Azure / Office 365 – New registration experience coming for Azure MFA and Azure SSPR

You may already well know the Azure Multi Factor (MFA) and Azure Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) features; if not you are missing a very good piece of your Azure AD/Office 365 services. Well, a new registration experience for Azure MFA and Azure SSPR is currently being in preview to simply the end-user registration experience. With the current experience, end-users had to register twice their details (like phone number or…

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Azure – Azure Migrate v2 is going in preview

You may be already aware that Microsoft has introduced a migration tool to help you assess and migrate your VMWare virtual machines to Azure workloads called Azure Migrate. Now, Azure Migrate is evolving to the v2 (in preview) which will includes Hyper-V virtual machines assessment and migration too. The v2 will also introduce some improvements like continuous connected migration appliance (no manual trigger required to (re)discover your on-premises infrastructure) or…

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Office – Office 2019 is now available in preview

Microsoft has just announced Office 2019 is now available in preview. You need to register at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872092 It is important to note that Office 2019 will only available in Click to Run installation mode; no more MSI installation package available. You will be able to upgrade from an MSI package installation to Office 2019. To have a complete list of the features available, go https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872297

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Windows Server – Honolulu technical preview

As you may know, Microsoft has announced a new Windows Server management experience to manage on-premises system with the Honolulu project. The Honolulu project delivers a more modern interface for managing on-premises system through a web interface with no cloud footprint (no dependency what so ever with Azure or other clouds services). In this post I will go through the setup of the technical preview – available for download at…

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Windows Server 2016 – First Windows Server Insider build available

After announcing last June that Windows Server 2016 will also have his own Insider program and builds, Microsoft has released the first Windows Insider build (build 16237). As for Windows 10, Preview builds are not aimed to be production ready, so you may expect some glitch. To start running your own Windows Server preview you need first to register to the Windows Insider for Business program here or to the…

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Office 365 – Preview of the new OneDrive for Business client

It has been announced at the Ignite Conference at Atlanta. A preview of the new OneDrive for Business client is now available. The following are part of the improvements coming with the new version – some have been long waited: Ability to sync SharePoint Online document libraries – until then you were still obliged to use the ‘old’ O4B client while you were using the (so called) NextGen client to…

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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 – 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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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 Phone 10 – No data connection

If you are running the Technical Preview of Windows Phone 10, you may face the following issue (even with the last build): you have a 4G connection BUT no data connection is possible, except with WiFi. After having reported this issue for the last 3 builds (yes, already 3 builds and always having the issue), here is a solution. Go to your phone Settings Access the Extras section (this may…

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Windows 10 – Do not install the latest Surface firmware if you have Bitlocker enabled and running Windows 10 10041

UPDATE 30/03/2015 – After disabling BitLocker to solve the issue, you can re enable it Today, I have installed the latest updates available through Windows Update on my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041: KB 3050653 and System Firmware Update. My Surface has Bitlocker enabled. Unfortunately, after the usual system restart and after the Surface Firmware has been updated, I ran into the issue than Windows…

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Office 365 / Azure – Installation of the AAD Connect March Preview build

Following the announcement of the availability of a new AAD Connect preview build (March 2015 build), here is the some details regarding the installation and configuration steps for this build. I may not have covered everything here yet but will do new post if needed. As quick reminder, if you already had the previous build installed, you have to uninstall it and restart your server as there is NO upgrade…

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Office 365 / Azure – A new build of the Azure Active Directory Connect tool has been delivered

As you may already know since some time, Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) will be the only tool to synchronize On Premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory (so replacing DirSync for Office 365) as well as providing more features. So, a new preview build has been delivered for testing today. There is no upgrade path from the previous build. Go to http://connect.microsoft.com/site1164/program8612 to get the new build

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