Office 365 – Azure AD Connect now support SQL 2016 and Windows Server 2016

The latest release of Azure AD Connect now officially supports SQL 2016 and Windows Server 2016, which also includes the ability to manage ADFS 4.0 (part of Windows Server 2016) You can download the new release here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6=True

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Office 365 – Flows and PowerApps for Office 365 are now enabled

As you may know, Microsoft has announced some time ago the integration of 2 new services on Office 365: Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps (https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/31/sharepoint-welcomes-powerapps-and-microsoft-flow/) If you manage the service(s) enabled to your Office 365 users (ie if you don’t automatically enable all services included in your license), you will need to update your process or script (my preferred option ) The plans for these 2 new services are: Microsoft…

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Office 365 / Exchange Online – IMPORTANT – Connecting to your Exchange Online mailbox will require MAPI over HTTP

Starting October 31, 2017 (in about a year), accessing your Exchange Online mailbox with Outlook client on Windows will be made using MAPI over HTTP. This means that all client which do not support MAPI over HTTP (Outlook 2007 [by the way you should already have moved on as this is not supported anymore]) will NOT be able to connect to Exchange Online, Outlook 2010 to 2016 must ensure their…

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Office 365 Groups / SharePoint Online – You can define if an Office 365 and a classic SharePoint site is created

As you know, sometime ago Microsoft has introduced Office 365 Groups as new collaborative services. You can now define on SharePoint Online Administration portal if an Office 365 or a classic SharePoint site can be created.   This administrative option is available from the SPO administration portal, below the Settings section under the Site Creation option A site with an Office 365 group or a classic site A site with…

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SharePoint Online – You can now download multiple files/folders at once

It has been a long waited feature; being able to download multiple files/folders at once from SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business. The wait is now over , Microsoft is deploying an update to make this functionality available. Nothing to do to get it working. Once your users will logon to SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business using their favorite web browser, if they select multiple files/folders, they will be downloaded at once –…

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Yammer – The network name (and default domain) will now be managed by Office 365

An update on Yammer will link the network name (company network) as well as the default domain with Office 365. This means if the Office 365 tenant name (not the URL xxx.onmicrosoft.com) will be updated, it will be reflected automatically to Yammer. on Yammer will become from Office 365 Also, when you change the default Office 365 domain to a verified domain (which should be already the case for most…

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Exchange – You can access delegated mailboxes when running in hybrid mode

UPDATE 09/11/2016 Delegated access applies only for full access; send-as, send on behalf or delegation from Outlook do not work. Cross-premises permissions do not work in OWA Details https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200581(v=exchg.150).aspx   This has been a major limitation of the Exchange Hybrid mode for quite long time. I just noticed that you can now have access to a delegated mailbox hosted on premises if your mailbox is on Office 365, and the…

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Yammer – Improvements in file sharing, now integrated with OneDrive for Business and new document creation options

You can now browse your OneDrive for Business to share documents on Yammer as well as create new Office documents directly from Yammer.   Integration with OneDrive for Business When you want to share a document on Yammer, you used to have 2 options: either upload from your computer or browse an existing file on Yammer. Now, you can browse your OneDrive for Business to locate document you want to…

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Office 365 – Microsoft Team, the chat based workspace

Microsoft has introduced a new collaboration feature on Office 365 called Microsoft Team. Microsoft Team is built on top of Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Exchange and OneNote (plus off course Azure AD for the identity/authentication) As part of this introduction, the whitelisted endpoints has been updated – so if you are filtering internet access from your corporate network you will need to update your configuration to include the new URL’s…

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