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There’s a new JSS companion tool, called JSS MUT, which allows you to perform mass actions based on a CSV. Basically, set fields and enforce mobile device names (becoming a very common need out there). If you’re a JSS admin, it’s a nice tool, and a big should out to Michael Levenick for making it free!
Official website is at http://jssmut.weebly.com.
Hat tip to Trey Howell for clueing us in!
Today, Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Stream, a new business video service that makes it easier to access and discover video content inside your organization. Microsoft Stream builds upon the learnings and success of Office 365 Video, and over time the two experiences will converge, making Stream the de facto video experience in Office 365.
We’ve seen tremendous success and adoption of Office 365 Video since launching it in Office 365 more than two years ago. With the introduction of Microsoft Stream, we can’t wait to provide new innovation that meets the evolving requirements of Office 365 customers, such as the ability to integrate video with business workflows.
During the preview of Microsoft Stream, there will be no changes to the Office 365 Video experience. We will share more details on future enhancements and user updates closer to general availability of the Microsoft Stream service... | Read more »
Graduation is over, summer is in full swing and all you’re thinking about is summer concerts, pool time and road trips—right? Well if you’re a recent grad that still hasn’t landed a job or internship, you probably have one thought looming on your mind and ruining the fun: what are you going to do with the rest of your life?
So, we commissioned a survey* of 1,000 18 to 25-year-olds and asked for their thoughts on the job search process. Their responses inspired us to team up with the digital print and design company MOO and to sponsor career expert Maxie McCoy to create a package of resources, inspiration and advice to help you stand out with recruiters and hiring managers in today’s job market—all available at office.com/dreamjob.
Our survey results told us many new job seekers have high hopes of... | Read more »
If you dread updating your resume, you’re not alone. Over 30 percent of people surveyed* consider writing or updating their resume their least favorite part of the job search. Our career expert sponsor Maxie McCoy joined us to share top tips and tools for creating a resume that expertly combines your professional know-how with the design flair that will get you noticed.
Nail your cover letter
A stellar resume starts with a strong cover letter. The key? Showing how your talent and experience will solve a problem or drive results for your future employer. For example, if you say you’re collaborative, discuss how you used that skill at your last internship, and then connect it to what you aim to accomplish for the new company. Never underestimate your worth; Maxie tells us, “Even if you’re new to the industry, it’s all in the language you use to describe what you’ve done. If you speak to the value you provided... | Read more »
Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Dave Duvall, senior vice president of infrastructure and support services at Discovery Communications, a leader in global entertainment.
Change is a constant in today’s business and media landscape, but that does not make it any easier, especially when it comes to technology. However, having a company and workforce hungry for the best new solutions brings great opportunity. Our leadership and employees understand that embracing new technology can, and should, result in greater productivity, flexibility and, ultimately, a happier, more successful culture. At Discovery Communications, our teams produce content for some of the most recognizable and beloved brands, have made crab fisherman icons with “Deadliest Catch,” and have established one of the most beloved (yet unofficial) U.S. holidays, “Shark Week.”
Our 7,000 employees around the world have high expectations of their technology tools. At the same time, our... | Read more »
Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Dan Berlin, director of architecture at Kennametal, a materials manufacturing company.
Nearly every IT department seeks to conserve costs. The very best ones conserve costs while expanding capabilities for their users. At Kennametal, a leading material science and manufacturing company, we’re switching from traditional telephony to Skype for Business to accomplish both sides of the equation.
We have more than 11,000 employees scattered around the world, which presents challenges to working as a cohesive business. Yet global business integration is key for us. We develop innovative, wear-resistant products and services that touch nearly every manufacturing process. So we need our engineers, materials scientists, manufacturing technicians and other workers to be able to communicate not only with each other, but also among our strategic partners, vendors and customers. In the past, many of our employees hesitated to... | Read more »
Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Chuck Wiggins, infrastructure director at Guardian Industries Corporation.
Guardian Industries and its family of companies employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Our vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. We pride ourselves on pulling together as one team to make the world a better place.
