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Tuesday June 27

09:00
SharePoint communication sites begin rollout to...

During last month’s SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled SharePoint communication sites—beautiful, dynamic sites that let you reach a broad internal audience, and that look great on the web, in the SharePoint mobile app, on PC and on Mac. Today, we’re excited to announce that communication sites are now rolling out to Office 365 First Release customers, followed by full worldwide rollout to Office 365 customers in the coming months.

Create a beautiful communication site in seconds

Communication sites are perfect for internal cross-company campaigns, weekly and monthly reports or status updates, product launches, events and more. To help you jumpstart getting your message out fast,...

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Monday June 26

10:00
watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

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10:00
watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 (14V5751a) Now Available

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09:00
Entrepreneur helps clients transform with Office

Mellicia Marx is in the business of transformation. She runs Poplin Style Direction, a personal styling business that ensures a client’s look is on point. She’s helped new mothers revive their wardrobes, and other clients dress for new office environments confidently. “I love watching people transform,” she says.

Mellicia helps people understand which garments best complement their shape, personality and lifestyle. She teaches them how to shop, what to wear and how to wear it. Mellicia finds the secret style sauce that elevates each client.

Polishing a business’s image

Mellicia also knows that the success of her business depends on styling, too. The look and feel of her business and good communication with clients are key to growth. Through her website, she introduces clients to the...

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08:00
What’s new with OneNote in the classroom—LMS...

Today, we are rolling out updates for the OneNote Class Notebook add-in, including new Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) assignment and grade integration for Edsby. To see the full list of over 40 committed education partners, please visit our OneNote Education Partners page. This page also has helpful training videos demonstrating how the OneNote Class Notebook integrates with each of the different LMSes. Read on to learn what’s new in OneNote to help you in the classroom.

OneNote Class Notebook improvements

With this update we made several additions and improvements for the...

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Friday June 23

09:00
New to Office 365 in June—classroom experiences in...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.

At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference next week, Microsoft will showcase the latest ways we’re empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. This month’s Office 365 updates are another step on this journey, with the broad availability of new classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams, security enhancements and more. Read on for the details.

The new classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams are now broadly available

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09:00
Microsoft Forms Public Preview for Office 365...

Following the launch of Microsoft Forms in Education last summer, we heard from businesses that they need an easy-to-use tool for creating surveys, quizzes and polls. Today, we’re rolling out the public preview of Microsoft Forms to our Office 365 commercial subscribers, so you can collect information from customers, employees and partners. The preview is currently rolling out to tenants whose entire organizations are signed up for First Release, and will gradually be available to other tenants in a few...

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Thursday June 22

10:00
tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 (14W5751b) Now Available

tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 (14W5751b) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 (14G5053a) Now Available

iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 (14G5053a) Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 (14W5751b) Now Available

tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 (14W5751b) Now Available

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10:00
iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 (14G5053a) Now Available

iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 (14G5053a) Now Available

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09:00
Gain complete insights with the Visio visualizations...

Starting today, you can visualize data using Microsoft Visio diagrams from within Microsoft Power BI dashboards and reports. Microsoft solutions work better together—and now, Visio and Power BI work better together than ever before thanks to the new Visio visualization. Any Visio user can sign up for the preview to start using this capability right away.

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that delivers valuable insights to your organization. It enables you to connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep and drive ad hoc analysis. With Power BI, you can produce beautiful reports and publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices. Power BI is an intuitive solution with familiar features, and almost anyone can use it to create personalized dashboards for a unique, 360-degree view of their business. Plus,...

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09:00
New in Office 365 security and compliance—June update

Recent updates for security and compliance include enhancements to Advanced Threat Protection, eDiscovery, Advanced Data Governance, Advanced Security Management and expanded support for Windows Information Protection. Read on to learn more about these updates.

