Month: June 2014

Office 365 / SharePoint Online – Behavior change for the New button in the quick action bar with content type management allowed

Recently, I discover a behavior change for the New button in the quick action bar for SharePoint Online library. Indeed, instead of having the new document option (with the list of available templates for this document library); I got the upload a file dialog box. After investigating, I discovered this change appears when you enable …

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Microsoft Azure – Azure Active Directory Device registration in preview

Another new coming feature on Azure Active Directory service: Device registration. You may be already aware that with Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8 and ADFS 3.0, Microsoft has introduced a new feature to allow/simplify the BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – and access corporate resources (and corporate Windows App) WITHOUT being obliged to …

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Microsoft Azure – Use Azure Active Directory Application Proxy (AADAP)

In this post, I will cover implementation of a new feature on Microsoft Azure called Azure AD Application Proxy. This mainly consist of the Web Application Proxy role introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 but on Azure. Currently in preview, this feature will be available to Azure Active Directory Premium – take a look here …

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Microsoft Azure – A new administration portal available in preview

As part of the continuous improvement and evolution of the Microsoft Azure services, Microsoft is proposing a new administration and simplified administration portal for Azure in preview. To use this incoming new portal, just go to https://portal.azure.com/   NOTE not all Azure services are available through the preview portal. When not available, you will get …

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Windows Phone – Synchronize your Wi-Fi connection settings between Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

Recently I discovered a pretty nice new feature in Windows Phone 8.1 Developer preview – meaning this should be available to everyone when the GA for this update will be reached in about few weeks or months. So, here is the situation: I’m running Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview, both using my …

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Exchange / Office 365 – You can select which folder to sync for offline use with OWA

With Exchange 2013, and so Exchange Online too, a new feature has been introduced with OWA (Outlook Web Access) called Offline Access – if you don’t how to use it, take a look at my post here http://blog.hametbenoit.info/2012/07/17/exchange-2013-use-owa-offline/ That said, this feature has been improved as now you can select WHICH folders to synchronize when …

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Office 365 / Exchange / SharePoint – Solution if your site mailbox is being stuck in provisioning

As you may already know, one of the new major feature of Exchange and SharePoint 2013 (which is also available on Office 365 with Exchange Online and SharePoint Online) is the Site Mailbox. As reminder – in case of you don’t know anything about it, a site mailbox is a central email and document sharing …

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Office 365 – Change to manually force a directory synchronization

With the latest version of the Windows Azure Directory Synchronization tool (DirSync) – version 1.0.6862.0000, available from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=278924, there has been a change in the way to manually start a directory synchronization with your Office 365 tenant. Previously, you had to launch the DirSyncConfigShell.psc1 and then run Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync. Now, you have to open a PowerShell …

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Office 365 – Five good white papers on Azure RMS

Microsoft has recently published 5 new white papers about Azure RMS. Bring-Your-Own-Key-with-Azure-RMS.DOCX: This document provides information about the Bring-Your-Own-Key (BYOK) capability and its various related options. By following the steps outlined in this document you should be able to successfully prepare your environment to leverage this BYOK capability, enable it and manage your key over …

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Office 365 – SharePoint Online allows you to use your mobile device to open a document

While Microsoft is currently deploying across all Office 365 customers the update to integrate Yammer and SharePoint Online – see http://blogs.office.com/2014/06/03/yammer-brings-conversations-to-your-onedrive-and-sharepoint-online-files/, an additional feature is also appearing. This feature is a little bit complicated to get/see as it is ONLY shown as a small icon showing a cell phone when a document is displayed on …

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