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Unlimited OneDrive storage now available for free to all Office 365 subscribers

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:30

Following last week’s blog post detailing the new version of Outlook for Mac, we have more good news for teachers and students using Office 365. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage, which comes at no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers.

At school, college or university? Click here to find out how to claim your complementary copy of Office 365

Not just a local storage space-saver, OneDrive ensures that you’ll always have access to all your important content from wherever you are and from whichever of your devices you are using. Working collaboratively is also made possible thanks to all your files being stored safely in the cloud where others can access, edit and co-author single documents at the same time.

Having an unlimited amount of storage for readily accessible files and documents is a formidable asset for both students and teachers alike. For teachers continually receiving and keeping submissions from lots of students, running out of storage is one less thing to worry about. Being able to access all this content from any of their devices makes reviewing, editing and marking course materials and students’ work increasingly flexible.

For students, collaborative work is becoming more commonplace. Trying to collate and manage source materials and resources for large scale projects via email threads used to be an incredibly arduous task, and when working from different locations (and on different devices) it could further complicate the issue - especially when people made edits to and circulated an already out of date iteration of a file.

With OneDrive there is always just one source of truth available across all your devices. This is just one of many reasons why the value of cloud storage really comes to life when it’s integrated with the tools you use to communicate, create and collaborate. That’s why OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are included as part of Office 365—built right in for students and teachers to use.

Thanks to unlimited storage being available to Office 365 subscribers, there is now less of a reliance upon the hardware itself having such a large capacity. This means that there are workbooks, tablets and laptops that are perfect for students who need to run the full Office suite, without costing the earth. We’ll be reviewing some of these low-cost devices in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them!

Unlimited OneDrive storage now available for free to all Office 365 subscribers

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:30

Following last week’s blog post detailing the new version of Outlook for Mac, we have more good news for teachers and students using Office 365. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage, which comes at no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers.

At school, college or university? Click here to find out how to claim your complementary copy of Office 365

Not just a local storage space-saver, OneDrive ensures that you’ll always have access to all your important content from wherever you are and from whichever of your devices you are using. Working collaboratively is also made possible thanks to all your files being stored safely in the cloud where others can access, edit and co-author single documents at the same time.

Having an unlimited amount of storage for readily accessible files and documents is a formidable asset for both students and teachers alike. For teachers continually receiving and keeping submissions from lots of students, running out of storage is one less thing to worry about. Being able to access all this content from any of their devices makes reviewing, editing and marking course materials and students’ work increasingly flexible.

For students, collaborative work is becoming more commonplace. Trying to collate and manage source materials and resources for large scale projects via email threads used to be an incredibly arduous task, and when working from different locations (and on different devices) it could further complicate the issue - especially when people made edits to and circulated an already out of date iteration of a file.

With OneDrive there is always just one source of truth available across all your devices. This is just one of many reasons why the value of cloud storage really comes to life when it’s integrated with the tools you use to communicate, create and collaborate. That’s why OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are included as part of Office 365—built right in for students and teachers to use.

Thanks to unlimited storage being available to Office 365 subscribers, there is now less of a reliance upon the hardware itself having such a large capacity. This means that there are workbooks, tablets and laptops that are perfect for students who need to run the full Office suite, without costing the earth. We’ll be reviewing some of these low-cost devices in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them!

Unlimited OneDrive storage now available for free to all Office 365 subscribers

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:30

Following last week’s blog post detailing the new version of Outlook for Mac, we have more good news for teachers and students using Office 365. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage, which comes at no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers.

At school, college or university? Click here to find out how to claim your complementary copy of Office 365

Not just a local storage space-saver, OneDrive ensures that you’ll always have access to all your important content from wherever you are and from whichever of your devices you are using. Working collaboratively is also made possible thanks to all your files being stored safely in the cloud where others can access, edit and co-author single documents at the same time.

Having an unlimited amount of storage for readily accessible files and documents is a formidable asset for both students and teachers alike. For teachers continually receiving and keeping submissions from lots of students, running out of storage is one less thing to worry about. Being able to access all this content from any of their devices makes reviewing, editing and marking course materials and students’ work increasingly flexible.

