How to connect to Exchange Online PowerShell using multi-factor authentication??

If you want to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to connect to Exchange Online PowerShell, you can’t use the instructions at Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell to use remote PowerShell to connect to Exchange Online. First, MFA requires you to install the Exchange Online Remote PowerShell Module Then you need to use the Connect-EXOPSSession cmdlet to…


Download: Managing Click-to-Run deployments using Microsoft Office 2016 Deployment tool

The Office 2016 Deployment Tool allows the administrator to customize and manage Office 2016 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool will help administrators to manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run. Some administrators will need more control beyond the default Click-to-Run installation behavior in order to work best in their environments. In…

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Download : Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 3

As you aware that Microsoft Exchange 2016 now adheres to a scheduled delivery model. In this model, cumulative updates are released quarterly. Now you can download the Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2016. It resolves issues that were found/reported to us in Exchange Server 2016. So this update rollup is highly recommended for all…

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Video: Installing, running Microsoft SmallBasic in Azure Cloud @ Azure DevTestLabs

Recently, i created a new Azure VM (virutal machine) in Azure DevTestLabs, tried burning my hands in installing Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2. Here is the related video:   So it works super fast. Now you’re good to do programming in Azure Cloud as well. All the best for your cloud development. Happy coding!!

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Video: Install Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2

In recent times, i was talking to a Smallbasic user and with a developer enthusiast. They’re interested to know is there any article/video how to install Smallbasic v1.2. I got this video for them: Let we get started – code, create games. Happy coding!!

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Fix: Use autodiscover service to receive connection settings during OpenMsgStore() call

Today we released the hotfix which provides the ability for non-Outlook MAPI applications to use the Autodiscover service to receive connection settings during IMAPISession::OpenMsgStore, when the target is an Exchange mailbox. To enable this ability, install April 5, 2016, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3114941), and then follow these steps described at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3114974 Hope this helps.


OffCAT error – The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory

Also I remember a related error message that you may get specific to OffCAT installation. "The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory "C:\program files\Microsoft\OffCAT". The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator".  If you attempt to install OffCAT as a non-administrative user, you will receive the following error…


…ok now, how to find .Net Version installed in any given environment?

There are few good ways available to find out which .Net Version is installed in any given environment. You can try one of the following: – Manually you can check it via registry editor (REGEDIT.exe). Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh925568(v=vs.110).aspx – Using C#.Net you can use System.Environment class to get the related info: private static void GetFrameworkVersionInfo() {…

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Just FYI – Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1 @ January 12, 2016

Last year I blogged regarding the end of support for .Net Frameworks (4, 4,5 & 4.5.1), starting January 12, 2016 and it’s not far away – please there will be no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. All other framework versions, including 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6 and…


IT Pros: Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?

This is the famous question asked while interacting with IT pros – “Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?” and they notice the following error message when they try to install: Let me take a bit and explain in-detail. – Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 subscription and…

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Lets try – Find out how many apps you have installed using PowerShell?

You can check how many apps by using the following Windows PowerShell script. To do this, we can use the Get-StartApps cmdlet to get the names and AppIDs of apps in the Start screen of the current user. An AppID is an AppUserModelID. For more info, you can refer documentation. Let get started. First we…


Office IT Pro: Deployment scripts for Office 2016

To help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process we created a community project.  It contains all of the scripts on our GitHub repository in five categories: – Preparation – Information – Deployment – Management – Updates Also please visit the related Wiki, which contains useful information designed to provide…


BI Data analysis: Using Microsoft Power Query for Excel…

Recently I used this wonderful, powerful data analysis feature in Microsoft Excel called “Microsoft Power Query” for one of my Machine Learning project. It’s easy and helped me to discover, combine and refine data. You can download and install the most recent version of Power Query for Excel, which automatically enables it. Power Query technology…

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Install Windows Live Writer on Windows 10?

I heard from couple of Windows Live Writer users that they can’t install it with new Windows 10 OS. You can refer Stefan’s article on how to install Windows Live Writer on new Windows 10. You can download the latest Windows Live Writer here (part of Windows Live Essentials). Hope this helps.