Live Blogging From TechEd North America 2014 Keynote

May 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Welcome to Houston where the keynote hall is full and they’re filling the overflow rooms for the Brad Anderson-led keynote at TechEd North America 2014. I am here with Petri IT Knowledgebase, sitting in the press section at the front of the hall. I  live blogged as the event went on. Don’t [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 7 May 2014

May 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Between a bank holiday and some travel, I’ve been unable to post, but I’ve saved up the headlines from those days: Windows Server Backup does not work correctly after you perform a bare metal recovery: This problem occurs because the Windows Server backup engine (Wbengine.exe) crashes when the [...]

How is Office for iPad Licensed?

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some questions are flying around the net at the moment. Is Office for iPad free? How do I buy Microsoft Office for iPad? Which Office 365 plans include Office for iPad? Let’s answer them all here. Is Office for iPad Free? Yes, but .. This is what we would call Free-mium software. You can quite [...]

Event – TechNet Conference 2013 in Berlin

September 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Berlin is the place to be on November 12th and 13th if you’re interested in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, Windows Intune, Windows Azure, SQL Server 2014 or Office 365 … and you can speak German. That’s because Microsoft Germany in cooperation with members of the [...]

Office 365 Upgrades Are Coming

April 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

A common misconception about Office 365 is that existing customers get upgraded immediately.  That is not the case.  New customers get access to the new product at launch time.  Existing customers need to have their service upgraded by Microsoft.  As you can imagine, there must [...]

Office 365 Virtual Launch Event

February 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m attempting to live blog this.  No promises – I’ve been sick for a week and I will probably miss quite a bit in between bouts of coughing. Pre-Launch We get a video of an O365 customer in Hamburg Germany.  They use an E plan by the sounds of it, with AD synch via ADFS.  [...]

Office 365 “2013” Is Launched/Announced

February 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

The “2013” wave of “The New Office” has been launched.  You’re hearing lots of news about Office 365 (and this stuff is valid) but the launch includes all the usual on-premise server and Office client suspects. A few days ago Microsoft launched the FPP (Full Packaged Product) of [...]

Office 365 and Remote Desktop Services

January 29, 2013 // 22 Comments

This post is out of date. Please talk to your reseller or your distributor. Great news for customers of Office 365.  When you get your free bundled Office 2013, you’ll be entitled to use it on Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services).  In other words, if your company is into server-based [...]

Log Into And Use 2 Lync Accounts At Once

January 10, 2013 // 5 Comments

I have two Lync online accounts: My personal one And my work one Both run through Office 365, and I wanted to have them both running.  Doing this with Live Messenger was possible using 3rd party clients, but I’ve not seen such a client for Lync.  How to do it?  Well, there’s a [...]
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