Enhancements to threat protection visibility and controls

Office 365 Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) were designed to keep your organization protected against cyber-attacks while supporting end-user productivity. The Office 365 team continues to enhance both EOP and ATP by offering deeper insights and more flexible controls. This month, we are introducing the following new capabilities:

Threat Protection status report—New reporting for ATP and EOP that adds visibility into malicious emails detected and blocked for your organization. This supplements the...

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09:00
Building global relationships with Office 365

Travel is the great connector. Visiting different countries gives us a broader perspective on the world and the people in it. Yasmine El Baggari, founder of Voyaj, wanted to take travel one step further.

Instead of staying in hotels or renting flats, Yasmine believes that matching travelers with hosts in their own homes can create powerful human connections and result in a more peaceful world.

Voyaj users create a profile video to describe their interests and what they offer, and post it to the site. Voyaj then finds the right combination of visitor and host and sets up a homestay for the traveler in the host’s home. From there, a deeper cultural understanding takes root. “It’s about building relationships and a sense of belonging for people—wherever they want to go in...

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08:00
Gallup fosters employee engagement with Secure...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

Gallup has been synonymous with public opinion polling since the 1930s. Today it’s also considered a global leader in advanced analytics, providing advice to organizations and individuals to help solve challenging problems. When Gallup pioneered the employee engagement movement, it introduced innovative tools for measuring how workplaces inspire the people in them. So, when it came to its own employees, it’s gratifying to see how Gallup trusts Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise E5 to help create the kind of workplace that attracts and retains top talent, and ultimately inspires them to innovate.

Melissa Moreno, executive director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security, recently explained her organization’s...

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06:38
IT Isn’t Just To Fix Stuff: My Latest @Inc Post

My latest @inc piece is up at https://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-ways-your-it-staff-can-make-your-business-more-tech-savvy.html.

Remember Nick Burns, the “company computer guy” played by Jimmy Fallon on “Saturday Night Live”?

IT people have long been fixtures in the office (though hopefully seldom as grumpy as Nick). However, their jobs have been radically changed by two trends — the cloud and consumerization.

The cloud has amplified what a small business can do by moving the physical server and network infrastructure that staff or consultants used to be needed to manage, to off-premises locations.

To read more, see https://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-ways-your-it-staff-can-make-your-business-more-tech-savvy.html.
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Wednesday June 21

09:00
Office 365 helps Society Nine empower the fight...

Lynn Le founded Society Nine to provide women with combat sports gear made specifically for them. But she was ultimately driven by a goal much greater than that—to empower the fight within every woman. Communicating that message in a way that inspired everyone from potential investors to curious customers, to her own staff, was one of the biggest challenges Le faced as the company’s visionary—and one that Office 365 continues to help her overcome today.

Using PowerPoint to help build a community

Whether it was creating pitch decks for investors, designing new product lines or building her “Brand Ambassador Bible,” Le credits the visual nature of PowerPoint for helping her articulate her message clearly. “There’s a story behind everything we do, including our boxing gloves, and PowerPoint helps us tell those stories,” says Le.

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09:00
Mobile provider Three calls on Office 365 to support...

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Jon Kandiah, chief information officer for Three.

Three is one of the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing networks, covering more than 97 percent of the population. We were the first network to introduce unlimited data and offer 4G at no extra cost. But to continue delivering a high-quality, reliable mobile experience to our customers while innovating across our services, we needed to make significant changes to our business, including rebuilding our entire IT infrastructure. We kicked off a digital transformation in our workplace by choosing Microsoft Office 365.

Long-distance teamwork is key to sharing information and ideas across our distributed organization. We have offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow, and Reading, along with 324 retail stores and offshore offices in New Zealand. To keep up with the swift pace of innovation...

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01:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta 2 (9M137d)
  • macOS 10.13 beta 2 (17A291j)
  • iOS 11 beta 2 (15A5304i)
  • watchOS 4 beta 2 (15R5307f)
  • tvOS 11 beta 2 (15J5310e)


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01:00
New Beta Downloads Now Available

A new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta 2 (9M137d)
  • macOS 10.13 beta 2 (17A291j)
  • iOS 11 beta 2 (15A5304i)
  • watchOS 4 beta 2 (15R5307f)
  • tvOS 11 beta 2 (15J5310e)


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Tuesday June 20

09:51
About the security content of iOS 10.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.3.

