Weekly IT Newsletter – February 9-13, 2015

Microsoft Exchange:

· Considering updating your Domain functional level from Windows 2003? Read this! – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001

· Exchange 2013 CU6: Changes in Workload Management – 12-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[1]

· What a hybrid setup means for Exchange’s future – 9-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[2]

· Get-MailboxAuditLoggingReport.ps1 – PowerShell Script to Generate a Report of Mailbox Audit Log Entries – 12-Feb-2015

· The Exchange 2013, .NET 4.5.2 and CU7 Upgrade Story – 10-Feb-2015

· What Microsoft needs to do to upgrade the Outlook apps – 12-Feb-2015

· How to Fix a Failed Database Content Index for Exchange Server 2013 – 15-Feb-2015

· Configuring Multiple OWA/ECP Virtual Directories on the Exchange 2013 Client Access Server Role – 11-Feb-2015

Microsoft Lync:

· What’s New in Skype for Business Server 2015? – 15-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[3]

· Lync 2013 Client Update – February 2015 – 15-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[4]

· Update – Lync User Manager V1.1 – 10-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[5]

· Lync 2013 Mobile call failure – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[6]

· How to Troubleshoot Office 365 OWA Integration with Lync On-Premise – 9-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[7]

· Lync Regions and assigning Dial-In Conference Numbers – 12-Feb-2015

· SCOM Error: Failed to Replicate to some of the machines in the topology – 13-Feb-2015

· TIP 1504 (Lync 201x): Mute Audio for Meeting Participants Joining as Organizers (not only Attendees) – 9-Feb-2015

· Lync – Tracking Response Group Logins – 9-Feb-2015

· Large Scale Extension Dialing in Lync – 13-Feb-2015

· Lync Client: Automatic Fortune Cookie Utility – 14-Feb-2015

· Lync client may connect to a non federated partner, even if you though it should not – 13-Feb-2015

· Modifying Lync 2013 Reporting URLs – 9-Feb-2015

Active Directory:

· Vulnerabilities in Group Policy could allow security policy bypassing (MS15-011, MS15-014, CVE-2015-0008, CVE-2015-0009) – 11-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[8]

· DFSR: Limiting the Number of Imported Replicated Folders when using DB cloning – 13-Feb-2015

· The future of Azure ACS is Azure Active Directory – 12-Feb-2015

· Understanding the JASBUG Vulnerability and Group Policy – 13-Feb-2015

Office 365:

· What’s new: January 2015 – 10-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[9]

· February update to Microsoft Intune – 6-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[10]

· Upcoming webinar on managing apps with Microsoft Intune – 12-Feb-2015

· Office 365 – Common Exchange Online Hybrid Mail Flow Issues – 10-Feb-2015

Windows Azure:

· Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) – Beware the Synchronize Now Check Box – 11-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[11]

· Microsoft cloud continues to grow explosively – 9-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[12]

· Microsoft Azure Search Preview – 12-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[13]

· Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Updates – 2014 and Beyond – 8-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[14]

· Azure in 5 Minutes: How to Activate your Azure IUR Benefit – 13-Feb-2015

· Azure Backup Now Supports Offline Disk Shipment, Improves Retention – 10-Feb-2015

· Replicate Azure Pack IaaS Workloads to Azure using ASR – 10-Feb-2015

· Azure in 5 Minutes: Setup and Manage your Customer’s Azure Open Subscription – 11-Feb-2015

Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2:

· How to Reduce the Size of the WinSxS directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 or do we even need to? – 9-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[15]

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

· No new Windows 10 build before late February; more info on Phone preview – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[16]

· How Cortana Comes to Life in Windows 10 – 10-Feb-2015

· Spartan’s rendering engine slips into Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones – 14-Feb-2015

Windows Phone:

· Announcing the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones – 12-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[17]

· A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones – 12-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[18]

· Everything you need to know about Windows 10 for phones – 15-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[19]

· Windows 10 for Phones has a file manager, here’s how it works – 12-Feb-2015

· NestWP is a free, native Windows Phone app to control your Nest Thermostat – 13-Feb-2015

· Gallery: A closer look at the redesigned calculator app in Windows 10 for phones preview – 14-Feb-2015

Microsoft Office:

· Meet the new Power BI – 9-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[20]

· Office Online gets even better in 2015 – 11-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[21]

· Tip o’ the Week #265 – Sorting pages in OneNote – 13-Feb-2015

· How to Get Started with Office Delve – 10-Feb-2015

· Power Map for Excel–February update for Office 365 – 10-Feb-2015

· Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Removes KB2920732 that Breaks PowerPoint – 13-Feb-2015

· OneNote is now (even more) free! – 13-Feb-2015

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB2956101) – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[22]

· 5 Ways the BI Experience in SharePoint is Evolving – 13-Feb-2015

SQL:

· Automated Backup & Automated Patching Best Practices – 10-Feb-2015

· Join us at the PASS Business Analytics Conference this Year and Explore What’s New in Data Analysis – 10-Feb-2015

System Center:

· Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager is now available – 10-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[23]

· Update Rollup 9 for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1 is now available – 10-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[24]

· UPDATE: Upcoming URL change for OpsMgr-attach to Azure Operational Insights – 12-Feb-2015

· QuickTips: SCOM – Data Access Service SPN Not Registered – 11-Feb-2015

· Cross Post: Windows Server & System Center Roadmap Update – 13-Feb-2015

· Updated MP: Monitoring Data Protection Manager 2012 R2, Version 4.2.1276.0 – 9-Feb-2015

KB’s:

· Exchange Online mailboxes cannot be managed by using EAC after you deploy Exchange Server 2013 CU6 – 10-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[25]

· Outlook 2013 cannot connect to Exchange 2013 using MAPI over HTTP when proxy is enabled – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[26]

· Description of the Office updates: February 10, 2015 – 10-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[27]

· Move request that uses RemoteLegacy from Exchange Server 2013 to Exchange Server 2007 never completes – 15-Feb-2015

· Description of Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager – 11-Feb-2015

· Virtual machines restart unexpectedly when Resource Host Monitor is stopped in Windows Server 2008 R2 – 12-Feb-2015

· Description of the components that are updated in Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 – 10-Feb-2015

· MS15-010: Vulnerabilities in Windows kernel mode driver could allow remote code execution: February 10, 2015 – 10-Feb-2015

· DHCP server running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 incorrectly offers a reserved IP address – 11-Feb-2015

· A VPN connection through a third-party VPN server disconnects after an hour on a Windows-based computer – 10-Feb-2015

· DNS server does not respond with IP address to a CNAME query for a delegated zone in Windows Server 2008 R2 – 10-Feb-2015

· Owner cannot create modern public folders by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2013 environment – 10-Feb-2015

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Best Practices for Deploying Virtual Machines using Hyper-V Virtualization Technology – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[28]

· Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[29]

· Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.8 Update – 13-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[30]

· Lync SDN Interface 2.1 – 13-Feb-2015

· Moodle and Office 365 Guidance – 13-Feb-2015

· February 2015 Security Release ISO Image – 13-Feb-2015

· Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager – 13-Feb-2015

Scripts & PowerShell:

· Don’t Learn PowerShell, Use PowerShell – 9-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[31]

· Predict the Future with PowerShell – 10-Feb-2015

· How to change DEFAULT calendar permission for mailboxes in Exchange Server – 13-Feb-2015

· How to change Default Message settings in OWA for Groups – 12-Feb-2015

· How to convert mailbox to mail user – 9-Feb-2015

· Creating Desktop Shortcuts to Run PowerShell Scripts – 16-Feb-2015

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