SharePoint Online – New settings available through the administration portal

With the new SharePoint Online administration portal comes new settings being available through the administration portal; some where already available but only through PowerShell. All these settings are only available through the new SharePoint Online administration portal. Define a default time zone You can now define a default time zone, different from the ‘Microsoft default’ (Pacific Time). To set your default time zone (which then will be applied by default…

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Office 365 – The new SharePoint Online administration portal is becoming the default experience

As you may already know, a new SharePoint Online administration portal has been underway for quite some time now. This new administration portal is now becoming the default SharePoint Online administration experience over the next few months, with tenant with 50 users or less being targeted first (expected roll out start schedule for March 2019). That being said, you can: block the new administration portal being the default experience or…

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Power BI – Use Power BI as your security dashboard by connecting to Microsoft Graph Security (preview)

As you may know, Microsoft Graph Security is the unified way to gather all security signals from the Microsoft Cloud security solutions (Azure, Office 365, on-premises using connector…). Well, this is now getting better and easier for your security team to get the unified view resulting of these correlation. You can now use the new Power BI Microsoft Graph Security connector and the sample dashboard (https://aka.ms/graphsecuritypowerbiconnectorsamples) to get an rapid…

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Azure – Use Azure Information Protection to apply S/MIME protection (preview)

If you use Azure Information Protection (AIP) you can now use it to apply S/MIME protection. To enable S/MIME protection with AIP, logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and reach out the Azure Information Protection configuration blade Then access the Policies\<the policy you want to configure> and open the the contextual menu (available at the end) to access the Advanced Settings There you have to configure the following settings and…

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Intune – Security Baselines is getting available

After starting delivering group policy objects like capability, Intune is now getting a security baseline feature. You can start using it either by searching for Security Baselines from your Azure portal, Office 365 mobile device management portal, or by accessing it through the direct URL (as the feature deployment is still in progress this may  not yet be visible) https://ms.portal.azure.com/#blade/Microsoft_Intune_Workflows/SecurityBaselineMenu/securityBaselines The Security Baslines capability is based on the well known…

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Azure – You can now migrate your Classic deployment resources to ARM

As you know, Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the default deployment model for Azure resources but if you had already deployed Azure resources using the old model/portal (Classic deployment) it was not easy (not to say impossible) to easily migrate these Classic resources to the new ARM. Now, you can If you have classic resources (like virtual machine, network or storage account) you can now use the Migrate to ARM…

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Exchange – New Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard in preview

A new Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) is now available in preview. This new Hybrid Configuration Wizard is called either Hybrid Agent or Modern Hybrid to differentiate it from the current HCW version. This new HCW has a lower inbound/outbound connectivity requirements and use an agent, making it more appropriate for install in DMZ. The Hybrid Agent is built on the Azure Application Proxy, helping to reduce the connectivity requirements…

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Azure – Want to influence the next capabilities for Azure Migrate?

You may already be using Azure Migrate. Or you are evaluating the capabilities. Well, you can influence the next capabilities for it by providing your input and participate to the private preview. To be involved you need to fill the form available here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR3jsP9XEFE1ClBlDcwuVgRZUODNERjNTVjJSUVRBVllMNzhRVDFESVozRS4u

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SCCM/MDT – The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is available

After few months of waiting, the latest version (8456) of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is now available for download. This version provides support for Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019. You can get it from https://aka.ms/mdtdownload As always, you will have to update your existing MDT share and/or the SCCM integration.

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Intune – You can now check the compliance from SCCM

As you may already know, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune can work together, delivering a co-managed device management solution. Well, you can now use the compliance state from SCCM with Intune. This setting will only apply to co-managed devices, if the devices are managed by Intune only, this will not be applicable. To enable the ‘co-management compliance state’ go to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach out the…

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Azure – Azure AD B2B now supports one time password (preview)

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is making things easier to collaborate with external users (guest) by supporting email one-time password. This new capability (in preview) allows external users (guests) to sign in and authenticate against your Azure AD using a one time password (OTP) send by email when they do not have already a Microsoft corporate account (Azure AD), Google ID or Microsoft personal account (MSA). Each time such guest…

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SCCM – An update for SCCM Current Branch is available and solves the incorrect available updates for Windows Server 2019

An update for System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM 1810) has been made available and solves the issue with the incorrect Windows version displayed when updating Windows Server 2019 image (as explained here https://t.co/AoTjH1q0pS Additional fixes are also available: see https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486457

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Azure – Workday integration with Azure AD is getting stronger

As you may already know you can use Workday to automatically manage user account provisioning/termination with Azure AD (and/or Active Directory). Well this integration is getting stronger and simpler as the solution is now reaching the general availability state with some interesting updates: The new Provisioning Agent with built-in support for high availability and failover allows you to configure user provisioning to multiple on-premises Active Directory domains User account provisioning…

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