Azure – Interactive Azure Platform Big Picture and Symbols set

As Microsoft Azure is frequently evolving this can be quite a challenge to find/know what is available as well as getting documentation and pricing You can find all the current services/features on this interactive web site http://aka.ms/azposterapp In the same time, if you need to create Visio diagrams and/or documentation for your Azure services, you can go to http://aka.ms/CnESymbols to download the Azure symbols

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SharePoint Online – Change the default sharing link type

As you may know, you can share content stored on SharePoint Online by getting a link (depending of the settings enabled by your administrator, you may get different options). Now, SharePoint Online administrators can define which sharing link type (direct, internal or anonymous – again depending of the sharing configuration settings defined) will be the default option. To change the default sharing link type, log on as with an administrator…

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Office 365 – Visio Online is coming

Microsoft has announced the availability of Visio Online in preview (first release tenant will get it first) This will allow you to share Visio files (.vsdx) with others which do not have Visio client or Visio viewer installed; they will be able to open Visio files using the web browser, as they already can for Word, Excel or PowerPoint files.   General availability is scheduled for the end of this…

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Office 365 – Advanced Security Management

Microsoft has added a new service into Office 365 called Advanced Security Management. This new service allows administrators to setup alerts for various activities, from users to administrators activities, anomalous or suspicious behavior and define action to these issues, such as suspending user account. Activation To start using this new service, you need first to assign a license to each of your user – this requires you have activated the…

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System Center Configuration Manager – Integrate your Windows Store for Business

The latest update for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (build 5.00.8412.1000 – released on August 2nd, 2016) has added the ability to integrate your Corporate Windows Store into SCCM. The ability to deploy Universal Apps using SCCM has been introduced some time ago but you were obliged to use the Offline Licensing and create an application in SCCM prior to the deployment. Your client device must run Windows 10…

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SCCM – Integrate OMS with your SCCM infrastructure

The latest update of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (build 5.00.8412.100 published on August 2016) has added a prerelease feature to use OMS to synch your monitoring logs. Off course, to take advantage of this feature, you need to have an Operations Management Suite tenant (https://www.mms.microsoft.com) Enable Prerelease Features To take advantage of this prerelease feature, you first need to enable the activation of prerelease from the Administration\Site Configuration\Sites\Hierarchy…

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Azure – Azure RemoteApp is being retired

UPDATE 13/08 You can sign in to the Citrix TechPreview (scheduled for Q4 and GA 2017) here https://www.citrix.com/global-partners/microsoft/remote-app.html Microsoft has announced the retirement of the Azure Remote App solution. Azure RemoteApp was the ability to publish applications and resources using Remote Desktop technology through Azure, either in full cloud mode (ie application and applications/resources hosted on Azure) or in hybrid mode (ie using Azure to access applications/resources hosted either in…

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Office 365 / Exchange – Convert your distribution lists to Office 365 Groups

A new feature is being rolled out to allow you to convert your distribution lists to Office 365 Groups.   What can be converted to Office 365 Groups The following table defines what can be converted (as of today – August 5th, 2016) Distribution Group Types Eligibility Mail enabled security group. Not eligible On-premise managed distribution group. (synched) Not eligible Nested distribution groups. Distribution group either has child groups or…

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Office 365 – Office 365 Admin Universal App is GA

The Office 365 Admin Universal App has reached general availability.             If you have been running the beta version (Office 365 Admin Universal Beta) you need to install the released version. If you have been running the ‘old’ version of the Office 365 Admin app on Windows 10, the app will be updated -  if not, check the app store to ensure you have enable automatic updates or to…

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