Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 RTM; Free $5,000 in Bing Ads Credits; Using Rooms on Android, iPhone

Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing (RTM) is a turnkey solution focused on addressing the needs of academic customers providing direct connect clients and a customized teacher dashboard. "WindowsMultiPoint Server 2012 is built on top of Remote Desktop Services and carries many of the improvements included in Windows Server 2012."Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is […]

Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing (RTM) is a turnkey solution focused on addressing the needs of academic customers providing direct connect clients and a customized teacher dashboard.

"WindowsMultiPoint Server 2012 is built on top of Remote Desktop Services and carries many of the improvements included in Windows Server 2012."

Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 is released and an Evaluation version is available from Download Center.

Microsoft raised the 24 hour send limits of Exchange Online to 10,000 recipients.

"To help prevent SPAM, Exchange Online limits the number of recipients a single user can send mail to within a 24 hour period. This limit has affected some companies who need to send many emails. To address this, Exchange Online has updated the 24 hour send limit from 1,500 to 10,000 recipients," the company stated.

New customers will receive the new limits. The limits for existing customers are being adjusted now and should be applied to all existing customers by the first week of December.

To learn more, see Message and Recipient Limits.

The Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) product team announced that they are currently developing Service Pack 3 for UAG 2010 and expect to make it available during the first quarter of calendar year 2013 (Q1 CY2013).

Service Pack 3 will provide support for:

  • "Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10 clients, including DirectAccess
  • Office 2013 clients (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Publishing Exchange 2013
  • Publishing SharePoint 2013
  • RDP 8.0 client for Windows 7 SP1 (KB 2592687)," informs the UAG team.

Office 2013 Visio Stencil avialble for download contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of your Microsoft Office and Exchange Server architecture.

"Creating visual representations of your Microsoft Office and Exchange Server architecture is a helpful way to communicate your deployment. This Visio stencil provides more than 300 icons -- many depicting servers, applications, and services -- that you can use in architecture diagrams, charts, and posters. These icons are primarily centered around Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange technologies and features," Microsoft stated.

Download New Office Visio Stencil here.

For holiday, Microsoft kickoff the Bing Ads Sweepstakes with $5,000 in Bing Ads credits up for grabs!

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"You can enter once per day between now and December 31st and get an extra entry for referring a friend (or colleague)," bing stated.

See Official Rules for details.

Bing Ads Sweepstakes: $5,000 in Bing Ads credits up for grabs in the U.S.

Microsoft explains Rooms, a new feature of Windows Phone 8, that makes it easier for people to stay connected and in sync.

Unlike "Groups," first introduced in Windows Phone 7.5, a handy way to keep in touch. Windows Phone 8 comes preinstalled a starter room called "Family Room" on new phones to get you started and are also available on other devices.

""Rooms" lets you share notes, a calendar, photos, and participate in a group chat with people you choose."

But, you can anytime change "Family Room" title to whatever you want, and it mean a typical parents-and-kids arrangement, but it could also be extended family or roommates who need to stay in touch. You can create multiple rooms to suit your needs, and when you're done with them, you can just delete them.

How to set up Windows Phone 8 Rooms in Android, iPhone, Surfacem Windows Phone 7

Here's how to set up Rooms on other devices:

Calendar. On Windows Phone 7, iPhone, or a Windows 8 device: "Add your Microsoft account as an email account on your device. Then the room calendar will show up alongside your other calendars, with the same name as the room."

On Android: First get the free Hotmail app from Google Play, and sign in to the app with your Microsoft account. Then go to the calendar app on your device to turn on the room calendar. It will show up with the same name as the room. Note: Due to differences in software versions and devices, not all features may work exactly as they do on Windows Phone 8.

Photos and videos. On Windows Phone 7, iPhone, Android, or a Windows 8 device: "Get the free SkyDrive app from your app store, and sign in to the app with your Microsoft account. The room photos will show up as a shared folder, with the same name as the room."

Notes. On Windows Phone 7, iPhone, Android, or a Windows 8 device: "Get the free OneNote app from your app store, and sign in to the app with your Microsoft account. The room notes will show up as a shared notebook, with the same name as the room," Microsoft explains.

Ceck the Rooms and Groups FAQ on the Windows Phone website.

Microsoft also expalined how you can optionally modify your Windows Phone 7 geolocation code to use the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) Geolocation APIs in Windows Phone 8.

"Modifying your code to use the new Geolocation APIs in Windows Phone 8 is optional, but offers some solid advantages. In future posts I'll go into more detail about the extended functionality that the new APIs offer, and how to implement the Windows Runtime. I'll also walk you through some scenarios that you can build into your Windows Phone 8 apps," wrote Adam Denning on Windows Phone Developer blog.