The September 2016 servicing release for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack is now available

The September 2016 servicing release for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is now available for download. This servicing release contains the latest fixes for Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3), Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.1 RTM client, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Server, and Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)…


Simplifying creation of Office Web App 2013 Farm Certificates

Hi All I wrote a blog a while back on deploying an Office Web App Farm for Lync Server 2013. It has got quite a few hits over the past 12 months and so is obviously a topic that a lot are interested in. I’ll be honest, I did a lousy job with the certificate…


Basic Skype for Business/Lync 2013 VDI Plugin Test Lab

Hi all I don’t get to see the Lync 2013 VDI Plugin in action too much and so I thought I would try and work out how to lab it up, to get a better understanding of how it works. The good news is that it is a lot easier than I expected. In my…


How to setup monitoring of your Skype for Business or Lync Edge Servers with Operations Manager 2012

Hi All I am migrating my Canberra PFE posts to my new blog, so a bit of rehashing of old stuff. Happy Skype’ing. Steve ———————————————————————————— Happy New Year for 2016. I thought I’d start off the year with a blog on a topic I have been meaning to get to for 18 months now ,…


Future Decoded – Arriva l’evento digitale

Future Decoded 2016 si terrà, quest’anno, a Milano il 6 e 7 Ottobre. Innovazione, Formazione e Network sono le parole chiave di questa edizione che porta con sé diverse novità ma sicuramente quella che più rispetta l’era di trasformazione digitale che stiamo vivendo è che non sarà solamente un evento in-person ma sarà principalmente un evento…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD

Today’s Tip… Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD has just been recently released. Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD monitors your on-premises Active Directory and bubbles up critical issues to you in a easy to view dashboard. Read more about it in the official announcement here… https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/07/19/introducing-azuread-connect-health-for-windows-server-ad/


Security Engineering Evolution in Office 2016 for Mac

Security is a critical component in all our products at Microsoft. An emphasis on strong security starts at the beginning of all our work, including threat modelling as part of the design process and the consideration of Apple’s own security recommendations for our products on Apple’s platforms. As an example of this approach, I’d like…


Users can’t connect to Outlook in a 100% cloud, Federated Environment

By: Cesar Hara, Caio Ribeiro César Outlook Connectivity is known to be a high volume support topic. The one described in this post is about a 100% Cloud structure, with the domain being federated (ADFS 3.0 and WAP). Whenever administrators get Outlook Connectivity issues, they start by isolating the issue – there are dependencies for…


Microsoft-Windows-COMRuntime error on your OMS agents

If you are using OMS to gather data from your Windows Servers, you may have noticed the following events being logged in the Application Event log. Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-COMRuntime Date: 7/7/2016 1:37:02 AM Event ID: 10031 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: computer.domain.com Description: An unmarshaling policy check was…