SharePoint – SkyDrive Pro App now available for Windows 8 and iOS

Microsoft has announced the availability of the SkyDrive Pro app for Windows 8 and iOS. The app has been published to the Windows Store (http://aka.ms/SDProWin8) as well as to the Apple Store (http://aka.ms/SDProiOS). After being announced at the last SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas last November, the long wait is over Enjoy

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Beta – New version of Windows, SQL and Azure

As you may already know, if not this is it , Microsoft has made some major announcements last week about the future version of Windows Server (Windows Server 2012 R2), SQL server (SQL Server 2014), System Center (System Center 2012 R2) and Windows Azure. So, if you want to start evaluating these new coming version you can go to the Eval Center here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/evalcenter/dn205292.aspx

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Various – Free Microsoft ebooks resources

Since many years, Microsoft is delivering more and more free ebooks resources. An updated list has been published, covering Windows 8/2012, SharePoint or Office 365 as well as Visual Studio or Windows Azure Feel free to pick the one(s) you want  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2013/06/18/huge-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-for-you-including-office-office-365-sharepoint-sql-server-system-center-visual-studio-web-development-windows-windows-azure-and-windows-server.aspx

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Office 365 – Manage Multiple Factors Authentication

Following my previous post related to the availability of the multiple factors authentication preview for Office 365, here is an additional one to detail the management. Once you have enabled multi factors authentication (follow this post http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=524), you can manage additional settings such as viewing usage reports, download the SDK or configure blocked/bypassed user or fraud alert.   Manage additional settings for multi factors authentication Logon to the Windows Azure…

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Office 365 – Two factors authentication is now available as preview

Microsoft has released a preview of the two factor authentication feature for Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune or Dynamics CRM Online. Enable Two Factors Authentication Sign in to Windows Azure (https://manage.windowsazure.com/) with an administrator account Go to the Active Directory section from the left and choose Active Auth Providers Then create a new Active Authentication Provider Follow the wizard Name: define what you want Usage Model – this is…

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Office 365 – You can now define Yammer as your default Enterprise social network

Starting today, Office 365 customers with Enterprise plan can enable Yammer as the default social network in replacement of the SharePoint newsfeed. To do so: Logon to your SharePoint Administration portal either using the administration menu on top right or using the direct URL (https://<your tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com/) Then go to the Settings option available on the left and choose Use Yammer.com service at the Enterprise Social Collaboration section on top of…

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Office 365 – Change the schedule directory synchronization

As part of the latest post about directory synchronization with Office 365, here is a small trick to manage the schedule for directory synchronization. This is not new with the latest release. By default, DirSync is synching your AD with Office 365 every 3 hours. But you may want to manage this schedule in order to do it more or less frequently. Off course, you still have to ability to…

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Office 365 – Directory Synchronization now includes password sync

As you may already know there 2 way to manage user accounts on Office 365: From the cloud, using Office 365 administration portal (https://portal.microsoftonline.com) or using PowerShell From your on premises – so your own AD, using the Active Directory Synchronization tool, called DirSync The latest release of DirSync is now including a long waited feature: password synchronization This was a long wait feature as until now, there was no…

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SharePoint 2013 – Can not embedded HTML code

As you may already know, if not this is done , you can now embedded some HTML code on your SharePoint pages (available on SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online); especially on blog post. To do so, just create a new blog post (or page) and use the Insert tab and Embed Code button. However, there is some security settings associated with this option. I ran onto an issue when I…

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