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Language Support for Office 365 and AAD Login

In my previous post, Company Branding for Office 365 and AAD Login, I showed you the steps to implement a company branded and customized login experience for Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. This post centred around using the default branding settings which for most organisations will probably be just fine but if you have employees in non-English speaking countries, you may want to provide them with a more regionalised experience using their native language.

Company Branding Office 365 and AAD Login

Last week, Microsoft announced via a blog post on the Office Blogs site at http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/17/sign-page-branding-cloud-user-self-service-password-reset-office-365/ that they were moving the ability to add company branding to the Azure Active Directory and Office 365 login pages from the Azure Active Directory Basic and Premium tiers down into the Free tier making this feature available to everyone.

This great news as for a lot of customers, Azure Active Directory Free provides all the service they are looking for and being able to have this fit into your corporate identity and branding makes users more comfortable that they are signing into a company authorised login portal.

Free Fitbit Flex with Windows Phone Purchases

If you’re in the market for both a new smartphone and a fitness aid this year, Windows Phone could defiantly be your friend.

Microsoft UK are currently running a promotion that started on January 12th 2015 and runs until March 31st 2015. If you purchase either Microsoft Lumia 735, 830 or 930 between these dates from one of the eligible retailers (almost all UK high street and network outlets are listed) then you can claim a free Fitbit Flex fitness activity and sleep tracking device.

Brent Ozar and the Free SQL Server Content

SQL Server is a great product however it’s not something I often talk or rave about. It’s the unsung hero of the majority of the software we use and a lot of the time, we don’t look after it properly and that’s assuming we deploy it properly in the first place. A colleague and friend of mine @LupoLoopy was at a SQLBits conference last week where Brent was speaking and it pipped my forgotten interest for SQL Server so I took to Brent’s site for some SQL inspiration.