For students, collaborative work is becoming more commonplace. Trying to collate and manage source materials and resources for large scale projects via email threads used to be an incredibly arduous task, and when working from different locations (and on different devices) it could further complicate the issue - especially when people made edits to and circulated an already out of date iteration of a file.

With OneDrive there is always just one source of truth available across all your devices. This is just one of many reasons why the value of cloud storage really comes to life when it’s integrated with the tools you use to communicate, create and collaborate. That’s why OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are included as part of Office 365—built right in for students and teachers to use.

Thanks to unlimited storage being available to Office 365 subscribers, there is now less of a reliance upon the hardware itself having such a large capacity. This means that there are workbooks, tablets and laptops that are perfect for students who need to run the full Office suite, without costing the earth. We’ll be reviewing some of these low-cost devices in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them!

SharePoint 2013 November 2014 CU

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:07

Our SharePoint product group released the next monthly cumulative updates. This month we will have the full-server packages again available.

How patching works for SharePoint 2013? Read more in the post from my colleague Stefan.

Be aware that all Updates for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first or our recommendation is to have SP1 installed.

Few of the mentioned KB articles are on the way to be available on the Internet!

SharePoint Foundation 2013
2899468 The full server package for SharePoint Foundation 2013
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2899468

Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2899468&kbln=en-us

SharePoint Server 2013
2889944 The full server package for SharePoint Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2889944

Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2889944&kbln=en-us

This month you will see four (4) downloadable packages:

You need to download only three of them. Unfortunately there was an additional upload to the server.

  • Select all four files.
  • Wait for the email.
  • Download the three and ignore that one with /479985_intl_x64_zip.exe at the end of the filename.
  • Put the three files into the same folder, before you start the installation.

Office Web Apps Server 2013
This month we released no OWAS packages.

Project Server 2013
2889949 The full server package for Project Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Server and Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2889949

Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2889949

This month you will see four (4) downloadable packages:

You need to download only three of them. Unfortunately there was an additional upload to the server.

  • Select all four files.
  • Wait for the email.
  • Download the three and ignore that one with /479984_intl_x64_zip.exe at the end of the filename.
  • Put the three files into the same folder, before you start the installation.

Important for all Server Applications listed above:
After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on all servers in the farm with SharePoint installed. You can run psconfig in parallel on all SharePoint machines.

You might have you own strategy to run psconfig because it depends on the farm structure and what makes sense to reduce the downtime.

Related Info:

Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products
Common Question: What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

CHANGE: SharePoint 2013 Rollup Update for the December 2013 Cumulative Update Packaging

How to: install update packages on a SharePoint 2013 farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint Server 2013

Can I Deploy to Azure with an Open Source Language?

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:30

Yes! You can deploy to Azure using the Azure API and SDK for your favorite open source language. In the spirit of openness, Azure has outstanding support for numerous open source languages and web stacks across a whole spectrum of cloud products. With the exception of .NET, each language has its own SDK available on OS X, Linux and Windows. Each SDK is also available on GitHub.

Python

If you’re a pythonista, you have quick access to compute resources, data services and app services. You can access the Blob Service, Queue Service, Service Bus Queues, Service Management, Table Service APIs using the Python SDK.

If you’ve got pip installed, you can get the SDK simply by running:

pip install azure

Node.js

If you’re a nodester, you have quick access to compute resources, data services and app services. You can access the Blob Service, Queue Service, Service Bus Queues, Service Bus Topics, SQL Database, Table Service APIs using the Node SDK.

You can use npm install it rather quickly:

npm install azure

You can also install the command line tools:

sudo npm install azure-cli -g

Java

If you’re a java programmer, you have quick access to compute resources, data services and app services. You can access Access Control, Blob Service, Media Services, Queue Service, Service Bus Queues, Service Bus Topics, SQL Database, Table Service APIs using the Java SDK.

PHP

If you’re a PHP developer, you have access to web sites, virtual machines, cloud services, app services, data management and a host of other solutions. You can install the PHP SDK or use the management portal directly.

