Apple Music Best Practices for App Developers.

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05:00
My Presentation on Evaluating Partners from ACES...

Last week, I gave a presentation on criteria for evaluating partners, managing revenue streams and partner channel programs. The presentation, given on May 4th, is available below.

The file is ACES_Partners

 

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Wednesday May 11

05:00
My ASMC Presentation On Becoming An MSP From Last...

As promised, here’s my presentation on becoming an Apple-centric Managed Services Provider that I gave at ASMC last week. ASMC_MSP

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04:31
TA16-132A: Exploitation of SAP Business Applications

Original release date: May 11, 2016
Systems Affected

Outdated or misconfigured SAP systems

Overview

At least 36 organizations worldwide are affected by an SAP vulnerability [1]. Security researchers from Onapsis discovered indicators of exploitation against these organizations’ SAP business applications.

The observed indicators relate to the abuse of the Invoker Servlet, a built-in functionality in SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java systems (SAP Java platforms). The Invoker Servlet contains a vulnerability that was patched by SAP in 2010. However, the vulnerability continues to affect outdated and misconfigured SAP systems.

Description

SAP systems running outdated or misconfigured software are exposed to increased risks of malicious attacks.

The Invoker Servlet vulnerability affects business applications running...

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Tuesday May 10

05:00
MacSysAdmin Site Now Live

One of my favorite things to do every year is head to Gothenburg to see Tycho, Patrik, and the rest of the wonderful country of Sweden (and city of Gothenburg). It’s a great city and Tycho does a great job to curate MacSysAdmin into an informative conference. And, the site is now live to buy your tickets for the 2016 event!

It’s one of those conferences that sells out, so don’t wait too long to pick up your ticket!

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Monday May 9

06:05
My Presentation On The Mac Admin Toolchain Now...

My presentation from MacADUK from the fall is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRq6rCKSHko. This was a rapid fire look at a lot of the tools available for Mac and MDM management.

Thanks again to everyone at Amsys for putting on such a wonderful conference and for inviting me to be involved. And for making the videos available to anyone!

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Sunday May 8

08:19
Enable and Disable the GUI in Windows Server 2012

I’ve now installed Windows Server 2012 without a GUI a number of times. And I always seem to end up needing that GUI eventually. So, to get Windows as a feature in Windows Server, use the following command to fire up a powershell environment, entering the admin password when prompted:

runas /user:administrator powershell.exe

Then let’s install all the Windows Features with the word GUI in them:

Get-WindowsFeature -Name *gui* | Install-WindowsFeature -Restart

The server will then reboot and you’ll be looking at a login window. To remove, you can just enter the following:

Get-WindowsFeature -Name *gui* | Remove-WindowsFeature -Restart

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Saturday May 7

14:46
Reset Apache In OS X Server To Factory Defaults

The serveradmin command can also be used to run commands. For example, to reset the service to factory defaults, backup then delete the configuration files for each site and then run the following command:

sudo serveradmin command web:command=restoreFactorySettings

This is pretty timely as I’ve seen a very high rate of pretty messed up configurations from the Server 4 to Server 5 upgrades. Basically, what seems to happen is that older servers, that were running let’s say Server 2 and Server 3 and Server 4 and now Server 5 will have a little cruft. Sites with older configurations that are incompatible with the latest proxy-based config. And finding the specific problem vs the time it takes to just reset and rebuild any specific settings is rarely worth it. So, there ya’ go. If you get errors like “Websites are turned off. An administrator can turn them on using the Server application.”  when you try to view any page other than the index.html page of a custom site, then...

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Friday May 6

14:53
Gist to fully reset Profile Manager

Thursday May 5

11:35
HuffPost Article On Cool Things To Do With Google...

I’ve been a huge fan of Google Apps for awhile. For this piece, I got a bit more specific and tried to focus on Google Drive. Obviously, there’s a lot of tie-ins with Google’s other products, given how much integration there is there. But, what I did here was really focus on the Google Drive bits. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/22-cool-things-you-can-do_b_9843122.html

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09:00
How the Browning Law Group helps safeguard client...

Today’s post was written by John Browning, president of the Browning Law Group, APC.

