Intune – You can now launch a remote help session directly from the portal and availability for MacOS

If you are using Intune with a Remote Help add-on or an Intune Suite license, you know your helpdesk can use the Remote Help feature to deliver support assistance to end-users. Until now the remote help session had to be initiated by sharing a security code between the helper and the end-user. Well, good news, …

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Azure – A new timeline experience is available for Azure Monitor alerts (preview)

As you probably already know, you can use Azure Monitor to monitor your resources health and availability. Well, a new alert timeline experience is now available in preview. It will simplifies reviewing and investigating fired alerts. To start enjoying this new experience, connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and search for Monitor to access the …

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Intune – The Endpoint Configuration Manager portal URL is being replaced

  About 2 years ago, Microsoft has announced that the Intune and System Configuration Manager (SCCM) will be renamed under the Endpoint Configuration Manager product umbrella.   This introduced a new administration portal URL for Intune https://endpoint.microsoft.com/.   Well, fast forward to few months ago, Microsoft announced rolling back Endpoint Configuration Manager product to Intune. …

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Azure – You can now enable cross-region restore when using Azure Backup (preview)

As you probably know, you can backup your servers using Recovery Service Agent (MARS) when using Azure Backup. Well, you can now enable cross-region restore (CRR) to help you ensuring service continuity when the primary region is unavailable or to test recovery on the secondary region for audit/compliance purposes. Before being able to do so, …

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Azure – You can now save and manage MARS agent passphrase in Key Vault (preview)

If you are using Recovery Service Agent (MARS) to backup your servers in Azure Recovery Vault, you know you need to use a passphrase, used to encrypt data. Until now, this passphrase had to be stored in some secure location. Well, good news as you can now use Azure Key Vault to save and manage …

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Azure – You can now use your own certificate for domain validation with Azure Front Door

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium SKUs now allows you to use your own certificate when validating the custom domain. Azure Front Door will automatically approve the custom domain if the Certificate Name (CN) or Subject Alternative Name (SAN) of the certificate matches the custom domain. It will improve and simplify the domain validation process, …

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Entra ID – You can now use Employee hire date in dynamic groups (preview)

As you probably already know, Microsoft has introduced some time ago the Employee hire date attribute in Microsoft Entra ID (formerly known as Azure AD). Well, good news as you can now use this attribute in dynamic group. The Employee hire date (employeeHireDate) is a string type. You can use either Greater Than or Equal …

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Teams – Access to webinar is now limited to 3 concurrent devices

  Until now, participants to Teams webinar were able to access the webinar from unlimited devices.   Because registered participants are were/are able to share with others their registration link, this cause discrepancy in attendees report.   Now, access to webinar can only be done from 3 concurrent devices, meaning if registered attendees share their …

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Azure – You can now enable explicit proxy on your Azure Firewall (preview)

By default, Azure Firewall operates in a transparent proxy mode, where traffic is routed through the firewall using a user-defined route (UDR) configuration. Well, you can now enable explicit proxy mode for outbound traffic. With this mode enabled, you have the option to configure a proxy setting (either manually or using PAC file) on the …

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Azure – You can now enable auto-learn SNAT for Azure Firewall (preview)

Azure Firewall can now learn address ranges and automatically configure them to be excluded from Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) for outbound connections (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-outbound-connections/). This helps reducing time and complexity when manually defining SNAT ranges. When auto-learn SNAT functionality, the auto-learn will configure the firewall every 30 minutes for both registered and private ranges. …

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