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09:00
Secure your telephony connections

IT security is a top priority at your organization, but now that you’ve moved your telephony to the cloud (or are considering the switch), how do you integrate it into your current network and security policies?

Companies continue to make the transition to cloud telephony solutions, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. To ensure you and your IT team can successfully integrate and update your IT policies, here are several features and considerations to keep in mind with your new cloud telephony solution:

Security—Traditional PBX systems leave companies vulnerable with shared conference lines and unchanging IDs, potentially leaking sensitive information if the wrong party is listening in on a call. Cloud-based PBX offers advanced privacy options, such as secure lines and personalized links for meeting attendees only—as well as notifications when people join, keeping eavesdroppers out of the loop.

Internet support—Your...

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07:55
Microsoft Stream now available worldwide—new...

Today’s post was written by Seth Patton, general manager of Office 365 Product Marketing.

Video has become an increasingly important medium in both the consumer and business realms. In the workplace, video is a key way to share information, educate and train employees, drive engagement and build culture.

Last year, we released a preview of Microsoft Stream, the intelligent enterprise video service that makes it easy for people inside any organization to securely upload, share, manage and view videos. Today, we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Stream is now generally available as a standalone service and is rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise customers in 181 markets and 44 languages. We’re also announcing new intelligent features that take productivity and user engagement to new heights.

A single destination for video—unlimited personalized experiences

Microsoft Stream is a single destination for video management, with built-in...

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Monday June 19

10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) Now Available

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10:00
macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) Now Available

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta 4 (16G18a) Now Available

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09:00
Outlook 2016 for Mac is adding your most requested...

Outlook for Mac is adding several highly requested features for Office 365 customers, including the ability to send an email at the time of your choice and request delivery notifications and read receipts. These additions deliver on four of our top 10 requested features, and are designed to help you get more done quickly and stay in control of the day ahead.

A big part of our prioritization of new features and enhancements comes from the votes and feedback we receive from you at our Outlook UserVoice site, and the input we get from our Office Insiders. We thank you all for your feedback and are excited to hear what you think of our new additions!

Here’s a look at what’s new.

Send your emails when you want

The best time to write an email...

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Friday June 16

09:00
What’s hiding in your data

Organizations create, connect and monitor data from growing numbers of sources. From website analytics to accounting and operations systems, and countless other examples, the systems and platforms used to run businesses generate vast amounts of data. They need a way to analyze what they have in order to discover the insights hidden in the raw information. A 2014 IDC study found that companies that maximize the use of their information will capture US $1.6 trillion more in value from their data and analytics investments over the next four years than companies that don’t tap into business intelligence (BI).

Just a few years ago, accessing this information would have likely been the responsibility of specialists who create and manipulate models or prepare reports. But the recent advent of self-service business intelligence tools has created new possibilities for intuitive data exploration and analysis in real-time.

Here are four ways BI can help your organization make...

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09:00
Serving up great experiences with the help of Word

When we think of restaurants, the first word that pops into mind is likely “food.” But for Linda Derschang, CEO of the Derschang Group, the backstory and vibe of her establishments are equally essential to a fantastic dining experience. She’s started a homey tavern that exudes the comradery of après-ski relaxation in a small-town bar in the mountains; a classy, yet comfortable restaurant where Big Sur of the 1970s meets the magic of Morocco; a bar based on the fictional story of a 1940s fisherman and others.

So how does Linda dream up these places and bring them to life?

“I love thinking about design, the story of a space and how I want people to feel when they’re in it,” Linda says. And it’s critical that she do a good job of it—competition is fierce. “There’s more pressure to succeed in today’s market. There are so many restaurants and bars; you...

