Exchange Online – Introducing the Fiddler extension for Exchange Online

You may already know Fiddler, the web debugging tool which has been initially developed by a Microsoft support engineer years ago and now part of Telerik (but still free). Well, the Exchange product team has been proud to announce the availability of a Fiddler extension dedicated to Exchange Online troubleshooting. The Exchange Online extension provides you all the features available with Fiddler (session capture, session colouring…) but also much more…

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Teams – New capabilities are coming in to calling in Teams

Microsoft Teams calling capabilities are going to be improved as multiple updates are being deployed, which is expected to be started by mid December 2018 and completed by end of January 2019. The below list details the new features going to be available once your tenant has been updated: Shared Line Appearance – Handle multiple calls on a specific number called a shared number. This feature can configure any enterprise…

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Intune / Windows 10 – You can refresh a device while keeping it enrolled

This has been available for few months already but apparently was not quite known. Since last August 2018, you can now request to refresh an enrolled Windows 10 (1703 and later) from Intune. The refresh option – called Fresh Start – will remove all preinstalled application while keeping the device enrolled. It is important to Retain the user data if you want to keep the device enrolled (Azure AD Joined,…

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Intune / Windows 10 – You can now configure the Delivery Optimization for Windows Update

The latest Intune update allows you to configure the Delivery Optimization for Windows Update in Windows 10/Windows Server 2019 (yes, Delivery Optimization is also available on Windows Server 2019 ) Do configure the Delivery Optimization you need to create a new Device Profile for Windows 10 or Later and then choose the Delivery Optimization profile type, then you can define how the Delivery Optimization will work – from HTTP only…

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Azure VM – You can now replace virtual disk during the restore process

Previously when you had to restore an Azure Virtual Machine you had to fully restore the VM by creating a new VM. Now you can restore the VM by replacing it by overwriting the existing/being restored one. Off course to be able to do this you need to have a recovery vault in place and have the VM being backed up at least once If you need to restore a…

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Azure – Azure Site Recovery automatic update is now available

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is an Azure service allowing you to setup a disaster recovery infrastructure by replicating your virtual machines either from on-premises (VMWare/Hyper-V) or from Azure. When you implement ASR you have to deploy a component, known as mobility service, on each virtual machines being replicated. As each time ASR is updated (which is a monthly cadence) you also have to update your mobility agent, which then may…

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SCCM – You can request a client restart from the SCCM console

With the latest System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch update (build 1810), you can now request a client restart using the SCCM console. To do so, open your SCCM console and reach out the Devices section from the Assets and Compliance workspace to select the device you want to restart Right click on the device and choose Client Notification\Restart If a user is currently logged on the client, he…

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SCCM – It is now possible to repair installed application from the Software Center

With the latest update of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1810), it is now possible to repair installed application from the Software Center. The option ‘Allow end-users to attempt to repair this application’ need to be enabled when you deploy the application Once your new application is created and available in the SCCM console you need to edit it and reach the Deployment Type tab to add…

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SharePoint Online – Sharing link with download blocked

An update is currently being deployed (complete roll out schedule for end of January 2019)  to allow SharePoint Online users to share link to document while blocking the download. This feature will let you share content stored on SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business while blocking the download; the shared content will be only accessible through the web browser using Office Online.

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Flow/PowerApps – Changes are coming

You may already know Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps. If not, Flow is the ‘modern’ workflow solution to connect with multiple source (Office 365, external third party like Twitter or on-premises) available with Office 365 subscription or separately, while PowerApps is the solution to develop applications leveraging Microsoft technologies (Flow, Office 365 or Azure) or third party. Well, changes are coming in licensing for Flow and PowerApps. Starting February 2019,…

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