WordPress for Android 2.0 Released

I love blogging. Last week was WordPress for Android released Glimlach. Now you can live blogging from your android phone.

The app now features a fully refreshed UI, a new post editor with a formatting toolbar, support for Android-powered tablets, background posting, and improved stats!

If you aren’t an Android user, never fear! There are plenty of WordPress mobile apps to choose from.

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You cannot close the EMC window on a computer that has Internet Explorer 9 installed

Microsoft released the official fix for: You cannot close the EMC window on a computer that has Internet Explorer 9 installed. Windows Internet Explorer 9 installed, you start the Exchange Management Console (EMC). After you make a change and then try to close the EMC window, the window does not close. Additionally you receive the following message:
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You must close all dialog boxes before you can close Exchange Management Console.

Download: KB2618444 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2011

MDT 2012: New Features – Hide Shell

Here is a common scenario. You are deploying an operating system using MDT Lite Touch, during the deployment you install some user specific applications. However the users think that the deployment is completed an they close the application installs or perhaps start messing with the machine while it is still logged in as the local administrator. Now you could simply inform the user that they should not touch the computer until the deployment is completed. However in my experience this “don’t touch” approach has not always been 100% successful.

Well now we have a better way, you can hide explorer shell while MDT is “doing it’s thing”!

So how do we do this? It is simple, just add the following line to the customsettings.ini file:

HIDESHELL=YES

I have included before and after shots below:

Look explorer…

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No explorer…. that’s better!

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Glimlach

Teradici released Firmware 3.5.0 for PCoIP Zero Clients and PCoIP Host Cards & PCoIP Management Console 1.7.0

    Teradici released a new  PCoIP zero client and host card firmware and the PCoIP Management Console. The following releases are now available for download on the Teradici support site (techsupport.teradici.com):

    • Firmware 3.5.0 for PCoIP Zero Clients and PCoIP Host Cards.
    • PCoIP Management Console 1.7.0

    Firmware 3.5.0 update includes key feature enhancements including:

    • USB2.0 with VMware View sessions
    • Imprivata OneSign® Virtual Desktop Access via proximity cards with VMware View
    • IEEE 802.1x network security
    • IPv6 support. 

    With this release, Teradici continues to innovate PCoIP zero client technology and accelerate the adoption

Exchange 2010 SP2 RTM

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been released, raising the Exchange version number to 14.2.247.5. You can download Exchange 2010 SP2 here.

For those still unaware, the 530Mb+ file (1,4 GB extracted) contains the full set of binaries; you can use it to upgrade existing RTM or SP1 installations or deploy new Exchange 2010 SP2 installations.

Besides the usual set of hotfixes, SP2 introduces the following features:

Address Book Policies
Address Book Policies, also known as GAL segmentation, ABPs are meant to segmentize the address book, giving users a certain view of the address book like Address List Segregation did for Exchange 2003/2007.

OWA mini
This will be a lightweight browser like OMA in the past, meant for simple browsers.

Hybrid Configuration
This wizard is to make the configuration of an on-premise Exchange and Office 365/Exchange Online more simple, reducing the steps required from 49 to 6.

OWA Cross-Site redirection
This will allow clients to be silently redirected to the proper site if they log on to a CAS server located in a site different than the site where their mailbox is hosted and externalURL has been specified there.

After preparing your forest for Exchange 2010 SP2, the schema version number will have changed. Check the Schema Versions page for information on the new ObjectVersion and RangeUpper values for Exchange 2010 SP2.

Note that SP2 introduces an additional requirement, which is the IIS 6 WMI Compatibility feature; you can add this feature using the GUI or by using the Powershell cmdlets Import-Module ServerManager followed by Add-WindowsFeature Web-WMI.

The proper method to upgrade mailbox servers that are a member of a Database Availability Group is described here.

The releases notes are not available at time of writing; we’ll update this post when they become available.