Weekly IT Newsletter – July 28-August 1, 2014

Microsoft Exchange:

· What Else Do You Want to Know About Migrating to Exchange Server 2013? – 31-July-2014 – clip_image001

· Fix Available for Exchange Server 2013 Hybrid Connectivity Wizard Issue – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[1]

· Important update available for Exchange Server 2013 hybrid deployments – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[2]

· Exchange Unwashed Digest – July 2014 – 3-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[3]

· How To Rename DAG Network Using PowerShell – 1-Aug-2014

· The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change – 5-Aug-2014

· Exchange: Auto Batching 2013 Migrations – 28-July-2014

· Walking through Exchange 2013′s Hybrid Configuration Wizard steps – 30-July-2014

· Exchange 2013 Sizing Cheat Sheet (Part 1) – 5-Aug-2014

Microsoft Lync:

· Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB 2809243 – 5-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[4]

· Microsoft releases August 2014 Cumulative Update for Lync Server 2013 (KB 2809243) – 6-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[5]

· Lync and Exchange Web Services (EWS) – 3-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[6]

· Apostrophe and dash not supported in user SIP addresses in Lync Server – Find Problem SIP URIs – 3-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[7]

· Lync Call Forwarding Options call flow – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[8]

· Installing and Configuring Lync 2013 “The Watcher” Node – 29-July-2014 – clip_image001[9]

· Command Line Options in Lync Optimizer Scripts – 5-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[10]

· A Fix for Lync Poor Audio Quality – 5-Aug-2014

· Just Tell Me How to Edit Lync IVR from PowerShell – 1-Aug-2014

· Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications 2014: Microsoft Lync Takes Lead from Cisco – 5-Aug-2014

· CLI Suppression, Federated Lync Calls, and SimRing – 26-July-2014

· Lync 2013 Meeting – Set All Conference Participants to Wait in Lobby – 30-July-2014

· Lync 2013 Test Plan – 30-July-2014

· Flashback from Lync Conference : How to find out what Audio Codec Lync is using (Internal & External) – 29-July-2014

· Lync Server 2013/2010 Pool Expansion/Scale Out (Network Load Balancing) – 4-Aug-2014

· Set-CsClientPin: User is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet – 28-July-2014

· Lync Interactive Response Group Creation and Modification Via PowerShell – 31-July-2014

· Generate a Simple Group Chat Report – 30-July-2014

Active Directory:

· Load Balancing ADFS on Windows 2012 R2 – 31-July-2014 – clip_image001[11]

· Installing Active Directory Certificate Services Windows 2012 – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[12]

· Force remote Group Policy update with PowerShell and GPMC – 5-Aug-2014

Office 365:

· Securing Emails Outside of Your Organization With Office 365 Message Encryption – 3-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[13]

· New Office 365 admin tools – 29-July-2014 – clip_image001[14]

· Office 365 news round-up – 1-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[15]

· What’s new: July 2014 – 1-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[16]

· SCOM 2012 R2 Management Pack for O365- Available Now – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[17]

· Unable to Administer Office 365 Using PowerShell with Multi-Factor Authentication – 3-Aug-2014

Windows Azure:

· Azure Active Directory Sync Report Script – 31-July-2014 – clip_image001[18]

· Beyond Passwords: Modern Identity Security in Azure – 28-July-2014 – clip_image001[19]

· Antimalware on Microsoft Azure – 31-July-2014 – clip_image001[20]

· Top Support Solutions for Windows Azure Web Sites – 29-July-2014 – clip_image001[21]

· Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync tool – Version Release History – 1-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[22]

· Microsoft Introduces Azure Estimation Tool – 5-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[23]

· Azure Technical Training Opportunities – 29-July-2014

· Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 is available – 5-Aug-2014

· Step-by-Step: Auto-join a Member Server VM to Active Directory Domain in the Azure Cloud with VM Agent Custom Script Extension – 28-July-2014

· Connecting AD and Azure AD: Only 4 clicks with Azure AD Connect – 4-Aug-2014

Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2:

· August updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 – 5-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[24]

· Top Support Solutions for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 – 29-July-2014

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1:

· Windows 8.1 August update – 4-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[25]

· Microsoft adds new themes for Windows 8.1, including vistas you won’t hate – 5-Aug-2014

· Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 ‘August Update’, won’t be called Update 2 – 5-Aug-2014

· How to disable BitLocker with Group Policy – 28-July-2014

Windows Phone:

· Facebook for Windows Phone gets a big update today – 4-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[26]

· Windows Phone 8.1 Update brings Cortana to new markets + new features – 29-July-2014 – clip_image001[27]

· HTC’s new Windows Phone set for launch as invites go out for press event – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[28]

· Viber picks up big update for Windows Phone – 4-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[29]

· Two new Microsoft phones are reportedly getting closer to launch – 30-July-2014 – clip_image001[30]

· Download Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Developer Preview right now – 4-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[31]

· Fitbit arrives for Windows Phone 8.1 – 28-July-2014 – clip_image001[32]

