Thursday, February 12, 2015

OneDrive for Business Mac sync client Preview


OneDrive for Business client for Mac is finally available as a preview!!

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45519

It does require Mac OS 10.9.5 and above. The team released a video showing the first look at the new client.  http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/28/onedrive-business-comes-mac-ios-devices/

Encryption at Rest for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

According to this TechNet article, Microsoft has finally completed the rollout of Encryption at Rest for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn905447(v=office.15).aspx

"Every step of this encryption uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit keys and is Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 compliant."

InfoPath Not Dead Yet!!



So it appears that InfoPath will be supported for the near future after multiple reports that it was being killed off.

"As part of the update shared around the Evolution of SharePoint and the next SharePoint Server on-premises release, we are also updating the timelines for removal of InfoPath Forms Services components of SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Specifically, InfoPath Forms Services will be included in the next on-premises release of SharePoint Server 2016, as well as being fully supported in Office 365 until further notice. Customers will be able to confidently migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 knowing that their InfoPath forms will continue to work in their on-premises environments, as well as in Office 365. 
The InfoPath 2013 application remains the last version to be released and will work with SharePoint Server 2016."

Source:  http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/31/update-on-infopath-and-sharepoint-forms/