Android
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The Garage Series Under the Hood: Evolving Exchange ActiveSync and OWA for Devices

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 Android, explains the underpinnings of notifications when connecting to on premises Exchange and Jeremy explains the new selective wipe…

Garage Series
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

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 Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…

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Webcast: Real-life SharePoint deployment conversion from FTC to App Model

Join us Thursday, June 5 at 9am PT/12pm ET to see examples and patterns for app model transitions–full-trust code transformed into the app model. We’ll review a real customer example demonstrating the patterns, findings, and learnings on this transition, where deployment was based on 500,000 lines of server-side code and classic feature framework elements. Read on to learn more and add this session to your calendar.

Updates
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What’s new: May 2014

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 BI continues to add more data connections, this month through a partnership with SAP to help customers bring disparate data sources into…

Security

From Inside the Cloud: Who has access to your data within Office 365?

Perry Clarke is the corporate vice president in Office Server and Services. Vivek Sharma is the director of program management in Office Server and Services. Vivek Sharma: In our last From Inside the Cloud post, “Is your data safe at rest?,” we looked at possible physical and logical threat vectors and the various mitigations in place with our defense-in-depth approach, including penetration testing. We also summarized some of the administrator…

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Webcast: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME)

Join us Tuesday, June 3 at 9am PT/12pm ET to learn about Office 365 Message Encryption (OME), an easy-to-use service that lets email users send encrypted messages to people inside or outside their organization. This session will explore the prerequisites and setup for message encryption, demonstrate the end user experience, and discuss key features offered in Office 365 message encryption. Read on to learn more and add the session to…

SharePoint
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Achieving the ‘impossible’ to extend SharePoint using the new app model

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 are ways to build out these common developer requests in SharePoint using the new app model. Last week…

Security
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The Garage Series for Office 365: Under the Hood with Information Security and Compliance

Today Jeremy is joined by information protection engineering lead, Asaf Kashi, to explain the principles of data security and compliance along with the controls for administrators, end users and compliance officers. They discuss how built-in controls in Office 365 for Data Loss Prevention – including the new document fingerprinting – can help inform end users of policies and prevent data from being compromised. They also go deep with Office 365 Message Encryption and show how encrypted…

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Webcast: Site provisioning techniques with SharePoint apps

In this video you will learn about site provisioning from SharePoint Online and on-premises using provider-hosted apps that can be hosted on Windows Azure. We’ll also show you how to customize your sites, including personal sites, using CSOM techniques, an approach that offers an alternative to classic site/web templates. Presenters: Vesa Juvonen and Bert Jansen Vesa ”Vesku” Juvonen is a Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Focused on SharePoint technologies, he has been…

Support
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Webcast: ActiveSync troubleshooting

In this video you will get an introduction to Exchange ActiveSync mailbox logging for troubleshooting ActiveSync client issues. Learn how to enable logging and retrieve the log, plus see a sample analysis using the Mailbox Log Parser tool. Read on to learn more and add the session to your calendar. Presenter: Jim Martin is a Senior Support Escalation Engineer with a strong background in supporting Exchange ActiveSync. Jim has published blog…