Live Meeting updates to support Office 2013 and Windows 8 – KB 2770455 and 2770463 – build 8.0.6362.215

I’ll keep this short and sweet because there isn’t much to say other than this is a welcome update for Office 2013 and Windows 8. Main KB articles and download links KB 2770455 – Live Meeting 2007 client update – download KB 2770463 – Live Meeting Conferencing Add-in for Outlook – download Changes in client KB 2776602 – Shared application takes longer than expected…

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Office 365 rule limit sizes can be increased to 256k, from the default 64k

One of the aspects of going to “the cloud” with my corporate account that I had to adjust to was the 64k rule limit for Outlook/OWA. It limited the amount of rules I could create and process, and I had quite a few due to being a “filer” more than a “piler” for e-mail. On…

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Office and Lync 2013 Public Preview (Beta 2) display corruption – white or blank content

Some video drivers seem to be rendering the content incorrectly. Thankfully, there is an easy workaround for this, for most cases. The telltale signs look something like this: If your display driver version has been blacklisted (forced software rendering) by IE 9, Firefox, or Chrome, you are more likely to have this occur. In most cases, using…

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Easy to remember URL for the MS12-20 / RDP security patch / KB 2671387 / http://aka.ms/ms12-020

You can use https://aka.ms/ms12-020 to read up on the latest news related to the RDP security update that came out today. A more in-depth technical writeup about the update can be accessed here, which also includes a few FixIt items that can enable Network Layer Authentication (NLA) for RDP connections. One FixIt to enable NLA. One FixIt to…

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Lync 2010 mobile client updated for Android – requires manual update – v4.1.5014.8880

Changelog from v4.0.4801.8882 to v4.1.5014.8880: Enabled call-via-work – allowing Enterprise Voice enabled users to make and receive calls using your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number only. Connect with others using a single identity. Added user controls for adjusting the sound/vibration for incoming notifications. Improved the Lync status icon – know if you can receive IM…

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Windows Phone 7 application reinstaller – now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

A fellow Microsoft employee wrote a Windows Phone application that I’ve been wanting for OS ever since I purchased my Samsung Focus. A common scenario, especially with carriers offering attractive discounts on upgrades, is the process of restoring the applications that you previously purchased and have associated with your Marketplace account. Before this application existed, you…

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