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Friday September 12

11:00
Office 365 news round-up

There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business,” according to boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya, who won 10 world titles in six different weight divisions before retiring from the sport in 2009. Microsoft Office has been helping people get things done in their personal and professional lives for the 25 years—yet we keep finding ways to improve the product and make it even better for our customers.
One of our most recent improvements to Office 365 is Office Delve, a new way for you to discover relevant information and connections from across your work life. Delve displays the information that is most relevant for each person in your network, based on the work they are doing and the people with whom they are... | Read more »

Thursday September 11

08:00
Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader positione...

We are excited to announce that Microsoft has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace! Vendors in the report were evaluated on ability to execute and completeness of vision, and Leaders are considered well-established vendors with widely used social software and collaboration offerings.

This is a great honor that reinforces our vision for Enterprise Social—to empower companies to work like a network. By integrating the components of Yammer with Office 365, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to deliver value to our customers. We also continue to help people get more... | Read more »

08:00
New Project webcast series starts September 16: cr...

Join us Tuesday, September 16, at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET to kick off the new Project webcast series!
This session will discuss how to create a project lifecycle workflow, with branching logic based on project-level metadata.
In addition, this session will cover how to configure customized email notifications to help facilitate the use of the workflow.
Presented by Gaurav Wason with Project Made Easy
ATTENTION: We are offering 1.0 PDU credits to all attendees who fill out the post webcast survey.
Register now!
You can register for this session, a few sessions, or the entire Project series. Four attendees who fill out the post webcast evaluation will receive a fully functioning evaluation copy of Microsoft Project... | Read more »

06:00
Siri: workaround Content Not Available error

A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri. Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working. Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available."

I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it. All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* contact card where it is stored as a relationship.

I'm not sure why that works; it shouldn't, but it does. That's why I call it a workaround instead of a fix. I figure Apple is mucking around with Siri and perhaps caused a bug or some sort of corruption.

I'd be curious to know from MacOSXHints users whether they are experiencing this problem in the first place and if the workaround works for you, too. I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even e ...... | Read more »

Wednesday September 10

15:00
Xcode 6.1 beta for OS X Yosemite is Now Available

Xcode 6.1 beta for OS X Yosemite is Now Available

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15:00
Xcode 6.1 beta for OS X Yosemite is Now Available

Xcode 6.1 beta for OS X Yosemite is Now Available

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10:00
iTunes Connect Developer Guide Update

We’ve updated the iTunes Connect Developer Guide to include details on creating and submitting App Bundles and App Previews, and using the new TestFlight Beta Testing app.

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10:00
iTunes Connect Developer Guide Update

We’ve updated the iTunes Connect Developer Guide to include details on creating and submitting App Bundles and App Previews, and using the new TestFlight Beta Testing app.

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09:30
Luwa Luxury Products chooses Office 365 cloud-base...

Luwa Luxury Products, a premier distributor of luxury home appliances and outdoor living appliances based in Tukwila, Washington, serves retail dealers and home owners in the northwestern United States, Hawaii, and Western Canada. After buying the business in 2012, co-owners Sheri and Chris Walsh wanted to enhance communication and take Luwa’s customer service to the next level by using cloud-based business productivity tools. We recently spoke to Sheri Walsh, Vice President of Operations/Trade Relations, to learn about their experience with Microsoft Office 365.
Q: Please tell us about Luwa Luxury Products.   
Sheri Walsh: Our main differentiator at Luwa is our high-touch customer service. We’re a distribution company, but we work directly with our customers—retail dealers, architects, designers, and builders—through... | Read more »

08:00
Clip articles with Sight and send to OneNote

Today’s post was written by Yue Zhuge, co-founder and CEO of Sight.
Sight is an iPhone-optimized app that lets you clip articles from any iOS app in one snap—and then seamlessly send to OneNote. This powerful, cross platform, integration with Sight and OneNote provides you new ways to clip content from your mobile devices and tablets—expanding on what you can already do with the OneNote Clipper on your PC or Mac.
Read an article on your PC or Mac you want to save? Use OneNote Clipper to send it to OneNote. See something on your iOS device you want to save? Use Sight to clip the article and then save to OneNote.

Recipes, travel destinations, research papers, current news and more, Sight helps you clip... | Read more »

Tuesday September 9

13:21
AppleCare+ for Australia

AppleCare+ includes accidental damage from handling insurance cover (the "ADH coverage"). The ADH coverage is a component of the AppleCare+ suite of products and services. It cannot be purchased separately from AppleCare+. Before proceeding with the sale of AppleCare+, we are required by law to provide you, with the Accidental Damage from Handling - Product Disclosure Statement (or "PDS”), the Apple disclosure statement and the AppleCare+ terms and conditions.

