Sean Kearney teaches a non-scripting Administrator to easily create users in Active Directory.
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy
The gift-giving started early this week for developers looking to add Windows Azure Active Directory’s enterprise-level identity features to their applications and services, as MS Open Tech released alpha versions of new iOS and Android open source libraries.
Now developers can authenticate users of cloud and on-premises Android applications through Microsoft services such as Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, or through non-Microsoft services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google. These libraries are alpha versions, intended for testing these scenarios and providing feedback.
St. Nick is everywhere this season, but so are you, with many of you on the road to see some, but not all family members. A recent survey Skype conducted with Harris Interactive finds that one in four Americans say they won’t be with immediate or extended family members this holiday because it’s too far or too expensive to travel.
Think of Skype as your holiday elf. If you can’t travel to see relatives, consider sending a Skype video message to them, or doing a Skype video call, writes Nicol Addison on Skype’s Big Blog.
Twenty-year Microsoft veteran Jim DuBois was named corporate vice president and chief information officer on Dec. 20. DuBois, interim CIO for the past six months, will be responsible for delivering a broad range of IT initiatives in support of the company’s billions of customers and more than 90,000 employees in 190 countries worldwide.
Starting Jan. 1, he will lead a team of employees overseeing Microsoft IT applications, infrastructure, solution delivery and process excellence.
Hit the ground running with “Temple Run 2” the sequel to the smash hit, “Temple Run,” now available at the Windows Phone Store.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
On Dec. 17, Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. assembled panelists from the New America Foundation, Texas Instruments, the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation and Lerman Senter PLLC law firm to offer insight into the current state of affairs in the field of unlicensed spectrum use.
Panelists participated in a wide ranging conversation, which included topics such as the potential uses of spectrum white spaces, the state of standards work, the policy issues pending before the FCC and the potential economic value of unlicensed use in the TV band. The experts sorted through the myths and promises of TV white spaces in order to discover what it will take to make robust unlicensed TV band use a reality.
In a new video, above, Major Nelson walks Xbox One users through the easy steps of using Upload Studio, where you can not only edit and share videos of your own gaming brilliance, as captured by saying “Xbox: Record that,” but also see videos others have posted.
“Upload Studio is your one-stop shop for watching great clips from the community,” Major Nelson, aka Larry Hryb, says in the video, shared on Xbox Wire.
Set your watch for January 1, 1601, Marty. Today we’re working with crazy dates in Active Directory PowerShell.
If you have ever tried to script out Active Directory reports that included date fields, then you have likely run into this challenge. There are “real” dates, and then “those” dates. You know… the ones that just look like a bunch of numbers. Today’s post shows you how to make sense of those crazy Int64 date fields.