Events from email – disable/change

One of the annoying new features for me in Office 365/Outlook and outlook.com personal, is creation of an calendar event based on email content. Now this sounds great, if you need the additional automation. But for someone that wants to control what’s in the calendar little more, I need to disable or adjust. Unfortunately, this can’t be changed in the local Outlook app. You need to logon to Outlook web app.

Go into Settings (sprocket) -> Your app setting -> click Mail.

Once in the options, navigate to the Calendar section and click on Events from email. Here you can disable or configure.

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Office Insider for Corporate/Commercial

Just as Microsoft has the Windows 10 Insider program to allow us to get the latest Windows 10 features that are in preview, the Office team has a similar program.

If you have a Personal Office subscription, you can go into any Office 2016/365 app and go to File -> Account and click the Insider option.

For commercial/corporate, this may not be available as it’s controlled by the installation done by the IT department.

For IT Admins who want to get the Office Insider for themselves, developers, testers, etc. the process is easy.

  1. Uninstall previous Office versions and reboot on any system prior to installing the Insider.
  2. Download the Office Deployment Toolkit
  3. Extract the Setup.exe and Configuration.xml file into it’s own directory.

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4. Edit the Configuration.xml with notepad or your favorite text editor to read as below

<Configuration>
 <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="InsiderFast">
   <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
    <Language ID="en-us" />
   </Product>
  </Add> 
</Configuration>

5. from an elevated prompt, run Setup.exe /configure configuration.xml 

6.  After the installation is complete, open an Office app, such as Word, and go to File >          Account. Under the Product Information section, you should see text that includes              “Office Insider.”

MDT 2013 Update 2 Now Available

Microsoft has just released an update to MDT 2013 today as Update 2.  Update 1 provided Windows 10 support (Windows 10 supported ADK is needed still).  Update 2 as stated in the blog does not add major new features but adds some improvements to existing features and functionality.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdeployment/archive/2015/12/22/mdt-2013-update-2-now-available.aspx

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