Category Archives: IT Stuff

Reporting Web Service for Office 365

There’s an interesting web service that could be used to pull reporting data from Office 365, assuming you can authenticate using your tenancy’s service admin. Here’s the URL for the service: https://reports.office365.com/ecp/reportingwebservice/reporting.svc/ Microsoft provide a plug-in to Excel that uses this service and it can be used to pull mail protection statistics from your Office… Read More »

File extension for Windows Language Packs

For some reason I had a mental block and couldn’t seem to remember this, but instead of using dism to install language packs on Windows 7 or above, like this… dism /online /add-package /packagepath:<path to language pack .cab file> …you can also simply rename the .cab language pack file to have the .mlc file extension and double-click it.… Read More »

Orca 5 for Windows 8

When Windows 8 hit RTM there was a slightly newer version of Orca the MSI editing tool available. This one is version 5.0.9200.0, but when it’s installed, in the Programs and Features dialog it’ll show up as 8.59.25584. To grab yourself a copy get the Windows SDK for Windows 8, install using the option to… Read More »