Use Windows PowerShell to make a plain text entry into a secure password.
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.