Azure AD – Pass-Through authentication account lockout

When you use Azure AD Pass-Through authentication, your users are getting authenticated against your on-premises Active Directory when accessing cloud services (same way if you were using Federation, except this requires less infrastructure). So, knowing that (you are authenticating against your on-premises AD), what happen if an attacker is trying to gain access to your resources? You will tell me “Easy, the AD account is going to be locked out…

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Skype for Business / Teams – New Skype for Business network assessment tool

The Skype for Business network assessment tool has been updated (version 2017.1.0.51) and is now taking into account Microsoft Teams in addition of Skype for Business. You can download the updated network assessment from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53885 Once installed, there is no shortcuts whatsoever; you need to browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool and run the NetworkAssessmentTool.exe file to start. As this is still a command line executable,…

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Teams – Flows is now integrated with Teams

You are now able to integrate Microsoft Flows in Microsoft Teams. To integrate Flow in Teams, open your Teams client and go to the Store Then search for Flow (if not highlighted first) Then you can install the Flow application in Teams From there you will be able to manage your Flows (personal and team) as well as any approval (if any); even create new ones directly from Teams  

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Azure – You can integrate Azure monitoring with your ITSM

The general availability of the IT Service Manager Connector (ITSMC) has just been announced. You can now integrate Azure monitoring with your ITSM, like ServiceNow or System Center Service Manager, to automatically generates ticket and notification from your ITSM tool. More details on the pricing available here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/monitor/ and the documentation to integrate your ITSM with Azure is here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-itsmc-overview Enjoy

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Azure – Azure Backup integrated with VM creation process

Azure Backup is now being integrated with the virtual machine creation process. This means you can immediately apply a backup policy when creating your virtual machine on Azure. When you create a new virtual machine you will have the ability to define the backup policy; the option will be available when setting up the virtual machine Settings (when you define the IP address, extensions to be enabled…) By default, the…

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Azure – You can evaluate your Conditional Access before testing

Setting up Conditional Access on Azure can be a little bit tricky and may result in loosing access to the resource. Off course you can (and should always) test the configuration before putting into production, but even then this is time consuming. Now, you can evaluate your Conditional Access configuration before testing it with the What If functionality. With this new test functionality, you can quickly evaluate the results of…

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OneDrive for Business – ODfB client now synching RMS protected SharePoint libraries

The latest version of the OneDrive for Business client (17.3.7294.0108) now allows you to synchronize SharePoint Online RMS protected libraries. To take advantage of this new functionality, just ensure you are running at least the referenced version (17.3.7294.0108) of OneDrive for Business client. If not, just get it from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=844652 (only if you do not run WIndows 10 or Office 2016/Office 365 Pro Plus). You may also need the RMS…

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Exchange Online–Clearing for good previous mailbox information

This update will be very interesting for migration context to Exchange Online – may be other situation too but can’t see it right now. Microsoft is introducing a new parameter to the Set-User command to permanently remove previous Exchange Online details. Imagine the following scenario: User have Exchange On Premises mailbox You have Azure AD Connect in place and synching You prepare to migrate the mailbox and assign an ExO…

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Exchange Online – Real preview of quarantine emails

As you may already know, you had the ability to have a preview of a quarantine email before deciding what to do. But this preview was basically raw data (plain view), meaning if the email was in HTML format you basically got the HTML code displayed, making it complicated to review it. An update has been deployed which allows you to choose if you want to view the raw data…

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