Office 365 – Mobile admin app advanced mode (easter egg)

Some time ago, Microsoft has delivered an Office 365 mobile admin app, Even if the app is being updated frequently, some time you may think that some settings/info are missing. You can get more ; just go the Settings page of the app and tap at least 5 times the version number shown bottom left. A more options section will then appears, allowing you to select additional More Settings section…

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Office 365 / Exchange 2016 – Configure your on premises Exchange 2016 to take advantage of modern attachment

As you may know, with the 2016 version of Office 365 you can send attachment to someone while the attachment is in fact saved in your OneDrive for Business. But what about if I have an on premises mailbox (hosted on Exchange 2016) and an Office 365 OneDrive for Business space??? Well, you can also take advantage of this feature The first step to get this is to configure your…

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Office 365 – A new version of AAD Connect is now available

As you may be aware, AAD Connect is now the synchronization tool to synchronize your AD with Office 365/Azure Some time after the first GA release, a new version is now available. This includes: New features: Can reconfigure the ADFS to Azure AD trust. Can refresh the Active Directory schema and regenerate Sync Rules. Can disable a sync rule. Can define "AuthoritativeNull" as a new literal in a Sync Rule.…

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Azure – Azure RMS Updates

Microsoft has announced some interesting updates for Azure RMS: Azure RMS Document Tracking is now available for everyone; document tracking will allow end-users to know what is done with their RMS protected document, getting report of who open the document with the results – usually helpfull to understand who tried to open it while he does not have access. Azure RMS document tracking is a premium feature, you need to…

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Microsoft Azure – Azure Active Directory Domain Services now available in preview

You may already Azure Active Directory which used (at least) by Office 365 to manage users and groups – either synchronized from your own On Premises AD or directly from the cloud. Now, Microsoft has announced Azure Active Directory Domain Services to deliver a more complete AD services from the cloud – meaning you do not have anymore to deploy, configure and manage domain controllers in the cloud (using a…

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Office 365 – OneDrive for Business Unified client preview

Some time ago, Microsoft has announced that the OneDrive for Business client which is included in Office 2013/2016 will be unified with the OneDrive consumer client which is included with Windows. After a long wait, announcement has been made that the public preview was here – see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=730 So, I have received the notification to get the new client. I will no go through the installation steps are this is…

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Skype for Business / Office 365 – Extended SfB preview features

Microsoft has announced the extension of the PSTN and Cloud PBX features for Skype for Business on Office 365 to more countries. Starting today, 11 additional countries (plus 3 addtional coming in the next few months) can now take advantage of the PSTN preview – UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Canada, Finland*, Norway* and South Africa, while the Cloud PBX is now available worldwide. To…

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Exchange 2016 – Integrate Skype for Business with Exchange 2016

As you already know, Exchange 2016 is now available as RTM since October 1st. With this new release, many new features and improvements have been included, and as part of these improvements the configuration of the integration of Skype for Business / Lync with Exchange OWA (or Outlook on the Web as they now call it). If you already tried to configure this integration, the process is not so simple…

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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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Windows 10 – Black Screen on startup Part 2

Some days ago, I made a post about getting black screen on startup with Windows 10 and I was saying I may have found this was due to the Graphics Tools feature (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=722) Today, I made new discovery. In fact, it seems it has nothing to do with the Windows features but with the Azure AD Domain Joined and Bitlocker. Indeed, after posting my first post I have been…

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Windows Phone – Groups app is now available for Windows Phone

As you may already know, Microsoft has started to deploy a new feature called Groups on Exchange Online – and which will be also available with Exchange 2016. To simplify a little bit, the Groups feature is aimed to replace Site Mailbox and Distribution List by allowing end users to create a SharePoint site to share content and at the same time. To know more about this Groups feature go…

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Office 365 – Trust and Compliance Center

Regulatory compliance and business risks management are becoming more and more important; particularly when you use cloud services like AWS or Office 365. To make your risk manager or compliance officer a better life, Microsoft is now delivering a dedicated portal called Office 365 Service Trust Portal. This portal will give relevant compliance reports for YOUR tenant – which is not the case if you look at the public website…

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