Garage Series
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Garage Series: Office 365 identity just got easier—learn about the options and see the new tools

Want to know the most efficient way to get your users and co-workers into the cloud? This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Paul Andrew to explain identity options and demonstrate a few tools to make it easier to synchronize your directory services with Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. A few weeks back we used PowerShell and a CSV file to try and get 150 users into Office 365…

Garage Series
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Crash course in PowerShell for managing Office 365

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined once again by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to apply PowerShell to practical tasks within Office 365. Greg demonstrates how PowerShell can be used for automating bulk tasks, building advanced queries against data in the service, saving the results to a file for other processes to use and some things you just can’t do in the user interface. If you’ve been putting off learning PowerShell…

Garage Series
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Garage Series for Office 365: PowerShell basics and the space race

On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to introduce PowerShell for managing Office 365. Jeremy and Greg explain when PowerShell makes sense compared to the user interface and describe the basics of how PowerShell works. Then Jeremy puts PowerShell to the test at NASA in Houston by attempting to add 150 users into Office 365 within the 8 minutes it took the space shuttle…

Exchange
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Evolving Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to protect against tomorrow’s threats

Ten million spam messages blocked every minute. That’s the average number of spam messages that are blocked by Microsoft every minute. However, every day attackers around the world find new techniques to attack your email. The threats take different forms, such as an unidentified spam campaign, an unknown malware, or a completely new virus. The ever-expanding world of such attacks keeps changing and, to better protect your email against these…

Updates
When you’re in Simple mode in the SharePoint Online admin center, the left-hand navigation shows only site collections, user profiles, and settings.

SharePoint Online simplifies admin interface plus adds new controls over user experience

The journey to simplify the Office 365 admin experience continues, this time with a focus on simplifying the SharePoint Online admin center. For those admins who don’t specialize in deep SharePoint management, our goal is to allow you to manage the service more easily while maintaining access to the most common controls. Read on to learn about recent refinements.

Updates
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New Office 365 admin tools

Today, we’re providing Office 365 admins with more ways to stay informed with Office 365 service communications. You can now receive Office 365 service communications in Microsoft System Center by importing the newly available Office 365 Management Pack. And you can integrate Office 365 service communications into your monitoring systems and tools by interfacing with the Office 365 Service Communications API.

Visio

Creating custom data graphics in Visio

Visio has a rich set of built-in graphics to represent data visually. To help you get started quickly, Visio Professional 2013 provides 4 kinds of data graphics: text, data bar, icon set and color by value. With these, you can build data graphics, create multiple data graphics with a single shape and link your data from an external data source to create compelling and up-to-date charts. You also can create…

IT
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Webcast: Web Application Proxy (WAP) and Application Request Routing (ARR)

In this video learn about the Web Application Proxy (WAP) component that ships with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Application Request Routing (ARR) and what they offer for Exchange publishing. This webcast will help you understand how to start publishing Exchange with WAP and ARR right away! Presenter: Georg Hinterhofer is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Austria and MCM: Exchange 2010, EMEA Exchange TechLead and a SME on…

Office 365
Office 365 Public Roadmap

Improving visibility to service updates

Those of you who have been following this blog have seen dozens of great improvements that we’ve shipped to Office 365 for business services over the last 18 months. Today we’re launching the Office 365 for business public roadmap. The Office 365 for business public roadmap provides you with a way to learn more about upcoming updates before the change comes to your service. In addition to the public roadmap,…