Set up your Apple device for Office 365

How to set up mac Outlook 2011 to connect with Microsoft online exchange services (Office 365,

Open Outlook for Mac 2011.

On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

If this is the first account you’re creating in Outlook for Mac 2011, under Add an Account, click Exchange Account.

If you’ve previously created an email account for a different email address, in the lower-left corner of the Accounts dialog box, click + to add an account, and then click Exchange.

On the Enter your Exchange account information page, in the E-mail address box, type your full user ID, for example,

In the Method box, make sure User Name and Password is selected.

In the User name box, type your full user ID again.

Type in the Password.

Make sure Configure automatically is selected, and then click Add Account.

After you click Add Account, Outlook will perform an online search to find your email server settings. In the dialog box that asks you if you want to allow the server to configure your settings, select the Always use my response for this server check box, and then click Allow. After the new account is created you’ll see the account in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box. Close the Accounts dialog box.

After the new account is created, you can view your mail by clicking the new account name in the navigation pane.

How to set iPhone, iPad, or iTouch to connect with Microsoft online exchange services (Office 365,

if this is the first email account on this iPhone, iPad or iTouch, tap Mail. Otherwise, tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.

Tap Microsoft Exchange.

Tap in the Email box and enter your full email address (for example,

Tap in the Username box and enter your full email address again.

Tap in the Password box and enter your password.

Optionally, tap in the Description box and enter a short description for the account.

Tap Next on the upper right corner of the screen.

Tap in the Server box and enter your Exchange ActiveSync server name and then tap Next.

instructions for how to determine your Exchange ActiveSync server name:

Sign in to your account using Outlook Web App.

After you sign in, click Options > See All Options > Account > My Account > Settings for POP, IMAP and SMTP access.

Use the setting shown under External POP setting or Internal POP setting to determine your Exchange ActiveSync server name.

Tap Next.

Choose the type of information you want to synchronise. By default, Mail, Calendar and Contacts are all turned on. To turn off synchronisation for a type of information, tap and slide the switch to OFF.

Tap Save.

If you’re prompted to create a new passcode, tap Continue and enter a numeric passcode. You’ll need to enter the passcode twice.

useful Powershell commands

Powershell command I use for day to day work:


Connect to Microsoft cloud (office 365) ( using powershell:

$cred = Get-Credential

$s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

$importResults = Import-PSSession $s


Import PST to Microsoft Exchange 2010 server using powershell:

Import PST to mailbox


New-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath \sharenametesting.pst -Mailbox testing

Import PST to a mailbox sub folder

New-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath \sharenametesting.pst -Mailbox testing -TargetRootFolder “Mailbox – barry”

Cancel a running (active) import PST mailbox request

Get-MailboxImportRequest | where {$_.status -eq “failed”} | Remove-MailboxImportRequest


Show mailbox size

Get-MailboxStatistics testing| ft DisplayName, TotalItemSize, ItemCount

Show mailbox size and export it to Excel

Get-MailboxFolderStatistics testing|  select-object identity,foldersize | sort-object foldersize -descending | export-csv c:exchangereportsuserstats.csv




to be continued….

Google Nearby

One of the most cool things about Google+ is the Nearby Stream, too bad it’s just working on your mobile phone, wouldn’t it be great to view the nearby stream on your computer?!

Well you can! just open you browser and navigate to:

First time your browser will ask to use your location:

Chrome example:


Firefox Example:

Once you approved your browser to use your location which is actually your ISP location you can navigate to the Nearby stream:

Now you can listen, enjoy and participate in your public Nearby stream:

Firefox Nearby:

With Firefox the Google+ mobile page which the nearby stream is of course a part of, has some bugs in how it handle the page but still it is usable and can be surf throw very easily.

If you think you had enough and you want to remove your location from google services here is how you do that:

With Chrome:

Click the wrench icon  on the browser toolbar.

Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook).

Click the Under the Hood tab.

Click Content settings (Privacy section).

In the page that appears, scroll down to the “Location” section.

Click Manage exceptions to remove previously-granted permissions for specific sites

With Firefox:

Navigate to the site to which you’ve given permission

Go to the Tools menu, then select Page Info

Select the Permissions tab

Change the setting for Share Location


VMware –Still the leader or is the leadership gap about to close?

Somthing to think about from NiranEven Chen:

Gartner have released their annual Magic quadrant for X86 virtualization market last week . In opposition to the 2010 quadrant, which stated that VMware is the only leader in the market where Microsoft is in the challengers’ section and Citrix is in the visionaries’ section. This year all three companies were stationed in the leaders quadrant with an advantage for VMware. This is somewhat the proof that the “IT prophets” of the last decade were right and VMware’s sole leadership in the X86 hypervisor market will slowly diminish, at least the gaps are seemingly closing. Has the Hypervisor become a commodity like Microsoft and Citrix have been saying these past few years?

The Hypervisor technology currently available has become a commodity, this explains VMware’s efforts to come in to the Tier1 applications market starting with the Email server product named “Zimbra” purchased from Yahoo and other products that VMware started developing /selling.

If this will still be the case in the future and there will not be more innovation in the hypervisor prodcuts at a level similar to the Vmotion feature (which VMware introduced in 2003 and was solely offered on VMware’s hypervisor for about 8 years), then VMware will start losing more and more of the market share.

I wouldn’t go and eulogize VMware just yet. The next version of VMware’s hypervisor that might be called vSphere 5 will be available soon and VMware is counting on it to increase the gap between the vendors again.

These features that already leaked to the net are very promising, a good example for that is “host-based replication”.