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Connecting to OneDrive For Business on-premises using iPad ODFB app!

  As announced earlier on Office Blog we do now support connecting to on-premises ODFB using iPad app (starting with v 1.2.1 and above), per above blog post as this point we support FBA or NTLM to authenticate and authorize users to get access to their files and resources hosted on on-premises SharePoint 2013. As… Read more

Connect SharePoint Online to an on-premises SQL Server from an Azure provider hosted app using Hybrid Connections

Recently I was asked by a customer if there is a way to allow SharePoint Online users to connect to an on-premises SQL database without using BCS and avoid the overhead configuring that.  As a fan of SharePoint Apps and Azure the recommendation was to implement and leverage a provider hosted app on Azure, as… Read more

MEDIA ENCODING with Microsoft Azure Media Services and K2

By Melissa Layupan and Ali Mazaheri INTRODUCTION Media file encoding (and transcoding) is one of the predominant use-cases within the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry, and one which many M&E companies struggle with. Reason being is that M&E organizations invest in a multitude of expensive digital and media asset management systems to handle media files… Read more

Enabling Office 365 Hybrid Search with BIG-IP

Recently MTC Irvine team had the pleasure of collaborating with Steve Peschka and F5 engineers to validate leveraging F5 appliance as a reverse proxy for O365 Hybrid Search scenarios.  I am super glad to announce that the technical article is now available publicly for anyone planning to implement this scenario using F5 solutions here.  … Read more

Configuring SQL Server AlwaysOn on Azure IaaS for SharePoint 2013

  With recent announcement of support for SQL Server AlwaysOn on Azure IaaS, in this post I am going over the steps to configure a Listener for automatic failover of a SharePoint 2013 content database from a primary replica to a secondary. The environment I used to complete the steps is running on Azure IaaS… Read more

Troubleshooting e-Discovery with SharePoint and Exchange 2013

Working on implementing a POC to demonstrate the new e-Discovery capabilities in SharePoint and Exchange 2013 I hit an interesting issue which I could not find any resources online to troubleshoot. To setup the e-Discovery I successfully:   Installed the EWS components on   SP2013 servers Established S2S auth between Exchange and SharePoint 2013 by following… Read more

Building a SharePoint 2013 App to embed Yammer feed on an Office 365 SharePoint site using Yammer Connect

Here is quick step by step post on how to build a sample App to embed a Yammer feed on an O365 SharePoint site by leveraging Yammer Connect API. In Visual Studio 2012 create a new project using SharePoint 2013 App template: Open the App.js file an add the following JavaScript snippet: Network, FeedType and… Read more

Site Mailboxes in the new Office

Cross posting from Exchange Team Blog: Site mailboxes allow users to work together naturally – while compliance is applied behind the scenes. A site mailbox brings Exchange emails and SharePoint documents together. For users, a site mailbox serves as a central filing cabinet, providing a place to file project emails and documents that can be… Read more

Service Application Federation between SharePoint 2013 (Public Preview) and SharePoint 2010

 One of the common challenges upgrading a multi-farm MOSS 2007 (Parent/Child) deployment to SharePoint 2010 was the introduction of new service application architecture and planning for downtime upgrading MOSS 2007 parent farm to a new SharePoint 2010 provider. With the release of SharePoint 2013 the good news is that SharePoint 2010 consuming farms are now… Read more

Content Deployment Source feature in SharePoint 2013 (Preview)

SharePoint 2013 brings a lot of new capabilities and enhanced functionalities such as new XSP (Cross Site Publishing), Image and Video rendition, Friendly URLs, Content Search Web part and tight integration with Search and Managed Metadata service applications outline in this TechNet article. Anyone involved with Content Deployment planning and deployment in MOSS 2007 and… Read more