Skype for Business – Getting MAPI unavailable message after switching to UCS

If you have configured you Skype for Business infrastructure to use UCS (Unified Contact Store) or if you have requested to get it enabled on Office 365 (yes, you do not have UCS activated by default on Office 365 and you need to open a SR to get it), you may face the following issue. With Skype for Business client, you may have some notification When displaying the Configuration Information…

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Microsoft Authenticator – New version coming up on August 15th

A new version of the Microsoft Authenticator is coming on August 15th. As you may know, there has been multiple and different apps to manage MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) from Microsoft: one for Microsoft Account and one for Microsoft Corporate Account (Azure AD, Office 365…) on August 15th, this will not be the case anymore; both account types will be supported with this new Authenticator app (finally ) In addition…

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Azure – Azure AD Connect Health for domain controllers

Microsoft has just released the preview for Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Servers AD. This feature is similar to the health agent used with Azure AD Connect to monitor the health of your directory synchronization instance with Azure AD and your ADFS but for On Premises Active Directory Domain Controllers. To be able to take advantage of this new feature you need to have an Azure AD premium and…

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Security – Error after upgrading Multi Factor Authentication Server to version 7

If you are already using Microsoft Azure MFA with the on premises solution (Multi Factor Authentication Server) and want (or have already) to upgrade to the latest version (which is version 7.0.2 at the time of writing this post), you may experience the following error if you have integrated with ADFS (especially when you restart your ADFS services) after you have upgraded your ADFS connector. Log Name:      AD FS/Admin Source:       …

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Azure / Office 365 – Conditional Access is now available in preview

Azure AD Conditional Access policies for Office 365 (Exchange and SharePoint Online) is now available in preview; additional services may be supported (see at the end of this post). This will make it easier to request multi-factor authentication when accessing Office 365 services. Until then, either you had to manage it at the ADFS level if you were using federated authentication or you were not able to define such conditional…

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Windows 10 – Windows Store for Business

As you know, since Windows 8.x Microsoft has introduced the App Store, which is mainly used with your Microsoft Account. It has been fairly complicated so far to have an efficient way for enterprises to be able to manage their own App Store. This now possible and quite frankly, it is not so bad Create and Configure your Corporate App Store First thing is you need to login to https://businessstore.microsoft.com…

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Office 365 / Exchange Online – You can now define the attachment types you want to block

An update on Exchange Online is now allowing administrators to define attachment types policy to define what they want to block or authorize. To update your configuration, open your Exchange Online ECP (https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/) and go to the the Protection section to access the Malware filter options. Then either edit the exiting policies or create a new one – the following screenshot has been taken while editing the default policy –…

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