Exchange / Office 365 – Certificate expiration impacting Exchange 2013 Hybrid

If you are running Exchange 2013 CU8 or earlier and running in Hybrid configuration with Office 365, this will impact you. Exchange 2013 CU9 or later are not impacted. On April 15 2016, the certificate used to secure the communication between your on premises and Exchange Online (Office 365 TLS certificate) will be renew. After this date, if you don’t take action, your hybrid mail flow will be impacted and…

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Azure – Azure RMS logging is now available and enabled for everyone for free

As you may know, Azure RMS has been able to track RMS protected document use (either authorized or unauthorized access). But this capability was available only for premium users. Today Microsoft has announced that the Azure RMS usage tracking feature is now available and activated for everyone for free. No action are required if you did not had the feature activated previously. For those who already had the usage tracking…

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Azure / Office 365 – New way to configure the directory synchronization schedule

Following the release of a new version of the AAD Connect, Microsoft has changed again the way to configure the directory synchronization schedule and the manual start. Enable the schedule After the installation or the upgrade, the synchronization process has been paused. To resume it, open a PowerShell console and run the following command Set-ADSyncScheduler -MaintenanceEnabled $false -SyncCycleEnabled $true Configure the directory synch schedule As said in my previous post,…

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Azure / Office 365 – New version of Azure AD Connect now available

A new version of AAD Connect – Azure Active Directory Connect – is now available. This new version introduces new features such as: Automatic update – currently only for previous installation using Express Settings Support for MFA for administrator account during the installation Change of the sign in method for end-user after installation – to switch between password sync and federation   You can now configure domains/OU’s filtering during the…

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Office 365 / Skype for Business – PSTN Conferencing is being launched in 18 new countries

Following a first launch of this Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing some months ago, 18 new countries – Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Korea – will get the capabilities of using the cloud service to host conferencing with dial-in numbers starting March 1st, 2016. To know more about Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing take…

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Office 365 – You can now assigned a storage quota to Office 365 Groups

As you may know, Office 365 Groups have been introduced some time ago already. We can view this feature as the replacement of the Mailbox site. That said, when you create an Office 365 Group it creates a distribution list and a SharePoint site to store the files associated with. As this site is a SharePoint site, this consumes your allocated storage. Until now, there was no way to set…

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Outlook – Install and use the junk mails reporting tool

Microsoft has updated his junk mail reporting add in for Outlook. This new version is now compatible with Outlook 2016. When you report a message, the report is being sent to Microsoft for further analysis. You can download the add-in here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18275 Then just select the version you want to install Close Outlook and follow the wizard to install it. No specific configuration   Once install, the add in is…

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