Month: May 2013

Office 365 – Speedtest replacement

With BPOS and the first version of Office 365, Microsoft has provided a web tool (Speed Test) to assist customer to determine if their internet connection can support Microsoft Online services, from messaging to collaboration [covering Exchange Onlnine but more important Lync as it may consume important bandwidth]. This tool was available from www.microsoftspeedtest.com Since …

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SharePoint – ForeFront Protection for SharePoint on top of SharePoint 2013

As you may already know, Microsoft has announced few months ago the end of some ForeFront products line, including ForeFront Protection the antivirus solution for Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communication Server (yes, Lync never had any updates while it has been long waited since Lync 2010). As part of this, you may also have read …

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SharePoint – SkyDrive Pro is now available as standalone and for download

In case of you missed it, SkyDrive Pro is the “professional” SkyDrive client to keep offline your SharePoint content. It has been introduced with SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 and so was only available through Office 2013 editions (Office 365 Pro Plus, Office 365 Small Business Premium or Office 2013 Pro Plus). Since yesterday (May …

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Exchange 2013 – Server Role Requirements Calculator

Few months after releasing the RTM of Exchange 2013, Microsoft has published his sizing tool for Exchange 2013. In the meantime, the tool has changed his name as part of the changes introduced with Exchange 2013 regarding the different roles. The download is available here http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Exchange-2013-Server-Role-f8a61780 Enjoy your Exchange 2013 deployment

SharePoint 2013 – New content roadmap for deploying and managing Office Web Apps 2013

Microsoft has published an updated content related to Office Web Apps 2013. This updated content convers Office Web Apps 2013 deployment and management, with a troubleshooting section which has been also improved. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn135237.aspx You also download a poster (available in Visio or PDF format) to understand how Office Web Apps 2013 is working as well …

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Office / SharePoint – More languages available on the Office and SharePoint Store

As you may already know, with the new Office client and Office servers (Exchange, SharePoint) products (2013 wave products), Microsoft has introduced a new of developing third party and add-ins called Apps through an App Store – in this case Office Store or SharePoint Store. Currently, developers (and so customers) can only submit Apps in …

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Office 365 – Backup your SharePoint Online content

UPDATE 09/05/2013 – new features are coming soon, such as mutilple site collection backup or scheduling. Stay tuned As you may already know, there is no way to backup by yourself your SharePoint; it’s Microsoft team charge’s. However, in some case, this may be a good idea to have a backup of your SharePoint Online …

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Office 365 – Manage SharePoint App Settings for SharePoint Online

Before being able to deploy and use SharePoint Apps with SharePoint Online, you have to do some configuration. Login to the Office 365 administration portal with an account with administrator rights and go to the SharePoint Online Administration portal Then, once logged on the SharePoint Administration Portal, click on the Apps link available on the …

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Windows Azure – Services poster

Microsoft has published a poster which summarize all Windows Azure services currently available. It provides a short service description for each service by category: app services, data services, compute, networking, and store. Depicts common uses including Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, and Media Services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35473