Guest author
Mike Kaminsky

Work Wonders: Making music dreams come true

Guest contributor Mike Kaminsky is passionate about music, which led him to his dream job in the music industry. A successful artist manager, everything he does is centered on making, supporting and promoting music. His office is wherever he happens to be, so he turned to Office 365 to keep everything he needs right at his fingertips, from any device. Get inspired by how he does it.

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…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: Starting from scratch with Office Online

Dave has an iPad, Doug has a PC. Let’s see how fast they can start working on a document with Office Online and share photos with OneDrive using a Gmail account. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer you can use in social media. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to get started with Office Online Using the free online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote What is OneDrive and…

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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…