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 few months, this site is no longer available and many Office 365 customer (existing or…

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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 some information about the fact that ForeFront Protection for SharePoint may be installed on top…

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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 21st), Microsoft has now provided it as standalone and free products, allowing you to keep…

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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 as the difference with Office Web Apps 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38833 Enjoy

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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 English, but by the end of this month (May 31st 2013) they will be able…

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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 content; for example, if you want to stop your Office 365 subscription (reversibility). So, currently,…

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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 left The first to do is to create an App Catalog by clicking 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

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SharePoint 2013 – Form can not be loaded as InfoPath Form feature is not activated

Recently, I discovered an issue with InfoPath Form Server on SharePoint 2013. The site collection was migrated from SharePoint 2010 using the detach/attach DB method as this was pretty OOB. No issue were detected, everything was running fine until… I get to an InfoPath form. When loading the form, I get the error Activation could not be completed because the InfoPath Forms Services support feature is not present. Off course,…

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SharePoint 2013 – Additional step to allow SharePoint Apps to work

As you may already know, one of the new thing with the Wave 15 of Microsoft products (Office 2013, Exchange 2013 or SharePoint 2013) is the new way to provide add-in which is now called Apps. With SharePoint 2013, the documentation is not complete… If you follow step by step the official Microsoft documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161236.aspx), you will be able to install SharePoint Apps from the AppStore BUT you will get…

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