Month: March 2015

Office 365 – Mobile Devices Management is now available

It has been announced some time ago, Microsoft has now delivered a first release of the mobile devices management for Office 365. You can now define complete access rules for mobile devices to access your Office 365 resources. This feature is currently being roll out on Office 365 for all Office 365 commercial plans (Business, …

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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 …

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Office 365 / Exchange Online – Changes in the Clutter feature

Since last November and the introduction of the Clutter feature (see http://blogs.office.com/2014/11/11/de-clutter-inbox-office-365/ for more details), Microsoft has updated the Clutter feature to allow better management of this feature by administrators. Now, administrators can define retention policies, define rules to bypass Clutter or personalize the message received by end-users. See http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/03/making-clutter-office-365-even-better/ to know more

Office 365 / SharePoint Online – Important change with document library

Starting March 24th, SharePoint Online has been updated by enabling by default document versioning on Document library. This impact all new document library created since then, as well as new site. The document versioning enabled is the Create major version So be aware of this change has some impact in the storage consumed as well …

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Office 365 – Compliance Center

Following my previous post to announce the new Office 365 Compliance Center (http://blog.hametbenoit.info/2015/03/13/office-365-new-compliance-center-is-coming/), here is a quick post on how to go with it. Access to the compliance center is allowed to global administrator and based on the RBAC (Role Based Access Control) permission models, the same than the one used by Exchange (either online …

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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 …

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Office 365 / Exchange – Now with latest Exchange CU, ActiveSync devices will be automatically reconfigured

With the release of the CU 8 for Exchange 2013 and the RU 9 for Exchange 2010, ActiveSync devices will be automatically reconfigured when the mailbox has moved from on premises to Office 365. Previously, the device had to be reconfigured (either by deleting the EAS connection or by manually setting the URL to outlook.office365.com). …

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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 …

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Office 365 – Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) support for Office client is now in Public Preview

After being announced some months ago and an internal/private beta program, support for Multi Factor Authentication for Office client is now available in public preview. MFA support for Office client means if you are using the MFA feature available through Office 365 to secure access to your Office 365 tenant (or the Azure MFA to …

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Lync / Skype for Business / Office 365 – Native support for PSTN will be available in Office 365

After announcing the Skype for Business preview (formerly Lync), Microsoft has announced today that PSTN support will be natively available in Office 365 (starting with US first this summer) See the announcement here http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/18/skype-for-business-is-here-and-this-is-only-the-beginning/ (section The right cloud for communication and productivity in the middle of the page) You can also sign in to be …

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