Windows – ForeFront UAG Endpoint components are not working on Windows 8

For those who have ForeFront unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Windows 8 RTM client, you will face an important issue with ForeFront Endpoint components. These components ARE NOT working on Windows 8 clients. I had confirmation this is currently not working neither supported from Microsoft Support. The problem is without these components, your computer can not be detected as a managed computer as well as some feature are not available…

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SharePoint – Office Web Apps will includes touch screen support functionality

Microsoft has announced that the next version of Office Web Apps will includes touch support. This new feature is due to the increase of touch device such as Tablet or Smartphone. All details available at http://blogs.office.com/b/officewebapps/archive/2012/08/20/bringing-touch-editing-to-office-web-apps-on-windows-8-and-ios-tablets.aspx

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ForeFront UAG – Service Pack 2 now available

With the vacation period, you may have missed it (like me ). Microsoft has published the Service Pack 2 for ForeFront Unified Access Gateway. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30459 As usual, this Service Pack is cumulative and contains updates from the SP1 as well the update 1. As part of improvements provide with this SP: More mobile devices supported, such as Windows Phone 7.5 or iOS 5.x and Android…

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Windows – Issue when enabling .Net 3 in unattended installation mode on Windows 8

As Microsoft has recently released to MSDN/Premier/TechNet customer, I started to create unattended installation file to use with WDS. After multiple try with error when feature were enabling (error in offlineservicing), I finally discovered this was due to NetFX3 feature I tried to enabled. Already during the beta stages, there was lot of issue while enabling .Net Framework 3. I currently have no solution to enable .Net Framework 3 in…

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Office 365 – It’s now possible to define password expiration delay and notification

Microsoft has recently deployed an update on Office 365 which allows Office 365 administrators to define password expiration delay and notification delay. 2 methods are available: PowerShell: with Set-MsolPasswordPolicy which requires 2 parameters – first one indicates the password period validity, the second one indicates the delay before users receive first password expiration notification. The following sample is settings password expiration to 30 days and notification period to 15 days…

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Office – Is SkyDrive Pro a good evolution?

As Microsoft has released the public beta of Office 2013, it’s time to think about some evolution. I had the chance to start playing with the beta long time before it became public and so I saw the evolution from Office 2010 to Office 2013 of each component. In this post, I would like to share my feelings​ about the new “SharePoint Workspace” called SkyDrive Pro. This time I’m really…

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Office 365 – It’s now supported to filter DirSync

Today, Microsoft has announced that directory synchronization filtering is now OFFICIALLY supported. DirSync filtering has been allowed to early Office 3655 for Education customers and is now available to all customers. If you apply the filtering option AFTER dirsync configuration, objects synched and are now excluded will be deleted from Office 365. If wrong exclusion has been set, don’t worry: remove the filtering option and resync. NOTE for those who…

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Office – The new PowerPoint Presenter view

With Office 2013, Microsoft has improved the PowerPoint Presenter view. The new presenter view is divided in 4 main sections: Main presenter view menu Current slide Next slides Notes   Presenter view menu The presenter view menu allows you to end the slideshow (equivalent to Escape key), change the display settings or show the Windows taskbar.   Notes section As with previous PowerPoint version, notes section is showing notes already…

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Windows – Windows PowerShell 3.0 and Server Manager Quick Reference Guides

​Quickly learn tips, shortcuts, and common operations in the new Windows Powershell 3.0, Windows PowerShell Workflow, Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell Web Access, Server Manager for Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, WinRM, WMI, and WS-Man. This should be still applicable with RTM (at least for the most part) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30002

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Windows – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have hit RTM

Today, Microsoft has announced that the next version of Windows, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, have hit RTM (Release To Manufacturing) and is now provided to OEM partners. This means the new Windows is coming. More date information: August, 1st: Windows RTM August, 15th: available for TechNet/MSDN subscribers August, 16th: available for Volume License customers with Software Assurance through Volume License Service Center website as well as for Partners through…

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Exchange – Access the ECP 2013 using a mailbox hosted on Exchange 2010

If you deploy Exchange 2013 within an environment with Exchange 2010 already deployed, the ECP (Exchange Control Panel) used is based on the Exchange version where your mailbox is hosted. So if Exchange Administrator has mailbox hosted on Exchange 2010, the ECP version will be 2010. this may be a problem if you want to manage your environment using the new ECP 2013. Until you move your Exchange admin mailbox…

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Office – SOLVED – Unable to synch SharePoint 2010 content with SkyDrive Pro

Following my previous post about issues whit SkyDrive Pro which is not able to sync content from SharePoint 2010 (http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=399), here is the solution. Ensure that any Office processes is not running, especially groove.exe, msosync.exe, msouc.exe, winword.exe, ecel.exe, powerpnt.exe. Then open Windows explorer and browse to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\Spw and C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OfficeFileCache to delete all their content. Since then, SkyDrive Pro is now able to sync SharePoint 2010 content. IMPORTANT you have to…

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