I started my own law practice in 1999 because I wanted to help people negotiate their legal issues and because I wanted to become an entrepreneur. I’ve made a pretty good career out of solving the problems that businesses face every day and now the Browning Law Group represents scores of businesses throughout Orange County, California.

To succeed in almost any business, you need the right technology. So in 2015, the Browning Law Group adopted Microsoft Office 365 to manage collaboration and communication from the Microsoft cloud. Allow me to explain why we made that choice and how it’s helped us protect our relationships with our clients.

The right technology for today’s connected business world

Running my own practice is very rewarding, but it’s not always easy. I have to manage cash flow, keep track of payables and receivables, make payroll and at the same...

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09:00
Project Server 2016—born in the cloud

We’re pleased to announce general availability of Project Server 2016, which provides significant project and portfolio management (PPM) value to our on-premises customers.

Customers who would like to evaluate the capabilities of Project Server 2016 can download trial versions at this website.

Project Server 2016 value

Project Server 2016 delivers value in the following areas:

  • Evolution of resource management—Project Server 2016 introduces a new interaction model between project managers and resources managers. This new feature is called Resource Engagements and it helps facilitate coordination and commitments around resources and the projects they spend their time on. In addition, resource managers also get a new feature called Capacity and Engagements Heatmap that provides a visual view of the capacity of their resources, so they can make informed allocation decisions...
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09:00
OneNote, ELL and special education at Sammamish High...

Today’s post was written by Rachel Pinter, special education teacher at Sammamish High School.

When a school or district invests in a 1:1 technology program, the decision yields hundreds of questions. What device would best serve students? What grades should have access to YouTube or other helpful (but potentially distracting) resources? Do we teach keyboarding to our students? If so, who does that? (Does anyone want to do that?) And then there’s the big question: how do we connect this massive investment to our greater district purposes of academic success, college and career readiness, and a positive and productive life?

At the heart of the issue, we want our students to be successful. Our belief is that investing in technology increases that likelihood because we are providing them with better tools and experiences. If we do better, they’ll do better. But some groups of students have educational needs that can be overlooked—or even inadvertently...

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09:00
What’s new in Office 365 administration—April roundup

April was a busy and exciting month for the Office 365 admin center team. We started to roll out a variety of new features in the new admin center, including new reporting capabilities, customization options and user management improvements.

Since we started our work to rebuild the admin center in September 2015, our goal—to build a more intuitive management solution that provides additional functionality while making it easier, faster and more efficient for you to manage Office 365—hasn’t changed.

It’s great to see it all come together as admins around the world start using the new admin center.

We could not have done it without you! We can’t thank you often enough for the detailed and highly valuable feedback that you share with us every day. Your feedback continues to help us prioritize our work, fix bugs and improve the overall experience and...

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08:59
Episode 092 on The Future of SharePoint—Office 365...

In this episode, Richard DiZerega talks with long time SharePoint MVP Eric Shupps about the developer announcements at The Future of SharePoint event.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP92_EricShupps.mp3

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

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00:01
Using Windows Live Mail 2012 with Outlook.com? Time...

Today’s post was written by Javier Soltero, corporate vice president for the Outlook team.

Earlier this year we introduced a new Outlook.com and began rolling out an exciting new email and calendar experience to users worldwide. So far we’ve upgraded more than 175 million accounts and each week millions more people are using the new Outlook.com to collaborate effortlessly, focus on what matters and get more done.

To provide you an email experience with enhanced performance, security and reliability, the new Outlook.com has been built upon our latest Office 365 infrastructure. Because the Windows Live Mail 2012 email application doesn’t support the protocols used by this new infrastructure, you will not be able to send or receive Outlook.com email from Windows Live Mail 2012 after your account is upgraded. This means the time has come for you to upgrade to a new...

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Wednesday May 4

15:09
Gist Of PowerShell Script To Set Forest Mode to 2008...
14:03
Lists of available trusted root certificates in OS X

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

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12:00
Supporting IPv6-only Networks

At WWDC 2015 we announced the transition to IPv6-only network services in iOS 9. Starting June 1, 2016 all apps submitted to the App Store must support IPv6-only networking. Most apps will not require any changes because IPv6 is already supported by NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs.

