Weekly IT Newsletter – January 19-23, 2015

Microsoft Exchange:

· Ask The Perf Guy: New Exchange 2013 Performance Guidance Available On TechNet – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001

· Microsoft Changing Mailbox Restore Method for Exchange Online – 14-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[1]

· Recommendations For Exchange ActiveSync Organisation Settings – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[2]

· The Exchange toolkit – 22-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[3]

· Edge Transport: Incoming mails stuck in the queue with error 4.4.1 – 20-Jan-2015

· Planning and Migrating a Small Organization from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013 (Part 19) – 20-Jan-2015

· Still using Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server? Make your move soon! – 23-Jan-2015

· Beware Installing .NET 4.5.2 Update on Exchange Servers – 20-Jan-2015

Microsoft Lync:

· Lync 2010 vs Lync 2013 Address Book Troubleshooting – 22-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[4]

· Microsoft announced that Video calling between Skype and Lync is temporarily disabled until January 26th, 2015 – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[5]

· Troubleshooting Guide Skype for Business and Lync – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[6]

· New Skype for Business Information and Training Available – 19-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[7]

· First Sighting: Microsoft Surface Hub 84” 4K Whiteboard Running Skype for Business – 22-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[8]

· Adventures in Normalization – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[9]

· Lync Web Access for Anonymous Users–Failure – 21-Jan-2015

· Lync Mobile Client does not normalize dialed number – 22-Jan-2015

· Skype for Business Server 2015 Poised to Address 35% of Top 20 Community Requests – 23-Jan-2014

· Update Digest: Lync Server 2013, Skype for iPhone, Visio Stencil, Networking Guide, Sonus SBC and more (Dec/Jan 2015) – 24-Jan-2015

· Microsoft Video Investments within Skype for Business Server 2015 – 23-Jan-2015

Active Directory:

· AD Magic Restore script published on codeplex – 19-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[10]

· Group Policy Loopback Everywhere? – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[11]

· Monitor Critical DNS Records – 21-Jan-2015

· Active Directory Certificate Service with Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 – 20-Jan-2015

Office 365:

· Password never expire in Office 365 – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[12]

· Office 365 news round-up – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[13]

· Reporting Office 365 – 20-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[14]

· Office 365: Large item migration limits did not apply – 21-Jan-2015

· From Inside the Cloud: What commitments does Microsoft make when you subscribe to Office 365? – 22-Jan-2015

· Office 365 – Watch Your “Recoverable Items Quota”! – 20-Jan-2015

Windows Azure:

· Azure + WordPress + Project Nami = Amazing – 19-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[15]

· Announcing New Enhancements to Azure Search Suggestions – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[16]

· Azure Cloud App Discovery – 20-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[17]

· Azure Data Security and Privacy – 20-Jan-2015

· Best Practices for Process Server Deployment when Protecting VMware and Physical Workloads with Azure Site Recovery – 22-Jan-2015

· Setting up Active Directory for a Disaster Recovery Environment – 21-Jan-2015

· Azure Search – How to Add Suggestions (auto-complete) to your Search Applications – 20-Jan-2015

Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2:

· New Features in the Netlogon Parser (v1.1.4) for Message Analyzer – 18-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[18]

· Understanding IPAM – 21-Jan-2015

· Migrating DHCP from Server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 – 19-Jan-2015

· Disk Cleanup in Windows Server – 21-Jan-2015

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

· January build now available to the Windows Insider Program – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[19]

· The next generation of Windows: Windows 10 – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[20]

· Microsoft included many user-requested changes and features in new Windows 10 preview – 24-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[21]

· Thoughts on Microsoft’s new Spartan web browser – 18-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[22]

· How to disable Cortana from the task bar in Windows 10 Preview – 24-Jan-2015

· How to enable Hey Cortana on Windows 10 Preview and other cool shortcuts – 23-Jan-2015

· Windows 10 includes in-home game streaming from Xbox One – 21-Jan-2015

· 7 Reasons You Should Be Fired Up For Windows 10! – 21-Jan-2015

· Windows 10 brings Cortana to the desktop – 21-Jan-2015

· Windows 10: Xbox Music and OneDrive will enable private music collections – 23-Jan-2015

