Office 365 – Share (or do not share) data between Office 365 and LinkedIn

As it has been announced earlier in September, a new functionality is being rolled out to Office 365 users (Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive) to provide relationship information using LinkedIn (now part of Microsoft). If you want to manage this feature – i.e. enabling or disabling it, you need to go to your Azure AD administration portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com/) – the management option for this feature is not available in the Office…

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Azure AD – New Azure AD Resilience feature coming, update to your ADFS required

New Azure Active Directory (AAD) feature is coming to provide more resilience. If you are using federated authentication, like with AD FS, you must be prepared and update your federation service to use the new endpoints. If you are using AD FS and use Azure AD Connect to configure/maintain it, Azure AD Connect will do it for you. As usual a quick check is always recommended so read the below…

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Intune – Troubleshooting assistant to resolve end-user’s issues

Troubleshooting Intune issues can be painful and complicated. To help you in this task, a new troubleshooting assistant has been introduced. Access to this troubleshooting assistant is easy: either use the direct URL http://aka.ms/intunetroubleshooting or through the portal by searching for Intune and go to the Help and Support\Troubleshoot section Then you start troubleshooting the issue by first selecting the user having trouble As result the troubleshooting assistant is confirming…

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Exchange – You can now migrate your Public Folders to an Office 365 Groups

If you are thinking to move away from Exchange Public Folders (either on-premises or online), you have a new potential target available: Office 365 Groups. Yes, you have read right; you can now migrated Exchange Public Folders (from Exchange 2010-2013-2016 on premises or Exchange Online) to an Office 365 Groups. Doing so, you will need to plan a ‘downtime’ of your public folders (basically locking down the access). You can…

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Azure AD Connect – Troubleshooting functionality now available

With the latest Azure AD Connect (AAD Connect) version (1.1.647.0) published October 19th 2017 (available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771) a new troubleshooting functionality is available. This functionality is going to help you troubleshooting (at first) password synchronization issues and When starting the troubleshooting tool, a PowerShell prompt is launched, then you have to define what you want to troubleshoot: Password synchronization Get general diagnostic which will generate a diagnostic report saved in…

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Office 365 – To Do is leaving preview mode

Starting today the To Do service on Office 365 is leaving the preview mode to be generally available. To Do is a service to help you tracking your tasks. As Office 365 administrator, you need to manage your To Do settings (enable / disable) from your Office 365 administration portal below the Settings\Services & add-ins section Then you have to enable (or disable) the license for To Do – which…

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Office 365 – Major updates notification in Message Center

To follow up and plan for Office 365 updates, you know you can use the Message Center which is notifying you by publishing incoming updates. Now, you also have a specific notification in the Message Center to tell you about when a major update will start reaching your tenant. In the administration portal, go to the Message Center and take a look at the Major Updates section shown on top…

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Office 365 – You can now use MFA to connect with PowerShell to Security and Compliance Center

If you use PowerShell to connect to Office 365 services, and also have MFA enabled, you already know there is always some issue to connect with PowerShell to some of the Office 365 services. While Microsoft is improving the situation, you can now have MFA enabled and connect to the Security and Compliance Center with PowerShell. To do so, you need to download and install the Exchange Online PowerShell module…

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Exchange Online – Incoming changes in Exchange Online Protection to better protect against phishing

An update, starting rolling out on November 9th, may affect you. This update is changing the way Exchange Online Protection is validating the FROM address. Currently EOP accepts invalid FROM address, undergoing through the spam filtering which then may or may not deliver or mark them as spam. After the update all emails with invalid FROM address will end as spam. The only bypass for administrator will be: Either to…

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Azure – Azure File Share now available in preview

A new functionality is available in preview for Azure File Share: the snapshot. Azure File Share snapshot will allow you to store read-only version of files stored on Azure File Share – the same way you can already do on your local Windows client with the versioning. You can enable the snapshot feature on your existing Azure File Share from the portal Access the storage account used to host the…

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Skype for Business – Modern Auth is now available in preview

As announced during the last Ignite Conference, Modern Authentication is now available in preview for Skype for Business, allowing MFA, Certificate Based Authentication, Conditional Access and Mobile Application Management for Skype for Business users wherever they are homed, on-premises or online. To join the public preview register at http://aka.ms/skypepreview

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SharePoint Online – SharePoint Migration Tool

As announced at the Ignite 2017 Conference, a ‘self’ migration tool is currently in preview to help you migrate files from on-premises environments (SharePoint or file shares) to SharePoint Online. As usual, the migration is just the end state; you still need to assess, plan and prepare to ensure your environment is ready for the migration and future use, including network performance or identity management or the permissions to be…

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Azure – Track changes done on virtual machine

A new feature is available in preview allowing you to track any changes done on a virtual machine. To enable it, you must have a running virtual machine and then go to the virtual machine blade to enable Change tracking (below the Operations section) When enabling the change tracking, you are also provisioning another preview feature Inventory As you are enabling the change tracking you then need to click on…

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Exchange Online – Enable Azure Information Protection on OWA

You may have already configured Azure RMS (Rights Management Service) integration with Outlook Web Access (or so called today Outlook on the Web). You can now also enable the same integration with Azure Information Protection; even if you do not have yet enabled Azure RMS integration. To do so you must: have an Office 365 subscription including Azure Rights Management or an Azure Information Protection subscription with an Office 365…

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