If your app uses IPv4-specific APIs or hard-coded IP addresses, you will need to make some changes. Learn how to ensure compatibility by reading Supporting IPv6 DNS64/NAT64 Networks and watch Your App and Next Generation Networks.

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12:00
Supporting IPv6-only Networks

At WWDC 2015 we announced the transition to IPv6-only network services in iOS 9. Starting June 1, 2016 all apps submitted to the App Store must support IPv6-only networking. Most apps will not require any changes because IPv6 is already supported by NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs.

If your app uses IPv4-specific APIs or hard-coded IP addresses, you will need to make some changes. Learn how to ensure compatibility by reading Supporting IPv6 DNS64/NAT64 Networks and watch Your App and Next Generation Networks.

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11:00
Announcing simple and powerful file sharing and...

Effectively managing and sharing files is critical to almost every organization. Today, we’re announcing a bold new vision for file management in Office 365 across OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, and new ways for you to share and collaborate on all your files on any device. We’ll also talk about how we’re moving beyond utility file sync and share by bringing intelligent discovery to recommend content, as well as providing insights on the impact and reach of your work.

OneDrive recap

It’s been a breakthrough year for OneDrive. We’ve made important advances with rock-solid, reliable sync on your PC and Mac, deep Office integration, four-star and above–rated mobile apps and a fast, intuitive browser experience. Additionally, we’ve built lots of new admin and security controls for IT to protect critical corporate data. Great progress, but as always, there is more to do! Later this year, we’ll make it possible for you to sync files stored in any SharePoint...

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09:30
The SharePoint Framework—an open and connected...

Today, we announced The Future of SharePoint, which detailed our vision, roadmap and significant investments across the user experiences in SharePoint Online. We’re excited by the potential and ability for our customers and professional developers to innovate on these scenarios and drive them to the next level.

Our partners, customers and independent developers have created innovative solutions using SharePoint’s Page and Web Part model, which was largely implemented in .NET and, like many content and collaboration systems, was designed and matured in the server-rendered era.

Server-side development.

As technologies and connectivity have evolved, JavaScript language and performance have advanced substantially. We can go back to distributed computing and build rich, fast, interactive user experiences on the client. And we can build responsive interfaces that run...

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09:30
SharePoint Server 2016—your foundation for the future

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.”
—Benjamin Franklin

We’re pleased to announce general availability of SharePoint Server 2016, which provides SharePoint customers a foundation for modern, intelligent intranets and content collaboration. SharePoint Server 2016 delivers foundational improvements that enhance the quality of your on-premises SharePoint solutions and enable you to take advantage of innovations we introduce to Office 365 and SharePoint Server moving forward.

Customers who would like to evaluate the capabilities of SharePoint Server 2016 can download trial versions at the SharePoint Server 2016 website.

In addition to general availability of SharePoint Server 2016, today we announced a new vision for SharePoint and significant new innovations across SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. You can...

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09:30
The Future of SharePoint

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

Today, at our Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco, we unveiled a new cloud-first, mobile-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint, along with innovations that empower people, teams and organizations to intelligently discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device. We also announced general availability of SharePoint Server 2016, which includes new hybrid capabilities that enable on-premises customers to tap into the innovation we’re delivering in Office 365.

For over a decade, our customers—including...

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09:30
SharePoint—the mobile and intelligent intranet

The intranet is at the epicenter of many organizations, as the place where employees can get company news and information, plus search for people and content.

Now, we will make the intranet a more personalized experience, one that is where you need it, when you need it. Welcome to the mobile and intelligent intranet. Spanning on-premises and Office 365, the mobile and intelligent intranet brings together the productivity of SharePoint Team Sites, the broadcast reach of publishing sites and portals, and the mission criticality of your most important business applications—accessible from your desktop to your mobile phone—and powered by the Office Graph, so information finds you, instead of you having to find information.

Today, we announced The Future of SharePoint, which detailed our vision and innovations, including the new SharePoint mobile app, a new SharePoint home in Office...

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09:00
Office Online Server now available

We are excited to announce the release of Office Online Server (OOS), which allows organizations to deliver browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, among other capabilities. Microsoft recognizes that many organizations still value running server products on-premises for a variety of reasons. With OOS, you get the same functionality we offer with Office Online in your own datacenter. OOS is the successor to Office Web Apps Server 2013.