Windows Phone:

· Twitter app for Windows Phone receives a nice update – 20-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[23]

· Dropbox finally lands on Windows and Windows Phone as a universal app – 22-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[24]

· Skype for Windows Phone updated with new ‘compact view’ for higher res displays – 19-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[25]

· Gallery: Windows 10 for phones – 22-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[26]

· A closer look at the new Skype and Messaging app in Windows 10 for phones – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[27]

· Chase Mobile app will be removed from the Windows Phone Store on Jan. 26 – 20-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[28]

· Tip o’ the Week #262 – Windows Phone 8.1 Update – 23-Jan-2015

· Deal Alert: InstaWeather Pro is now free through myAppFree – 23-Jan-2015

· Popular panorama app Cycloramic jumps from iOS to Windows Phone – 19-Jan-2015

· VLC beta for Windows Phone scores more bug fixes in 1.0.9 update – 23-Jan-2015

· Spotify for Windows Phone updated with an iOS-esque visual revamp – 19-Jan-2015

· New “Memo” app lets you rant about your thoughts while at work – 19-Jan-2015

· Every Windows Phone 8 phone will get Windows 10, except the ones that won’t – 23-Jan-2015

Microsoft Office:

· Improve Office 2013 security with Group Policy – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[29]

· The next chapter of Office on Windows – 22-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[30]

· Microsoft releases January 2015 Update of “Outlook for Mac for Office 365” – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[31]

· Universal version of Outlook coming to your phone – 21-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[32]

· OneNote to rule them all – 22-Jan-2015

· Introducing the hybrid add-on – 23-Jan-2015

· OneDrive Sync Changes Coming with Windows 10 – 12-Jan-2015

· VIDEO: Do you really know how to use Microsoft Word? The Power of Tabs and Indents – 23-Jan-2015

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· SharePoint 2013 On-Premises Search Improvements – Nov 2014 CU – 20-Jan-2015

· Set up Document ID prefix in SharePoint 2013 programmatically – 19-Jan-2015

SQL:

· New Year’s Resolution? Free BI and Big Data Training – 20-Jan-2015

· Powershell: Write object to SQL – 20-Jan-2015

System Center:

· Changing isolation levels in the Operations Manager operational and data warehouse databases – 20-Jan-2015

· Connect servers directly to Operational Insights – 20-Jan-2015

· Azure Operational Insights: Differences Between Direct Connection & SCOM Connection – 21-Jan-2015

· OM12 Quick Trick: Overview Of Clean & Dirty Server Reboots – 20-Jan-2015

· Creating OpsMgr Instance Group for All Computers Running an Application and Their Health Service Watchers – 18-Jan-2015

KB’s:

· Cross-premises Calendar editing is unavailable in a hybrid deployment of Exchange Online in Office 365 and on-premises Exchange Server – 22-Jan-2015

· “Execution of the Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory cmdlet has thrown an exception” error when you run the Hybrid Configuration wizard – 19-Jan-2015

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· New Office Visio Stencil – 19-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[33]

· SharePoint Designer 2013 – 23-Jan-2015

· Sysinternals Updates Now Available for SysMon, AccessChk, and RU – 20-Jan-2015

· Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB2920737) – 20-Jan-2015

· Distributed File System Namespace Solution with Hybrid Cloud Storage Deployment Guide – 24-Jan-2015

· Azure RMS Migration Guidance – 23-Jan-2015

· Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2920743) 32-Bit Edition – 20-Jan-2015

· Microsoft Exchange 2013 Public Folders Directory Sync Support Scripts – 19-Jan-2015

Scripts & PowerShell:

· How to get the PowerShell version – 23-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[34]

· PowerTip: View PowerShell Help Online – 24-Jan-2015 – clip_image001[35]

· Powershell script to export Exchange URLs for OWA, ECP, ActiveSync, etc – 21-Jan-2015

· How to automatically upload/download files to/from Office 365 SharePoint Online – 24-Jan-2015

· Announcing DSC resources to deploy Hyper-V converged virtual network – 19-Jan-2015

· How to check if a SQL Server is running on a physical or virtual machine (PS) – 22-Jan-2015

· Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Remotely Create Scheduled Task and Folder – 18-Jan-2015

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