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Thursday June 15

20:13
Use DNS To Improve Caching Service Discoverability

Clients discover the Apple Caching service bundled with macOS Server (and in the future macOS) automatically. You can create a text recored for _aaplcache._tcp on your DNS server. That would look

_aaplcache._tcp 518400 IN TXT “prs=192.168.50.100”

Name: _aaplcache._tcp with a type of TXT and a TTL of 518400 seconds. The prs is the address to be used and is set to a value using prs=192.168.50.100.

The post Use DNS To Improve Caching Service Discoverability appeared first on krypted.com.

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09:00
Allergan embraces growth pharma model, accelerates...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

With 22 acquisitions in the past five years, it’s easy to see how Allergan is a leading exponent of the new “Growth Pharma” business model. Expanding its diversified portfolio of branded and generic pharmaceuticals by acquiring companies like Botox and Zeltiq Aesthetics, Allergan is pursuing a rigorous growth strategy, rather than investing heavily in R&D. This approach, known in the industry as “open science,” sees the company enriching its intellectual property by acquiring new talent, promising new products and partnering closely with many external stakeholders. It requires an agile, IT-enabled workplace to pull off the rapid employee onboarding and a rich culture of teamwork and creativity to make this...

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Wednesday June 14

09:00
The rise of the IT leader

Today’s IT leaders are true agents of change. Beyond just responding to business requests, they are helping steer progressive organizations in bold new directions.

The new infographic, The rise of the IT leader, offers five insights that are transforming IT leadership:

  1. IT can shape business strategy.
  2. There’s an urgent need for real-time insight.
  3. Mobility keeps driving innovation.
  4. Success depends on closer collaboration.
  5. IT is the catalyst for change.

Download the new infographic: The rise of the IT leader to learn how you can become an IT leader.

The post...

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Tuesday June 13

09:00
Office 365—the perfect solution for Imperfect...

Over six billion pounds of produce go to waste each year, largely because grocers reject perfectly good fruits and veggies due to small cosmetic flaws. That’s why Ben Simon, Ron Clark and Ben Chesler created Imperfect Produce—a subscription-based service that delivers those “wonky-looking” goods straight to customers’ doorsteps. As Imperfect expands into multiple cities, recruiting more and more people to support their cause, Office 365 supports their growth.

As deliveries increase, Office 365 delivers

“We’re a mission-driven startup, so we need tools that can keep up with our fast growth and ambitious goals. With Office, we don’t have to expend unnecessary energy dealing with logistics and administrative tasks, so we can really spend our time on the bigger picture. Having such a comprehensive suite of programs is a huge asset to our organizational arsenal,” says CEO Ben...

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08:45
TA17-164A: HIDDEN COBRA – North Korea’s DDoS Botnet...

Original release date: June 13, 2017
Systems Affected

Networked Systems

Overview

This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This alert provides technical details on the tools and infrastructure used by cyber actors of the North Korean government to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally. Working with U.S. Government partners, DHS and FBI identified Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with a malware variant, known as DeltaCharlie, used to manage North Korea’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet infrastructure. This alert contains indicators of compromise (IOCs), malware descriptions, network signatures, and host-based rules to help network defenders detect activity conducted by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to the malicious...

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Monday June 12

14:44
TA17-163A: CrashOverride Malware

Original release date: June 12, 2017
Systems Affected

Industrial Controls Systems

Overview

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is aware of public reports from ESET and Dragos outlining a new, highly capable Industrial Controls Systems (ICS) attack platform that was reportedly used in 2016 against critical infrastructure in Ukraine. As reported by ESET and Dragos, the CrashOverride malware is an extensible platform that could be used to target critical infrastructure sectors. NCCIC is working with its partners to validate the ESET and Dragos analysis, and develop a better understanding of the risk this new malware poses to the U.S. critical infrastructure.

Although this activity is still under investigation, NCCIC is sharing this report to provide organizations...

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09:00
Collaboration hacks from real-life teams

It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday morning. John is in a cab in New York, stuck in traffic. Tim is at his desk in the Los Angeles office. Angela is working from home in the Midwest plains. In the next two hours, these three subject matter experts must build a sales presentation and deliver it to the London office.

