Taken from ZDNet Article
The Microsoft OneDrive for Business team is adding additional incentives meant to attract business users to its cloud-storage offering.
In an April 28 post entitled “Thinking outside the box” (which seems to be a reference to Microsoft competitors Box and/or Dropbox), the OneDrive for Business team announced the following:
- An increase in OneDrive for Business default storage from 25GB to 1TB per user
- The inclusion of 1TB of OneDrive for Business storage per user as part of Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions
- New OneDrive for Business migration assistance from Microsoft (The blog post didn’t elaborate on specifically what Microsoft is offering on this front. But a spokesperson said those interested should contact their Microsoft account managers or partner for details.)
In March 2014, Microsoft officials announced that OneDrive for Business (formerly known as SkyDrive Pro) would be available both as part of a number of existing Office 365 plans, as well as for purchase as a standalone service — something that wasn’t the case with SkyDrive Pro. The standalone version provided business users with 25 GB of storage per employee, with an option to purchase additional storage, offline sync and access from multiple devices. Now that default storage threshold is 1 TB.
Microsoft officials announced during earnings last week that Office 365 is currently on a $2.5 billion annual run rate.
“The cloud is about breaking down walls between people and information. Not building a new set of islands in the sky. Make sure you bet on a file sync and share solution that helps you embrace that,” said Corporate Vice President John Case in the conclusion of today’s blog post.
All Office 365 plans that include OneDrive for Business will see the increase to 1 TB. This includes:
- All O365 E plans (E1, E3, E4)
- O365 Small Business
- O365 Small Business Premium
- O365 Midsize Business
- All SharePoint Online plans (SharePoint Online Plan 1 & Plan 2)
- OneDrive for Business (standalone) with Office Online
As to when new and existing customers will see the 1TB bump, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “Customer eligibility is effective today, but as with service updates roll-out of these features will happen over the next few months.”
Recently we have been seeing more of our Windows 7 Enterprise Builds needing manual activation against our Enterprise KMS.
The manual process is to set the KMS server and then activate once booted into Windows using the following two commands:
slmgr /skms yourKMSserver.domain.com
Adding these two entries into our SCCM task sequence seems to work in principal but there is no silent switch resulting in a confirmation popup .
The solution to this is to use cscript.
In SCCM ConfigMgr, I created a new group in the Task Sequence called “Activate Windows” and added two Run Command line tasks underneath it.
The first task named “Set KMS” with the command line task of:
cscript c:\\windows\\system32\\slmgr.vbs /skms yourKMSserver.domain.com
The second named “Activate against KMS” with the command line task of:
cscript c:\\windows\\system32\\slmgr.vbs /ato
For more info about slmgr.vbs please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn502540.aspx
When trying to access outlook web access on SBS 2011 by going to https://yourserver/owa. You see the login prompt but after entering your credentials, you are faced with a blank page with https://yourserver/owa/auth.owa in the address bar.
This is normally due to the Forms based authentication service not running. Sometimes it fails to start when a PC restarts.
To resolve the issue:
- Open Services
- Start the Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication Service
I was administering an Exchange 2007 installation today and needed to know what service pack it was running. The problem is that exchange does not display as a service pack, only an increase in version. A bit of googling revealed the following microsoft page that contains the version to Service pack information which i have duplicated at the bottom of this post for ease http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=158530
Find the Version of Exchange 2007
To find out the build number of Exchange 2007, launch an Exchange Management Shell and run the following command:
Get-ExchangeServer | fl name,edition,admindisplayversion
This will then give you the build number in the form of:
Name : EXCH01A
Edition : Standard
AdminDisplayVersion : Version 8.1 (Build 240.6)
Exchange Server Version lists 2003-2010
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 6.5.6944 October 2003
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1 6.5.7226 May 2004
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 6.5.7638 October 2005
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 post-SP2 6.5.7653.33 March 2008
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 post-SP2 6.5.7654.4 August 2008
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 8.0.685.24 or 8.0.685.25 December 2006
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 8.1.0240.006 November 2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 8.2.0176.002 August 2009
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 14.00.0639.021 October 2009