Operating as one team with three business units across diverse product lines (glass, automotive and building products) and so many locations is not always easy. Microsoft Office 365 is turning out to be a critical asset in bringing employees together in real-time to help us out-innovate our competition.
We recently added Skype for Business Online PSTN Conferencing to Office 365 and find the simplicity, convenience and cost savings a real benefit. We’ve always used third-party... | Read more »
Today, we are pleased to announce the public preview of the new Office 365 Network. Over the last three years, the Office 365 Network has become a vibrant online community for IT pros, technical experts, product enthusiasts and Office 365 customers to come together and share best practices related to Office 365.
As more organizations embrace the cloud and move to Office 365, we want to make the wealth of valuable information in the Office 365 Network available to anyone who is looking for it. Currently, the Office 365 Network is hosted as an authenticated Yammer network, which requires registration and sign-in to participate in the community, and makes discussion content searchable and discoverable only by users who are registered and signed in to the network. In an effort to make the community content accessible to anyone, the new Office 365 Network will be hosted on an unauthenticated platform, meaning community posts... | Read more »
With more people getting work done and collaborating with others on their mobile devices, organizations are finding it even harder to secure their sensitive data. We see many organizations making it a priority to better secure their sensitive content no matter the device being used to access and share it. To help organizations empower their employees to work anywhere at any time while helping to protect their content, we’re pleased to announce we have extended the Office 365 Data Loss Prevention Policy Tips to OneDrive mobile apps for Android, iOS and Universal Windows.
Policy tips are contextual, user-facing notifications that educate people when they’re about to send, share or work with sensitive data, such as credit card, passport or driver’s license numbers. Policy tips help empower and educate users, while still... | Read more »
Looks like Sal et al posted a suite of Automator Actions to link the Casper Suite to Apple Configurator at https://configautomation.com/jamf-actions.html. In my limited tests so far they work pretty darn well!
Some pretty cool things here, like having the JSS rename a mobile device when managed through Apple Configurator, having Apple Configurator instruct the JSS to remove a device from a group, clear passcodes, update inventory, and other common tasks involved in workflows when leveraging Apple Configurator for en masse device management. Good stuff!
In this episode, Richard DiZerega discusses the weekly update and the Office Dev Show series getting started on Channel 9.
A steady barrage of emails can quickly turn a manageable to-do list into a workday nightmare. Those dozens (or hundreds) of messages disrupt your focus, intensify stress levels and generally throw a wrench in your ideal workflow. If you’re not careful—and sometimes even if you are—email can become a second full-time job.
It goes without saying that this kind of chaos isn’t sustainable. Thankfully, there are personal analytics tools available that can provide you with insights about your day-to-day schedule and email habits. You can use these insights to strategize, re-organize and set limits that will save you significant time.
Understand your inbox
The average knowledge worker spends 28 percent of their day on email—what about you? How much time is spent reading versus writing? And what about your read rates and response times? Are you communicating effectively... | Read more »
Take a minute to think about the applications you use, the programs you depend on and the technologies you’ve integrated into your business. Now ask yourself these questions: If a specific application supported my company in the past, how is it benefiting me now? Are our programs performing in line with our desired standard? What, if anything, am I doing to ensure my technology is not outdated? Is my vendor providing me with resources to manage my applications? Am I really getting the maximum business value from these solutions?
To answer these questions, many enterprise scale organizations use established processes to manage their technology. A technology lifecycle—or TLC—offers a systematic approach for assessing the state of your technologies. Thankfully, this indispensable method applies to both enterprise scale organizations and small and midsize businesses. So whether you’re an... | Read more »
As OneNote Class Notebooks become more popular, we’re often asked how a student or teacher can take their digital books with them when leaving school. Students graduate or change schools and would like to be able to bring the portfolio of work with them. Teachers change schools or take on a new role and also want to keep their Class Notebooks. Based on talking to lots of teachers and students, we launched the new “Save a copy” feature for Class Notebooks.
To see how this works, just follow these simple steps:
Right-click a Class Notebook and select Save a copy.