Will they pull it off?

What would be a nightmare scenario for some teams is a welcomed opportunity within companies determined to modernize the way people work together to accomplish everyday business tasks.

Download the new eBook, “Collaboration hacks from real-life teams, to learn how companies have reinvented their workplace culture to compete in an information-intensive, interconnected world, where innovation happens in real-time, around the clock and across time zones and geographies.

In this...

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Wednesday June 7

12:00
2017 Apple Design Award Winners

The Apple Design Awards recognize state-of-the-art apps that reflect the very best in design, innovation, and technology on Apple platforms. Learn about these winning apps and the talented developers behind them.

See the winners.

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12:00
2017 Apple Design Award Winners

The Apple Design Awards recognize state-of-the-art apps that reflect the very best in design, innovation, and technology on Apple platforms. Learn about these winning apps and the talented developers behind them.

See the winners.

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09:12
Episode 39 of the MacAdmin Podcast, from MacDevOps
09:00
3 ways to outsmart shadow IT

Another day at the office. A busy marketing manager downloads a new app for team collaboration. Business plans are uploaded, marketing materials are shared. The team starts to communicate regularly about confidential business topics.

At the same time, the head of legal has an important document to review at home. She considers downloading it to a thumb drive but decides, instead, to send it to her personal email to read later that night.

These scenarios are familiar—and frightening—to anyone in corporate IT. With 80 percent of employees using non-approved SaaS apps, shadow IT has officially stepped out of the shadows and into the workplace.

File sharing and collaboration tools

The most frequently requested cloud services are file sharing and collaboration. When IT can’t provide easy, mobile solutions, business users turn to unauthorized apps, some of which put corporate information at risk. A recent study showed that of the 1,000+ cloud services used by...

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Tuesday June 6

12:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure to use these updated guidelines.

See the App Store Review Guidelines.

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12:00
Updated Guidelines Now Available

The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated. We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material. As you plan and develop your app, make sure to use these updated guidelines.

See the App Store Review Guidelines.

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09:00
Finding a solution to pet anxiety with the help of...

More than 32 million dogs in the U.S. suffer from anxiety, including Charger, ZenCrate co-founder Jon Azevedo’s dog. Initially hoping to create something that would help Charger, Azevedo and co-founder Chris Lightcap developed a product that could help millions of dogs. Office 365 played an important role in scaling their business as it grew.

From pet project to production product

On a road trip during a typical Florida storm, Azevedo noticed that Charger was calm in the back seat of his car, and wanted to mimic that environment in a crate for home. “My focus in the beginning of this was Charger,” said Azevedo. “A year later, after a local veterinarian educated me on how large of a problem anxiety in animals is, I decided to focus on a product for other pet owners.”

Office 365 keeps ZenCrate current, connected and...

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Monday June 5

17:11
TA17-156A: Reducing the Risk of SNMP Abuse

Original release date: June 05, 2017
Systems Affected

SNMP enabled devices

Overview

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) may be abused to gain unauthorized access to network devices. SNMP provides a standardized framework for a common language that is used for monitoring and managing devices in a network.

This Alert provides information on SNMP best practices, along with prevention and mitigation recommendations.

Description

SNMP depends on secure strings (or “community strings”) that grant access to portions of devices’ management planes. Abuse of SNMP could allow an unauthorized third party to gain access to a network device. 

SNMPv3 should be the only version of SNMP employed because SNMPv3 has the ability to authenticate and encrypt payloads. When either SNMPv1 or SNMPv2 are employed, an adversary could sniff network traffic to determine the community string. This compromise could enable a man-in-the-middle...

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13:25
Announcing OneDrive support for the Files app in iOS...

OneDrive makes it easier for you to access your files, and we are continually working to ensure you have the best OneDrive experience on every platform and every device. OneDrive already supports many iOS capabilities, including OneDrive for iMessage, the Share extension, and Apple Pencil and split-screen support on iPad. Today, Apple announced the new Files app at WWDC for iOS 11, and we are excited to announce support for the new app and its file management capabilities. OneDrive integration with the Files app will make it easier for you to access your content from any Apple device and will provide a better file management experience on iOS for your personal and work OneDrive and SharePoint sites. We will share more details when iOS 11 releases.

