SharePoint – Allow Office Mobile access to SharePoint sites published with ForeFront TMG

Even if Microsoft has announced to stop ForeFront TMG (Threat Management Gateway), this post is about to allow Office Mobile (from Windows Phone 7.x or Windows Phone 8) access to internal SharePoint sites published through ForeFront TMG. NOTE the recommendation (and due to the announcement) it’s recommended to use ForeFront UAG (Unified Access Gateway) to publish SharePoint sites. If you have published your internal SharePoint site with ForeFront TMG and…

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SharePoint 2013 – PDF preview and PDF opened using Web Browser

UPDATED April 16th, after the April CU, it seems opening PDF in web browser is working whatever a PDF reader is installed or not With SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Applications 2013, Microsoft is now supporting PDF with Office Web Applications. However, there is few things to do in order to be able to preview PDF and open it with web browser: SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Application 2013 RTM:…

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Exchange – Office 365 – Lot of synchronization logs

Recently I had an issue with my Exchange Online mailbox: there was almost every second a log generated within the Sync Issue folder, which contains synchronization error messages. The log generated were saying “Your server administrator has limited the number of items you can open simultaneously. Try closing messages you have opened or removing attachments and images from unsent messages you are composing." Off course, no configuration changes were done.…

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SharePoint – The first CU for SharePoint 2013 is mandatory

Few months after the RTM of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has released the first CU for SharePoint 2013 – March 2013 PU (public update). This update is MANDATORY for being able to install later SharePoint updates. The update size is very big (650 Mo for SharePoint Foundation 2013, 1.6 Gb for SharePoint Server). I highly recommend to those who don’t have yet deployed SharePoint 2013 to do a slipstream installation, meaning…

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Office 365 – Some changes/limitations with public website

With the new Office 365 running SharePoint Online 2013, Microsoft has made some changes: The first one, but not the more important, the default public URL has changed to http://<yourtenant>-public.sharepoint.com while with SharePoint Online 2010 it was http://<yourtenant>-web.sharepoint.com The second one is at the Site Settings level. You can only manage interface (look), search engine optimization and access rights; The ability to activate/disable SharePoint features has gone. This may be…

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Exchange – Office 365 – Do not allow to add Office Apps

With Exchange 2013, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Office Apps. Office Apps is providing a new way to develop for Exchange 2013 (as well as for SharePoint 2013) in order to provide additional functionality to end-users through Outlook 2013 client or Outlook Web Access (such as a map to locate a location when you receive a request meeting) – to know more about Office Apps see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officeapps/archive/2012/07/17/introducing-the-new-office-cloud-app-model.aspx With…

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Office 365 – You can not create a site collection which reuse URL

To avoid data lost, Microsoft has introduced earlier in SharePoint Online the site collection recycle bin. This feature allows SharePoint Online administrators to restore deleted site collection. This site collection recycle bin has also another impact which is blocking you when creating a new site collection which reuse an URL previously associated to a deleted site collection. To continue the creation of the new site collection and so reuse the…

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Office 365 – Use Right Management Services

With the new Office 365, Microsoft has introduced a new functionality to secure document sharing: Right Management Services. This service is (should be) well know as this is available since Windows Server 2003 as additional component for internal deployment. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771234(v=ws.10).aspx for more details about RMS. So, going back to Office 365 and Windows Azure Rights Management (as this is the commercial name of RMS on the cloud). Windows Azure…

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Office 365 – Use Excel to view Exchange Online reports

UPDATE March 8th: to know more about Office 365 Reporting Web Service (and maybe build a solution) go there http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj984325.aspx Following my previous post presenting the new Office 365 administration portal UI, I will explain with this post how to use Excel for viewing (and analyzing) Office 365 reports. The Office 365 reports are covering lot of customer needs for reporting, from active & inactive mailboxes to mail protection (spam,…

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Exchange – New Exchange Deployment Assistant for Exchange 2013

Few months after releasing the latest major version of Exchange, Microsoft has published a new deployment assistant to help customer in their Exchange 2013 deployment. This new version will provide guidance to deploy Exchange 2013 On Premises, in hybrid mode with Office 365 or on a cloud based only deployment. Additional scenario for customers with Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 already deployed will be added later. Don’t forget you need…

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Office 365 – Add email aliases with Exchange Online 2013

With the new Office 365 there is some actions which have changed to manage user properties. As part of this, adding an email alias is now more simpler. Logon to the Office 365 administration portal with an administrator account Then go to the Users and Groups section from the left menu On the Active Users tab, select the user you want to add email aliases and click on the Edit…

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Office 365 – Simpler mail protection management with Exchange Online

With the new Office 365 version running Exchange 2013, Microsoft has provided a simpler way to protect your email flow, including spam quarantine management. With the new Office 365, all security email options are now available directly through the Exchange Control Panel. To manage these security options, log on using an Exchange administrator account on the Exchange Control Panel. To reach the ECP, you can connect using the Office 365…

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Office 365 – Enable and use SharePoint Site Mailbox on SharePoint Online

With SharePoint 2013, a new feature called Site Mailbox has been delivered by Microsoft. This feature allows integration between SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013. It is available for both On Premises and Online (Office 365) deployments. Email and documents are traditionally kept in two unique and separate data repositories. Most organizations collaborate using both mediums. The challenge is that both email and documents are accessed using different clients. This usually…

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