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Thursday September 25

08:56
TA14-268A: GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) ‘Shellsho...

Original release date: September 25, 2014
Systems Affected

  • GNU Bash through 4.3.
  • Mac OS X
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 through 7
  • CentOS 5 through 7
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, and 14.04 LTS
  • Debian
  • Other Unix-based Operating Systems

Overview
A critical vulnerability has been reported in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the common command-line shell used in most Linux/UNIX operating systems and Apple’s Mac OS X. The flaw could allow an attacker to remotely execute shell commands by attaching malicious code in environment variables used by the operating system... | Read more »

08:00
Say hello to the 2015 Office Champions

Today, we are pleased to introduce to you this year’s group of Office Champions. Some of them are returning, and some of them are new—but all of them have unique stories to tell about how Office helps them succeed.
While Office delivers some of the greatest productivity tools on the planet, this esteemed group of influencers embody productivity. They are experts in fitness, fashion, technology, entrepreneurship, parenting and travel—and they rely on Office to manage the nitty gritty of everyday work and everyday life.
Check out the Office Facebook page to learn more about the 2015 Office Champions and how Office helps them stay on top of it all.
 
The post Say hello to the 2015 Office Champions appeared first... | Read more »

08:00
5 tips to make your Outlook.com account even more...

In a world of multiple devices, online ubiquity, and cloud storage, the security of your personal content—email, documents, and photos—is more important than ever. In addition to the behind-the-scenes work we do to keep your Outlook.com account secure, we’ve made a list of what we think are the top five things that you can do, to help keep your account as secure as possible:
1. Use a strong password and change it often
A strong password is one that is not easy to guess. Our advice is to make your password a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. We also recommend that you change it often, just in case someone manages to guess it. We recommend changing it every two months, and when you do, it should not be in any sort of pattern. For example, don’t simply change your password from “heLLo.1” to “heLLo.2”.
2. Use different passwords for each online account
We all use multiple services—be that Facebook, Twitter, Xbox Live,... | Read more »

08:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 017 with Mat...

In episode 17, Jeremy Thake chats to Matthias Einig, a SharePoint MVP, about transforming SharePoint Full Trust Code to the SharePoint app model.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP17_MatthiasEinig.mp3
Download the podcast.
Weekly update

08:00
Delivering the first chapter of Groups in Office 3...

Jared Spataro is the general manager of Enterprise Social at Microsoft.
At the SharePoint Conference in March, we announced our roadmap for a set of connected experiences that would enable your company to work like a network. This month, we reached an important milestone with Office Delve. Continuing on this journey, today we are rolling out the first phase of Groups in Office 365.

Getting things done at work means sharing information and collaborating across ad hoc groups and project teams.  But, often times the tools we use to bring people together are different in each app—distribution groups in Outlook, buddy lists in Lync, groups in Yammer.  That’s why we’re introducing Groups in Office 365, so you can easily connect with the colleagues... | Read more »

08:00
EWS Managed API for .NET is now open source

 Victor Boctor is a principal architect on the Exchange team.
Last month, we released the Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API as open source under the MIT license. Since then, we have received great feedback from the community, including many contributions via bug reports and pull requests. Today, we are building on this momentum by releasing the EWS Managed API, the .NET implementation of this API, as open source. Unlike the EWS Java API, this is the first time that the EWS Managed API has been made available as an open-source library. The open-source EWS Managed API provides the following advantages:

  • You can contribute bug fixes and enhancements to enable scenarios that you care about while making integrating with Exchange even more awesome than it is today... | Read more »

Wednesday September 24

20:02
Loss of cellular service or ability to use Touch I...

We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days.

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08:00
Format Background in PowerPoint Online

Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint Desktop. The PowerPoint Online implementation of this feature was designed by a program manager intern, coded by a developer intern and has been thoroughly tested by our engineering team to ensure that it meets a high quality bar. Our interns have now returned to their respective universities, but their contributions are available to all our PowerPoint Online users around the world.
Much like in PowerPoint Desktop, you can find the Format Background feature on the Design tab.
... | Read more »

Tuesday September 23

19:51
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on S...

Adobe Flash Player updates are available that address a recently-identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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15:11
Apple Web Server notifications

This article provides credit to people who have reported potential security issues in Apple's web servers.

