Office 365 New Features for October 2013

As Microsoft has transitioned from a company that releases products every three years to a Devices and Services company that releases features and updates on a regular basis, it is becoming more important for Partners to stay on top of what is available in the current release of Office 365.   To help stay on top…

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Troubleshoot Lync Online Sign-in Issues

Another day, another awesome support troubleshooter from our experts on the Office 365 Support team.  If your users are having trouble signing into Lync Online, head over to the: Lync Online Sign-in Guided Walkthrough at https://aka.ms/LyncSignIn. On December 3rd, we will also be hosting an Office 365 Support Webcast to discuss how the troubleshooter works. …

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Windows Azure Storage Analytics

Windows Azure Storage Analytics generates logs to trace requests, analyze usage trends. Storage Analytics logs contain detailed information for authenticated requests and successful anonymous requests to a storage service. Logs are stored in block blobs in a container named $logs which is automatically created when you enable analytics on a given storage account. It is…


Check out these Upcoming and On Demand Jump Starts!

What better time to take in some training while things slow down over the holidays? December 3: Mission Critical Performance with SQL Server 2014 SQL Server pros, learn how, using your existing hardware, SQL Server 2014 can help you improve performance speed by 10-30 times.  And you’ll improve reliability at the same time. Get in…

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Office 365 Mail Flow Guided Troubleshooter

Several of the top Office 365 support issues that we see coming through support relate to mail flow.  As we discussed in this previous post, there are a number of factors (on both the sending and receiving end) that could contribute to slow e-mail delivery, e-mails that are not received, e-mails that remain in the…

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Capturing Snapshot in Windows 8.1 Store App

One of our Partner Solution Consultants, Jazzen Chen, put together a very nice posting on capturing snapshots in Windows 8.1 Store Apps.  Below is a snip from the blog as well as a link to the full posting: During development in Windows Store App, to capture a snapshot is one of the most common requests…


UX Design Jump Start

If you are building an app for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, or a web browser, the design of your app will be critical to its success.  To help you get started the Microsoft Virtual Academy team is bringing you a Jump start on December 9th: Windows 8.1 UX Design Jump Start. App designers, here’s…


How to ignore Self Signed Certificate errors in Windows Store apps (8.1)

For developers there is a rare occasion where ignoring Certificate errors is needed during the development of a new project.  One of our experts, Jeff Sanders, has put together a short video blog that shows how to do this in Windows 8.1 apps. There are some very limited times you need to ignore Server Certificate…


Windows Store Apps – Using Notifications

If you’ve used Windows 8 for any amount of time, no doubt you’ve seen the Notifications that pop up.  Perhaps it is for a weather alert, a breaking news story, or an urgent message, we’ve all seen these: Have you wondered how to implement them quickly?  As a partner, maybe you want to add them…


Windows Phone for Enterprise Developers

Our friends over at the Inside Windows Phone team posted a blog last week that we’d encourage partners to spend 12 minutes with.  it is a nice introduction into how Windows Phone (and Windows 8) apps can fit in Enterprise (and most all) customer scenarios.  If your customers are asking questions or you just want…