The latest release of Azure AD Connect now officially supports SQL 2016 and Windows Server 2016, which also includes the ability to manage ADFS 4.0 (part of Windows Server 2016)
You can download the new release here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6=True
As you may know, Microsoft has announced some time ago the integration of 2 new services on Office 365: Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps (https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/31/sharepoint-welcomes-powerapps-and-microsoft-flow/)
If you manage the service(s) enabled to your Office 365 users (ie if you don’t automatically enable all services included in your license), you will need to update your process or script (my preferred option )
The plans for these 2 new services are:
Starting October 31, 2017 (in about a year), accessing your Exchange Online mailbox with Outlook client on Windows will be made using MAPI over HTTP.
This means that all client which do not support MAPI over HTTP (Outlook 2007 [by the way you should already have moved on as this is not supported anymore]) will NOT be able to connect to Exchange Online, Outlook 2010 to 2016 must ensure their client is up to date:
As you know, sometime ago Microsoft has introduced Office 365 Groups as new collaborative services.
You can now define on SharePoint Online Administration portal if an Office 365 or a classic SharePoint site can be created.
This administrative option is available from the SPO administration portal, below the Settings section under the Site Creation option
It has been a long waited feature; being able to download multiple files/folders at once from SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business.
The wait is now over , Microsoft is deploying an update to make this functionality available.
Nothing to do to get it working.
Once your users will logon to SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business using their favorite web browser, if they select multiple files/folders, they will be downloaded at once – the same way you can download multiple files from OneDrive (consumer).
The rollout is starting with First Release tenants and will be completed by the end of this year (end of December 2016).
An update on Yammer will link the network name (company network) as well as the default domain with Office 365.
This means if the Office 365 tenant name (not the URL xxx.onmicrosoft.com) will be updated, it will be reflected automatically to Yammer.
on Yammer will become from Office 365
Also, when you change the default Office 365 domain to a verified domain (which should be already the case for most of you), this domain will automatically becomes the primary domain for Yammer
The update is scheduled to be effective on November 14.
Delegated access applies only for full access; send-as, send on behalf or delegation from Outlook do not work. Cross-premises permissions do not work in OWA
This has been a major limitation of the Exchange Hybrid mode for quite long time.
I just noticed that you can now have access to a delegated mailbox hosted on premises if your mailbox is on Office 365, and the other way too.
I don’t know since then neither what is the prerequisites to get it working.
To give you a starting point, I’m running Exchange 2016 CU3 with Azure AD Connect version 1.1.281 (off course configured with the Exchange Hybrid option enabled)
The main mailbox is hosted on premises and the delegated is hosted on Exchange Online
The main mailbox is hosted on Exchange Online and the delegated is hosted on premises
You can now browse your OneDrive for Business to share documents on Yammer as well as create new Office documents directly from Yammer.
When you want to share a document on Yammer, you used to have 2 options: either upload from your computer or browse an existing file on Yammer.
Now, you can browse your OneDrive for Business to locate document you want to share; in the same way you were already sharing your OneDrive for Business documents, permissions will be automatically set on
To share a OneDrive for Business document on Yammer, just select the Select a file on OneDrive option
It will then let you browse your OneDrive for Business space
Also, as you can see in the screenshot, you can browse your Office 365 Groups too
However, this integration is only working if you want to share a document when posting; it is not working if you go to the Files section on Yammer where you can only upload from your computer
In addition of this integration, you will be able to create new Office document directly from Yammer
Just browse the Files section of your group and hit the New button
Microsoft has introduced a new collaboration feature on Office 365 called Microsoft Team.
Microsoft Team is built on top of Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Exchange and OneNote (plus off course Azure AD for the identity/authentication)
As part of this introduction, the whitelisted endpoints has been updated – so if you are filtering internet access from your corporate network you will need to update your configuration to include the new URL’s used by Microsoft Team
Microsoft Team is available for the following SKU’s:
To enable Microsoft Team preview on your tenant, logon to the Office 365 Admin portal and go to the Settings\Apps section and enable Microsoft Team service
Then you can enable/disable the additional services – by default all services are enabled except the Bots one
To take advantage of Microsoft Team, the following clients are supported:
Safari is not yet supported
A desktop client is also available to support real time communication; the client can be downloaded from https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
The mobile device client can NOT be deployed with any software deployment solution.
The client is automatically installed without any user intervention. Once completed, the client loads himself; it will be available on the systray
Then you just need to authenticate against your Office 365 tenant
The real time communication client has access to your Exchange Online mailbox as well as your SharePoint Online / OneDrive for Business sites.
This will allow you to collaborate with your peers without having to exit and use Outlook to check your calendar availability for example
To create a team, just access the Teams section and create a new one; if you are already using Office 365 Groups, you can reuse them to create a team
To access Microsoft Team with your browser, just go to https://teams.microsoft.com
Same as for the real time communication client, you will be asked to authenticate (depending of your browser configuration and authentication method used, this may be automatic)
You have the same functionalities than with the real time client
It has been a long wait but a new SharePoint mobile app is now available for Windows Mobile 10, Android and iOS.
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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