Various – New HTTP error code for censored web site

This week, the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) has defined and authorized a new HTTP status: HTTP 451. This new error will be shown on websites blocked following legal reasons; this will be more explicit for these websites as until then blocked websites were showing the HTTP 403 – Access Denied error message. When a website will shown the new HTTP 451 there should be (the IESG is encouraging authorities…

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Office 365 / Exchange Online – You can now previsualize messages put in quarantine

As you know, with Office 365 and Exchange Online, emails potentially identified as spam but not 100% identified as is are put in a quarantine. End-users can release these mails and set it as false positive as well as the Exchange Online administrators. A recent update on Exchange Online has introduced a new (and very helpful) feature for Exchange Online administrators (this is not (yet?) available for end-users): administrators can…

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Windows Mobile – A new build of the Windows Mobile 10 is now available

A new build (10.0.10586.29) of Windows Mobile 10 has been released and is now available through Windows Update As part of the improvements: You will see additional improvements in upgrade experience, including devices with limited free space, map rendering on update, and RCS enabled device settings. Improved application backwards compatibility for Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight applications. Edge performance and stability has been improved. Auto-completion has been updated to allow user…

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Office 365 / Exchange – Find time a new add-on to help you scheduling meeting time

We all know it can be quite a challenge some time to schedule meeting with people. Microsoft has released a new add-on called Find Time which works with Outlook 2013/2016 and Office 365 (you must have an Office 365 subscriptions) to help you find the right time to schedule a meeting with someone – ok, like that it seems redundant with the well know free/busy feature available on Exchange, but…

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Office – Become more productive thanks to this Excel template which analyzes your time

With Excel 2016, Microsoft has introduced a new template called Calendar Insights. The template surfaces how much time you spend in meetings, whom you meet with the most (and whom you ignore), which part of the day you usually meet with people. You can see your calendar as a dashboard, and interact with it to drill into specific time periods, or types of meetings, you’re interested in Open Excel and…

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Office 365 / Skype for Business – Tool to update your Dial In Conferencing numbers

With the availability of the Enterprise Plan 5 which includes lot of premium services, including Dial In Conferencing, Microsoft proposes a tool to update your dial in conferencing number if you have enabled the Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing license You can get the tool from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47729 (32 bits version) Then deploy the package (very simple installation steps, just “next, next, next”) Then start the tool and follow the wizard…

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Office 365 / Skype for Business – Critical actions for Skype for Meeting Broadcast

As you may know, some time ago Microsoft has announced a new Skype for Business service to host large meeting called Skype for Meeting Broadcast. This has been in preview since July 2015. Now, as the service is scheduled for production very soon, preview customers need to update their configuration to use Azure CND – Microsoft Azure’s Content Delivery Network. To do so, you must have installed Skype for Business…

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Office 365 / OneDrive for Business – Disable the new experience for everyone

As you may know, Microsoft has announced some improvements on OneDrive for Business – such as a new synchronization client and a new web UI (see https://blog.onedrive.com/meet-the-new-onedrive-for-business/) If you have enabled First Preview for your tenant (all organization or selected users) you may already have the new web UI available as per below Each user with the new interface has the ability to switch back to the previous web UI…

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Yammer – Yammer SSO and Yammer DirSync are being deprecated and removed

Good news It seems that Microsoft is finally making the long awaited move to consolidate all the identity management stuff for Yammer with Office 365. They already made on step by allowing the configuration to use Office 365 Identity, now it has been announced that the Yammer DirSync will be also (finally) removed. Ok, we still have to wait before having Yammer SSO and Yammer DirSync fully removed (now officially…

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Yammer – Enforce Office 365 Identity in Yammer and Yammer DirSync stops working

As you may be aware, Microsoft has introduce a new security/identity feature on Yammer to enforce all users to use their Office 365 credentials. It may be one step to get closer for the long waited unified directory synchronization tool for both Office 365 and Yammer, but this is the subject. If you enable this new feature – Enforce Office 365 identity in Yammer – and are using Yammer Directory…

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Office 365 – Analyze the security settings for your tenant

UPDATE 24/11/2015 – The script has been already updated has some bugs have been found. So please ensure you are always using the latest version by downloading it from the website Microsoft is currently testing (early beta stage) an Office 365 security analyzer to help administrators to understand their current security configuration and potential risks they may have missed. As said this is an early beta, so this will be…

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Office 365 – Directory Synchronization Troubleshooting tool

With the preview of the new Office 365 administration portal, Microsoft is delivering new tools too. The first one is related to the directory synchronization. The first thing to know is to take advantage of this tool you should run the latest version of the directory synchronization tool: Azure AD Connect (or AAD Connect). Then, from the server hosting the AAD Connect instance, connect to your preview administration portal and…

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