Office 365 – Encrypted file storage is coming for Office 365

Microsoft has announced at the TechEd US that Office 365 Enterprise plan have new storage security by encrypting all files stored on SharePoint Online – including OneDrive for Business. This come in addition of the earlier encrypted email feature. In addition, Windows Intune – the cloud-based device management solution – will be more integrated with Office 365 allowing administrators to define set of policies to allow content between limited managed…

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Exchange – Updated Exchange 2013 prerequisites installation and configuration scripts

I have updated my PowerShell scripts use to install and configure prerequisites for Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2. Both scripts now take into account the new Exchange 2013 Edge role introduced with Service Pack 1. Script for installing Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2 has been also updated to use public link to download additional prerequisites (Windows updates) which were not available…

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Azure – Cloud App Discovery

A new feature is currently in preview for Microsoft Azure called Cloud App Discovery. This feature will give IT visibility into which cloud applications is currently in use within the organization. This will help organization to detect unauthorized access to corporate data. Currently, this new feature is in preview – meaning in beta – and is NOT integrated with the Azure portal but it will be moved within the portal…

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Office 365 – Multi AD Forest synchronization with Office 365: installation and configuration

UPDATES: May 12 – error after assigning license and synchronization frequency Following my previous post regarding the coming multi AD forest synchronization feature for Office 365 (http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=590), this post will detail steps to install, configure and manage the directory synchronization tool currently in preview (beta). The preview is available for download from the Connect website (the web portal for all Microsoft beta programs): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=396558 The following post has been written…

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Office 365 – Enable password writeback

Since few months, the directory synchronization tool for Office 365 allows password synchronization – see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=521 While this feature is greatly appreciated – as it simplify SSO deployment and configuration for example, there was still a missing feature: the end user was not able to change his password from Office 365 services. So, with the latest version of DirSync (version 1.0.6765.6) you can enable password synchronization in two way: meaning…

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Office 365 – Multi Active Directory Forest synchronization is coming

After almost 2 years on production, the long waited multi AD forest synchronization is coming for Office 365. For those who don’t already know, Office 365 can be synchronized with only ONE Active Directory Forest (multi domain within one forest is not a problem). This limitation was source of lot of nightmare for company with multi AD forest. Initially, Microsoft delivered a sort of solution based on ForeFront Identiy Management…

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