Azure AD Connect – You can now update ADFS certificate, change the Source Anchor and grant SendOnBehalf permissions

After installing the latest version of Azure AD Connect (1.1.553.0), you will have the ability to update use it to update your ADFS Certificate (if you use AAD Connect to configure ADFS) as well as the ability to change the Source Anchor without having to reinstalling. Also a good news for Exchange Hybrid configuration, the cloudPublicDelegates attribute is getting written back to On Premises AD, allowing you to grant SendOnBehalf…

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Azure AD Connect – You need to upgrade your Azure AD Connect if using password write-back

Microsoft has released a security bulletin related Azure AD Connect. If you are using password write-back you need to upgrade it to the version 1.1.553.0 (released this June) urgently as you are vulnerable to a vulnerability which could allow attackers to reset passwords. Details about the security bulletin here: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/4033453.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 Download the latest version of Azure AD Connect here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771

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Exchange Online – A new PowerShell command to cancel all future meetings

A new PowerShell command has been made available on Exchange Online only. This command allows you to cancel all future events (meetings) for a mailbox (user or resource). This will automatically cancel the invitation to all attendees; this can be quite helpful when somebody leaves the company and did not cancel the meetings (especially the recurring ones). You can go to https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt784593.aspx to learn more about the command Enjoy

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Office 365 – Microsoft Forms is now available to non Edu tenant

Microsoft Forms, the solution to create web forms, is now available (or will be soon to those not yet enabled) for all Office 365 Enterprise plans. Initially this was only available to Office 365 Education tenant. To check if you are enabled, go to the Office 365 Admin portal to the Settings\Services & Add-ins section and check for Microsoft Forms   Then if you click on it you will be…

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Office 365 – Visio Online is available for sign up

It has been announced some time ago and was in private preview since then. Now you can request to sign up to Visio Online for Office 365 at https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_emHCbdUAEQs18Kp Once your tenant is enabled for Vision Online you will be able to create,edit and view Visio files using your web browser as you can already do with other Office documents. At this stage, Vision Online is only available in English,…

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Exchange – You can add a message reminder when setting up a meeting using OWA

I just found a cool new feature on OWA – and best this is available on both Exchange Online and Exchange 2016 On Premises. When you use OWA to setup a meeting request, you have the option to configure a message reminder (not the ‘classic’ pop up reminding you your meeting in 15 minutes) The option to configure the mail reminder is available just below the ‘classic’ reminder option When…

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Office 365 – Removing domain from Office 365 is getting easier

This is not an every day task but when I have associated an internet domain with Office 365 and then want to remove it you need to ensure the domain is not used anymore by any objects in Office 365 – like email addresses or sign in name. It was a painful task and you were not able to continue until no more dependencies were detected. But now it is…

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Office 365 – Centralized deployment for add-ins

Office 365 has a new administrative feature to help organization manage and deploy Office add-ins. Until then, it was up to the individual users to get the Office add-ins they wanted/needed (except Outlook as this was already possible to push add-ins from the Exchange Admin control panel). Now, Office 365 administrators can define the add-ins which need to be pushed and installed to Office client. To take advantage of this…

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Azure AD – Conditional access now supports Team and Azure Portal

Microsoft has just announced that Team and Azure Portal are now supported for conditional access. This means you can now define requirements – like MFA or domain joined – for these services based on users/groups, locations or devices trying to access them Because Azure Portal is now supported for conditional access, take extra care when configuring conditional access for it as a misconfiguration may block you accessing the management portal.

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Intune – You can now switch your MDM authority without Microsoft support and not re enrollment

With the June 2017 updates for Intune, it is now possible to switch the MDM (mobile device management) authority from Intune to SCCM Hybrid and vice-versa without opening a support request AND without having to re enroll devices already enrolled (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/mdm/deploy-use/change-mdm-authority)

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Azure – Workday integration with Azure AD

Microsoft has released a preview of the integration feature between Azure AD and Workday, making user management easier. You can use the tutorial available here to setup the integration between your Azure AD and Workday; keep in mind you need to have an Azure AD Premium P1 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-saas-workday-inbound-tutorial

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