Download QuickBooks 14/15/2014/2015
article #806, updated 2 days ago

Right here:

http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/inf21767

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Create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange Online
article #805, updated 3 days ago

Here is a GUI tool written in PowerShell:

http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/exchange/1712.aspx

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Connect to Office 365 via PowerShell
article #804, updated 3 days ago

There are two different ways, depending on what you need to accomplish.

The first way is useful for user management and domain management:

get-module MSOnline
Connect-MsolService

The second way is useful for creating dynamic distribution groups and shared mailboxes:

$LiveCred = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session

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Ports used by ESET
article #803, updated 3 days ago

Here is a list:

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2221&locale=en_US

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Chrome and Java: a countdown to nonoperativity?
article #802, updated 5 days ago

The latest stable version of Chrome does not support Java by default. Oracle has a tweak, but it did not work:

http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml#npapichrome

I have read in other resources of a combination of tweaks, the above plus one or two more, which may work. Regardless, this does not bode well for Java under Chrome in the short and mid-term. Oracle will either create a Chrome-standard add-on quickly, or Chrome will run Java only with overrides left in for “advanced” users, and will become entirely non-Java-compatible in September:

http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.htm

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Java Download Page
article #13, updated 6 days ago

I have sometimes spent ridiculous amounts of time looking for a simple download page, for the current version of Java. Here’s the best I’ve got:

http://www.java.com/en/download/

And for older versions:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/archive-139210.html

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Reviews of web services
article #801, updated 7 days ago

A great web site for this:

http://webhostinggeeks.com/

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IPs, URLs, and Ports for Microsoft Cloud Services
article #800, updated 11 days ago

This includes Exchange Online, Lync, and others:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh373144.aspx

A more up-to-date page, but harder to read:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-URLs-and-IP-address-ranges-8548a211-3fe7-47cb-abb1-355ea5aa88a2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#BKMK_Portal-identity

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Silverlight direct download links
article #799, updated 16 days ago

See here:

http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/default.aspx?v=1.0

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Time synchronization (NTP, SNTP) setup
article #37, updated 17 days ago

In Windows Server 2003 SP2, 2008 R1/2, Vista, and 7, it’s good to run the following two commands in a command prompt (an administrative command prompt after 2003):

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org,0.pool.ntp.org,1.pool.ntp.org,2.pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:MANUAL /reliable:YES /update
w32tm /resync

In Server 2003 SP1 and before, and XP, we use this, because /reliable doesn’t exist:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org,0.pool.ntp.org,1.pool.ntp.org,2.pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:MANUAL /update
w32tm /resync

Sometimes w32tm doesn’t exist as a service, and has to be registered:

w32tm /register

Under Windows 2000, we need to go a bit more archaic:

net time /setsntp:pool.ntp.org
net time /querysntp

If you are using Windows DHCP services, the above is best for the server, but for all of the workstations you can set up time servers as a DHCP option.  For this, the following list works well.  Put them in one at a time into the DHCP options, and then click Resolve for an IP.

pool.ntp.org
0.pool.ntp.org
1.pool.ntp.org
2.pool.ntp.org

Or you can simply put in your server’s local IP. This is probably best for a domain.

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