Office 365 and Windows 10

Improve your organization’s ability to react quickly to new data and information using Office 2016 and Windows 10

The and collaborative built into and allow you to take your teamwork to the next level. An online immersion session is not your typical online event. These 90-minute interactive sessions start with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launch into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator guides you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests. We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment. Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:

  • Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
  • Capture,

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Visio Pro Data Linked Diagram Image

Visio updates—advanced design collaboration, data-linked diagrams and cross-platform coverage

In the August Office 365 update yesterday, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced the pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad to enable cross-platform consumption of diagrams. Today, we take a hands-on look at both, as well as updates to Visio Pro for , from one-step data linking to diagrams, to advanced design and collaboration with the enhanced AutoCAD support. The Visio team is committed to empowering individuals to create anything visually, teams to collaborate throughout the processes, and organizations to effectively communicate one version of the truth. The three scenarios in today’s Mechanics demo highlight Visio’s enhancements as a collaboration platform. For example, with the improved AutoCAD import, architects, engineers and the operations team can now work together on advanced design originating from AutoCAD 2013 files. Teams can also use 365 collaboration features and tools, such as

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Distributed Cache service won’t start / stuck / erroring

The Cache with 1,000 names AKA the SharePoint Distributed Cache AKA Hell

  1. If you ever have a problem with your Distributed cache | Windows App Faric 1.0 or 1.1 | Cache Cluster | Windows Fabric Host Service | App Fabric Caching Service | SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance | Velocity Cache | DataCacheFactory | DistributedViewStateCache | AFCacheClusterConfiguration | SPDistributedCacheService | CacheHost | AppFabricCachingService | FeedCacheService | FeedCacheClient | SPDistributedCacheClusterInfoManager | CacheClusterConfig and yes I am missing at least a couple more! Or, because of one of these, your having trouble with your News Feeds, Can't Start or stuck starting your distributed cache in central admin, and or you're getting one of the 600 other errors that can be caused by this giant pain in the ass that doesn't know how to start itself, update it's own registry keys, config files, or even garbage collect

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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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SharePoint 2016 General Availability Today

In an almost unprecedented manner, Microsoft made an unfathomable number of announcements around the Office 365, SharePoint, and Office products yesterday. One of those being the general availability of SharePoint Server 2016. You can now access SharePoint Server 2016 from your volume licensing, MSDN, enterprise agreement, and partner channels worldwide. This and other announcements made today have the industry reeling trying to wrap our heads around the massive amounts of information to consume, learn, and begin deploying to customers. Read the full announcement here: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/sharepoint-server-2016-your-foundation-for-the-future/. You can also read about the new features available in 2016 here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346121%28v=office.16%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396  

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