Azure AD / Office 365 – Integration with LinkedIn is finally here

It has been announced some time ago already, but now the integration is finally here. You can now enable the LinkedIn integration with your Office 365 (Azure AD) tenant. NOTE the integration is turned off by default. To enable the feature, you need to logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) or your Azure AD administration portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com) Then go to your Azure AD configuration blade Access the User settings configuration…

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Office 365 – Important requirements changes coming

As announced in April 2017, important changes are coming for accessing Office 365 services with Office client. In October 2020 all Office clients which are NOT either Office Pro Plus (aka Office Click to Run) or Office in Mainstream support will blocked when accessing Office 365 services (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype….) So start your Office client assessment to prepare your migration to Office Pro Plus (best option) or engage your favourite…

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Office 365 – Remove previous MSI install

As you may know, before installing Office 365 Pro Plus it is recommended to uninstall previous MSI Office install. While it was already possible to perform this uninstall either manually when running the Office 365 Pro Plus setup or using an XML configuration file, it was not so easy. An updated version of the Office Deployment Tool is now available which includes a new RemoveMSI capability, helping you to properly…

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Office – Flash, Silverlight or Shockwave controls are disabled

​If you are using Office 2016 or Office 365 you may be impacted when using PowerPoint, Excel or Word. For security reasons new builds of Microsoft Office for Office 365 block activation of Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls. Most users won’t be impacted, but for some users this may cause one of the following issues: When you click on an embedded Flash movie in PowerPoint Slide Show, nothing happens even…

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Office – Office 2019 is now available in preview

Microsoft has just announced Office 2019 is now available in preview. You need to register at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872092 It is important to note that Office 2019 will only available in Click to Run installation mode; no more MSI installation package available. You will be able to upgrade from an MSI package installation to Office 2019. To have a complete list of the features available, go https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872297

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Security – The new Azure Information Protection (AIP) client is available

The new Azure Information Protection (AIP) client is now available in version 1.26.6 You can download it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53018 As part of the usual bug fixes, some new features are also available. The first one the integration of the AIP scanner (see https://t.co/RIvT261b7O); this means you do not need to download anymore the specific installation package for the AIP scanner (even if this is still available). If you use AIP…

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Office – Outlook (Click to Run) has a new option to show reminder on top of all other windows

A new option is being deployed for Office Click to Run installation for Outlook. This option is going to set the Reminder pop up on top of all other windows. To get it,you need to use Office Click to Run and have the version/build 1805 / 9307.2004 (or later). And in case you are not aware, you may have to restart Windows (not only Outlook) 3 times before the updated…

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Office – An alert is displayed when BCC recipients reply to all

The Outlook version coming with the Office Click To Run is now showing a notification when a blind carbon copy (Bcc) recipient is reply to all. The notification alerts the user he receive the mail he is replying to as a blind copy and so if he replies to all, all other recipients will know he received the original email.  

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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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OneDrive – Files on Demand is getting back

You may don’t know what means ‘files on demand’ with the OneDrive/OneDrive for Business client. This is the functionality which used to be available with the OneDrive client back in the Windows 8.x years. This feature allows you to not synchronize a folder/file in your client but was still displayed in the Windows Explorer. This feature (for some reasons) has since being retired which generates lot of requests/complaints. So good…

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Office 365 – Advanced Threats Protection, Safe Links is coming to Office documents

As you may already know Safe Links is a security feature on Office 365 which rewrites URL’s embedded into emails to check if these URL’s are safe which comes with Office 365 E5 (or if you have bought the add-on Advanced Threats Protection). Now, Safe Links is coming to Office documents, performing the same ‘on the fly’ rewrite when the user click on an URL embedded into a Word, PowerPoint…

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Office 365 / Exchange – Find time a new add-on to help you scheduling meeting time

We all know it can be quite a challenge some time to schedule meeting with people. Microsoft has released a new add-on called Find Time which works with Outlook 2013/2016 and Office 365 (you must have an Office 365 subscriptions) to help you find the right time to schedule a meeting with someone – ok, like that it seems redundant with the well know free/busy feature available on Exchange, but…

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Office – Become more productive thanks to this Excel template which analyzes your time

With Excel 2016, Microsoft has introduced a new template called Calendar Insights. The template surfaces how much time you spend in meetings, whom you meet with the most (and whom you ignore), which part of the day you usually meet with people. You can see your calendar as a dashboard, and interact with it to drill into specific time periods, or types of meetings, you’re interested in Open Excel and…

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Office 365 / SharePoint / Office – OneDrive for Business client is being updated… finally

It has been a pain in the ass for such long time, this announcement is a great news; now, just need to see if it will really answers all​ the negative side of OneDrive for Business client. As you may be aware, Microsoft has announced earlier that OneDrive for Business will more closer to what we know with the OneDrive (consumer) client If you want to get access to this preview,…

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Office 365 – New reporting options available for Exchange use

Microsoft has introduced new option in the reporting for Office 365. The first one is you can now automate mail protection report to be automatically sent to your inbox (http://aka.ms/o365scheduledreports). The mail protection report was (still is) a small piece to be downloaded on your client (with Excel installed) to let you monitor the spam and malware rate received or DLP policies. Now you can automatically schedule report generation and…

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