· Uber now available on Windows Phone – 23-July-2014 – clip_image001[33]

· Image of HTC One Windows Phone found on Verizon servers – 1-Aug-2014

· Microsoft readying next Windows Phone update with folders, 7-inch screens – 28-July-2014

· Fix your face with Facetune for Windows Phone – 28-July-2014

· iOttie Easy Flex Qi Car Charger Review – 5-Aug-2014

· MyFitnessPal app update for Windows Phone now live – 5-Aug-2014

· More features for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 uncovered – 27-July-2014

· Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone gets Video recording and playback – 29-July-2014

Microsoft Office:

· Abusing Outlook – 31-July-2014 – clip_image001[34]

· Microsoft delivers a major update to OneNote for all Apple platforms – 29-July-2014 – clip_image001[35]

· Rearm Office 2013 SP1 – Extend activation grace period – 31-July-2014

· Try it out: Insert Space – 30-July-2014

· Office Lens updates: improved document clean up and OneNote location picker – 5-Aug-2014

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· New White Paper: A Guide to On-Premises SharePoint 2013 Upgrades – 31-July-2014 – clip_image001[36]

· Microsoft Azure IAAS and SharePoint 2013 tips and tricks – 5-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[37]

· SharePoint Online simplifies admin interface plus adds new controls over user experience – 1-Aug-2014

SQL:

· PASS Summit 2014: Inside the World’s Largest Gathering of SQL Server and BI Professionals – 31-July-2014

· Transitioning from SMP to MPP, the why and the how – 30-July-2014

System Center:

· MDT 2013 – Part I: MDT Configuration; Capture a Windows Server 2012 R2 Base OS Image – 4-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[38]

· System Center 2012 R2 UR3 releases with new Operations Manager updates – 29-July-2014 – clip_image001[39]

· Free download: System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2014 – 4-Aug-2014 – clip_image001[40]

· Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager is now available – 29-July-2014 – Star icon

· How to Create a PowerShell Console Profile Baseline for the Entire Environment – 3-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 is now available – 29-July-2014 – Star icon

· How to Use The Same External Ethernet Adapter For Multiple SCCM OSD – 28-July-2014

· Modern Style Visio Stencils for System Center 2012 Operations Manager – 1-Aug-2014

KB’s:

· Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 – 29-July-2014 – Star icon

· Callee receives a missed call notification after answering a call on an IP telephone in a Lync Server 2013 environment – 6-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – 29-July-2014 – Star icon

· Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 – 29-July-2014 – Star icon

· Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager – 29-July-2014 – Star icon

· HD video stutters in a Lync Server 2013 based video conference in Lync 2013 – 6-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· WebClient service does not support Session Cookies – 4-Aug-2014

· August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.733 for Lync Server 2013, Administrative Tools – 6-Aug-2014

· Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) does not exit – 31-July-2014

· Creating an item on behalf of a delegate fails in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 5 environment – 4-Aug-2014

· Cross-premises archive issues in Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013 – 5-Aug-2014

· The BlackBerry Administration Service services fail to start – 30-July-2014

· Users are prompted for credentials when browsing an internal website that uses NTLM authentication even if Integrated Authentication is enabled – 30-July-2014

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB 2809243 – 6-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Top 10 reasons to trust Microsoft in the cloud – 5-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Active Directory Rights Management Services Mobile Device Extension – 5-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 – 4-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· System Center Management Pack for Office 365 – 30-July-2014 – Star icon

· Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager – 30-July-2014 – Star icon

· NEW Cloud Ecosystem Poster – Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 – 4-Aug-2014

· Release Management for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with Update 3 – 4-Aug-2014

· Windows Azure SDK for .NET – 2.4 – 4-Aug-2014

· System Center 2012 R2 Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manger Host and Virtual Machine Dashboards – 30-July-2014

· SolarWinds NPM 11.0 Review – 31-July-2014

Scripts & PowerShell:

· Exchange Statistical Report – 25-July-2014 – Star icon

· DNS Server and Zone Reporting with PowerShell – 1-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Use PowerShell to Force Office 365 Online Users to Change Passwords – 5-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· I’ve Got a PowerShell Secret: Adding a GUI to Scripts – 1-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· Add “Send to SkyDrive” to the Windows Explorer context menu in Windows 8.1 – 4-Aug-2014 – Star icon

· How to prevent a group of users from changing their passwords in AD – 3-Aug-2014

· Use PowerShell to Write Verbose Output – 30-July-2014

· Use PowerShell to Create Bulk Users for Office 365 – 4-Aug-2014

· How to rebuild or reorganize indexes in a specified SQL server database – 31-July-2014

· How to work with SharePoint Recycle Bin through PowerShell – 30-July-2014

· DNS Zone Copy and Merge with PowerShell – 31-July-2014

· A Flexible Script to Get Free Hard Drive Space on One or Multiple Computers – 1-Aug-2014

· SCOM Powershell Export COMPLETE Effective Monitoring Configuration – 25-July-2014

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