SharePoint in Chrome, Firefox, etc NON-IE

Customer raised a question about Upload Multiple Files button is disabled (Grey out) in SharePoint Online.

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First thing that I test is to use IE, it works perfect. But my customer is using Chrome on it.

The root reason is SharePoint 2010 is using ActiveX Controls. To use it perfectly in Chrome, you need this tool.

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Metro ListBox in WPF

With the latest design strategy of Microsoft, Metro Style is dominating the entire internet. It is not difficult to find many websites adapted some elements of metro style. For Windows 8, you can fully feel the power of Metro Style.

Today, I am going to show you how to turn your ListBox (WPF / Silverlight) into Metro Style.

The result ListBox will be as below.

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Office 365 Share Calendar (Secretary Mode)

It is simple to share a calendar in Office 365 – Exchange Online. However, you may find it difficult to share with advanced feature – permission for creating, editing and deleting of Calendar Items. You can do it directly in Outlook 2010 , but some may be only using Outlook Web App (OWA). Here comes to the solution. Continue reading

Watermark TextBox

Searching on the Internet about creating a watermark TextBox, there are many ways to achieve but finally I do it on my own.

<Grid Width="182" Margin="2">
    <Rectangle Fill="White"/>
    <TextBlock Margin="4,3" Text="Search..." FontFamily="Segoe UI"
    Foreground="#FFC0C0C0" FontSize="20" FontStyle="Italic"
    Visibility="{Binding ElementName=txtSearchBox, Path=Text.IsEmpty,
    Converter={StaticResource booleanToVisibilityConverter}}"/>
    <TextBox x:Name="txtSearchBox" BorderThickness="0" Margin="0,3"
    FontSize="20" FontFamily="Segoe UI Light" Background="Transparent"  />
</Grid>

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Exchange Online Management Console

For Exchange Online administrators, managing the hosted Exchange (by Microsoft) may be both easy and difficult. Easy because of the Online Administration Panel provided by Microsoft located at https://portal.microsoftonline.com/. Difficult since some advanced setup is not entertained in the portal.

It will not be the case for some large enterprises since they usually deploy as hybrid mode, existence of both cloud and on-premises Exchange Server. Therefore, the Exchange Management Console can be used to manage both cloud and on-premises server.

Up to this, I have the initiative to create the Online Management Console for those who have only used the Cloud Service and are headache about using PowerShell.

Here is the screenshots, give me some advice if you have any about the tool.

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