Weekly IT Newsletter – March 2-6, 2015

Microsoft Exchange:

· Be the first to learn what’s next for Exchange and Office 365 at Microsoft Ignite – Full session list now available – 2-Mar-2015 – clip_image001

· Exchange 2013 Workshop Links – February 2015 – 3-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[1]

· Managed Availability Responders – 2-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[2]

· Why it is taking so long to receive a message in my Exchange Server? – 2-Mar-2015

· PowerShell Script To Determine Number Of Emails Sent To Per External Domain – 5-Mar-2015

· Making Clutter in Office 365 even better – 3-Mar-2015

· Mastering patch management: 5 tips that will work for you – 2-Mar-2015

· Want more control over Sent Items when using shared mailboxes? – 3-Mat-2015

· How To Monitor Mailbox Permission Changes On Executive Mailboxes – 3-Mar-2015

· Exchange Online Protection Quarantine (Part 2) – 3-Mar-2015

· Exchange 2013/Office 365 Hybrid – Cannot find a recipient that has a mailbox GUID – 1-Mar-2015

Skype for Business:

· Lync Monitoring Reports Decoder – 5-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[3]

· Skype for Business Readiness Series (3/15) – 2-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[4]

· Skype for Business Readiness Series (4/15) – 4-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[5]

· A Guide to PowerShell for Lync and Exchange Online – 3-Mar-2015

Active Directory:

· Simplifying our Azure AD Authentication Flows – 6-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[6]

· Customized claims in ADFS – 3-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[7]

· Microsoft Identity Manager Public Preview refresh is available – 3-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[8]

· One Time Password over SMS Added to Azure MFA Server – 2-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[9]

· ADFS Deep-Dive: Onboarding Applications – 2 Mar-2015

· TIP 1506 (AD/PowerShell): Get-ADDomainController – 3-Mar-2015

Office 365:

· Microsoft rolls out Clutter admin improvements – 3-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[10]

· What’s new: February 2015 – 4-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[11]

· Office 365 News Round-Up – 6-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[12]

· March updates coming this week to Microsoft Intune – 4-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[13]

· Internal Use Rights for Enterprise Mobility Suite! – 7-Mar-2015

· Office 365 User Experience Demonstration Video – 2-Mar-2015

· Success with Enterprise Mobility webcast: Protect your company’s data–wherever it goes – 2-Mar-2015

· Understanding network connectivity to optimize your performance with Office 365 – 4-Mar-2015

· Conditional Access for SharePoint Online with Microsoft Intune – 5-Mar-2015

· License usage reporting in Office 365, part 1 – 3-Mar-2015

· Office 365 – Azure AD Sync: Did You Know? – 3-Mar-2015

Windows Azure:

· Set up Azure’s Password Synchronization write-back feature – 5-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[14]

· Announcing Azure Preview Portal Improvements (February Update) – 2-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[15]

· Azure Search is now Generally Available – 5–Mar-2015 – clip_image001[16]

· Which Azure Disk Is Not Attached – 2-Mar-2015

· We are pleased to announce the launch of the Azure Site Recovery Live Demo series! – 3-Mar-2015

· Reduce RTO by using Azure Traffic Manager with Azure Site Recovery – 3-Mar-2015

· Rethinking Enterprise Storage – Accelerating and Broadening Disaster Recovery Protection – 4-Mar-2015

Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2012 R2:

· Web Application Proxy hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 R2 – 4-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[17]

· Storport.sys trace to find out if the storage or the server has a latency issue. Performance Server – 2-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[18]

· Windows Server to Get Major Changes in a Future Release – 2-Mar-2015

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

· Windows 10: The installation interface has been updated – 1-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[19]

· New screenshots of Windows 10 build 10031 surface, show new login screen – 7-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[20]

· Windows 10 Start menu turns transparent in new leaked build – 6-Mar-2015

· Microsoft’s ‘One Store’ takes a step towards completion – 7-Mar-2015

Windows Phone:

· Continued Growth of the Windows Phone Ecosystem – 1-Mar-2015

· MSN Weather, Sports, and Travel updated with bug fixes and performance improvements – 4-Mar-2015

· Microsoft confirms no flagship Lumia before Windows 10 is launched – 2-Mar-2015

· Windows Store hits 200,000 app mark, with 385,000 apps in Windows Phone Store – 3-Mar-2015

Microsoft Office:

· The Office 2016 Mac Preview is here! – 5-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[21]

· Office for Mac 2016 hands-on: A vital upgrade, with some kinks to work out – 5-Mar-2015

· 3 updates to Excel Power Query – 5-Mar-2015

· Tip o’ the Week #267 – Synchronizing Outlook Signatures again – 6-Mar-2015

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· Script: Install-OfficeWebAppsLanguagePacks.ps1 – Easier Installation of Selected Language Packs – 7-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[22]

· World’s largest ‘SharePint’? It will happen ‘all week’ at Microsoft Ignite! – 2-Mar-2015

· SharePoint 2013: Active Directory Import and known behaviors – 4-Mar-2015

SQL:

· SQL Automated Backup and Patching Support in Existing SQL Server Virtual Machines – 6-Mar-2015

· Microsoft Enhances Data Platform with Availability of Fully-Managed NoSQL and Search Services – 5-Mar-2015

· Azure SQL Database – Auditing Walkthrough – 1-Mar-2015

System Center:

· Free eBook on Using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to Manage Software Updates – 4-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[23]

· New Active Directory Assessment Intelligence Pack in Azure Operational Insights! – 24-Feb-2015 – clip_image001[24]

· The Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager has been updated – 5-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[25]

· If PXE boot fails with SCCM 2012 – 2-Mar-2015

· Cross Post: Reset Manually Closed Monitors – 2-Mar-2015

· Dirty Server Shutdown. EventID 41. ‘The System Has Rebooted Without Cleanly Shutting Down First’ – 2-Mar-2015

· The Microsoft Workflow Manager Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager has been updated – 4-Mar-2015

· Hey SCOM! Why Are The Display Names Of My Monitored Network Devices IP Addresses?! – 2-Mar-2015

KB’s:

· Exchange Server 2013 doesn’t display all OUs when it creates a new mailbox – 3-Mar-2015

· Outlook Web App and ECP redirect to the FBA page in Exchange Server 2013 – 2-Mar-2015

· How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default? – 4-Mar-2015

· The Lync window stays on top when you click another application window – 3-Mar-2015

· Transport and mailbox rules in Exchange Online don’t work as expected – 6-Mar-2015

· Custom messages in NDRs are replaced by default system messages in Office 365 – 3-Mar-2015

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Azure Active Directory Solutions Architecture White Paper – 7-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[26]

· Microsoft Outlook for Mac for Office 365 – 7-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[27]

· Hotfix for known issue with Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager – 7-Mar-2015

· The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 – 4-Mar-2015

· Microsoft Workflow Manager Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager – 4-Mar-2015

Scripts & PowerShell:

· The regular expression (RegEx) in PowerShell – 5-Mar-2015 – clip_image001[28]

· Weekend Scripter: Avoid PowerShell Scripting—Use GUI Tools – 7-Mar-2015

· Service Principal Name PowerShell Module – 6-Mar-2015

· Don’t Script: Edit PowerShell Command History – 4-Mar-2015

· How to disable administrative shares on Windows 8.1 – 4-Mar-2015

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