Windows Phone – OneDrive mobile application get updated with some cool stuff

I usually do not post about mobile application updates but this is one is interesting. The OneDrive mobile application has been updated on Windows Phone to include, after integrating Office 365 OneDrive for Business, the ability to logon to OneDrive with more than one Microsoft account – yep, that’s right, we are finally able to logon to multiple OneDrive account at the same time within the app. Also, a new…

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Office 365 – Exchange Hybrid Configuration Troubleshooting tool

Microsoft has announced and delivered a tool to help in the Exchange Hybrid Configuration troubleshooting process. As you may know, the Exchange Hybrid Configuration allows a simple way to move mailboxes between on premises Exchange and online, share the free/busy details between online and on premises, mail flow security with antispam/antimalware (if going through Exchange Online)…. The process to implement such hybrid configuration has been well improved with Exchange 2013…

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Office 365 / Azure AD – Force a synchronization with Azure Active Directory Connect

As you may already know, Microsoft has released some time ago a new tool – AAD Connect for Azure Active Directory Connect – to manage on premises Active Directory with Office 365 and Azure Active Directory tenants. This tool is intended to replace the existing Directory Synchronization (DirSync) tool for Office 365 in a few weeks (see the end of this post http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/12/15/azure-ad-connect-one-simple-fast-lightweight-tool-to-connect-active-directory-and-azure-active-directory.aspx). Apart of this replacement, it provides ability…

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Yammer – Finally Yammer is using Office 365 authentication

It has been announced some time ago, and now the roll out seems in a good progress. Yammer is finally now using your Office 365 tenant authentication scheme – be careful this will not work if you already have a federation with Yammer. This means when a user try to sign in to Yammer using one of your domain, he will be redirected to your Office 365 sign page. The…

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Windows Phone – Windows Phone Recovery Tool

Following the announcement of the Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview for a subset of devices (see my previous post http://t.co/ClVYPLlvXu, Microsoft has also published a recovery tool to let you roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 if you are not happy or experience blocking issue with this preview. You can download the tool from http://download-fds.webapps.microsoft.com/supportFiles/phones/files/recovery/WindowsPhoneRecoveryToolInstaller.exe In some way, we could say this is what we had with Windows Phone 7…

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Windows Phone – Windows Phone 10 Preview is now available… but not for all

For those who want to start playing with the next version of Windows Phone; Windows Phone 10, a preview is now available. To get your phone updated with this preview, you need to have the Phone Preview app – which by the way has been updated to be called Windows Insider. By the way, for those who were already running advance release of the current Windows Phone version using the…

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Office 365 / SharePoint Online – The NEW button finally shows the custom content type

UPDATED 11/02/2015 It has been a long wait and lot of pain, but finally we got it!!! The NEW button on a document library now shows the custom content type you may have defined for this document library. UPDATE if you have enabled custom type (and so display these content type in lieu of the defaults one), the New Folder option which is available with defaut content type disappear. The…

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Azure – Azure Active Directory security question option for self service reset password

Since the introduction of Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft has introduced many features to simplify both IT management and end-user experience. And it continues with the self service password reset feature. Until then, there has been 3 options to allow to identify an end-user asking to reset his password through the self-service portal: Office Phone Mobile Phone or Alternate email address Now, Microsoft is introducing a well known feature to…

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Office – InfoPath is dead

Microsoft has finally officially announced that InfoPath – the XML form solution – is now dead. InfoPath 2013 is the last edition of the product while the server side component – known as Form Server, separate solution with SharePoint 2007 and integrated with since 2010 – will be maintained in the next release of SharePoint (currently known as SharePoint 2016) and Office 365 until further notice. To know more about…

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Azure – Per-Application Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

As you may already know, Microsoft has proposed to secure access to your cloud (as well as you on-premises) application using MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) based on Azure MFA (formerly Phone Factor) – see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=618 (on-premises MFA) and http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=556 or http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=526 for Office 365 and cloud apps for more details. But, until then, as soon as a user has been setup to use MFA, this applies to ALL application he…

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Windows 10 – Windows Store stuck in loading

After updating my Windows 10 Technical Preview to the latest build published earlier (build 9926), all App Store (the current one and the new one in beta) were not working to get any new application and where stuck in loading as shown in the screenshot below   The solution was to run the following commands using an elevated command prompt powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml start "" "ms-windows-store:"…

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Azure AD – Azure AD Connect Health

Azure AD Connect Health is a new feature available on Microsoft Azure for Azure Active Directory. This new functionality requires you have an Azure Active Directory Premium and allows you to monitor your identity platforms. This is currently in preview. This will help you to be proactive before potential issues impact your end-users, gather statistics related to the authentication process, monitor your Azure Active Directory and federation systems…. Activating Azure…

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