Office 365 – Self service password reset beta

With the release of Office 365 cloud services, Microsoft is continuously improving features and services offered. As part of these improvements, a password reset portal has been released. Until then, you were obliged to contact Microsoft Office 365 support to reset the password used (or your administrator). If you want to take part of this beta, just contact the team and provide the following details: Name of the organization Number…

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Office 365 – BlackBerry Business Cloud Services For O365 – New Information and Resources

Microsoft and Research in Motion (RIM) announced in March 2011 that RIM will provide a hosted BlackBerry service for Office 365 customers, known as BlackBerry Business Cloud Services. Blackberry Business Cloud Services will provide BlackBerry users with email, calendar, PIM, and additional capabilities. A public beta is expected to be available in early October. RIM has made available some publicly-facing resources for customers and partner audiences in regard to their…

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Office 365 – Microsoft Office 365 Partner Deployment Trainings

Microsoft is planning various trainings for partner on Office 365 These 3 days trainings will be held at various location around the wordl   Redmond, WABarcelona, SpainBrussels, BelgiumMiami, FLKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSydney, AustraliaTokyo, JapanWashington D.C.Bangalore, IndiaSao Paulo, BrazilLondon, United KingdomDallas, TX Aug 16-18Sept 13-15Sept 27-29Sept 27-29Oct 10-12Oct 18-20Oct 31-Nov 2 Nov 8-10Nov 15-17Nov 29-Dec 1Dec 6-8Dec 13-15     To get more details and register to one of these trainings go to…

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Office 365 – SharePoint Online and Project, get them working together

While there is not yet a Project Server Online offer, there is a way to use the power of SharePoint Online to work with Project Professional (client side). As part of this integration, there is task list synchronization, document sharing (of course) and of course user interaction through Lync client (if used). For more details go to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2011/06/29/microsoft-project-professional-2010-and-sharepoint-online-in-office-365.aspx ​

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Office 365 – Free ebook “Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime”

A free ebook on Office 365 is available to download. I have no doubt that more ebooks will come to cover all aspect of Office 365. This one is more small business oriented but could be valuable for everyone working with Office 365. Enjoy “This book shows you how you can use cloud computing—and specifically, Office 365—to get more done, collaborate more easily, and work more flexibly than you ever…

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Windows Phone – Get a "Jump Start" on Mango

This two-day live virtual class, Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango Jump Start, is specially tailored for developers looking to build cool applications and games for the new Windows Phone Mango Platform. Mango is an important leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace the “tile-and-app” UI and reap the rewards Mango provides your development team and user…

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SharePoint – The importance of the AAM

As you already know, AAM (Alternate Access Mapping) allows you to define different URL to reach SharePoint sites. The importance of the AAM is frequently reminded – at least in the context of SharePoint publication for external access. While you still can access to SharePoint sites from these different URL’s while they are not registered as AAM on SharePoint, you may/will experiment bad side effects. With the Service Pack for…

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SharePoint – Office Web Apps plug in for Firefox

For those who are using Firefox as web browser, you may already have experienced some issue with SharePoint functionalities. One of this issue may be with Office Web Apps. Now, be happy , Microsoft has released a plug in which make Office Web Apps working with Firefox (you need Firefox 3.5 or later) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27106 You don’t need it if you have Office 2010 installed, as this is already included on…

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Lync / Jabra – Feedback on Jabra products

Few weeks earlier, I had the opportunity to receive some Jabra products for evaluation. Jabra is providing handset and products which integrate with Communication Server/Lync. I have to say I’m very impressed by the quality and the simplicity of use. Installation is very simple, for advanced products you have a management tool which allow you to set the configuration, update firmware… Audio and micro quality is very good; when you…

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SharePoint / Fast – Manage keywords for Best bet

As you may already know you know promote some link or document as best bet for a search results (Search keyword and Fast Search Keyword. BUT, if your search center (SharePoint or Fast) is independent; meaning located in other web application (search search.hametbenoit.info), managed keyword will not be used for promoting your Best bet. Indeed, the scope for keywords is limited to the site collection. When I wanted to implement…

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SharePoint – Unable to resolve audience

If you are using Audience to manage information displayed on your SharePoint, you may have trouble when you try to find or resolve the audience wanted, even if the audience is correctly set and compiled. The following error message may appears during audience validation “This entry cannot be validated. Exception “Object reference not set to an instance of object.” occurred” or no results are found when looking for an audience…

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