Tags: Cloud

Configuring SCCM SMTP Notifications with Office 365

Jul 28, 2015 - Office 365, System Center - 0 Comments - Standard

I wanted to configure SCCM alerts via e-mail, mostly for Endpoint Protection alerts, but I’m sure down the line some folks will want other subscriptions as well.  Given the options (outlined in this TechNet article), and the fact that I won’t need anything going to mailboxes outside of the domain, I chose DirectSend.  It is extremely […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 4

Jun 19, 2015 - Office 365 - 0 Comments - Standard

Part 4 – Click to Run installs hate traditional installs. Today I was cruising through some SharePoint configuration, and when I went to install SharePoint Designer 2013 from the o365 portal, I got this message:   The “Go online for additional help” link goes here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Fix-Office-365-or-Office-2013-install-errors-54554bb8-aa94-43c7-a685-408dd9868c0b?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US So I have the base Office 2013 suite installed via […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 3

Jun 17, 2015 - Office 365 - 0 Comments - Standard

This is sort of an addendum to Part 1.  In my case, my users have Academic E1 licensing for o365 (note that elsewhere in the o365 portal, the same exact license is called Education E1).  This means that the vast majority of our users, being on E1, aren’t licensed for a local installation of Office.  For […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 2

May 01, 2015 - Office 365 - 0 Comments - Standard

Part 2 – Be careful when you mix Office 2013 GPOs with Office 365 ProPlus Since I’m testing installation of Office 2013 and/or Office 365 ProPlus, I decided to test all the options for managing them.  I tracked down the Office 2013 Group Policy Templates, and started configuring them to streamline my deployments.  I set […]

Office 365 ProPlus Click to Run Deployment Gotchas – Part 1

Apr 30, 2015 - Office 365 - 2 Comments - Standard

I’m using SCCM 2012 R2 to deploy Skype for Business (I’m just gonna type SfB from now on, because brevity) as an available install for my users that want to try it (they don’t currently have Lync or anything similar).  I’ve run into a few hurdles so far. Part 1 – Post-Install Licensing Oddities After […]

Azure RemoteApp Now Supports Custom Apps

Jul 16, 2014 - Azure - 0 Comments - Standard

According to the official Remote Desktop Services Blog, the latest update to Azure RemoteApp supports custom application deployments, and is no longer limited to the small menu of pre-canned apps that I’d detailed in my previous post about RemoteApp Preview.   I will have to scrounge up something to publish, then update this post.

Sending via SMTP in Azure WordPress

Jul 15, 2014 - Azure - 0 Comments - Standard

I can’t take credit for this one, but I wanted to share the solution to sending SMTP e-mail on an Azure WordPress site.  Our company has a simple contact form on our website that relies on SMTP.  When built in a non-Azure environment, all was well.  When we migrated to Azure for webhosting, this was […]

How to Configure DNS for Azure Web Hosting

Jun 14, 2014 - Azure - 0 Comments - Standard

There are a few hoops to jump through to get your BrandNewShiny.com to point to your Azure website.  You will have to configure a few records in DNS for Azure Web Hosting.  I went through Host Gator, since I’ve had my other hosting account there for years, but any DNS provider will be similar. Also note that […]

Azure RemoteApp

Jun 10, 2014 - Azure - 1 Comments - Standard

I just got approved for Azure RemoteApp Preview! It has promise, though the demo will do little more than let me run just a few pre-populated in the cloud.  Alas, it is just a demo.  It took about 10 days from the time I signed up until I actually got access, so the sooner the better. Sign […]