I have the pleasure to be one of the various speakers around the globe which will speak during the Collab365 Global Conference on October 7th with session both live and pre recorded.
24 Hours of Office365, SharePoint, Azure and more!! This is the event for 2015 if you want to gain in depth insights from experts all over the globe. Whether its the technology that you want to learn about, the applications or the implications of using Office365, SharePoint or Azure, this is the place where you will find answers. Our speakers will bring their lessons flavoured with unique local perspectives directly to your device.
To register to this event go to http://www.collab365.events/register/
By the way, my session will be about Right Management Services and how to take advantage of the Azure RMS service to secure and protect your asset both online and on premises (this will be pre recorded)
Since the upgrade to Windows 10 RTM (and even with the new 10525 build for Fast update users), the remote desktop client keeps using MicrosoftAccount as domain when you use UPN format to logon (user@domain) – as you can see in the screenshot below
So off course, you always get The logon attempt failed error, which in fact does not really help as you have been sure of the credentials you entered.
To get more insight, you need to logon to the server/client you attempts to connect and look for security audit failure; you will see the reason and the domain used (MicrosoftAccount).
The solution is to use the “old format” domain\user for each first logon; then you will be able to use the UPN format again.
As you know, Microsoft has released about a week ago his new client operating system, Windows 10, which includes a new web browser called Edge.
You have to be aware that Edge and SharePoint do not like each others.
Many of the features available on SharePoint (both On Premises and Online) are not available with Edge; as part of these features not available (not exhaustive list):
For some of these incompatibility you can use Internet Explorer 11 – using the Open with Internet Explorer option BUT the drag and drop is still not available with the following error “Folders and invalid files can't be dragged to upload.” while I was trying to upload multiple files with compatible name files
I have been playing with the Mobile Device Management feature for Office 365 for some time already – since it has been in technical preview.
I registered many devices running on different OS (Windows, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Tech Preview, Android..) but recently I discovered a rogue/phantom device in the Office 365 Mobile Device Management section. This device was unregistered some time ago already, has been restores and re installed to Windows 10 but was still present.
From the Azure Management Portal, I have not been able to delete (as this is usually the case) from the Azure Active Directory\User account\Device section. The delete button was greyed as well as all other buttons except the Block device.
After opening a service request, I have been provided a web site to get all the registered devices with an option to delete them and from this site I have been able to delete the phantom device
So, if you also have a similar issue with an “old” registered device but not able to delete it from the Azure Active Directory portal, go to this site https://byodtestservice.azurewebsites.net/, sign in with the credentials used to registered the device.
If the device is shown in the list, just hit the Delete action
If you are using Microsoft Intune as client and/or device management solution, you have to be aware that Microsoft will make the Azure Authenticator app a requirements for Android devices in September 2015.
You can opt out this requirements using the Intune management portal through the Mobile Device Management\Android
If you opt out you need to know that later this year (when the Company Portal app will be updated), single sign on for Intune and Office Apps will no longer be supported and conditional access users will be quarantined on Android devices.
To know more about the Azure Authenticator app, go to http://aka.ms/sept2015
If you are running your own help desk (as many large organization do), you can now provide your own help desk details to your Office 365 users.
To do so, just logon to the Office 365 Admin portal and hit your tenant/company name (top right of the admin portal, just below you name)
Then hit the Custom Help Desk link and fill as appropriate for you
The next time your users will logon onto Office 365, if they click the Question Mark on the left side of their picture, they will get your help desk details
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.
Et voilà, data connection is now back.
For those who did not have request the automatic update or for enterprise consumers, Windows 10 is now available in MSDN
For those who have requested to get the automatic update – through the white Windows icon in the systray, start to check for updates on Windows Update
As you may know, you can synchronize your content store in SharePoint or SharePoint Online to your local client to keep it available while offline (thanks to the OneDrive for Business client).
With SharePoint Online, you can now restrict this feature to only domain joined client; this will help you to ensure sensitive data is not stored on non managed client.
To do so:
$cred = Get-Credential (save your SharePoint Online Admin credential in the $cred variable)
Connect-SPOService -Url https://<your Office 365 tenant name>-admin.sharepoint.com -credential $cred (connect to your SharePoint Online tenant with your saved credentials)
Set-SPOTenantSyncClient -Enable -DomainGuids "<replace with your AD GUID – multiple GUID must be separate by a comma>"
If you are not sure if there is any client synch restriction, or need to check which domain(s) is allowed (you will only get the GUID), you need to run the following command
To remove the overall restriction, run the following command and the TenantRestrictionEnabled must then be set to FALSE
Additional things to know:
Microsoft has released the new Skype for Business app for Windows Phone.
If you have already installed Lync 2013 Mobile client app for Windows Phone, this has been automatically (or should be) updated.
If not, try to force to update your installed app or download it from the Store https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/skype-for-business/d85d8a57-0f61-4ff3-a0f4-444e131d8491
As part of the improvements:
Benoit is specialized on Microsoft infrastructure (Active Directory, Azure, ForeFront products, Hyper-V, Identity Management, System Center, Windows) and collaboration (BPOS, Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint) technologies.
He has been awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2002 - on Windows, then SharePoint and finally Office 365. He has been recoginzed as Microsoft Community Contributor for his work on the Office 365 community in 2013 and 2014.
He has been involved in early stage of testing phase for many Microsoft products - from Windows to Office 365, including Exchange, SharePoint or Office client and WindowsUpdate.
He has participated as speaker or Ask The Expert (ATE) at many Microsoft or Quest events. He also participed in writing several books on SharePoint (2003 to 2010).
With more than 10 years of professional experience, he has a deep knowledge of the Microsoft market and his competitors.
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