OOS scales well for your enterprise whether you have 100 employees or 100,000. The architecture enables one OOS farm to serve multiple SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business instances. OOS is designed to work with SharePoint Server 2016, Exchange Server 2016 and Skype for Business Server 2016. It is also backwards compatible with SharePoint Server 2013, Exchange Server...

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08:15
Marks & Spencer uses Office 365 to boost...

Today’s post was written by Carl Dawson, IT director for Marks & Spencer.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has come a long way from the Penny Bazaar stall opened by Michael Marks in Leeds Kirkgate Market back in 1884. Today, we sell quality products at great value to 33 million customers through our 900 stores in the United Kingdom. The M&S brand is internationally recognized, with an additional 460 stores across 58 territories in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. And more than 7 million registered users do their online shopping through M&S.com.

To ensure we’re putting customers at the heart of our business, it’s really important that we’re agile and responsive. Three years ago, we embarked on a new journey to find the right technology tools to support a new business culture—modern, agile, connected and collaborative—that’s defined by a digital mindset.

We chose Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based productivity tools to enable this change in our...

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Tuesday May 3

11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta 4 (13Y772) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta 4 (13Y772) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 (13F68) Now Available

iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 (13F68) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 4 (15F31a) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 4 (15F31a) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta 4 (13Y772) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta 4 (13Y772) Now Available

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11:00
iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 (13F68) Now Available

iOS 9.3.2 beta 4 (13F68) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 4 (15F31a) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 4 (15F31a) Now Available

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10:25
Test drive Microsoft Office 365 from the comfort of...

Test drive Office 365 from the comfort of your own office.

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

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

Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture, review and share notes from anywhere—Boost your team’s productivity by sharing documents...
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10:01
About the security content of Xcode 7.3.1

This document describes the security content of Xcode 7.3.1.

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09:11
BCC all mail to an OS X Server to an Email address

I’m pretty big on privacy. Actually, I don’t need much privacy; I’m an open book. But I try to be very respectful of the privacy of others. Still, there are certain valid circumstances to send all mail that goes to an OS X Server to an email address. Maybe you have an automation that picks up mail from support staff and files it into software for ticketing, maybe you have a legal hold. In many cases, it’s not my place to judge the validity of such requests; only to find ways to implement them.

To bcc all mail to an OS X Server, first disable the feature from Postfix so you can enable it in serveradmin. First, edit the postfix config file, /Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/main.cf. Open the file in your favorite text editor and remove the line that starts with always_bcc. Then close the file and save.

Next, run the following command to enable the option:

sudo serveradmin settings mail:postfix:always_bcc_enabled = yes

And finally, define the email...

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09:00
Our journey into the world of OneNote

Today’s post was written by Gerald B. Johnson, data support specialist at Feldwood Elementary School in College Park, Georgia.

As the data support specialist at Feldwood Elementary School, my role is to support teachers in using their students’ assessment results and to support my principal in identifying key data points for decision making. As I began planning how to facilitate these tasks effectively, I knew I would need a medium to organize, store and share the vast amount of information we collected throughout the school year. Like many of you, I was used to keeping a physical binder containing this information about my homeroom class. The problem I faced was that I was no longer in the classroom and needed to facilitate this process with over 30 teachers. The idea of thumbing through over thirty five-inch binders on a regular basis was not an appealing idea.

During the second semester of 2015, our school district purchased the Office 365 suite. My school...

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Friday April 29

09:00
Register for “Management in Motion—building an...

Employee turnover is not only expensive, but it can also have a massive impact on the morale of a team. In fact, in a recent study conducted by INC, roughly three out of four employees said that their manager is the worst and most stressful part of their job. In addition, 65 percent said they would take a new manager over a pay raise. To get the best out of your teams and their talents, managers need to be able to inspire and energize their teams.

Join us May 10 at 8 a.m. PDT / 3 p.m. GMT for the next episode of Modern Workplace, “Management in Motion—building an energized workforce,” where we explore how effective leadership fosters a collaborative environment, empowers employees and improves productivity while enhancing customer satisfaction.

  • David Marquet, leadership expert, retired U.S. Navy captain and author of “Turn the Ship...
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09:00
National Small Business Week special edition webcast...

