Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It’s alive– Open Live Writer

I have been using Windows Live Writer since the first beta in 2006 and I it has been my preferred blogging tool ever since. So it was great to hear that there finally is a successor – welcome Open Live Writer.

Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code. Open Live Writer is provided under a MIT license.

Also check out @Shanselman post – Announcing Open Live Writer – An Open Source Fork of Windows Live Writer -  for some more background information.

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Office 365 Tip–Change an Office 365 password to never expire

Sometimes you don’t want a password of an Office 365 user to expire e.g. when you use it as a system account. You can’t do this using the Office 365 Admin center but it is quite easy using the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell.

  1. Connect to Office 365 using your Office 365 global admin credentials by running the following cmdlet: Connect-MsolService
  2. Set the password of one user to never expire, run the following cmdlet: Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName <serviceaccount@contoso.com> -PasswordNeverExpires $true

For an extensive walkthrough, check out the links below