—The OneDrive team

The post Announcing OneDrive support for the Files app in iOS 11 appeared first on...

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12:00
See What’s Next

The new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta (9M136h)
  • macOS 10.13 beta (17A264c)
  • iOS 11 beta (15A5278f)
  • watchOS 4 beta (15R5281f)
  • tvOS 11 beta (15J5284e)


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12:00
See What’s Next

The new beta of Xcode 9 is now available, and includes Swift 4 and SDKs used to build apps with the latest innovations and powerful capabilities in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  • Xcode 9 beta (9M136h)
  • macOS 10.13 beta (17A264c)
  • iOS 11 beta (15A5278f)
  • watchOS 4 beta (15R5281f)
  • tvOS 11 beta (15J5284e)


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12:00
Build More Intelligent Apps with Core ML

Now you can bring intelligent features, such as face tracking, text detection, language identification, and much more into your apps with the new foundational machine learning technology that is used across Apple products. Core ML delivers blazingly fast performance with easy integration of machine learning models.

Learn more about Core ML.

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12:00
Build More Intelligent Apps with Core ML

Now you can bring intelligent features, such as face tracking, text detection, language identification, and much more into your apps with the new foundational machine learning technology that is used across Apple products. Core ML delivers blazingly fast performance with easy integration of machine learning models.

Learn more about Core ML.

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12:00
Create Augmented Reality Experiences with ARKit

iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

Learn more about ARKit.

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12:00
Create Augmented Reality Experiences with ARKit

iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

Learn more about ARKit.

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12:00
Get Ready for the All-New App Store

The App Store first launched nine years ago. And today, with over two million apps that transform the way we work, learn, and play, it’s the best app platform in the world. Now the App Store has been redesigned from the ground up to provide a beautiful place to showcase amazing apps and to help customers discover new favorites with the new Today tab, dedicated tabs for games and apps, a deeper product page experience, promoted in-app purchases, and enhanced search.

In addition, starting today you can release your iOS app update to a small audience for feedback before making it available to your entire user base. Your version update will become available to an increasing percentage of users who have automatic updates turned on.

Learn more about the all-new App Store.

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12:00
Get Ready for the All-New App Store

The App Store first launched nine years ago. And today, with over two million apps that transform the way we work, learn, and play, it’s the best app platform in the world. Now the App Store has been redesigned from the ground up to provide a beautiful place to showcase amazing apps and to help customers discover new favorites with the new Today tab, dedicated tabs for games and apps, a deeper product page experience, promoted in-app purchases, and enhanced search.

In addition, starting today you can release your iOS app update to a small audience for feedback before making it available to your entire user base. Your version update will become available to an increasing percentage of users who have automatic updates turned on.

Learn more about the all-new App Store.

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12:00
WWDC17. Now Live Streaming

See the latest advancements in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS with over 100 sessions presented by Apple engineers at this year’s conference. We’re live streaming all sessions daily and posting videos and related sample code throughout the week.

Watch WWDC session videos.

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12:00
WWDC17. Now Live Streaming

See the latest advancements in macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS with over 100 sessions presented by Apple engineers at this year’s conference. We’re live streaming all sessions daily and posting videos and related sample code throughout the week.

Watch WWDC session videos.

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09:00
The humble checkbox

Today’s post was written by Sarah Bau, a Year 4/5 teacher for Our Lady Grace School in Australia.

I love a good checklist. There’s something very satisfying about making a list and checking off each item as I go. The humble checkbox is one of the first things that I discovered about OneNote—and it’s still one of my favorites.

When I began using the OneNote Class Notebook, I quickly realized that my students also get a lot of satisfaction out of checking off tasks as they finish them. Breaking tasks down into smaller sections, each with its own checkbox, helped my students with planning difficulties—such as those with autism, dyslexia and processing disorders. Projects or inquiries,...