Ruby

If you’re a rubyist, you have quick access to compute resources, data services and app services. You can access Blob Service, Queue Service, Service Bus Queues, Service Bus Topics, Table Service APIs using the Ruby SDK.

You can install the SDK:

gem install azure

OBJ-C

For Objective-C developers creating iPhone apps, Azure Mobile Device Services simplifies your app development by offering you data syncing, users, push notifications and other cloud services. You can get the native Objective-C SDK.

Conclusion

As you can see from the many languages supported above, you can deploy to Azure and access different Azure cloud services from your favorite open source language. If you can’t find your language above, that’s okay! Most Azure APIs are available through REST so you can always build your own SDK.

You can stay up to date by following my twitter account @ramisayar.

Connect(); is today

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:11

Our Connect(); event for developers is today.  I’m in New York getting ready for a few presentations I’m giving.  It’s going to be a busy day because we have a lot of stuff to tell you about – some of it, I think, pretty exciting and unexpected.  If you’ve got time, I encourage you to tune into the live stream – it starts at 10:00am eastern time (the times on the website appear to be Pacific time).

Looking forward to chatting with you today.  I’ll try to keep up with blog comments, etc today.  It’s a pretty busy day so I may not be prompt with my replies but I’ll do the best I can.

Brian

Please Check your Management Port in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:29

As you know, since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, schema changes are now handled in a different way as described, among other places, in the Paradigm blog post. All schema changes are now synchronized to the SQL Server database through the Microsoft Dynamics NAV service tier.

We sometimes hear of partners receiving the following error when they try to import a .fob file:

"The communication object, System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel, cannot be used for communication because it is in the Faulted state."

This can cause huge problems, especially if it is a newly upgraded database, and you need to Import the fobs from the older version, or if you want to import in a live environment some objects that you just developed in your test environment.

There are several reasons why you can get the ServiceChannel error, one of which was fixed in build 36310 (TFS#358256 Channel errors when trying to default to SPN). So if you are still using an older build number, please be sure you are on a higher build number.

But still, it happens quite often, that even on higher build numbers, you still get the error. In this case you should do the following:.

  1. Verify that you are selecting the correct Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance in the development environment by choosing File, Database, Information, and then verifying the value of Server Instance.
  2. Verify that the firewall is opened for the Server Port (usually 7046) and the Management Port (usually 7045) on the corresponding box where the service is running.

It sounds too easy, and in most of the cases the people do not believe us! But after a while they come back to say…yes It was really the management port.

So whenever you want to import any objects into Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, if you get any related errors, please check the management port and the firewall settings.

本日深夜のオンラインイベント Visual Studio vNext & Azure

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:26

本日 11/12 (水) 23:35 スタートの開発者向けオンラインイベントがあります。

これは、ニューヨークで開催される Visual Studio vNext & Azure に関するイベント Connect(); をワイワイガヤガヤしながら日本語で解説、紹介するものです。

2014/11/12 (水) 開演 : 23:45 – 26:15 (11/13 2:15) ころまで
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv199630620

今から大体 5時間後スタートです。お楽しみに。

Connect(); Visual Studio vNext &Azure

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:25



Connect();
 is a cloud-first, mobile-first, code-first virtual event focused on current and future technologies for developers creating applications across a variety of platforms. Build on your current skills, unleash your creativity, and expand what's possible to deliver unprecedented innovations. The event will be live streamed starting on Wednesday, November 12 (8:00 PM Pakistan Time).

http://www.visualstudio.com/connect-event-vs

Join industry leaders Scott Guthrie, S. "Soma" Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman live from New York as they share insights about new technologies and features coming to .NET, ASP.NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Online. They'll be joined on stage with demos from subject matter experts, Amanda Silver, Jay Schmelzer, Daniel Moth, and Brian Keller. Afterwards, engage in live, interactive Q&A sessions with the keynote speakers before jumping into the technical details with over 40 on-demand technical sessions.

Come back on Thursday, November 13, to interact with engineering team members in live sessions from the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA and gain further insight about the newest tools, frameworks, and services.

