R2 Wave of Previews Now Available for Download

Welcome to TechEd Europe 2013 being held in Madrid, Spain June 25-28, 2013.  We have a lot of information to share this week on Microsoft products and services that comprise our Cloud OS vision. In addition to the great session content, we also have announcements as well as partner and customer information we think you…


Art with Excel – Who Knew

Tatsuo Horiuchi said, “Graphics software is expensive but Excel comes pre-installed on most computers. And it has more functions and is easier to use than [Microsoft] Paint”. See the amazing article at http://twistedsifter.com/2013/06/excel-art-by-tatsuo-horiuchi/ for more information. Artwork by Tatsuo Horiuchi.


Implementing SMB Shares with Hyper-V Replica

SMB is getting a lot of attention with Windows Server 2012, and we’ve had questions from a few customers regarding the inter-play between SMB shares and Hyper-V Replica. In this post we’ll share our experience around setting up and using various configurations involving SMB shares and Hyper-V Replica. The issue we were expecting to run…


Office Mobile for iPhone Now Available

Today, we’re releasing Office Mobile for iPhone available at no extra charge from the Apple App Store for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers. Similar to our free Office Mobile for Windows Phone that ships with every handset, the iPhone app enables great Office content viewing and on-the-go content editing capabilities. See…


There Will Be a Test

Make sure you memorize the following if you decide to interview for a technical position here.  Ok, I’m half joking.  If you were going to interview for something that doesn’t involve Exchange Server, then you can save a few brain cells.  If however you are interviewing for a Support, TS or MCS position that involves…


Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.5 Update – now available for download

This update fixes critical issues and also helps to improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code. For more information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site. Applies to: Office 2011, Office 2011 Home and Business Edition, Word…


ASUS Zenbook Infinity Revealed

ASUS took the wraps off the Zenbook Infinity. I may have to get one, along with a matching G37.  Until ASUS posts the details on their website, we’ll just have to drool over the new slick blue notebook.  Looks like it has mini DisplayPort in the pic.  There’s a move in the right direction if…


Dell Outs XPS 11 Convertible Laptop

Earlier today at Computex, Dell shared some details about a new convertible laptop, the XPS 11. Though it’s the smallest convertible Windows 8 machine they have designed, it brings a lot of power. It features a gorgeous Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display and the latest hardware from Intel. See more details at http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/direct2dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2013/06/03/dell-s-xps-11-makes-appearance-at-computex-2013.aspx.


It’s Time for Cloud First

I know there is a flurry of information hitting you from all sides right now, but I wanted to being some important links and information to your attention.  First up is a blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/06/03/microsoft-is-cloud-first-at-teched-north-america-2013-day-1-highlights.aspx penned by yours truly.  This post has a number of links to announcements from the Presidents and VP’s at…