I have to admit I missed this update when it came out. In some Office 365 training in TVP last week we mentioned that it was now supported to install DirSync onto a DC. Well here is the info….
Version 6567.0018 released on 22/11/13 provides support for installing DirSync onto a DC. See the change log HERE – and keep checking there for version updates.
This section is written to accompany my LinkedIn profile. I have done two ‘personality tests’ whilst working at Microsoft. Whilst I may not like some of the ‘insights’ I think it’s hard to argue to what these things come up with. I can use the warnings to good measure but at the end of the day ‘leopards don’t change their spots’! So, if people are looking to LinkedIn to find out who I am I thought that I would publish these summaries in an open and honest way – as opposed to most of the BS I read in peoples summaries of themselves!
This first excerpt is from Strength Finders. I did this some time ago and unfortunately I can’t find the full list as the items as the bottom are just as important as those at the top. Maybe I’ll pay myself and retake it sometime. Anyhow, these are the top 5 from that exercise:-
Malcolm Bullock (510397)
More recently I have undertaken Discovery Insights personality Profiler. If the above was insightful at the time this one was scarily real. How a ‘tool’ can get this from a few questions I don’t know but…. Again, interesting to learn from it’s assessment of weaknesses but Leopards…. This is the Summary section, though they do deliver a detailed analysis that is many pages long.
These statements provide a broad understanding of Malcolm‘s work style. Use this section to gain a better understanding of his approaches to his activities, relationships and decisions.
Malcolm is a direct, results-oriented person who considers people within the framework of his objectives. Malcolm is an adaptable realist, relying on what he sees, hears and knows for himself. Whenever he is asked to assume responsibility, his desire for control leads him to want to say “Yes”. Developing, fostering, improving and honing his skills is likely to be a life’s work for him. He uses his thinking to run as much of the world as he can and is in his element when a situation needs to be organised, criticised or regulated.
He is usually neat, tidy and orderly, both at work and at home. He likes to have control of most situations and can speak out clearly and forcibly when he sees the need to do so. He is keen to pick out logical inconsistencies. Malcolm is a good organiser and seeks to control the world around him with structure and discipline. Gifted in natural marketing and selling, Malcolm needs work that challenges him and holds his attention.
He enjoys getting things done – sometimes at the expense of others! At his best, be is responsible, industrious, decisive and energetic. He tends to he disinterested in subjects for which he sees no practical application. He is responsible and faithful to his commitments and obligations. He assumes that everyone else should share his desire for advancement and may be disappointed when others appear to lack his strength of character.
He likes to make sure that he knows what is going on and tries to make sure that everyone is pulling their weight. Hard work, busy schedules and merit-based remuneration are hallmarks of the way Malcolm prefers to work. Once a desired objective is fixed in his mind, he moves into action without procrastinating. He has an urge for lifelong learning and can shake off depression by simply finding projects that fascinate him. He possesses a natural gift for presentation. He is a natural manager and finds himself in command through his ability to plan and keep both long and short-term objectives clearly in mind.
He dislikes confusion, inefficiency, half measures and anything that he sees as aimless or ineffective. He is a disciplinarian who can be tough when the situation calls for it. Eager to add to his knowledge, Malcolm is passionate about researching significant new subjects that capture his interest. He prefers practical work that can be tackled step-by-step. He is likely to exhibit impatience with someone who is disorganised or inconsistent. He enjoys work that allows him to get his teeth into new projects. He is seen as a powerful leader as he is able to think on his feet. To manage his tensions, he needs to be constantly in control and get things done without wasting time.
Interacting with Others
Malcolm likes to be valued for his directness and strength in relationships. Malcolm can turn his talents to many jobs, but finds more satisfaction from work that allows him to use his creativity and interpersonal skills. He is not particularly discouraged by indifference or criticism. Malcolm’s work style is down-to-earth, assertive and persuasive. He has a tendency to blame other people for difficulties he encounters and may sometimes dismiss others’ opinions as of relatively little or no value.
He may appear not to be overly concerned with the needs of others. He may need to slow down to consider the feelings of people he is involved with and regularly listen to, and accept, other people’s opposing points of view. He strives energetically to ensure the well-being and happiness of his loved ones, operating from a strong position of protectionism. Malcolm is alert to changing situations and will act quickly to get results, giving direction or instructions to others as he thinks is necessary. Because of his apparent work focus, other people may be surprised to discover that Malcolm is quite devoted to his family and friends.
He might confess to being puzzled by others’ perception of him as rigid and intractable. This perception may result from his tendency to express his independent views rather directly. He is a good innovator, negotiator, and manager. Errors made by others may upset him arid cause him to react loudly and vociferously. Although his emotional and social life may not seem as important to him as other aspects of life, he tends to seek consistent and stable relationships. Much of his true style may be hidden from others at work as he is unlikely to express his feelings until he knows someone well.
Malcolm enjoys making decisions. He likes to be in control of things and values efficient and effective decision making. Malcolm’s tendency to think “out loud” enables others to follow his line of thinking. Practical and realistic, Malcolm is a most matter-of-fact and thorough individual. Malcolm is willing to admit the truth about people or things that are important to him, is very alert to problems, and seeks to find solutions himself. He is adaptable but constantly needs to get results.
Malcolm is self-reliant and is not frightened to take “the path of maximum resistance” in his efforts to produce the best results. He needs to learn to consciously delay making decisions until he has considered more information as he may have overlooked sounder alternatives. He may appear dismissive of decisions made on “gut-feel” rather than objective analysis. Although gifted in both sensing and intuition, he may well rather base plans and decisions on established procedures than listen to his inner voice. He is comfortable in leadership positions and readily accepts responsibility for making things happen.
He is logical, objective and analytical with great reasoning power. Impatient with what he may see as inefficiency and incompetence, he can take tough decisions when the situation calls for it. Malcolm tends to be seen as strong, analytical and impersonal. Good at organising, decisive, quick, logical and strong in reasoning power, he values truth in the form of fact, formula, method and judgment. “Do it now” is his motto. If something does not seem rational, he runs the risk of dismissing it out of hand, even if it is a critical issue.
The new Lync 2013 Ignite is now available at Channel 9
I just noticed this thing of beauty nestling in a recent blog from the Exchange team.
Essentially they have created a feature spread sheet from the full Exchange Online Service Description that we (should) all know and love
Click this link and check out the easily filtered list – it includes Exchange 2013 on-prem too!