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Download and install latest Office 365 via Office Deployment Tool (ODT)

Inspired by Trond Eric Haavarstein’s evergreen PowerShell setup scripts, I created a download and install script for Office 365 Deployment Tool (ODT).

Microsoft Office 365 is the new standard in the EUC space right now. To honor this, we need a fast and reliable way to install it with our favorite deployment tools like MDT or PDQ,  for example when you rebuild your master images.

There are a few different ways to deploy Office 365, but they are all similar:

  • You need the Office 365 Click-to-run setup.exe (Office Deployment Tool (ODT))
  • You need a XML configuration file
  • You decide to deploy from a pre-build offline cache or the files are downloaded from Microsoft each and every time

And then you go: setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

Pretty straight forward you think, but non the less I had problems with this approach. And this is due to the fact, that the Office Deployment Tool itself gets updated pretty often. And this breaks your unattended deployments sooner or later, as the setup.exe stops working. Continue reading “Download and install latest Office 365 via Office Deployment Tool (ODT)”

HowTo: Update to Roundcube 1.4.4

Time for another Roundcube update! This time it’s a major upgrade from release branch 1.3 to 1.4.4 See all changes here: https://github.com/roundcube/roundcubemail/releases/tag/1.4.0 ->
https://github.com/roundcube/roundcubemail/releases/tag/1.4.4

On 09.11.2019 the latest major Release Version 1.4.0 was released. On 29.04.2020 the latest hotfix 1.4.4 was released. By now it’s really time to install the update, isn’t it? 😉

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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR Cumulative Update 1

The first Cumulative Update (CU1) for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR released in May 2020.

Citrix released the first of Cumulative Update (CU1) in the maintenance lifecycle of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR.

Long Term Service Release (LTSR) Lifecycle Dates
Long Term Service Release (LTSR) Lifecycle Dates

Customer Success Services / Software Maintenance eligibility date: April 15, 2020

Important quote from the release notes: Continue reading “Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR Cumulative Update 1”

HowTo: Update Seafile Server for generic Linux to version 7.1.3 64bit

Seafile Server is an open source alternative to public cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, Google Drive and Citrix Sharefile. It works on free Linux Distributions like Debian and gives you the freedom to use the comfort of a modern synchronization client, the simplicity of a modern WebGUI, completed with the knowledge where your data is and who can access it.

If you are searching for the update guide for Seafile 6.x to 7.0.x, please find the old article below. Thank you!

Changelog:

  • 04.05.2020 Post updated for Seafile Server 7.1.3 and archived previous guide below, as it’s still relevant, if you want to upgrade from 6.x to 7.1.x
  • 24.12.2019: Post update for Seafile Server 7.0.5
    Reworked WordPress link structure, to point all update guides to a new static URL.


Since 26.03.2020 the third maintenance release version 7.1.3 is public available. Please see the official changelog:
https://download.seafile.com/published/seafile-manual/changelog/server-changelog.md

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I did become a CTA – How did that happen?

tl;dr: Create a blog, check out Twitter and follow the community.
Share content, even if you’re no Pro, everybody needs to start somewhere.

A few years ago I was thinking about which path I should take in my IT career. My key competences were clear for some time. During and after my apprenticeship at my employer ANAXCO GmbH, I was on several instructor-led Citrix classroom courses. One of my main tasks in our company is the design and configuration of Citrix virtual apps and Desktops Sites (formerly XenApp & XenDesktop Farms) for the provisioning of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 / 2012 / 365. There is a reason our company’s name is “AN AX COmpany”. So my work with CVAD and Citrix Gateway  (formerly NetScaler Gateway) was already settled. Besides that I had the opportunity to go to a brilliant deep dive classroom course for Microsoft Group Policy at NT-Systems in Germany. Continue reading “I did become a CTA – How did that happen?”

Release of FSLogix Apps release 2004 (2.9.7349.30108)

Today Microsoft released FSlogix Apps release 2004 (2.9.7349.30108)

You can find the source of the announcement here, including the Release Notes. A copy of the original release notes are quoted below.

Source: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e82cb114-2459-4a99-bcbf-50b7d314b5b9/release-notes-for-fslogix-apps-release-2004-29734930108?forum=FSLogix

Release Notes: Continue reading “Release of FSLogix Apps release 2004 (2.9.7349.30108)”