SharePoint Online – Easily getting back to Modern Experience

As you may know, SharePoint Online now has 2 end-user experience: Modern Classic Until then it was easy to from Modern to Classic experience but it was a little bit less easy to get back from Classic to Modern Now, it is becoming easier; an update is being deployed to provided a shortcut to get back to the Modern experience;the same way we have the switch from Modern to Classic…

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SCCM – It is now easier to manage Internet clients

With the release of the build 1706 of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch, it is now easier to manage Internet clients. Windows 10 Azure AD Joined devices do not need anymore certificate to authenticate against your SCCM. The need for client authentication certificates is now removed (there is some prerequisites) and you can now deploy the SCCM client to these clients too. So here are the steps to take…

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SCCM – Build 1706 of System Center Configuration Manager current branch is available

The latest build (1706) for System Center Configuration Manager has been released. It is being rolled out globally but as usual if you want to get it early you can use this script (https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-1706-Enable-9dd40f68) to force SCCM to get the update. After running the script you will get the build being downloaded As part of this update, there is a lot of improvements related to hybrid mode – Windows 10…

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Yammer – The Yammer application is now available

The new Yammer application for Windows is now available The next time you logon to your Yammer network, check the bottom right of the window to get the application (you can also go directly here https://aka.ms/yammer_desktop_ia32) Once installed the application will start automatically and may ask you to logon; a desktop shortcut and in the systray are available This new Yammer app is more like an embedded browser

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Microsoft Team – Recover a deleted Team

As you may know Microsoft Team is “chat-based” collaboration tool part of Office 365. So if you are using Microsoft Teams, you may have as an administrator to recover a deleted Team. As for many recovery process with Office 365, this all start with PowerShell. Prerequisites First you need to have the preview of AzureAD PowerShell (version 2.0.0.129), to install it just run a PowerShell command prompt as administrator and…

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SharePoint Online – The ‘Sync’ button will now use the new OneDrive sync client

Starting mi-August, the synchronization option available on SharePoint Online library will be updated to use the new OneDrive sync client. Currently the ‘Sync’ button is still pointing to the previous OneDrive for Business sync client. If your users are still using the old sync client at this time, the next time they will be upgraded to the latest sync client. In addition of this change the administration option in SharePoint…

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Skype for Business – Cloud Connector Edition 2.0 is now available in GA

The new release (version 2.0) of the Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition is now available in general availability. For those who do not know what is CCE, this is a virtual appliance to connect your on-premises PBX with your users hosted in the cloud. So if you are already using CCE, the auto update will go live soon (within 60 days); but if you want to upgrade immediately you…

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Exchange Online – New options available to schedule a migration

An update has been deployed on Exchange Online which introduces 2 new options for the migration to Office 365 / Exchange Online using ECP These options allow you to schedule when the synchronization will start and when to autocomplete the migration. The corresponding PowerShell parameters are –StartAfter and –CompleteAfter; to be honest, I’m not sure if these parameters did not already exist anyway.

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Office 365 – Workplace Analytics, get more insights on how your collaborate

Microsoft Workplace Analytics has been delivered in GA (general availability) on July 6th. Workplace Analytics is available with Office 365 E5 subscriptions and as an add-on for some other subscriptions. Workplace Analytics use the power of Delve (and other services) to gather data and metadata on how your organization collaborates to highlight potential collaboration improvements. You can think ‘Big Brother is watching you’ but privacy an important part of Workplace…

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Windows Server 2016 – First Windows Server Insider build available

After announcing last June that Windows Server 2016 will also have his own Insider program and builds, Microsoft has released the first Windows Insider build (build 16237). As for Windows 10, Preview builds are not aimed to be production ready, so you may expect some glitch. To start running your own Windows Server preview you need first to register to the Windows Insider for Business program here or to the…

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Azure – Public preview of Network Watcher

New feature is now available in public preview on Azure called Azure Network Watcher. This feature will help you troubleshooting/validating network connectivity. To start using it logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and search for Network Watcher Then you can start using Network Watcher to troubleshoot/validate your network. You can get the network topology, try TCP connection, do network capture… Network Topology To get the network topology of you deployment…

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Office 365 – Visio Online is now in public preview

After being in private preview for few weeks/months, Visio Online is now available in public preview. After getting GA later this year, Visio Online will require a paid license to create new Visio file; the viewing experience will be free. This will be available on per user basis. To start using Visio Online preview you need to ensure your SharePoint tenant is configured to enable preview feature (located within the…

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Office – Presentation Translator is now available for download

It has been presented during the Build conference, and now this is available for download: the Presentation Translator You can download it from https://aka.ms/translatorpowerpoint and if you want to know more about it go aka.ms/PresentationTranslatorLearnMore     Once installed the add-on is available in the Slide Show tab If you hit the Translate slide or Start subtitles you will be able to define from which language to which language you…

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Office 365 – You can now pin Apps to the navigation bar

An update is currently being deployed (as usual First Release tenant first) to let you pin your Apps from the App Launcher directly to the navigation bar To do so, just open the App Launcher and right click (or click on the ellipsis …) to get the contextual menu and choose More\Pin to nav bar Off course you can do the other way around, unpinning from the navigation bar after…

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