Weekly IT Newsletter – April 11-15, 2016


Microsoft Exchange:

· Exchange Server 2007: T-1 year and countingclip_image002

· Load balancing Exchange Server 2016 (Part 1)clip_image002[1]

· Azure DNS for Exchange Administrators (Part 3)

· Email Disclaimers in Exchange 2016

· Autodiscover Looping Fixed


Skype for Business:

· SfB 2016 Client Security Update – April 2016clip_image002[2]

· Worldwide use of Office 365 Cloud PBX Now Simplifiedclip_image002[3]

· Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Security Update – April 2016clip_image002[4]

· Announcing content viewing for Skype for Business on Android and updates to iOSclip_image002[5]

· Mitel to Acquire Polycom: How Will This Affect Microsoft & Skype for Business?clip_image002[6]

· Lync 2013 Server Update – April 2016clip_image002[7]

· Skype for Business Hybrid–Additional Office 365 Domain

· Skype for Business Cloud PBX Cloud Connector Edition Download

· Lync 2013 – TLS Negotiation took too long to complete

· Skype for Business Cloud Connector is now GA

· A very nice way to move the CMS store

· Come and see me talk about Skype for Business Deployments with SQL AlwaysOn


Active Directory:

· 100,000 Customers are syncing on-premises directories with #AzureAD! = clip_image002[8]

· New Azure AD Connect version ( Releasedclip_image002[9]

· Office 365 – The (Previously) Undocumented AAD Connect Filter

· Are your DCs too busy to be monitored?: AD Data Collector Set solutions for long report compile times or report data deletion


Office 365:

· Email Safety Tips in Office 365clip_image002[10]

· What’s new in Office 365 administration—April updateclip_image002[11]

· Introducing a new home page experience for Office 365 usersclip_image002[12]

· The evolution of access control: from VPN to identity-based anywhere accessclip_image002[13]

· OneDrive for Business recognized as an EFSS leader and continues momentum with spring updatesclip_image002[14]

· How to effectively communicate and collaborate in Office 365

· When to use OneDrive for Business vs. SharePoint Online

· Office 365 news roundup


Microsoft Azure:

· Azue AD – Skipping Multi-Factor Authentication on Trusted Devicesclip_image002[15]

· Azure AD Mailbag: Self-Service Password Reset Round 2clip_image002[16]

· Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) – Part 1clip_image002[17]

· Azure Storage Services – Introduction

· Azure Backup for Azure Resource Manager VMs


Windows Server:

· Top New Skills for VDI Professionals

· Ways to protect Hyper-V environments from administrators

· Optimizing Hyper-Convergence Solutions for VDI


Windows Client:

· Windows 10 roadmap: Control everything remotelyclip_image002[18]

· Skype voice and video calling now supported inside Microsoft Edge in Windows 10clip_image002[19]

· Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs build 10586.218clip_image002[20]

· Latest Windows 10 build displays QR Codes on crash

· How to prevent Windows 10 from delivering web search results when using Cortana


Windows Phone:

· Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14322clip_image002[21]


Microsoft Office:

· Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q2 2016clip_image002[22]

· Outlook 2016 crashes without Internet connection

· Outlook on the web makes going on vacations less stressful

· Tip o’ the Week 323 – Some lesser-known Excel spreadsheetery


SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· Security Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB3114934)clip_image002[23]

· Multi-Farm, Cross-Continent SharePoint Architectureclip_image002[24]

· Major Mobile Improvements Coming to SharePoint Online

· Bulk provision SharePoint publishing pages using PowerShell CSOM



· SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 3 now availableclip_image002[25]

· Keep data virtually forever with Stretch Database in SQL Server 2016

· SQL 2016 Launch Lunch & Learn – NYC

· Microsoft releases the latest update to Analytics Platform System (APS)


System Center:

· Operations Manager 2016 – Scheduled maintenance, Storage Spaces, and Nano Server

· How to generate a list of agents that are multi-homed via the Microsoft Operations Manager console

· Office 365 MP & Proxy: The One & Only Solution For ‘Connection to EndPoint Service failed’ Alert



· Can’t open a shared folder in Outlook on the web in Exchange Server

· MS16-039: Description of the security update for Lync 2010: April 12, 2016

· April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for the Lync Server 2013 Response Group service

· April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for Lync Server 2013, Front End Server and Edge Server

· You’re repeatedly prompted for authentication when using modern authentication in Outlook 2016 for Mac

· MS16-042: Description of the security update for Office 2010: April 12, 2016

· Windows Azure VMs don’t recover from a network outage and data corruption issues occur

· High CPU load on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based server because NAT keep-alive timer isn’t cleaned up

· MS16-045: Description of the security update for Windows Hyper-V: April 12, 2016

· Hotfix rollup 3146716 for the .NET Framework 4.6 and 4.6.1 in Windows


Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Visual Studio Code editor hits version 1, has half a million usersclip_image002[26]

· Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.6.3 Updateclip_image002[27]

· Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) Feature Packclip_image002[28]

· Skype for Business Mobile for Windows Phone

· Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 grab three Intel updates for power management

· Service Pack 3 for Windows SharePoint Services 2007 (KB2526305), 32-Bit Edition


Scripts & PowerShell:

· Questions About PowerShell Basics That You Were Too Shy To Askclip_image002[29]

· How to skip the beginning and ending of a file by using PowerShell

· Monitoring disk space with simple PowerShell script

· Audit Active Directory Extended Rights