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09:00
Improving People in Outlook for iOS and Android

Outlook for iOS and Android is on a mission to help you accomplish more with your email and calendar while on the go. With our latest release, we’re addressing one of our most highly requested features with improvements to our People experience.

You will now have the ability to add and edit contacts right from Outlook on iOS, coming soon on Android. We’ve also completely redesigned the contact card to show more details—including latest conversations and shared files—and enabled easier calling and messaging with your contacts.

Here’s a deeper look at what’s new.

Add or edit your important contacts while on the go

With our latest update, you can now add and edit contacts for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts (support for Google contacts coming soon).

To create a new contact in Outlook, simply go to the People tab and tap the...

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Sunday June 4

08:51
Augmenting defaults domain settings within Apps

Some apps have defaults domains that don’t work the same as other apps and you need to use the -app option in defaults. This option is available for most apps, and sometimes I’ll use it to specifically crawl around for a specific setting I’m looking for. But for other apps, you need to interact with them there. So let’s look at Eclipse. Here, we can do a read with -app followed by the path:

defaults read -app /Applications/eclipse/Eclipse.app/

The output would be as follows:

{
NSNavLastRootDirectory = “~/smb/smb”;
NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForOpenMode = “{712, 426}”;
NSScrollAnimationEnabled = 0;
WebKitJavaEnabled = 0;
}

Now, let’s say you had a specific setting, like fixing an anti-aliasing issue:

defaults write -app /Applications/eclipse/Eclipse.app AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 19

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08:29
Let IT Make Your Business More Tech Savvy

My latest Inc.com piece is up and available at https://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-ways-your-it-staff-can-make-your-business-more-tech-savvy.html. It starts a bit like this (or totally like this as the case may be):

Remember Nick Burns, the “company computer guy” played by Jimmy Fallon on “Saturday Night Live”?

IT people have long been fixtures in the office (though hopefully seldom as grumpy as Nick). However, their jobs have been radically changed by two trends — the cloud and consumerization.

...

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Friday June 2

10:00
“The Expert’s View—The future decoded” on Modern...

Sometimes on news programs or webcasts, the best nuggets of information come after the director yells, “Cut!” With Modern Workplace, we kept the cameras rolling as our host, Alex Bradley, had candid conversations with experts in some of the most important topics facing organizations today, including:

  • Innovation.
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Security and data privacy.

In the latest Modern Workplace episode, “The Expert’s View: The future decoded,” you’ll see outtakes from our interviews with top experts over the past year. Bradley says, “Innovating, disrupting and consistently reinventing yourself can prove difficult.” But these clips offer insight and advice that will help you overcome obstacles and prepare your organization for the future.

Register to watch the Modern Workplace...

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06:51
Episode 38 of the MacAdmin Podcast, with plenty of...

Wednesday May 31

09:00
Announcing general availability of the Office 365...

Office add-ins help Office users to personalize their work experience and streamline data access. Late last year, we announced the Centralized Deployment service in preview, which allows administrators to deploy Office web add-ins. Today, we are excited to announce general availability of Centralized Deployment.

From the Office 365 admin center or by using PowerShell scripts, administrators can deploy Office web add-ins to individual users, groups or an organization with ease, using Centralized Deployment. Users can simply open Office applications—such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint on Windows, Mac or Office Online—to see the add-ins installed on their ribbon. This allows organizations—large and small—to easily extend Office with high-value services across all platforms.

Add-ins built internally for use within an organization, as well as add-ins from the Office Store or...

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09:00
Immersive Reader comes to Outlook on the web and the...

In February, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Learning Tools Immersive Reader on Word Online and OneNote Online. As a result of customer demand, we are pleased to announce that Immersive Reader is now available for Outlook.com, Outlook on the web and the OneNote Windows 10 app. Immersive Reader includes a view that utilizes techniques proven to help people read more effectively, such as:

  • Read Aloud—Reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s focus and attention.
  • Spacing—Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users with visual crowding issues.
  • Syllables—Shows the breaks between syllables to...
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09:00
Announcing the Microsoft Planner mobile app for...

