SharePoint – No Office documents in search result – solved

This is the final answer of a ONE year old problem, appears after the August 2010 CU (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=161, http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=179 and http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=230) The SharePoint Product Group has finally provided a fix for this problem with the June 2011 CU (to be deployed after the SP1). With this fix, Office document published on SharePoint sites with ANONYMOUS access are now back in the search results – what ever you use the…

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Office 365 – Change password notification

With Office 365, like with BPOS, there is password policy you can’t change (except if you use authentication federation with your own AD). For information, you can find details about password policy here http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/sso/office-365-password-policy.aspx If your password expired and you are connected with Lync, you will have a popup asking you to enter your password. You may not noticed this is due to password expiration and the popup will come…

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Office 365 – Federation with Live Messenger disabled (temporarily)

The Office 365 has announced that the federation with Live Messenger will be disabled temporarily in order to solve some issue. Indeed, users using a vanity domain with Office 365 were not able to access their Live account. So while the team is working to solve this issue, the IM federation with Live will be disabled. This affect Professionals and Small Business plan, but also Enterprise (less impacted as federation…

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UAG – Be careful with the IE Protected Mode

Recently, I had some trouble with my application published through UAG. Indeed, the UAG portal was not showing all the application I have access – not always the same application were shown. If I tried to access directly to the web application (such as My Site or Outlook Web Access), I had sometimes the error ‘You are not allowed to access this application’, if I tried to use the Remote…

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Office 365 – Security resources

Here are few links about security on Office 365. This covers best practices, compliance… Standard Response to Request for Information – Security and Privacy – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26647 Security in Office 365 White Paper – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26552 Cloud Computing Security Considerations – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1013 Security, Privacy and Compliance Information for Microsoft Online Services – http://www.microsoft.com/online/legal/v2/?docid=21&langid=en-us​

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SharePoint / Outlook – Outlook PowerTool Plus for SharePoint

A free tool for SharePoint that enables you to handle multiple documents from your document library at once. Selected documents can be moved, copied, deleted, or sent as links or attachments in large batches rather than one at a time. Outlook Power Tool Plus’ interface is easy to use. Right click over the selected documents to see all the options. In the example below, the user is moving multiple selected…

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SharePoint – SharePoint Lifecycle Management Solution with Project Server 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides a vast number of capabilities that empower both business users and IT to create solutions quickly. For this reason, many organizations consider implementing SharePoint as a central platform to address a wide array of business solutions. For those organizations, it’s likely that they’ll need a good way to track, manage, and prioritize those business requests. The SharePoint Lifecycle Management Solution with Project Server 2010 provides…

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SharePoint – SharePoint and Windows Azure Development Kit

The May 2011 release of the SharePoint and Azure Development Kit is a training course to help developers integrate SharePoint and Windows Azure. SharePoint 2010 provides many ways to integrate with Windows Azure. From simple SQL Azure data-centric applications to complex workflow that leverages custom Azure services, there is great potential to integrate these two growing technologies. The kit contains eight modules that include PowerPoint decks, Hands-on labs and Source…

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BPOS/Office 365 – MOSDAL (Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging) Support Toolkit

MOSDAL Support Toolkit collects system configuration, network configuration, service-based applications’ configuration and logging data along with performing network diagnostics. MOSDAL Support Toolkit can be used by anyone having issues with the Microsoft Online services. A KB article about the tool can be found over here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960625 You can download it here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=626 MOSDAL can be used to run network diagnostics against a data center where data resides. Or, MOSDAL can…

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