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Xiaomi Default Email Client: Disappointing

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Previously I used Asus Zenfone 2 to push my exchange online (Office 365) and I feel comfort with Asus default email client.

Xiaomi Email Client to MS Exchange

When I change my smartphone to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, I really frustrated with xiaomi email client:

1. It unable to auto complete contact when I type name in To, CC and BCC field

2. Less secure. It is automatically display email in HTML format with image automatically download when I open the email body

3. Text size can not sizeable

So that’s it the cons of xiaomi default email client.

As alternative I switch to CloudMagic to push my exchange online. It can solve my frustration.


Written by isal

10 September 2016 at 08:49

WhatsApp share identity using phone contact to be found in Facebook

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Written by isal

1 September 2016 at 07:05

Files Migration to Office 365 Sharepoint Online

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We can narrow down the headache by using some 3rd party solution to migrate hundreds gigabytes files from our legacy file server to Office 365 SharePoint Online or One Drive for Business.

My Favorite tools are:

1. Thinkscape FilesToGo for Office 365

2. Layer2 Cloud Connector for Sharepoint Online

I prefer FilesToGo because it is more cheap for short term migration ( one or two month). But if you want to more advanced migration & syncronization between Sharepoint online & legacy file server, you can use Layer2 Cloud Connector.

FilesToGo for Office 365. Price: USD 295 for 2 month subscription

Layer2 Cloud Connector for Sharepoint. Prices: USD 1400 (Professional Edition). USD 499 (Personal Edition). One time/ Perpetual license

Conclusion: Next year maybe I want to buy Layer2 Cloud Connector Professional because it is more flexible and more advance.

Block One Drive for Business Syncronization to Non-Joined Domain PC

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OFBIf your company is using Office 365, of course, you as an IT Admin wants the office’s data remains secure. In order to make the data in One Drive for Bussiness and Sharepoint Online stay safe, then you must  to inactivate the syncronization feature on PCs that do not join the domain like home PC. So if the employee resign, they are difficult to copy the company work files.

The Prerequsites are:
1. You know the domain GUID active directory (AD) in the office
2. You have access to the company’s Office 365 powershell

Here are the steps:
1. To determine the domain GUID  : log in as Administrator to the domain controller and use powershell with the following command (bold text):

Windows PowerShell
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PS C:\Users\Administrator> $domains = (Get-ADForest).Domains; foreach($d in $domains) {Get-ADDomain -identity $d | Select ObjectGuid}

The result:


PS C:\Users\Administrator>

2. Install the latest shell management sharepoint online on your laptop (at least OS windows 7). And do the following command line (as Administrator):

Login to sharepoint online:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> $cred=Get-Credential

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> connect-sposervice -url https://TenantName-admin.sharepoint.com/ -credential $cred

Set restriction that only PC that has been join domain (Domian GUIID: 19e5a505-2498-42b3-a426-fb3aeb5976fs) can sync to one drive for bussiness:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-SPOTenantSyncClientRestriction -enable -DomainGuids "19e5a505-2498-42b3-a426-fb3aeb5976fs"

The result:

 TenantRestrictionEnabled : True
 AllowedDomainList : {19e5a505-2498-42b3-a426-fb3aeb5976fs}
 BlockMacSync : False
 ExcludedFileExtensions : {}
 OptOutOfGrooveBlock : True
 OptOutOfGrooveSoftBlock : True

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Free Hyper-V Backup from Altaro

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If you have virtualization infrastructure like Hyper-V, you can user Altaro Hyper-V Backup. Altaro provide Free Edition that can support maximum 2 VM guest. If you have more than 2 VM guest, you have to buy Altaro Hyper-V Backup Standard or Unlimited Edition.

My review, Altaro Hyper-V Backup is pretty good and light enough compare to another product.

Figure 1. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Manager

Figure 2. Altaro Hyper-V Backup Dashboard

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Bug in Office 365: multiple dot in attachment filename not show in Outlook

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Please note that last week I found a bug in Office 365 Exchange Online. File name with multiple dot like this: document.with.multipledot.docx will not show both in MS Outlook or Webmail.

A user call me that they could not access the attachment in Outlook but she could see the attachment in her blackberry device.

I ask her to save the attachment in Blackberry and try to save/rename it with filename like this: document_with_multipledot.docx

and then resend back. the result is the attachment can show in MS Outlook and Webmail.

Written by isal

9 May 2016 at 23:12

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