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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program
6/21/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 27
We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals.


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The Garage Series Under the Hood: Evolving Exchange ActiveSync and OWA for Devices
6/11/2014 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 3
OWA for Android phones is here. This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Greg Baribault once again from the Exchange ActiveSync engineering team. They explain the rich history and evolution of EAS from protocol to mobile device management then finally to OWA for Devices. Along the way Greg demos OWA for


Success with Hybrid Cloud webinar series
6/11/2014 | Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog | 3
Later this month, we’ll be running the second episode in our webinar series “Success with Hybrid Cloud.” The series features Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson talking about how enterprises can successfully adopt and use a hybrid cloud IT model.  In


Stop that smoking gun! The latest in eDiscovery and data loss prevention in Office 365
6/11/2014 | Channel 9 - Office 365 | 3
Episode 3 out of a 6 part special filmed in New Orleans, our intrepid host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange experts Mark Kashman and Bharat Suneja to share an overview the very latest in integrated Enterprise Search, eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention to harden


Best Practices & Disaster Recovery for Storage Spaces and Pools in Azure
6/10/2014 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 3
With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft introduced a very nice feature called “Storage Spaces” (and related “Storage Pools”): this technology enables you to virtualize storage by grouping industry-standard disks into storage pools, and then create virtual disks called storage spaces from the available capacity


The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model
6/4/2014 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 4
Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using


The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model
6/4/2014 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 3
Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using


Real-time co-authoring for Office Online across Windows, iOS and Android
6/4/2014 | Channel 9 - Office 365 | 4
The second of our six-part show special on location from New Orleans where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take early look at Office experiences in Office Online. We walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well


How the Office 365 Developer community can work with us
6/3/2014 | Jeremy Thanke's musings | 5
I’m currently in week number 10 at Microsoft, working as a Senior Product Manager in the Office 365 Division focusing on the Professional Developer Audience. For those who’ve followed me prior, I was an architect in the Product Management division at AvePoint Inc for three years and a SharePoint Development


Get Started with the Office 365 Adoption Kit
6/3/2014 | Mike Hacker | 4
The new Office 365 Readiness and Adoption kit allows you to browse through resources available to help drive Office 365 end-user adoption within your organization. Content in this free kit includes: Awareness and teaser videos Overview of end user capabilities in Office 365 Change management templates,


Yammer brings conversations to your OneDrive and SharePoint Online files
6/3/2014 | Office Blogs - Office 365 Technology | 4
Get ready for a new, simple way to collaborate on the content you produce with Office Online and store in the cloud in SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business. Today we’re announcing the release of document conversations, which embeds the social collaboration capabilities of Yammer into the Office


Office 365 Developer YamJam 6th June 9am PDT
6/3/2014 | Jeremy Thanke's musings | 3
The Developer YamJam is almost here! Join our team at Microsoft from 9:00am-10:00am PDT, (UTC -7) Friday, June 6th in the Developer YamJam group. This is a great opportunity to connect directly with Microsoft engineering and get your questions answered. To participate: 1. Join the Developer YamJam group.


What’s new: May 2014
6/2/2014 | Office Blogs - Office 365 Technology | 4
May has brought a slew of updates to both mobile apps, like OneNote and Lync, and web experiences, like optimizations for OneDrive for business, Office 365 admin experience, and developer APIs. Make sure you read about Office Mix, a new presentation format for creating reusable learning content. Power


Technical Training from the Source
6/2/2014 | Cloudy with a chance of.... | 3
One of the most common questions I get asked is about training for organization resources when a customer is moving to Office 365. One of the best sources of technical training is the Microsoft Ignite series. The sessions on the Ignite site are often more technical, but could be useful for a wide audience. There


New branding and publishing content on Office 365 demo sites
6/2/2014 | Corey Roth | 4
As a partner, you have access to MicrosoftOfficeDemos.com, where you can provision a free Office 365 tenant good for 90 days.  If you aren't familiar with these demo sites in SharePoint Online, they come packed with demo content to demonstrate various Intranet scenarios.  All you need is a Live ID associated


Office 365 News and Resources
6/2/2014 | Mike Hacker | 4
Over the past weekend I started working on a little project to help consolidate some of the most important Office 365 news into a single web location.  I wanted to take the basic concept I used for the Office 365 Resources App for Windows Phone and build upon it to include information from more sources


Technical Training from the Source
6/2/2014 | Cloudy with a chance of.... | 3
One of the most common questions I get asked is about training for organization resources when a customer is moving to Office 365. One of the best sources of technical training is the Microsoft Ignite series. The sessions on the Ignite site are often more technical, but could be useful for a wide audience.


Part 2 of our interview with Mark Kashman
6/2/2014 | Office 365 FM | 2
Tune in for the second half of Episode 10 where we talk to Mark Kashman -  Senior Product Manager for SharePoint. In this episode we continue our discussion of: - OneDrive for Business roadmap, features, syncing, administration - External sharing and user management - Site mailboxes vs groups in Yammer


Office 365 directory synchronization and avoiding accidental deletes
5/30/2014 | Paul Andrew | 4
We have a new option those who use DirSync for directory synchronization with Office 365. It monitors the staged delete updates that are to be sent to Azure AD and if they exceed a limit that you define then the delete operations are held until you review. This can help you to avoid accidental mass deletion


Episode 142: Microsoft Research project Orleans simplify development of scalable cloud services
5/30/2014 | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show - Channel 9 | 4
In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Sergey Bykov, Principal Development Lead at Microsoft Research on project Orleans - a framework to simplify development of scalable cloud services. In this episode Sergey discusses the motivation for building project Orleans, describes the concepts


Office 365 directory synchronization and avoiding accidental deletes
5/30/2014 | Paul Andrew | 4
We have a new option those who use DirSync for directory synchronization with Office 365. It monitors the staged delete updates that are to be sent to Azure AD and if they exceed a limit that you define then the delete operations are held until you review. This can help you to avoid accidental mass deletion


Office Developer Platform code samples
5/29/2014 | Office Blogs - Office 365 Technology | 3
Learn about the great resources available to you as a developer for the Office platform, including code samples from MSDN, Patterns & Practices samples, and open-source sample projects. With these new enhancements, you can get started fast building apps and other business solutions. The post Office Developer


Microsoft Azure Universal Storage for SQL Server 2014
5/28/2014 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 3
I finally decided to write this blog post after the recent announcement, at last US TechEd in May, of a new Azure Storage feature called “Azure Files”, that is the possibility to mount Azure Blob storage as SMB shares inside Azure IaaS Virtual Machines (VM). Now, you have three different way (Azure Files,


The Garage Series for Office 365: Achieving the ‘impossible’ to extend SharePoint using the new app model
5/28/2014 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 3
Some developers may say that full trust code is required to do things in SharePoint like branding OneDrive for Business sites, building people pickers or timer jobs. This week Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega return to the city known for making the impossible possible – Las Vegas – to see if there


The Garage Series for Office 365: Achieving the ‘impossible’ to extend SharePoint using the new app model
5/28/2014 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 3
Some developers may say that full trust code is required to do things in SharePoint like branding OneDrive for Business sites, building people pickers or timer jobs. This week Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega return to the city known for making the impossible possible – Las Vegas – to see if there


Touch and the latest immersive experiences in Office
5/27/2014 | Channel 9 - Office 365 | 3
This week kicks off a six-part series on location in New Orleans and will cover the enhancements around touch and immersive experiences in the new Office. Jeremy Chapman is joined by Tal Krzypow and Tim Bakke to show Office experiences across screens of all sizes – from phones to large panel displays.