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13:05
Work harder, faster and more… Or not…

The difference between being judgmental and caring can be the benefit of the doubt. Living in Los Angeles I got to learn a lot about people not giving two craps whether you were alive or dead. Unless of course you started to smell the place up. Living in Minneapolis I got to learn a lot about people being a little too much in my business. But then I realized that it’s OK to be in my business, as it keeps apathy at bay and helps make me a better person, provided it doesn’t come with a bit too much judgement. When no one cares, what drives you to be better other than your own desire to be, well, better. Which can be fleeting.
But that’s at home. At work, I’ve started to realize the various stages of my own judgement and don’t always look back on my actions (or judgment of others more to the point) too kindly. There was a time when I worked more 100 hour weeks than 50 hour weeks. I’ve never actually worked less than 50. There was a time when I expected everyone to work the same... | Read more »

12:00
Submit Your iOS 8 Apps Today

Prepare your apps for the App Store by downloading the iOS 8 and Xcode 6 GM seeds now. With these latest seeds, Swift is now final and you can submit your iOS apps written with Swift to the App Store. Learn about iOS 8 for Developers.

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12:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

Check out the latest App Store Review Guidelines before submitting your new or updated apps for review. We review all apps against these guidelines to ensure they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of objectionable material.

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12:00
Submit Your iOS 8 Apps Today

Prepare your apps for the App Store by downloading the iOS 8 and Xcode 6 GM seeds now. With these latest seeds, Swift is now final and you can submit your iOS apps written with Swift to the App Store. Learn about iOS 8 for Developers.

| Read more »
12:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

Check out the latest App Store Review Guidelines before submitting your new or updated apps for review. We review all apps against these guidelines to ensure they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of objectionable material.

| Read more »
12:00
Announcing Apple Pay

Today we announced Apple Pay, an exciting new feature coming soon, which will give users an easy, secure, and private way to pay for physical goods and services in your iOS 8 app using payment information stored in their iOS device. Learn more about Apple Pay.

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12:00
Announcing Apple Pay

Today we announced Apple Pay, an exciting new feature coming soon, which will give users an easy, secure, and private way to pay for physical goods and services in your iOS 8 app using payment information stored in their iOS device. Learn more about Apple Pay.

| Read more »
08:00
Excel Power Map September update

Each month we strive to improve Excel Power Map with features that matter most to you, so you can tell richer and more creative stories with your data. This month we are rolling out two big features, Power Map Filtering and Custom Maps, to make your experience using Power Map easier and more exciting!
If you have an Office 365 subscription with automatic updates enabled, you should receive this update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.
Power Map is part of the powerful and interactive data visualization features within Excel, which are enhanced with Power BI for Office 365, our cloud-based solution for analyzing, visualizing and sharing data insights.
Power Map Filtering enhancements
We heard your feedback loud and clear. As of... | Read more »

Monday September 8

17:21
Bringing stroke Back

Stroke got moved, so dug this up and am reprinting with the latest and greatest location.
Network Utility has a port scanner – it’s built in and really easy to use. Sure, stroke isn’t nmap, but it’s not trying to be… Since Network Utility is distributed with every copy of Mac OS X it stands to reason that every copy of Mac OS X has the ability to scan a port without using a GUI tool.  Enter one of the best named tools in Mac OS X, stroke.  Stroke is the command line back-end to the Port Scan tab of Network Utility.  To use stroke, you will need to cd into the Network Utility application bundle and then cd into Contents and then Resources.
Once you are at “/System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Network Utility.app/Contents/Resources”, you will need to provide stroke with an IP address (or name), followed by the first port to scan and then the last (or the same number twice if your range is only one IP address.  For example, if you want to port scan port 80 on your own... | Read more »

08:00
A milestone for Office Delve

Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager of Office 365 Technical Product Management.
We launched Microsoft Office 365 with the vision of helping people get more done, collaborate more effectively, and have greater flexibility in how they work. As we work, share and connect with others—discovering the right information at the right time becomes even more valuable. To this end, I’m excited to announce a significant step forward in making Office 365 even more personalized and tailored to each person. Starting today, Office Delve (previously codenamed “Oslo”) will begin rolling out to Office 365 business customers.
Office Delve is a new way to discover relevant information and connections from across your work life. Delve displays information that is most relevant for each person based on the work they are doing and the people with whom they are engaging.  With... | Read more »

05:23
Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: 5 things to raise y...

In college, there’s a pervasive message that “you’re not in high school anymore, so you better up your game.” But some college students are still doing workarounds and other annoying tasks that they don’t need to do. Join us for our Office 15-Minute Webinar at 9:15 A.M. Pacific Time. There’s also a 20-minute Q&A afterwards. You will need to register for this webinar (it takes only a few seconds).
Register and attend
https://microsoft.eventbuilder.com/event2.asp?eventID=b6e3f597
Doors open at 9:00 A.M Pacific Time and we start promptly at 9:15 A.M. Immediately following will be a 20-minute Q&A.
What you will learn at... | Read more »

03:34
Off-Season Episode, Live from the Penn State Mac A...

Interrupting the offseason, here’s a discussion we recorded between Tim Perfitt and Dave Test, live at the 2014 Penn State Mac Admins Conference. Tim gives a little background about how iBeacon and Passbook were utilized at the conference, and Dave talks about the integration between them and the impossible-to-pronounce sched.org.Hope this tides y’all over until we’re back for season two.About Allister BanksAllister has spoken at LOPSA-East, MacTech Conference, MacAdmins Conference at Penn State, and lives in NYC. He contributes to various open source projects and speaks enough Japanese to order food.Mail | Web |... | Read more »

Friday September 5

15:40
OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 (13F31) Now Available

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 (13F31) Now Available

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