Join us for a bonus episode of the Office Small Business Academy, “Small Business, Big Ideas: Live Expert Q&A, in celebration of National Small Business Week, airing May 5 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET.

We invite the small business community to ask our experts their questions about entrepreneurship during this special one-night event live from the Microsoft flagship store in New York. Together, we’ll discuss the best ways to lead and grow your small business—including tips to empower employees, embrace change, manage resources and create a loyal customer base.

Carol Roth, CNBC on-air contributor and best-selling author of “The Entrepreneur Equation,” will host the event and take your questions, along with Ramon Ray, publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine and small business evangelist, and Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of...

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06:00
List of Safe Complex Characters for Passwords

A number of systems require you to use complex characters in passwords and passcodes. Here is a list of characters that can be used, along with the name and the associated unicode:

  •    (Space) U+0020
  • ! (Exclamation) U+0021
  • ” (Double quotes) U+0022
  • # (Number sign) U+0023
  • $ (Dollar sign) U+0024
  • % (Percent) U+0025
  • & (Ampersand) U+0026
  • ‘  (Single quotes) U+0027
  • ( (Left parenthesis) U+0028
  • ) (Right parenthesis) U+0029
  • * (Asterisk) U+002A
  • + (Plus) U+002B
  • , (Comma) U+002C
  • – (Minus sign) U+002D
  • . (Period) U+002E
  • / (Slash) U+002F
  • : (Colon) U+003A
  • ; (Semicolon) U+003B
  • < (Less than sign) U+003C (not allowed in all systems)
  • = (Equal sign) U+003D
  • > (Greater than sign) U+003E (not allowed in all systems)
  • ? (Question) U+003F
  • @ (At sign) U+0040...
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06:00
The topicdesk.com Roundcube Installer for Server 5...

I thought I posted this previously, but it doesn’t appear as though I did. Server 5, Roundcube installer. Get better mail on OS X Server if you’re misguided enough to use the service.

https://topicdesk.com/downloads/tools/roundcube-for-os-x-server/

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Thursday April 28

15:49
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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15:00
CareKit Now Available

You can use the CareKit framework to develop apps that help people better understand and manage their health by creating dynamic care plans, tracking symptoms, connecting to care teams, and more. CareKit is open source so, in addition to creating great personal care apps, you can collaborate with other developers and the medical community to make CareKit even better. To download a sample app and learn more, visit CareKit.org.

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15:00
CareKit Now Available

You can use the CareKit framework to develop apps that help people better understand and manage their health by creating dynamic care plans, tracking symptoms, connecting to care teams, and more. CareKit is open source so, in addition to creating great personal care apps, you can collaborate with other developers and the medical community to make CareKit even better. To download a sample app and learn more, visit CareKit.org.

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09:15
OneNote and Office Lens April roundup

Today, we are releasing several new capabilities for OneNote and Office Lens that enhance multimedia experiences, collaboration and canvas organization.

We’ve got a lot of great stuff to cover, so let’s dive in!

Multimedia

Insert and view content from YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Sway and more, right alongside your notes. By simply pasting a video link into OneNote for Windows 10, Mac or iOS, a playable thumbnail version will appear next to it. Soon you’ll also be able to embed with copy and paste for OneNote Online.

OneNote for Windows

We updated the work and school sign-in process, so now you can sign in to OneNote for the first time using your Office 365 organization ID. We hope this eliminates potential confusion, saves time and gets people into their notes more quickly.

For OneNote for the Windows Phone, we added audio recording, giving you an additional and easier way to get your ideas down while on the go.

OneNote for iOS

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09:00
Seal Industries switches direction, gets to the...

Today’s post was written by Rick Cooper, director of IT at Seal Industries.

Seal Industries delivers high-quality monitoring, maintenance and repair services in the petrochemical industry. We’ve built our business on a reputation for innovation and cost-effective, highly technical service options, but we had outgrown a corporate IT infrastructure that was starting to impact our business.

We have more than 600 field employees working at refineries and plants around the country. They’re equipped with state-of-the-art technology to perform their functional roles, but they had no corporate email, and no way to connect with our network if they did. Meanwhile, we have almost 100 managers and sales people at the main office who had to rely on a small infrastructure of aging on-premises servers.

