Windows 10 and Office Apps

Since some weeks I am running the newest Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Surface Pro 3. The first version of Windows 10 was getting the worst behaviors of Windows 8.1 out of the system. Windows 8 was very Touch oriented, the first Technical preview of Windows 10 was more oriented on keyboard and mouse. This new version combines them better. Some other new and nice additions are Cortana and Continuum. We know the first from the telephone and in same way from the XBox. You can speak to your PC in a natural language and she will understand you. … Continue reading Windows 10 and Office Apps

Visual Studio Online – Organizational Account

To use Visual Studio Online you need a Microsoft Account. Now it is also possible to use Visual Studio Online in combination with a Office 365 account.     This makes Visual Studio Online available for Business and Enterprise environments.   Of course you can connect this to your Microsoft Azure subscription which is connected to your Office 365 account.

NAV 2013 R2 on Azure in Office 365

Last year during the Directions EMEA 2013 they announced NAV 2013 R2 on Windows Azure in Office 365. It sounds very vague because there was not much details on this. The announcement contained two remarks: NAV 2013 R2 is certified for virtual machine on Windows Azure An Office 365 user can be used to login on NAV As a fan of Windows Azure I liked it. Windows Azure Active Directory, or Active Directory of Office 365, already has a great use for Website/Apps etc, but now it also can be used for standard Business applications like NAV. To start my … Continue reading NAV 2013 R2 on Azure in Office 365

Windows Azure Free Trail

Because I wanted to connect a Windows Azure account with my Office 365 account, so I started a new Windows Azure subscription. In this blogpost I will show you the steps needed in the process of creating a new subsciption. You can start with Windows Azure without any risks, when the free usage is done it will stop without any costs. The first step is going to:   When choosing for “Buy now”, you get a screen like this. I assume a private use, meaning we want to use what we really use and we do not want to … Continue reading Windows Azure Free Trail

WAAD – Integrate with Web App

I showed the following screenshot already in my previous blogpost about Windows Azure Active Directory. I told you I would show you more of it.   If you follow the Wizard, the site will go humming for a moment and the following appears. Your Website is connected to your Active directory. The Federation Metadata document URL will be needed in a moment in Visual Studio.     It is a quick demo which the naming is showing 😉 I started Visual Studio and I did File –> New Project. Afterwards I choose my personal favorite a MVC 4 website. On … Continue reading WAAD – Integrate with Web App

Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD)

One major drawback of Webapplications in the Cloud compared to Intranet applications is the availability of Active directory. One solution is the usage of social networks (like Google, FaceBook, Twitter, Yahoo, Windows Live) to validate users. You know if the user is the one he tells you he is, but you still have to handle the authorization yourself. That is not always very handy, because your are not really in control for the authentication. Especially if the users are employees of your company, then you want them to login with your corporate account of course. Modern companies nowadays use Office … Continue reading Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD)


Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 now completely complies to the Metro style. The parts of Office now look more like Visual Studio 2012 and they are better touchable.

Yesterday I saw this feature in Microsoft Office.


You can find it in all part of Office 2013. Clicking on this menu item makes the space between the menu-items, buttons and icons larger. This way on a touch device, it is more touchable.


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The funny part is, that if you have more Office products open at once, they all react on the selection of the item.

This also works with Windows 7.

Office 365 en Mobile

Office 365 is Microsofts online Office hosted in the Cloud. The previous version was called BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services), but Office 365 contains the latest and greatest versions of the on premise software. With Microsoft Online Services you always work online with the best software of Microsoft for a fixed price per user per month. This service is from verzorgd and the data is in the datacenters of Microsoft also in Ireland and the Netherlands. Microsoft Online Services offers Office 365 (plan P1), for professionals and small organizations, with the following functionalities: Email, agenda and contacts: fast and trusted … Continue reading Office 365 en Mobile