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Windows 8 on a MacBook Air

I am an Ultrabook Fan: Ultrabooks are small, lightweight and easy to handle. You need a lot of adapters (which have some weight too) and Ultrabooks can be used as a permanent working device. On my Ultrabook I am able to test how Office 2011 works together with Office 365. All in all a lot of advantages.   My Ultrabook is the “I am a PC” Version: I use Windows on a separate Partition and have included a second Windows 7 Installation via VHD-boot. Both Windows Installations are present via Bootloader and I can choose between them. The switch to Windows 8 was an easy going process. First of all I used Windows EasyTransfer to save all my data and settings. The I started the setup process directly from an USB Stick within the Windows 7 Installation. This is the setup process (please forgive the German screenshots): The Setup of Windows 8 took approximately 8 minutes: After the installation there is a new bootloader. The “old” VHD was recognized already: What about the drivers? Windows 8 recognized almost everything. Almost: the USB-LAN Adapter and the Bluetooth drivers are missing. Bluetooth half way: Windows 8 recognizes some devices but not my Bluetooth mouse. The touchpad does not recognize right clicks. Also I could not not see my Mac partition. To solve that you have to install Boot Camp 4: Boot your Mac partition and prepare a driver stick with the Boot Camp Assistant. Then reboot Windows 8 again and install the driver packages. After that LAN, Bluetooth and the touchpad are working as expected. My Mac partition was visible, too. This is a Screenshot of the installed packages after Boot Camp: Because I am used to the Windows-style keyboards I removed the Apple-Keyboard Layout and set the Windows partition to start automatically within Boot Camp. After that you can restore your settings and data via Windows EasyTransfer. If you like to test Windows 8: all TechNet or MSDN Users can download it already. All others can download a 90 days Trial. //

Alles neu in Microsoft Office Customer Preview

Die neue Microsoft Office Preview ist da. Und es gibt viele Neuerungen!
Office Customer preview bietet optimierte Bedienung (neue Oberfläche, Touch, Handschrifterkennung, etc.) und Social Networking-Funktionen sowie Cloud-Services für die Nutzung auf verschiedensten Geräten und für optimale Zusammenarbeit - speziell in Verbindung mit Windows 8.

Exchange User Group Meeting am 27. Juli 2012

Das nächste User Group Meeting der Exchange User Group findet am 27. Juli 2012 ab 18:30 Uhr statt. Die Teilnahme am Meeting ist wie immer persönlich bei Microsoft Deutschland in Unterschleißheim bzw. via Lync möglich. Dieses Mal haben wir Urlaubs- und Konferenzbedingt kein Vor-Ort Treffen in Wien (dafür aber beim nächsten Mal wieder). Bitte jedoch einfach über Lync teilnehmen! Für dieses User Group Meeting haben Walter und ich uns aber etwas besonderes ausgedacht: so stellen wir die Neuerungen von Exchange Server 2013 und Office 365 vor. Hier die Agenda: 18:30 Uhr Begrüßung/Networking 18:45 Uhr Exchange 2013, die nächste Version von Exchange (Walter Steinsdorfer) 20:15 Uhr Networking 20:30 Uhr Was ändert sich bei Office 365 (Martina Grom) 21:30 Uhr Networking 22:00 Uhr Abschlussbesprechung, Termine nächste Meetings Wir freuen uns schon!

Das war die

Und schon ist sie wieder vorbei, die! Die SharePoint Konferenz fand dieses Jahr zum dritten Mal von 20. - 21. Juni 2012 im Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss statt. Viele SharePoint-Experten und Microsoft MVP´s hielten interessante Sessions um das Thema SharePoint und es fand ein reger Informationsaustausch statt. Wir von atwork waren mit einer Session zum Development mit Office 365 und SharePoint Online dabei.

Windows Azure lernt Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) ist eine wichtige Funktion von Windows Server. AD ist ein Identity Management System, welches beispielsweise Single Sign On (SSO) ermöglicht und Zugriff auf Ressourcen steuert. Windows Azure Active Directory ist ein stabiles Identity und Zugriffssteuerungs-System für Microsoft Office 365 und Windows Azure Applikationen!

Microsoft Office 365 in kleinen Unternehmen von Martina Grom, MVP Office 365

Seit Mitte April ist das brandneue Buch "Microsoft Office 365 in kleinen Unternehmen" von Microsoft Press erhältlich! Das Buch wurde von unserer Geschäftsführerin, Martina Grom, MVP für Office 365, geschrieben und beschreibt in einfachen, verständlichen Schritten, wie Sie mit Ihrem Unternehmen in die Microsoft Cloud einsteigen!

Hop count exceeded-how to resolve a possible mail loop in Office 365

In this blogpost I will describe a solution for IT Administrators with the following situation: You are unable to receive E-Mails in your Office 365 account, senders receive a NDR (non delivery report). The NDR says: The following organization rejected your message: Diagnostic information for administrators: Generating server: #< #5.4.6 smtp;554 5.4.6 Hop count exceeded - possible mail loop> #SMTP# …this can be caused by a duplicate entry in FOPE! To get this situation resolved you don’t need a support call with Microsoft. You can solve it with a little PowerShell magic. First take a look in your Exchange Online Management Board where you can access the FOPE portal (if you are on an E-Plan) . Simply click on Exchange Online / Mail control / Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. Check if you see a duplicate entry within the Domain section in FOPE! If that’s the case you can set the entry with PowerShell. As I am aware that PowerShell is not everyone's most loved tool, here are all commands you have to run within PowerShell, so you can make your life easier with simply copy & paste from here. $LiveCred = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $Session –AllowClobber Set-AcceptedDomain -Identity -OutboundOnly $true Set-AcceptedDomain -Identity -OutboundOnly $false After that, wait for approximately one hour. Check your FOPE entries. All should be set to normal and mail-flow starts working again! Attention: use this only if you are in the above mail loop situation. Hope that helps! Martina Grom, MVP Office 365. Follow me on Twitter

#MVP12 summit photo mosaic

@magrom and me, @atwork, had a great time at MVP 12 summit in Redmond! We met a lot of great people and had a lot of fun! We created a photo mosaic from our photos and photos of some other MVPs. MVP12 summit photo mosaic Our photo mosaic of #mvp12 summit made it into "What's new in the Microsoft MVPs world". Also there is some traffic with really nice tweets about our mosaic... thx!    Glad, you like it! Exactly there are 1.836 photos included in this DeepZoom mosaic. Again thanks to Olaf Engelke (about 930 photos), Oliver Sommer (the great title photo, 11 photos), Rainer Stropek (9 photos) and Toni Pohl (about 890 photos) for your photos! BTW: We have made some further DeepZooms. If you like this kind of presentation, see our Harley Davidson photo mosaic or WPC2010... Enjoy!