Enhanced email protection with DKIM and DMARC

Office 365 now supports inbound validation of DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) over IPv4, and Domain-based Messaging and Reporting Compliance (DMARC). http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/20/enhanced-email-protection-dkim-dmarc-office-365


SharePoint User’s Group in Orlando Sept. 17th

A SharePoint User’s Group is starting up in Orlando with the help of the Microsoft Store and the Developer Manager of Orange County Sheriff's Office.  Anyone interested in SharePoint that is in Orlando Sept. 17th is welcome to attend.  It’s at the Microsoft Store at Mall at Millenia on Conroy Road.  It starts at 6:00pm.


Azure RemotApp now in preview

Azure Remote App is like Windows Server Remote Desktop Services. It enables businesses to use a device specific client to run Windows applications on Windows phone, iOS, and Android devices.  http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/RemoteApp/


Free e-books from Microsoft Press

From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, these free e-books are available in PDF, EPUB, and/or Mobi for Kindle formats, ready for you to download. http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks#?fbid=dyqI_TQ2BMd


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a faster data connection

Now you can bypass the Internet when connecting to the Microsoft Cloud.  Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is a switch fabric that enables connections to Microsoft's cloud computing datacenters in a way that bypasses the public Internet.  Partners providing this service will be AT&T, Verizon, BT, and Equinix.  Still in preview, this service will allow for higher…


OneDrive is now 1TB per user

Microsoft just announced that OneDrive for Business cloud storage has been increased to 1TB per user.  OneDrive for Business will also be included with Office 365 Pro Plus and is already part of most Office 365 business offerings.  This makes it easier for business users to store and access their data from any device anywhere. …


Welcome Nokia to the Microsoft family!

I was in Helsinki right after Nokia announced the partnership with Microsoft in 2011.  It was a sad time for the thousands of Symbian developers poised to lose their jobs.  As we step forward three years, it’s a new dawn for both companies as Microsoft completes the purchase of Nokia Devices and Services Division and…


Calendar Analytics

I just found this really cool free Excel add-in that looks at your Outlook calendar to analyze how you are spending your time.  If you have Windows 7 and Office 2010, it allows you to slice and dice the data in ad-hoc analysis and displays the information in a pretty dashboard so you can fully…


Enterprise Reference Datacenter Build Guide

I have been working on this build guide for several months.  Between myself and a vendor, we finally got it finished to a releasable point.  It contains the directions required to install and configure several products including: Active Directory, Certificate Services, Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Application Virtualization, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, RDS, RDS…