Roger Haueter

Modern Workplace Strategist | Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Microsoft Teams get a free version for small businesses

Microsoft introduced a free version of Microsoft Teams, the competitor to Slack. This version is designed for small businesses and groups of coworkers that don’t have commercial Office 365 subscriptions. The free version includes the following features:

  • Following for up to 300 people
  • Unlimited chat messages and search
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals and groups
  • 10 GB of team file storage plus additional 2 GB personal storage
  • Unlimited app integrations with 140+ business apps including Adobe, Trello and Evernote
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the 6th time!

For the last 365 days, my life has been like a roller coaster. That's why I'm all the more pleased to have been awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Office Servers and Services (better known as Office 365) category for the sixth year in a row.

Last year I had the opportunity to gain a lot of great experiences in the Microsoft community, to speak at conferences and to organize various events. This spring I attended the MVP Global Summit in Redmond for the third time and made many new acquaintances. Last autumn I started my studies with the Master of Science in Business Administration, which also changed my professional focus a little. I have redefined the terms Modern Workplace and Digital Transformation for myself and see it as my mission to support companies on their way to a integrated understanding of modern collaboration, leadership and technologies.

 

© Yves Farine / isolutions ag

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Cloud Workplace Meetup 1/2018 Recap

Despite thunderstorms and pouring rain, over 30 people found their way to the first Cloud Workplace Meetup, which took place in Bern on June 8, 2018!

Hendrik Terhar, the Business Group Lead Microsoft 365, from Microsoft Switzerland, presented the Microsoft 365 vision and showed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to empower employees and make information profitable.

In the second part, Reto Metzler, responsible for internal IT at isolutions ag, introduced cloud-based deployment using Windows AutoPilot. A central element here is zero touch deployment, which can be used to assign a device to a user at the time of ordering. When the device is started for the first time, it is reset to the factory settings of Microsoft, the software is distributed and the policies are applied. The device is ready for use within minutes and has all user-specific settings.

 

© Yves Farine / isolutions ag

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SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: May 2018

The May 2018 Cumulative Updates contain fixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server 2016.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm.

Update KB4018381 for SharePoint Server 2016: May 8, 2018
This fix contains updates for language-independend files. It also updates the configuration database schema and the SharePoint build number.
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SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates: May 2018

The May 2018 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013 and Office Web Apps Server 2013. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages.

Before you start
Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis.
Since May 2015 the server proofing tools are included in the cumulative updates.
This cumulative update includes all patches since the Service Pack 1 release, but not the Service Pack 1 itself. You must install the Service Pack 1 before installing this cumulative update. Read how-to install Service Pack 1.
Because of the file size the cumulative update package has been divided in three parts; ubersrv.exe, ubersrv_1.cab and ubersrv_2.cab. You have to put them all in the same folder.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm. This step is required if your farm level is lower than July 2015 CU.
  • Restart the User Profile Service on affected servers.

Hotfix KB4018394 for SharePoint Foundation 2013: May 8, 2018
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Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2013 update package
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