We are pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Planner mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android phones. Starting today, current Planner users can use this companion app to view and update their plans on the go, addressing feedback we’ve heard since the launch of the Planner web app. For people who are new to Planner, you can first get started by visiting tasks.office.com. Once you’ve created your plans in the web app, you can view and update those plans in the mobile experience.

Planner is available to customers with Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Business Premium and Education subscription plans. Current Planner users can download the app for Android and iOS.

...

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08:00
Armor defends itself against security threats with...

Today’s post was written by Jeff Schilling, chief security officer for Armor.

As chief security officer of Armor, every day I see in practice what I have believed for years: that the cloud is more secure than traditional on-premises networking models. That’s because we use Microsoft Office 365 cloud services to ensure a productive, secure workplace where employees can deliver the exemplary managed security solutions that our customers have come to expect from us.

I retired from the military in 2012 as colonel and chief of operations for the Joint Taskforce on Global Network Operations. One of my last tasks was to help transition 15,000 hosted email servers from locations across the United States, to a single, cloud email service provided by the Defense Information System Agency. That opened my eyes to the security of the cloud, where email is aggregated in a central location...

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Tuesday May 30

10:00
Register for “GDPR: What you need to know” on Modern...

According to a recent Forbes article, “Ninety-six percent of businesses in the U.K., Germany and France are underprepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite the law becoming effective May 2018.” This legislation will affect any organization doing business in the European Union. Are you ready?

Join us for the next episode of Modern Workplace, “GDPR: What you need to know,” airing June 13, 2017 at 8 a.m. PDT / 4 p.m. BST. We’ll take a closer look at the global impact of this all-encompassing privacy law.

  • Brendon Lynch, chief privacy officer for Microsoft, will share his tips on how to move your organization toward GDPR compliance.
  • Karen Lawrence Öqvist, GDPR expert and CEO for Privasee, will offer an EU perspective on this new law and share what an organization needs to...
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Wednesday May 17

13:18
About the security content of watchOS 3.1.3

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.1.3.

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13:14
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.2, Security Update 2016-003 El Capitan, and Security Update 2016-007 Yosemite.

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13:10
About the security content of tvOS 10.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.1.

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13:08
About the security content of iOS 10.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.2.

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Monday May 15

17:47
About the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows.

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17:46
About the security content of Safari 10.1.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 10.1.1.

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17:44
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2...

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1.

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17:42
About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.2.1.

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17:40
About the security content of watchOS 3.2.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 3.2.2.

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17:38
About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, Security Update 2017-002 El Capitan, and Security Update 2017-002 Yosemite.

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17:37
About the security content of iOS 10.3.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 10.3.2.

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Monday May 8

15:21
Hipster Software Management

Socially, Slack and Twitter are the two poles I gravitate between: Slack for when I’m hoping to be a burden on or distracted by our always-up-to-something community, and Twitter when I’m more in the mood to consume the echo chamber than reverberate sound out in to it. And then there’s the worst type of echo chamber, YouTube Comments Reddit Hacker News. It’s a mixture of potent elements like money, ego, and tech tinkering that has captured some small amount of mindshare. Here’s an example of thread hijacking, in response to a post about Handbrake’s release hosting having been compromised to serve a version altered with malware.

Which brought to mind a vaguely-related tweet by a sometimes-visitor to the #security channel in MacAdmins Slack

Because hipster languages will save everyone from logical bugs… LOL...

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Thursday April 27

16:28
Learn about simplified data entry in Numbers for iOS

Numbers for iOS 3.1 and later automatically formats data based on what you enter. Learn how to change the format and enter data with the keyboard.

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Tuesday April 18

11:55
Redirected to HT207524 (was If you can't burn a...

Learn what to do if you see an alert and your hard disk has sufficient space.

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Monday May 3

09:17
iPad: How to transfer or sync content to your...
 

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