Bink.nu Reader for Windows Phone 7.5 or higher

Posted by bink on November 30 2012, 12:40 PM.

Leonardo Amaya has created a Bink.nu news reader for Windows Phone, without me even knowing it! How cool is that. Open-mouthed smile

 

 

“This is a simple news reader from Bink.nu. One of the most important news sites about the entire Windows ecosystem.”

Includes my twitter feed too Ver 2.0

-Added the ability to see a preview of the news.
-Added the ability to view on the web, pin to start and share news

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Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

Posted by bink on November 15 2012, 10:20 AM.

The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile and mailbox for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively.

For any problems that are listed in the report, you are provided a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article that describes a possible fix for the problem. If you are a Help Desk professional, you can also export the report to a file. Then, the report can be viewed in the Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool on another client computer where the tool is installed. The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 also includes a command-line version that can be used to collect an OCAT scan without user intervention.

 

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What’s new:

 

· Automatic downloading of new detection rules

As we create new rules to detect issues or to collect additional information about your Outlook profile, we will post a new updated rule file to the Internet. With the default OCAT version 2 configuration, OCAT will automatically check for a new rule file and provide a mechanism to update OCAT if a new file is found.

· Automatic downloading of OCAT installation files

As we update and fix the core OCAT application, we will post a new Windows Installer package file (.Msi) to the Internet. With the default OCAT version 2 configuration, OCAT will automatically check for a new installer file and provide a mechanism to update OCAT if a new file is found.

· Addition of the CalCheck tool

The Calendar Checking Tool (CalCheck) for Outlook is a command-line program that checks Outlook Calendars for problems. This tool is now included in OCAT to scan for and report on any known problems with items on your primary Calendar.

Please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for additional information about the CalCheck tool.

2678030 Information about the Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678030/EN-US

· Addition of new detection rules

To greatly enhance the list of known issues detected by OCAT, approximately 175 new rules were added since the first version shipped.

· Command-line version of OCATcmd.exe

OCAT version 2 includes a command-line version of OCAT (OCATcmd.exe) that administrators can use to scan computers in their organization.

· Office 365 resources added

To help Office 365 customers with Outlook problems, we added a link on the OCAT Welcome page to an article that provides a list of resources to help with top issues and how-to problems in Office 365. We also added detection rules specific to Office 365 issues.

· New modern user interface

The colors, fonts, and icons in OCAT were updated to mirror those found in Windows 8.

Download OCAT.msi

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Security Event Details

Posted by bink on November 15 2012, 10:15 AM.

This spreadsheet details the security audit events for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

You can use Windows security and system logs to record and store collected security events so that you can track key system and network activities to monitor potentially harmful behaviors and to mitigate those risks. You customize system log events by configuring auditing based on categories of security events such as changes to user account and resource permissions, failed attempts for user logon, failed attempts to access resources, and attempts to modify system files. The information in this download can help you analyze the data included in event log data.

Download

iPad Users Study shows active preference for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Posted by bink on November 13 2012, 12:57 PM.

This report summarizes the study conducted by Mozaic Group, an independent market research firm among iPad users in the U.S., at Microsoft’s request, to obtain their reaction to the web browsing experience with Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 8 tablet vs. Safari on the iPad.

Download

 

See also:

Penn Schoen Berland’s iPad Users Browsing Experience Research

This report summarizes the research study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, an independent market research firm, among iPad owners in the U.S. to explore their overall experience with browsing on the iPad.

Download

Steven Sinofsky to leave Microsoft; Windows executives Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller take expanded roles.

Posted by bink on November 13 2012, 12:52 PM.

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky will be leaving the company and that Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering. Tami Reller retains her roles as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer and will assume responsibility for the business of Windows. Both executives will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

These changes are effective immediately.

“I am grateful for the many years of work that Steven has contributed to the company,” Ballmer said. “The products and services we have delivered to the market in the past few months mark the launch of a new era at Microsoft. We’ve built an incredible foundation with new releases of Microsoft Office, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Surface, Windows Server 2012 and ‘Halo 4,’ and great integration of services such as Bing, Skype and Xbox across all our products. To continue this success it is imperative that we continue to drive alignment across all Microsoft teams, and have more integrated and rapid development cycles for our offerings.”

 

 

 

Julie Larson-Green

“It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company,” Sinofsky said.

Since 1993, Larson-Green has worked on and led some of the most successful products for Microsoft, including the user experiences for early versions of Internet Explorer, and helped drive the thinking behind the refresh of the user experience for Microsoft Office. For Windows 7 and Windows 8 she was responsible for program management, user interface design and research, as well as development of all international releases. She has a master's degree in software engineering from Seattle University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Washington University. In her new role she will be responsible for all future Windows product development in addition to future hardware opportunities.

 

 

Tami Reller

“Leading Windows engineering is an incredible challenge and opportunity, and as I looked at the technical and business skills required to continue our Windows trajectory — great communication skills, a proven ability to work across product groups, strong design, deep technical expertise, and a history of anticipating and meeting customer needs — it was clear to me that Julie is the best possible person for this job, and I’m excited to have her in this role,” Ballmer said.

