Office 365 – You can now see if OneDrive is provisioned for a user using the administration portal

You can now see if OneDrive for Business ‘personal’ space has been provisioned for user, including quota and size limits, from the Office 365 Administration portal. Just logon to the Office 365 Administration portal with a global administrator account, go to the Users\Active Users and select the user you want to check. On the right pane, you will see a new OneDrive section with the provisioning details  

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Skype for Business / Office 365 – Troubleshoot your Skype for Business Hybrid configuration

As you know you can setup your On Premises Lync/Skype for Business deployment to work in hybrid mode with Skype for Business Online (as you can do with Exchange). That said this configuration is not always as smooth and easy as it is for Exchange and you may ended with issues. Knowing that Microsoft has developed a PowerShell script to help you troubleshoot such situation; even off course a single…

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Office 365 – Preview of the new OneDrive for Business client

It has been announced at the Ignite Conference at Atlanta. A preview of the new OneDrive for Business client is now available. The following are part of the improvements coming with the new version – some have been long waited: Ability to sync SharePoint Online document libraries – until then you were still obliged to use the ‘old’ O4B client while you were using the (so called) NextGen client to…

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Office 365 – Be notified when peoples are sharing content with you on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

A new feature is being rolled out (first tenant and then general availability – expected to be completed by the end of the year) which will notify end-user by mobile push notification (same than the one you get when a new email arrived in your inbox) when someone is sharing content with them using SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business. This settings is enabled by default and can be managed…

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Office 365 – Enable Office 365 CDN for your SharePoint Online tenant

With Office 365 CDN (Content Delivery Network) you can improve the performance when accessing your SharePoint Online tenant by using a geo-distributed caching proxy; only static content (like picture files) is cached. This CDN capability can be a great improvement when accessing content hosted on your tenant when connected from a location far away from your Office 365 hosting location. This capability can also be used by developer to improve…

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Windows 10 – BitLocker Recovery Key for Azure AD Joined devices

This procedure applies only for Windows 10 devices which have been configured as Azure AD Joined. From time to time, you may need to access advanced recovery options for your Windows 10 device but these options may failed to work because you are using BitLocker to encrypt your drive. You may already know the procedure to recover BitLocker keys when using your Microsoft Account or when your device is an…

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Azure / Office 365 – Azure AD Connect now support proxy authentication

If you are working with Office 365 and/or Azure services, you already know that you can synchronize your Active Directory to Azure Active Directory services with the directory synchronization tool Azure AD Connect. It has been a very long wait (since the first version of the MS cloud services, BPOS) to get the synchronization tool to support proxy authentication but this is finally here. To take advantage of this feature,…

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SCCM 2012 R2 – Management Point returns HTTP 500 another solution

This is a common issue with SCCM,: getting the management point in error with HTTP 500 error. On a fresh install of SCCM 2012 R2 version 1511, I got this ‘’famous’ HTTP 500 error after installing the Management Point. SCCM has been installed with no role except the Service Connection Point, then it has been updated with all the latest updates available and only then I start activating the different…

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Exchange Online – Manage Save sent items into the Sent Items folder and Automatic Reply of the Shared Mailbox from the admin portal

As you know, it has been possible to save all sent items to the Sent Items folder of a shared mailbox instead of the Sent Items folder of the user sending since Exchange 2013 CU9. Off course, this is also available on Exchange Online but for both (On Premises or Online) you had to use PowerShell to enable this feature on the shared mailbox. Now, for Exchange Online you can…

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Azure – Azure Information Protection Public Preview

UPDATE:  In general availability in Sept. 15 th Microsoft is providing a new security features set using Azure RMS called Azure Information Protection. The idea is to help securing and classifying your data; making things easier for end-user. Don’t forget one the advantages of Azure RMS is you can share RMS protected documents/emails with the external world Quote from the blog: Azure Information Protection brings together Azure Rights Management (RMS)…

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Office 365 – Guest access to Office 365 Groups

The evolution of Office 365 features continues with the ability to give guest access to Office 365 Groups. With this update, you can now grant access to Office 365 Groups to people which are external to your organization. Adding guest to an Office 365 Groups can only be done by either an Office 365 Administrator or the group owner(s). The following table list what a guest can do within an…

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