Office Online Server (OOS)

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Office Online Server (OOS). Now you can offer the same functionality that you get from the Office 365 experience through your own on premise servers. This means that organizations that would like to offer a browser based experience of their office applications such as excel, word, etc. they can now do so with this new offering without having to have an Office 365 plan.

MS said,

""OOS scales well for your enterprise whether you have 100 employees or 100,000. The architecture enables one OOS farm to serve multiple SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business instances. OOS is designed to work with SharePoint Server 2016, Exchange Server 2016 and Skype for Business Server 2016. It is also backwards compatible

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The future of SharePoint (and Office 365)

Today Microsoft came out with a mind blowing amount of information, features, previews, and announcements about the future of SharePoint and Office 365 and how it is the core of Microsoft's, its customers, and its partners business. Microsoft said, the future of SharePoint is not about SharePoint, "but about empowering people, teams, and organizations to achieve more." From office Graph, the new developer framework, to Flow and PowerApps, the amount of new features and functionality is absolutely mind blowing. Another interesting and somewhat either unexpected or long overdue announcement was the immediate release and availability of new iOS, Android, and Windows mobile apps for SharePoint and Office 365. The key note was delivered by Satya Nadella, himself and shows Microsoft's continued big bets on SharePoint and the Office platform. I, as a SharePoint developer for over 12 years now, am proud to be part of such a huge and vibrant

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How to activate and add the hidden Geolocation (location) column in SharePoint 2013

I was reading through a bunch of Technet articles today and I found a few things that I had never seen before for SharePoint 2013.  One of those things was the hidden Geolocation column.  IC592039   This column allows for latitude and longitude coordinates to be stored in a location column type within SharePoint.  This can then be coupled with Bing maps and you can create map views natively from within SharePoint from the create view menu!  This also allows for geotags from within photos, from mobile devices, laptops, PC's, and other devices that have access to your SharePoint environment to be able to automatically fill this field from the GPS sensor from whatever device is editing/updating/accessing that specific content.   IC616117     IC616119 Caveats

  1. An MSI package named SQLSysClrTypes.msi must be installed on every

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Are you bleeding corporate information through SMS Texts Safer than email?

Are your messages really safe?  Although we live in day when there is probably no NSA safe conversation even remotely considering our telecommunications and global satellite systems. Although in our the post wikileaks world that is what most people think of when they think of encrypted chats, emails, markets, etc. The way bigger, more practical question, as CTO, CIO, IT Director, and/or Joe End User with his common early onset PEBKACitis that you should be asking  my corporate data looked at or stolen over mobile devices or laptops or other means and if so how do I control it. Personally I use signal for my SMS encryption. It also does encrypted phone calls. It integrates with ur phone and becomes your default messaging app. If a user has signal then the messages are automatically encrypted. If they don't it will show in a padlock unlocked and has option

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