From impossible to the Microsoft cloud

We had most of the company shut out of our business loop and doing tons of actual paperwork. Back at the office, my IT...

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09:00
Episode 091 on Angular 2 with Sahil Malik—Office 365...

In this episode, Richard DiZerega talks with Sahil Malik about what it means to be a developer with Office 365 and the Office 365 work Sahil has been doing with authentication, Angular 2 and Cordova.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP91_SahilMalik.mp3

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09:00
Mobile application management and conditional access...

We are pleased to announce support for mobile application management (MAM) and conditional access capabilities for Skype for Business mobile apps for online customers. These capabilities are delivered through integration with Intune, Microsoft’s cloud-based mobile device and application management solution.

An integral aspect of enabling true productivity is ensuring that employees can communicate and collaborate from wherever they are, on their favorite devices. At the same time, keeping sensitive corporate information secure is critical. With Skype for Business, we are committed to enabling productivity on the go for end users, as well as providing IT the tools to protect and manage the applications and associated data.

Here’s a look at some of the core Intune MAM and conditional access capabilities that can help you enable managed productivity with Skype for Business.

Manage and prevent data loss from Skype for Business apps using Intune

With an...

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06:00
Precache Now Supports AppleTV

Precache, available at https://github.com/krypted/precache, is a script that populates the cache on an OS X Caching server for Apple updates. The initial release supported iOS. The script now also supports caching the latest update for an AppleTV. To use that, there’s no need to include an argument for AppleTV. Instead, you would simply  run the script followed by the model identifier, as follows:

sudo python precache.py AppleTV5,4

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Wednesday April 27

11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3 (13Y768) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3 (13Y768) Now Available

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3 (13Y768) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3 (13Y768) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 3 (15F28b) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 3 (15F28b) Now Available

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11:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 3 (15F28b) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 3 (15F28b) Now Available

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Wednesday April 20

18:15
About the security content of tvOS 9.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 9.2.

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Friday April 8

10:10
Use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your iPhone,...

With HomeKit, you can use your iOS device to control any of the "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories that you have in your home.

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Thursday March 31

12:10
About the security content of iOS 9.3.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.1.

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09:10
About the security content of iBooks Author 2.4.1

This document describes the security content of iBooks Author 2.4.1.

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Tuesday March 29

11:30
iTunes Connect for iOS Now Includes Resolution Center

You can now access Resolution Center from your iPhone or iPad to review and respond to your active threads, and easily forward threads to other members of your team. You can also opt in to receive a push notification whenever App Review sends you a new message. Visit the App Store for the latest update.

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Thursday March 24

13:42
About the security content of OS X Server 5.1

This document describes the security content of OS X Server 5.1.

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Wednesday March 23

11:38
About the security content of Safari 9.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 9.1.

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07:07
About the security content of iOS 9.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.

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Monday March 21

12:30
Xcode 7.3 Now Available

The latest versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS are now available to hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Submit your apps built with Xcode 7.3, which is available for download on the Mac App Store and includes the most recent SDKs. For downloads and details on guidelines, testing, and submitting, visit Prepare your apps for the App Store.

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11:50
About the security content of OS X El Capitan v10.11...

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

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Wednesday March 9

17:22
Apple security updates

This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

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13:40
App Analytics Weekly Summary Email Now Available

You can now opt in to receive a weekly App Analytics summary email for your most frequently downloaded apps. It will include data on App Store views, App Units, Sales, Sessions, and Crashes. To receive the App Analytics summary email, opt in by visiting the Notifications section of Users and Roles in iTunes Connect.

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Tuesday March 8

11:24
Logic Pro X 10.2.2 Release Notes

Learn what's new in Logic Pro X 10.2.2.

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Monday March 7

14:14
About the security content of Apple Software Update...

This document describes the security content of Apple Software Update 2.2.

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06:57
Ep. 3 – Fuse to the MDM Powder Keg

Welcome to the first episode of the 2016 edition or the Frogor 45. Pardon that we’re going to need a bit of time between our episodes from here on. We have a special guest, Pepijn Bruienne, who will be discussing things both MDM and DEPy.

Other topics include:

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