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11:09
Manage Apex Domains In OS X

OS X Server supports running a traditional bind implementation of DNS. You can define a record for most any name, including google.com, www.google.com, www.www.google.com, etc. You can use this to redirect subdomains. In this example, we’ll create an A Record to point www.google.com to 127.0.0.1 without breaking other google.com subdomains. To get started, let’s use the DNS service in the Server app to create test.www.google.com. The reason for this is that OS X will then create a zone file for www.google.com. If we created www.google.com instead, then OS X would automatically create google.com, which would break the other subdomains. To do so, open Server app and click on the DNS... | Read more »

08:58
Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program launc...

Travis Rhodes is senior security lead for Office 365.
Today we’re announcing the participation of Office 365 in the new Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program. Through this program, which launches today, we are able to reward and recognize security researchers by offering a bounty for qualifying security vulnerabilities they report to us. We are participating in this program for a number of reasons, chief among them are:

  1. We take security vulnerabilities very seriously. We recognize that you, our customers, depend on us for tools to run your organizations, whether that is a Fortune 500 company, a small business, a non-profit, or an educational institution. We take it seriously that you trust us with your data, and this program is part of our investment in continually improving the security of our services. You can find more... | Read more »
08:00
Finnair takes to the cloud with Office 365

Today’s post on Finnair’s move to Office 365 is excerpted from the full case study.

The airline industry has seen its share of turbulence over the last decade, as mega-airlines merge and acquire smaller players, more regional airlines take to the air, and customers aggressively seek online bargains. Finnair, Finland’s largest airline and the fifth oldest airline in the world, has remained successful because it knows how to adapt and find smarter ways to operate.
In the face of many new low-cost air carriers springing up across Europe, Finnair still dominates both domestic and international air travel in Finland. “We have survived because we’ve been successful at keeping our costs under control, but we also understand that you can’t cut costs at the expense of customer satisfaction... | Read more »

08:00
Give your inbox a personality with Advanced Rules...

Today’s post was written by Mike Schackwitz, principal director of program management on the Outlook.com team.
Since we announced that Outlook.com had introduced the most sophisticated rules in webmail, we’ve heard a great response from a lot of our customers who are using the feature to manage their inbox. Today, we want to provide you with a few examples of Advanced Rules, so you can try them out yourself—if you haven’t already.
The way we see it, each rule has its own personality—and it’s a personality that you can create. ‘The Auto-Archiver’ helps you get organized, ‘The Golden Child’ helps you remember things and ‘The Bouncer’ protects your inbox from mail you don’t want. When combined, Advanced Rules allow you to customize your inbox so that it can manage itself. To help you get started, here are these examples plus a few more to try... | Read more »

Monday September 22

05:30
Students and teachers: You may be eligible to get...

It was just about a year ago we announced Student Advantage, a benefit that allows eligible students to get Office 365 from their school for free. One drawback to Student Advantage—the onus has been on the school to initiate the service, create an account and order the Office 365 license on behalf of the student.
Today we’re making it easier on the school IT department with a new self-serve model for students that lets them sign up for the free service on their own.
If you’re a student 13 years-old of age or older, here’s what you can do the check your eligibility and get Office for free:

  1. Go to Office 365 for Students.
  2. Enter a valid school-provided email address.

Here’s what qualified students will... | Read more »

05:08
Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: Ways to avoid rebui...

Today’s post was written by Steve Birge, Content Developer for Office.com/support.
You’ve got a meeting coming up where several team members will be presenting. So how do you jumble and juggle multiple PowerPoint presentations without reinventing wheels, losing pieces or looking unprofessional? We’ll look at a few ways to make a new presentation out of slides you already have, and see how you can take the same slide deck to several meetings and give customized, unique presentations at each one.
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
... | Read more »

Wednesday September 17

18:13
iOS 8: List of available trusted root certificates

The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS.

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17:22
About the security content of OS X Server v2.2.3

This document describes the security content of OS X Server v2.2.3.

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17:22
About the security content of OS X Server v3.2.1

This document describes the security content of OS X Server v3.2.1.

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17:17
About the security content of OS X Mavericks v10.9...

This document describes the security content of OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 and Security Update 2014-004.

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16:50
About the OS X Server v3.2.1 Update

This software updates OS X Server versions 3.0 through 3.1.2. It requires OS X Mavericks v10.9.5.

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11:01
About the security content of Xcode 6.0.1

This document describes the security content of Xcode 6.0.1.

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09:10
About the security content of Apple TV 7

This document describes the security content of Apple TV 7.

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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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Monday September 8

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 »

 
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