Office 365 / Skype for Business – Critical actions for Skype for Meeting Broadcast

As you may know, some time ago Microsoft has announced a new Skype for Business service to host large meeting called Skype for Meeting Broadcast. This has been in preview since July 2015. Now, as the service is scheduled for production very soon, preview customers need to update their configuration to use Azure CND – Microsoft Azure’s Content Delivery Network. To do so, you must have installed Skype for Business…

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Office 365 / OneDrive for Business – Disable the new experience for everyone

As you may know, Microsoft has announced some improvements on OneDrive for Business – such as a new synchronization client and a new web UI (see https://blog.onedrive.com/meet-the-new-onedrive-for-business/) If you have enabled First Preview for your tenant (all organization or selected users) you may already have the new web UI available as per below Each user with the new interface has the ability to switch back to the previous web UI…

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Yammer – Yammer SSO and Yammer DirSync are being deprecated and removed

Good news It seems that Microsoft is finally making the long awaited move to consolidate all the identity management stuff for Yammer with Office 365. They already made on step by allowing the configuration to use Office 365 Identity, now it has been announced that the Yammer DirSync will be also (finally) removed. Ok, we still have to wait before having Yammer SSO and Yammer DirSync fully removed (now officially…

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Yammer – Enforce Office 365 Identity in Yammer and Yammer DirSync stops working

As you may be aware, Microsoft has introduce a new security/identity feature on Yammer to enforce all users to use their Office 365 credentials. It may be one step to get closer for the long waited unified directory synchronization tool for both Office 365 and Yammer, but this is the subject. If you enable this new feature – Enforce Office 365 identity in Yammer – and are using Yammer Directory…

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Office 365 – Analyze the security settings for your tenant

UPDATE 24/11/2015 – The script has been already updated has some bugs have been found. So please ensure you are always using the latest version by downloading it from the website Microsoft is currently testing (early beta stage) an Office 365 security analyzer to help administrators to understand their current security configuration and potential risks they may have missed. As said this is an early beta, so this will be…

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Office 365 – Directory Synchronization Troubleshooting tool

With the preview of the new Office 365 administration portal, Microsoft is delivering new tools too. The first one is related to the directory synchronization. The first thing to know is to take advantage of this tool you should run the latest version of the directory synchronization tool: Azure AD Connect (or AAD Connect). Then, from the server hosting the AAD Connect instance, connect to your preview administration portal and…

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Office 365 – MFA support for PowerShell now available in preview

It has been a long wait since Microsoft has introduced MFA for Office 365 and Azure services. Now, MFA support is currently available in preview for PowerShell, making Office 365/Azure administrator’s life easier You can enroll here http://connect.microsoft.com/site1164/content/content.aspx?ContentID=32016 Enjoy

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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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