Azure – Launch of the Azure Migrate preview

This has been announced at the Ignite Conference earlier and in private preview for quite some time now. Today, Azure Migrate is launched in public preview – everybody can try it to migrate on-premises VM’s workloads to Azure VM’s. To start using Azure Migrate to help you identify if a workload can be migrated to Azure and what are the dependencies, logon to your Azure ARM portal and search for…

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Azure – Get notified when an Azure incident impacts you

You already know you have access to the Azure Health Dashboard to have a look on all your Azure resource and if there is any incident or advisory. But this is more a reactive situation than pro active. You can now create a service alert to be notified immediately when an incident occurs. To create a notification, just logon to your Azure Service Health Dashboard and click on the Create…

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SCCM – Update – Create Azure AD Joined device collection

You may have already read my post on how to create an SCCM device collection to get Azure AD Joined devices (https://t.co/uJ5eBAtutT). This post is an update, so you can now forget the first one. With one of the latest SCCM update (sorry did not notice earlier – but at least the last update 1710) you can update your device collection membership rule to use the Out of the Box…

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Azure – Group Based Licensing bug

As you may already know you can use security groups to automatically assign licenses to users member of the groups. Keeping in mind this feature is still in preview (so basically beta), there could be some glitch and here is one… So you setup a universal security group synced to Azure AD and then use Azure AD Group Based Licensing to automatically and dynamically grant the license to the group…

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SCCM – Customize options available in Software Center

With the latest update of SCCM Current Branch (1710) you can define which options (Applications, Updates, Operating Systems, Installation Status, Device Compliance or Options tabs) are displayed in the SCCM Software Center. To configure it, open your SCCM console and access the Administration workspace. Then access the Client Settings and edit the client setting (either the default one or the custom one) to enable/disable the various options available in the…

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Azure – Customize Azure Advisor to your need

You can now customize Azure Advisor to get advice tuned to your need. To do so, access your Azure ARM portal (https://portal.azure.com) and access the Azure Advisor (keyword Advisor) blade You can also use this direct link http://aka.ms/AzureAdvisor Then access the Configure section (button on top) Then for each subscription, you can select for which resource you want to receive advice by checking/unchecking it You can also adjust the rules…

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SCCM – Nested Task Sequence is now available

It has been a long awaited feature but now this is it; with the latest SCCM Current Branch (1710) update, you can now run nested task sequences. To do so, you obviously need at least 2 tasks sequence. You need to keep in mind the following when using nested task sequence (also known as child task sequence): Both parent and child task sequences are combined into a single policy; this…

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SCCM – Co-management is now available in SCCM Current Branch (1710)

The latest update for SCCM Current Branch is now available and includes the announced co-management feature. The co-management feature allows you to manage your devices with Intune and SCCM without having to setup an Intune subscription on SCCM. Especially in scenarios where Windows 10 Azure AD Joined device needs to use the SCCM agent. Once you have installed the SCCM update (as usual you can force it by using the…

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Office 365 – Booking is now available to E plans

UPDATE 23 Nov 2017 – Get the Business Apps (free) to manage user licenses for Booking Booking is an Office 365 initially available to Small Business plan to help managing bookings with external people. Booking is now available also for E plan. NOTE at this stage, Office 365 Administrators just to need to enable the feature; in the future you will also need to apply user license.   Enabling the…

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Intune – Conditional Access is moving to be only on Azure AD

On January 2018, conditional access policies for Intune will be moved for good to Azure AD. Until now (and January 2018), conditional access configuration is/was available through the ‘classic’ Silverlight Intune portal, Intune App Protection (MAM) blade and classic Azure AD portal. If you have policies configured on any of these previous access point, you need to review them and start configuring these policies using the new Azure AD portal.…

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Teams – Planner and Who integrated to Teams

Planner (the Office 365 solution to help you manage project plan and tasks) and Who (a Teams app to help you search people within your organization) have been integrated to Microsoft Teams. When I say integrated this does not mean you have to search and add these apps, there are inside the Teams client; just check the 3 dots (…) just below the Files option   Then when you launch…

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Office 365 – New Compliance Center is now in preview

As announced few weeks ago at the Ignite Conference, a new compliance center is now live in preview. You can access the preview from https://aka.ms/compliancemanager. From there you will be to access all relevant information for your compliance – from the trust documentation to compliance and audit reports If you need to grant/manage access you can use the Settings option to select the user role and then grant permissions While…

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Intune – Enrollment status screen

With Windows 10 build 1709 (Fall Creators Update) and Intune, you can now provide details to the end-user while enrolling the device. This can be quite helpful to let them know what is going on as well as for troubleshooting purpose. To enable and configure it, you need to logon to your Azure ARM portal and go to Intune Then you need to go to the Device enrollment\Windows enrollment section…

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Azure – New major version for Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell has reached a new major milestone with the release of the latest major version (5.0.0). As for any new version there is a lot of improvements and new cmdlets but also few breaking changes. To get the MSI package go there https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/releases/download/v5.0.0-November2017/azure-powershell.5.0.0.msi To know all the breaking changes and update accordingly your scripts, go there https://aka.ms/azps-migration-guide

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SharePoint Online – Configure Idle session timeout

A new SharePoint Online settings is being rolled out to let you configure the idle session timeout. The idle session timeout setting will let you configure how long the system is waiting before notifying and then logging out an inactive user. This setting applies only on web browser session and should not impact OneDrive for Business client. To configure it – including enabling the setting which is disabled by default…

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