Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0 Fundamentals

Over here in Global Partner Services, we get requests on a fairly frequent basis to provide training on the Microsoft Operations Framework.  Beyond knowing the technical nuts-and-bolts of doing a deployment, it is critical to ensure that a given IT project is aligned with business needs, effectively project-managed, has established governance and change control, and…


Office 365 Partner Getting Started Guide

(cross-posting from http://blogs.technet.com/b/lystavlen/archive/2012/07/12/office-365-partner-getting-started-guide.aspx) If you are a Microsoft Partner, the following guide from Jesper Osgaard is an excellent introduction to establishing a practice around Office 365. Office 365 is having a tremendous momentum. As a Microsoft Partner with customers looking at Office 365 this is the guide for you. It includes links to important e-learning,…


Additional Purchases Accounts for Vendors in Dynamics GP

(Post Courtesy Sivakumar Venkataraman) Sometimes, when we book invoices in payables, we might need to distribute the expenses into multiple GL accounts based on business requirements. In most of the situations, a specific purchases account gets defaulted from the vendor (or) from the company posting account setup and the users manually add additional expense lines…


Creating Smartlists with Sub Query Restriction using Smartlist Builder in Dynamics GP

This post explains how to create custom smartlists with subquery restrictions using Smartlist Builder, without using SQL queries (i.e.) using Dynamics GP Tables and Joins inside Smartlist Builder (Post Courtesy Sivakumar Venkataraman) Smartlist Builder is a great tool to create custom smartlists. We can create smartlists using Dynamics GP tables (or) using SQL objects. However,…


How to add a custom domain name in SharePoint Online with a federated domain environment

If you already use a federated domain environment with Office 365, you cannot add a custom domain name at the domain menu in SharePoint Online directly. In this case, you can use the new-MSolFedratedDomain cmdlet in the Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell. (Post courtesy Soon Im Kim) As a SharePoint Online Administrator you…


Security consideration when using *.cloudapp.net domain as production environment in Windows Azure

(Post courtesy Giuseppe Branca) The Windows Azure platform offers you an easy way to publish applications: just press the publish button in management user interface. I want to go a little in depth on in what can be a possible security concern if you publish applications using *.cloudapp.net a production environment. Let’s start with a…


Planning and Deploying Office 365 Jump Start

If you are an IT Pro that will be deploying Office 365, or a Microsoft Partner studying for the 70-323 Administering Office 365 exam,  make sure to head over to https://aka.ms/O365-CertJump to watch Ajinkya Pinto and Fulvio Salanitro (Partner Technical Consultants) share the information you need to know before deploying Office 365! Deploying Office 365…


Participate in a Pilot “Chalk Talk” for Lync, Office 365, Virtualization, Active Directory or PowerShell

Be the first to experience this free, interactive pilot offering. The session will provide an opportunity to present your scenarios and questions to the consultant and receive specific advice on how to proceed with your customers. After the session, you’ll be contacted for your feedback so we can develop this offering into the most valuable…


Integrating Remote Desktop Services with SharePoint Server 2010

Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia One of the first things that an IT administrator (and even an end user) dreams for is “Integration”. For an administrator, integration of multiple technologies in your environment, consolidation of various products, management of everything from one single place, provision of data in a secured manner; are a few reasons….

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GPS at Microsoft Management Summit 2012

This is the time of the year when anybody who works on Microsoft Virtualization and System Center technologies gets excited about Microsoft Management Summit which happens every year where thousands of IT PROs joins to share knowledge, exchange ideas, indulge in networking and get to do some deep dive technical learning on new technologies and…

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