Ask questions. Dig in. Help define the future of development.

Key speakers

  • Scott Guthrie
  • S. Somasegar (Soma)
  • Brian Harry
  • Scott Hanselman

Never Miss A Deadline Again! Student Planner App Automatically Adds Important Information To Your Diary

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:30

One area of our company you may not have heard about before is the Microsoft Garage. And no, it’s not where we park our cars each day…!

The Microsoft Garage is a community of interns, employees, and teams from everywhere in the company who come together to turn their wild ideas into real projects. They give you early access to projects as they come to life, and the Workbench has a whole host of apps that are free to download and use.

One that will be of interest to anyone involved in education is the newly released Student Planner app.

Ask any student what the biggest challenges they face are, and it’s likely that organisation and juggling deadlines will be near the top of the pile. Enter the Student Planner from the Microsoft Garage Workbench.

Never manually enter the due date or title of your assignment again! Upload your course documents and Student Planner will extract the important information for you, add the event to your calendar, and store the document to your OneDrive.

Within the app, create OneNote pages for your classes and immediately start taking notes in an organized notebook. All your exams and assignments will automatically sync to your Outlook calendar where you can get personalized notifications. Upload course documents and Student Planner stores and organizes them on OneDrive.

Student Planner is available for free from the Workbench, so click here to find out more and download.

Worldreader mobile app and thousands of free books now available through Windows Store!

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:30

A recent study by UNESCO found that 250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading and writing skills. One of the factors contributing to this alarming statistic is that they simply do not have access to text. The report also highlighted opportunities to advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world by the use of mobile technology.

Microsoft and Worldreader have partnered to produce a free mobile app built on the foundations of Azure, that is now live and available through the Windows Phone store. Simply search ‘Worldreader’, or click here to view the app in the Windows Store.

Key features of the app:

  • Free Books - 6,000 eBooks organised in over 70 categories for every taste

  • Content Rich Library - Top books and short stories from around the world, including books from over 100 African publishers

  • Intuitive UI - Fun and versatile interface for easier book discovery

  • Offline Reading - Downloadable content for reading while offline

  • Custom Reading Experience - Adjustable text size and style for personalised reading experience

As well as the eBooks currently available, the size of the free library will increase to 25,000 titles over next few years as part of Worldreader’s commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, with titles from 70 genres available in over 60 languages. As well as aiming to advance literacy and learning, the wide array of titles available will help to educate on a number of different social and professional topics:

  • Books and stories from top authors around the globe

  • Caine Prize winning short stories

  • Free books from Mills and Boon

  • Great children’s books to help kids learn to read

  • Career development tips for job seekers, professionals and entrepreneurs

  • Practical health information on safe sex, HIV, Ebola, maternal health and more

  • Books in English, Swahili, Spanish, Hindi and more

You can learn more about the Worldreader app, as well as download it for free, by visiting the Windows Store. For more information about the UNESCO study, and to read the report in full, click here to visit the ICT in Education section of UNECSO’s site.

Worldreader (http://www.worldreader.org/) is a global not-for-profit organization that aims to put a library of digital books in the hands of children and families across the world. Founded in 2010 by former Microsoft and Amazon executive the organization has created a network of wireless devices connected via the cloud to the world’s largest repository of digital books for the developing world, creating the least expensive and easiest way to put books in the hands of millions.

SharePoint 2010 and November 2014 CU

MSDN Blogs - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

Our next cumulative update packages are available. The general information you can find in the Office 2010 cumulative update for November 2014. For SharePoint we are still suggesting to install a Full-Server package and that looks as follows.

New this month: From now the prerequisites has been changed, you need to have Service Pack 2 installed before upgrading to November 2014 CU. That means as well that the Service Pack 1 is out of support: http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=14944

 

MSF2010:
2889933 The full server package for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2889933

Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2889933&kbln=en-us

SPS2010:
2899478 The full server package for SharePoint Server 2010 and contains also the MSF2010 fixes so you need only this one package.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2899478

Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2899478&kbln=en-us

Project Server 2010:
2899479 The full server package for Project Server 2010 and contains also the SharePoint Server 2010 fixes so you need only this one package.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2899479

Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2899479&kbln=en-us

 

Important for all Server Applications listed above:
After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on all servers in the farm with SharePoint installed. You can run psconfig in parallel on all SharePoint machines.

