Update 2016-07-21: Since originally drafting this blog, the slow launch issue detailed below has been fixed with version 15.24 of the Microsoft 2016 applications. The proxy pop messages still occurring as per the below. Hi all. In this post I’ll share some information I’ve found whilst working with Microsoft Office 2016 at a client’s site with high security requirements. Background Information The client in question has only just started supporting Macs internally. The Macs in question are running El Capitan (10.11.4 at the time), joined to AD and utilise a Kerberised proxy solution, configured to fall back to NTLM (the… read more →
Microsoft Developer Conference: iOS Development Tools This week saw Microsoft host its developer conference and announced a host of exciting new tools for iOS and OS X developers. The first piece of news is that Microsoft will be adding a new toolkit to Visual Studio, which is their development platform, that will allow iOS developers to port their existing iOS apps to the Windows platform. Microsoft will be adding an Objective-C toolchain and some middleware that will provide iOS APIs that iOS apps are expected. With very little modification you will be able to port your existing app to Windows.… read more →
Whenever you save a Microsoft Office document (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) to your local hard drive or to a fileserver, an associated temporary file is created to the same location as your MS Office document. However, you will not be able to see the associated temporary file from within the Finder because it is a hidden file. The associated temporary file remains present in the same location as your MS document until you close your document. The purpose of this associated temporary file is to lockout editing of your MS document to other users while you have it open. The… read more →
By Richard Mallion Microsoft recently launched their new edition of Microsoft Office, Office 2013, and with it there is a sting in the tail for the retail version. So what has changed? Previous versions of Microsoft Office only permitted one installation on one device but there was nothing stopping you from uninstalling Office and installing it on to another device. This was useful if your PC died or you were upgrading to a new PC. With Office 2013 the license agreement has changed. Office 2013 is now licensed to one specific PC which means that if your PC fails, you… read more →
By Richard Mallion If you are planning on buying a Microsoft Surface Pro in a few weeks then you may wish to read the small print with regards to the memory/storage allocation. That 64GB model, which is the base model, actually only gives you 23GB of free space for use. The larger 128GB version is a bit more generous, it gives you 83GB. The reason? To make room for Windows 8. I actually quite like the Surface product range but this does seem a bit excessive.
Kerio Connect 7.3.3 Released Today. Resolves previous issues with Microsoft 14.2.0 (SP2) Update. I recently blogged an article entitled “Microsoft Office 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2) a Showstopper for Kerio Connect Users” regarding Microsoft’s recent 14.2.0 (SP2) update breaking connectivity for Kerio Connect mail users. Good news is that Kerio have today released Kerio Connect 7.3.3 which resolves this connectivity issue. I am aware that Microsoft recently pulled the 14.2.0 (SP2) update due to database corruption issues but this update has just been re-issued as 14.2.1 (SP2). Sources: Release Notes for Kerio Connect 7.3.3 Office for Mac Blog
By Richard Mallion Today Microsoft their “SkyDrive” application for iPhone which gives users access to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service. With SkyDrive, users can upload 25 gigabytes worth of files, with a maximum individual file size of 100 megabytes. The free iPhone application is a 4.4 megabyte download compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later. Features of the software, according to Microsoft, are: Access all of your SkyDrive content including files shared with you View recently used documents Upload photos or videos from your phone Share a link to any file using email Create folders.… read more →
Microsoft has released an iPad version of OneNote, you can create searchable notes with text, pictures and bullets. Get the free app here from the iTunes store.