Office 365 / SharePoint – Migrate your On Premises SharePoint content to SharePoint 2010 Online – Part 2 – Connection to Office 365

UPDATE – April 5th Will writing this post, I discover an issue while migrating blog content to SharePoint Online. The issue was pictures associated with blog posts published using Live Writer (and so stored as attachments on SharePoint) were not migrated.This issue is not really a product bug as this way of blog posting is using specific SharePoint API’s. I’m really impressed by the quality and the responsiveness of AvePoint…

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Office 365 – GUI tool to create shared mailbox

To manage Exchange Online, you have various options available: PowerShell – you have to install first Microsoft Online PowerShell Exchange Management Shell Exchange Control Panel However, even if the most complete tool is PowerShell, this tool is not very easy to use for everyone. Moreover, many operations can be done only through the PowerShell. So to assist customers in managing Exchange Online, Microsoft has provided a GUI tool to create…

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Windows 8 – New way to open session

Since the beginning, opening a Windows session was done with a login – username and password. But with Windows 8, especially on Tablet PC, this way of working has changed. I said especially with Windows 8 Tablet PC because entering the password is not an easy thing (especially complex password, used in an enterprise context). So Microsoft has introduced 2 new ways to logon in addition of the login way:…

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Office 15 / Windows 8 – Office 15 free for Windows 8 on ARM??

This has been publicly disclosed by Steven Sinofsky – so there is no NDA disclosure (this sentence has been added for my Microsft’s friends ). The next version of Office – currently codenamed Office 15 – will be included on Windows On ARM (WOA). This looks like a seductive operation in order to make Windows 8 tablets attractive. By the way, the public beta for Office 15 is planned for…

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Office 365 / SharePoint – Migrate your On Premises SharePoint content to SharePoint 2010 Online – Part 1 – Migration tool installation

Once you have decided to go to Office 365 and use SharePoint Online, you may want to migrate your content currently hosted on On Premises SharePoint environment. This migration can’t usually be done without third party tool, except if you want to move everything manually . This post will cover the SharePoint content migration to Office 365 using AvePoint DocManager tool; this doesn’t cover important preparation work such as identity…

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Office 365 – Lower prices starting today

Microsoft has announced today lower prices for Office 365 offers. These lower prices are due to a high customer adoption and so a better efficiency to run Office 365, so Microsoft has decided to decrease Office 365 prices. NOTE not all Office 365 offers are impacted; only the price of Enterprise plans are lowering by up 20%. The change will apply to new and renewing customers. Enjoy

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Windows 8 – Hyper-V platform can’t be installed on every x64 processor

As you may already know, Microsoft has included (finally) his hypervisor (Hyper-V) on the Windows 8 client. However, Hyper-V 3.0 can’t be installed on every x64 processor – such Intel Centrino 2. Indeed, your x64 processor must have a second level address translation capabilities. For checking if you can enable Hyper-V 3.0 on your computer, you can use the tool Coreinfo available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722 Run this tool in command prompt…

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Windows 8 – Error when activating .Net Framework feature

If you are trying to enable .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Customer Preview, you may encored the following error – NOTE this doesn’t occur on all machine Windows could not download necessary files from Windows Update. Check your network connection. Error code: 0x800f0906   To solve the issue: Mount the ISO file used to install Windows 8 – NOTE: Microsoft has finally included a feature to mount ISO file…

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Windows 8 – Unable to logon after installing drivers

Et voilà, my first big issue with Windows 8: unable to logon after installing Ricoh Multi Card Reader drivers on Lenovo T 520. The drivers have installed successfully and after the reboot, the logon screen was plain – no more way to enter credentials With this important issue, I also discovered that return to ‘Last known good configuration’ is non existent on this beta version Ok, I know this is…

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Windows – Windows 8 beta is now available to download

This is it, Windows 8 beta has been released to download. There is 2 installation methods: Customer Preview Setup: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive are available for some previous versions of Windows (excluding…

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