Intune – You can now configure Outlook Mobile settings

An update is being deployed on Intune to allow you to manage Outlook Mobile settings (such as Focused Inbox, sync contacts…) for iOS and Android. To start implementing this application configuration, logon to your Intune portal (either from Azure portal and then going to Intune or from the Device Management from Office 365 portal) Then go to the Client apps configuration blade and create an App configuration policy Select the…

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Exchange Online – You can now unblock restricted users

As you may know, with Exchange Online you can (and should have) set a policy an outbound spam policy to block users for sending email if they have been compromised. This has now been moved to the Security & Compliance Center (SCC) in the Alert section In addition of this move, administrators have now the ability to unblock such users from the SCC portal from the Threat Management\Review section by…

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OneDrive – Per-machine installation is now available in preview

As you now, the OneDrive client is installed and running under the user profile. A preview is now available to get the client installed under the Program Files (x86) (for x64 OS version) and Program Files (for x86 OS version). This means you can now get OneDrive client installed on a per-machine instead of per-user; this is way only one client will need to be updated over the time. To…

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Azure – Windows Virtual Desktop is now available in preview

After having being announced some time ago, the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)  solution is now available in preview. Based on Windows 10 operating system, this delivers multi-user session on Windows 10, quick scalability and supports Windows Server Remote Desktop Service apps. Windows Virtual Desktop is free is you have Microsoft 365 E3, E5 or F1 or Windows E3 or E5 licenses. Only the virtual machine resources (storage and compute) consumed…

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Office 365 – Forms Pro is becoming available in preview

A new capability has been added (in preview) in Office 365 to allow creating public surveys called Microsoft Forms Pro. Microsoft Forms Pro integrates with your Office 365 services but also with Dynamics 365 or the Microsoft Power platforms (Flows, PowerApps) To start using the preview, go to https://formspro.microsoft.com and sign in to start the preview; don’t click to the Sign In button available at the top right of the…

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Intune – Be prepared as an updated CSP path is going to break your Email Profiles

With incoming April updates for Intune (version 1904), an update CSP path for email profiles is going to be deployed and will break your existing email profiles configured for Windows 10 (desktop and mobile). This fix is going to solve an identified issue with selective wipe. To be prepared, you need to capture every email profiles and their corresponding settings. After the 1904 April update is deployed in your tenant,…

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Azure – Enable Fusion for Azure Sentinel

With the launch of Azure Sentinel, the cloud SIEM solution from Microsoft, additional capabilities are being added to help improve awareness and security of your infrastructure, both on-premises and online. This may lead to an over flooding alert notifications and as such this reduce the comprehensiveness of a potential incident. To assist with it, Machine Learning is used to aggregate and analyse the information. You can also now improve it…

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Exchange Online – A new Tasks pane is becoming available

A new feature is currently being deployed on Exchange Online (first to Targeted Release organization) to simplify your task management. This new feature will be/is only available when using Outlook Web Access (or Outlook on the Web as they call it now) and when having turn on the option Try the new Outlook The new Tasks pane is available directly from your Mail or Calendar section and allows you to…

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Teams – Data Loss Prevention is now available for Teams

The data loss prevention (DLP) on Office 365 has been updated to allow you enable DLP for Microsoft Teams Chat and Channels. To enable it, go to your Office 365 Compliance portal (https://protection.office.com) and reach out the Data Loss Prevention\Policy blade to create a new policy or edit existing one Then access the Locations configuration options and enable the Teams chat and channel messages

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Azure / SCVMM – Use Azure for the update management on SCVMM 2019

As System Center 2019 has just been released, let see how to use Azure for the update management in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2019. Off course as prerequisites you must have an Azure tenant and have an running SCVMM 2019; in addition of these obvious requirements, you will also need to have an automation account and a Log Analytics workspace with the Update Management solution.   Enable SCVMM…

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Azure – New PowerShell module for Azure Blueprint

After delivering Azure Blueprint to help setting up Azure governance, a new PowerShell module is now available to manage these blueprints. You can get it by running the command (as always use the Run As Administrator when starting the PowerShell prompt) Install-Module -Name Az.Blueprint With this first release you can get existing blueprints, create/delete one(s) and update it Get-AzBlueprint Get-AzBlueprintAssignment New-AzBlueprintAssignment Remove-AzBlueprintAssignment Set-AzBlueprintAssignment Hopefully this will be included soon in…

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Azure – Azure Storage Explorer now integrates AzCopy (preview)

If you work with Azure Storage feature, you already know (and probably also use) Azure Storage Explorer and/or AzCopy. Well, good news, AzCopy is now integrated (in preview) with Azure Storage Explorer (starting with version 1.7.0 available for download here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=708343&clcid=0x409 for Windows) – as there is no version displayed anywhere you can check the version of the download files in the Details\Product version This integration will provide better performance/higher…

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Azure Information Protection – New advanced settings for AIP

There has been few new advanced settings made available for Azure Information Protection (AIP): Report an issue from the AIP client Pop-up in Outlook to warm, justify or block sending emails To implement these advanced settings you need to the Advanced Settings option available in the contextual menu of the policy   Report an issue To add the option to report an issue when end-user is using the Azure Information…

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Teams – You can set a free text status message

Microsoft Teams now allows you to set a free text status message; from both the Teams client and the web interface. Just open your Teams client and click to your picture (top right) and select Set status message Then  type your free text status message – up to 280 characters – and choose for how long you want to display it – up to 5 days The free text will…

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System Center – System Center 2019 will be available later this month

It has been announced that the next version of the System Center suite (System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), System Center Data Protection (DPM), System Center Operation Manager (SCOM), System Center Orchestrator (SCO) and System Center Service Manager (SCSM)) will be available later this month, March 2019. System Center 2019 is the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTS) release of the suite and roll up updates are expected to be delivered…

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