Links:
Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products
SharePoint patching demystified

美國總統歐巴馬:「不要只是滑手機,自己寫個手機程式吧!」

MSDN Blogs - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:53

Bill Gates 前陣子預告了下個月的The Hour Of Code中,他將會是其中一堂課的講師!
這些學生實在太幸運了~ 

 

你知道嗎?根據US News報導,2014年百大最佳職業,第一名是軟體工程師。台灣長輩們最希望我們當的醫生,只排名第八。2013年 人人都該學程式 的影片引起轉發,越來越多人覺得會寫程式是個必要技能。

這兩年 THE HOUR OF CODE 的活動在全世界遍地開花,由美國非營利機構code.org發起的「Hour of Code™」的一小時程式語言活動,截至今年三月,全球已經有超過3,000萬的學生參與!
美國Obama總統和政府機構全力支持這項活動,更得到比爾蓋茲、馬克祖克柏等各領域及各界重要人士的支持。英國甚至將 2014年訂為 year of Code. 規定5歲的學童就要上程式語言課程。美國總統歐巴馬去年爲非營利組織Code.org發表這段演說,鼓勵年輕人不要只花時間在滑手機,而是去自己寫出那些手機程式。

 "Don’t Just Play on Your Phone, Program It" - Obama 
不要只是滑手機,自己寫個手機程式吧!-歐巴馬


微軟也提供兩項工具讓不會寫程式的人有機會寫出自己的App.

除了大家熟悉的 App Studio,Project Siena也讓寫 App變得簡單

Project Siena 簡易教學  (1小時) 附投影片    http://aka.ms/ProjectSiena-CHT 

 

APP STUDIO 教學影片將於 12月推出,敬請期待......
想要先摸索試玩的話,請至  https://appstudio.windows.com/zh-tw 

Azure Dev. Workshop – Exploring the Microsoft Azure Websites

MSDN Blogs - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:24

Dear Dynamics Partner,

We have scheduled a Microsoft Azure workshop Azure Dev Workshops Exploring the Microsoft Azure Websites at 10AM on 17th Nov, 2014.

This workshop is free for you (no advisory hours required). 

Please find the registration link here.


I wanted to take this opportunity to share the agenda for the workshop. This will be a developer centric level 300 session. Prior experience on developing and deploying websites is required. 

  • Overview
    • What are Azure Websites all about?
    • Creating a Simple Azure Website
  • Publishing Websites 
    • Various ways and tools for Publishing
    • Automating Website Deployment
    • Deployment Slots
    • Hybrid Scenario – Websites & Cloud Services
  • Custom Domains and SSL
    • Configuring Domains
    • Configuring SSL
  • Scaling Azure Websites
  • Backup and Restore Azure Websites
  • Site Control Management “Kudu”

Best regards,

The Dynamics Team

Høsten største nyhet fra Micrsoft lanseres i dag!

MSDN Blogs - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:15
Kl 16 i dag starter Live streamen fra Connect (); på Channel 9. Dette er definitivt verdt å få med seg! I dag og i morgen blir to veldig spennende dager hvor Microsoft ønsker interaksjon med dere utviklere. Connect (); bygger på veien Microsoft har valgt å ta og sier mye om hva som er gjort og tenkt det siste året. Hør om Microsofts visjon for utviklerplattform, verktøy og tekonologi som bringer utviklerne til senter av vår retning...(read more)

Zprostředkování reklamy do Windows Phone aplikací

MSDN Blogs - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:40
Příjmy z reklamy dnes tvoří přibližně třetinu výdělků vývojářů ve Windows Store. Systémů, které in-app reklamu zprostředkovávají, je nepřeberné množství, a každý přináší trochu jiné výsledky. Vývojáři v praxi nasazují několik systémů a použvají vodopádový přístup – pokud jeden není schopen dodat reklamní...(read more)

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