If you are an Exchange or Office 365 Administrator, it is likely that you have seen Outlook Connectivity issues at some point; including Outlook remaining disconnected, repeatedly prompting for credentials, or users unable to create a new profile in Outlook to connect to their mailbox on Office 365.
Our support teams receive calls on this topic quite frequently, and have put together an excellent Office 365 Outlook Connectivity troubleshooter to walk you through identifying and resolving connectivity problems.
Make sure to bookmark the troubleshooter at: http://aka.ms/outlookconnectivity. and keep an eye on the excellent Office 365 support wiki topic Fix Outlook connection problems after Office 365 upgrade.
h/t to: http://community.office365.com/en-us/blogs/office_365_technical_blog/archive/2013/06/24/outlook-connectivity-troubleshooting-guided-walkthrough.aspx
The Microsoft Virtual Academy has assembled an excellent collection of training materials for IT professionals. This Jump Start consists of 12 Windows Azure-related modules that can help IT pros familiarize themselves with the capabilities of the newest Windows Azure release. It focuses on key technical topics that include Windows Azure Virtual Machines, connecting IaaS with PaaS, and Windows Azure Active Directory.
If you are working with your customers to get started on Windows Azure, be sure to check out this training for your teams and recommend it to your customers.
if you’ve been tracking with us in the Windows Store App Development Skill Builder series, you know we’re giving you some online training that is focused on helping you build a Windows Store Application, maybe for the first time. If you missed the Beginner or Intermediate Series, be sure to spend some time on those topics.
Today, I’m pleased to share with you the Advanced Series. This is brought to you through the hard work of many people who are passionate about apps. The topics and presentations in the Advanced videos are some of the best yet.
In just a few weeks we’ll post the Expert level videos and conclude this series. If you have ideas or feedback for other video topics you’d like us to cover, send us your feedback PartnerDevFeedback@microsoft.com. And don’t forget, if you are building an app and need some help, we have Partner Consultants available as a part of your MPN Benefits, just call us at 1-800-MPN-Solve
The videos are below. For the full experience, click over to the course on the PLC. For the “light” version the links are embedded on the page.
Advanced Part 1
In Advanced Part 1 we'll cover how to work with Live Tiles, Badges, and Notifications.
Full Course on PLC
Advanced Part 2
In Advanced Part 2 we'll cover working with Connectivity in your Windows Store Application. Topics will include: Accessing REST Services using the Store APIs, Accessing Syndicated Content, Uploading and Downloading Files, and Working with Live Services.
Full Course on PLC
Advanced Part 3
In Advanced Part 3 we'll cover working with the Application Lifecycle and managing Performance in your Windows Store Application. Topics will include: Managing Application Startup, Background Management, and Resuming you app.
Advanced Part 4
In Advanced Part 4 we'll cover working with Application Data in your Windows Store Application. Topics will include: Working with Data Management APIs and using Local, Temp, and Roaming Application Data stores.
If you are one of the lucky ones in SF for //build, you can stop reading now - seriously - go have some fun and build some great apps.
For the rest of us (me included) not able to join the event live, we can still join in the fun. And trust me, you won’t want to miss this. Some really cool announcements coming (you won’t get any info out of me) about the future of several awesome products!
Our friends over at Channel 9 will be live streaming the keynote sessions. They will also be sharing recordings of most of the content within 24 hours of the end of each session. That’s hundreds of hours of learning for developers available at your fingertips.
I know many of you are hard at work getting your customer’s internal applications ready for upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 in preparation for the end of support on Windows XP. To assist you, we put together a list of resources that might be useful for you. Also, don’t forget that as Microsoft Partners we have consultants ready to assist, and we’re just a phone call away (1-800-MPN-SOLVE).
Windows 8 & Server 2012 Compatibility Cookbook
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
Windows Compatibility Center
Upgrade to Windows 8
As always, if you have any questions or feedback about topics you’d like to know more about, drop me a line (email@example.com).