Office 365 SMTP Settings

Update, in new office 365 UI:

Server name: smtp.office365.com
Port: 587
Encryption method: TLS

  1. Login in to the Microsoft Online Services Portal.
  2. Click on Outlook.
  3. Click on the question mark icon in the upper right corner of the page.
  4. Click on About.
  5. There will be a section titled External SMTP setting that will contain the server name, encryption type and port. You will be able to use those along with your username and password to send email from devices/programs.

 

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Change Office 365 Password Expiration Period

Update: This is now available via the Office 365 administration portal:

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If 90 days seems too short of a period before your Office 365 users’ passwords expire, you can change it via a powershell cmdlet.

Set-MsolPasswordPolicy -ValidityPeriod <days> -NotificationDays <days> -DomainName contoso.com

Validity Period: time before expiration

Notification Days: how many days prior to expiration that the user begins to receive notification pop-up

Make sure you use Powershell to connect to MS online service first: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/office365-enterprises/hh124998.aspx

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whatvr.com

My idea for a general use, straight-forward, easy to use online marketplace.

It will let you browse listings (including ones from craigslist) in a google map view, so directions and understanding of the location are a cinch. It will have helpful filters that are actually useful, for filtering out the crap.

Listing an item will be a one page process, with support for dragging and dropping photos, and cross-listing onto ebay, amazon, craigslist, and as many other marketplaces as can be added. That way sellers can make sure their product is exposed to as many people as possible as the userbase for whatvr will obviously be small at first. The ability to cross-list will be a big selling point.

Some mockups:

Comments and feedback are welcome. Even if it’s something like, “no one needs this and it’s a terrible idea.”

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