Reller joined Windows in 2007 from the Microsoft Dynamics Division where she held a number of leadership positions. She began her career in technology at Great Plains Software in 1984 while still in college, and was the company’s chief financial officer at the time the company was acquired by Microsoft in 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Minnesota State University Moorhead and an MBA from St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. In her expanded role she will assume the lead in driving business and marketing strategy for Windows devices, including Surface and partner devices, in addition to her current marketing and finance responsibilities.

5 security bulletins for next patch Tuesday, including 3 for Windows 8

Posted by bink on November 9 2012, 1:27 PM.

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical Remote Code Execution Restart required Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer
Bulletin 2 Critical Remote Code Execution Restart required Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 4 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows, .NET Framework
Bulletin 5 Critical Remote Code Execution Restart required Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Office
Bulletin 3 Moderate Information Disclosure May require restart Microsoft Windows

 

 

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2012

Offline access in Outlook Web App 2013

Posted by bink on November 8 2012, 1:29 PM.

What is it?

Offline access in Outlook Web App for Exchange 2013 lets users use Outlook Web App even when not connected to a network.

Offline access is newly available in Outlook Web App on the following web browsers.:

For more information about the offline user experience, see Using Outlook Web App offline.

What data is available offline?

Mail
  • Users will be able to see all their folders, and content in all offline-supported folders.
  • Offline-supported folders include:
    • Inbox
    • Drafts
    • Any folder viewed from the browser in the last week
  • For each offline-supported folder, users will have 3 days of content or 150 items, whichever is larger.
  • Attachments are not available when offline.
Calendar
  • Reminders will pop-up for meetings and appointments
  • Current month and upcoming year of calendar
  • Multiple calendars are not available when offline
People
  • All Contacts
  • Anyone the user emails often or has emailed recently
  • The Auto-Complete cache (the list of matching names that appear as someone is added to a message)
What user actions are supported offline?

Continue at source: Offline access in Outlook Web App 2013 - Exchange Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack

Posted by bink on November 8 2012, 1:24 PM.

Volume license editions of Office 2013 client products require activation. This download enables IT administrators to set up a Key Management Service (KMS) or configure a domain for Active Directory-Based activation. Either of these volume activation methods can locally activate all Office 2013 clients connected to an organization’s network.

If you want to activate volume license editions of Office 2013, Visio 2013, or Project 2013 with a KMS host or Active Directory-Based activation, you need to first install Office 2013 Volume License Pack. When an Office 2013 volume edition client is installed, it will automatically attempt to activate via either Active Directory by using its existing domain pairing or a DNS-discoverable KMS host on your organization network. To set up Active Directory-Based activation, you must be running Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, or newer.


All volume editions of Office 2013 client products are pre-installed with a Generic Volume License Key (GVLK) key, which supports automatic activation for both KMS and Active Directory-Based Activation, so you will not need to install a product key.
This download contains an executable file that will extract and install KMS host license files. These license files are required for the KMS host service to recognize Office 2013 KMS host keys. On Windows Server 2012 and volume license editions of Windows 8, you can use your same KMS host key to set up Active Directory-Based activation.

Download Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack from Official Microsoft Download Center

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Released

Posted by bink on November 8 2012, 1:23 PM.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2012 to SP1. This service pack contains SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) and Cumulative Update 2 (CU2).
This download site contains the following packages and service patches for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 release:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Update - this package contains the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 update to be applied to existing SQL Server 2012 installations.
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Slipstream- This package provides the capability to perform new SQL Server 2012 instance installations (or SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrades) culminating with Service Pack 1 pre-installed. The slipstream installation package consists of a compressed self-extracting .exe and a ‘.box’ payload file that contains the original SQL Server 2012 release along with Service Pack 1. The .exe file can be directly executed, or utilized from the command prompt just as SQL Server 2012 Setup.exe would be (See Install SQL Server 2012 from the Command Prompt).

Note: SQL Server 2012 Express with SP1 (slipstream) packages may be obtained from the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express packages from the download page
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Documentation:

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Semantic Language Statistics

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint®

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Report Builder

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft® Office®

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Express

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Feature Pack

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 PowerPivot® for Microsoft® SharePoint®

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft® Excel®

 

 

IT Professional Reviewer's Guide for SharePoint Server 2013

Posted by bink on November 7 2012, 9:51 AM.

Learn how new capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013 can help IT pros better manage cost, risk, and time.

Read about how SharePoint Server 2013 builds on the investments of previous SharePoint releases to help you do the following: lower IT costs with a flexible and scalable collaboration platform; better manage risk by safeguarding your business with secure and reliable capabilities; increase productivity through cost-effective and efficient management.

 

Download SharePoint Server 2013 IT Professional Reviewer's Guide from Official Microsoft Dow

Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 (formerly IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro)

Posted by bink on November 7 2012, 9:50 AM.

Mouse and Keyboard Center helps you personalize and customize how you work on your PC.

Mouse and Keyboard Center helps you personalize and customize how you work on your PC. Tailor your mouse and keyboard to meet your unique needs and work style. Modify your mouse and keyboard settings to make it easier to use the unique features of most PC apps. View and change basic and application-specific settings for all connected devices in one place. Explore features with pop-up descriptive and “how-to” InfoTips. Includes access to an online How-To/Troubleshooting library. Includes access to an online Healthy Computing Guide for tips on how to work more comfortably on your computer.

 

Download Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 (formerly IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro) from Offi