Month: July 2017

Azure – Public preview of Network Watcher

New feature is now available in public preview on Azure called Azure Network Watcher. This feature will help you troubleshooting/validating network connectivity. To start using it logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and search for Network Watcher Then you can start using Network Watcher to troubleshoot/validate your network. You can get the network topology, try …

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Office 365 – Visio Online is now in public preview

After being in private preview for few weeks/months, Visio Online is now available in public preview. After getting GA later this year, Visio Online will require a paid license to create new Visio file; the viewing experience will be free. This will be available on per user basis. To start using Visio Online preview you …

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Office – Presentation Translator is now available for download

It has been presented during the Build conference, and now this is available for download: the Presentation Translator You can download it from https://aka.ms/translatorpowerpoint and if you want to know more about it go aka.ms/PresentationTranslatorLearnMore     Once installed the add-on is available in the Slide Show tab If you hit the Translate slide or …

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Office 365 – You can now pin Apps to the navigation bar

An update is currently being deployed (as usual First Release tenant first) to let you pin your Apps from the App Launcher directly to the navigation bar To do so, just open the App Launcher and right click (or click on the ellipsis …) to get the contextual menu and choose More\Pin to nav bar …

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Azure – Azure Backup reports are available

In the continuity of my posts about Azure Backup Server, this one is related to setting Azure Backup reports (in preview currently). Azure Backup Reports will help you to aggregate backup reporting from different backup vault if you use the same storage account to give a global insights for your backup saved in Azure. Configure …

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Azure – Azure Backup Recovery Services and Site Recovery will be upgraded

If you have Azure Backup Recovery services and Site Recovery services created with the ‘old’ Azure portal (https://manage.windowsazure.com), these services will be automatically upgraded to the new portal (ARM) at the following date: Azure Backup Recovery Services will be upgraded by October 31 Site Recovery service will be upgraded by September 1st You can also …

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Azure – Do not configure Enhanced Protected Mode by GPO to get Azure AD Seamless SSO to work

A colleague of mine shared his experience while trying to make Azure AD Seamless SSO to work. As reminder Azure AD Seamless SSO is still under preview; Azure Active Directory Seamless Single Sign On (Azure AD Seamless SSO) provides single sign-on for users signing in on their corporate desktops connected to the corporate network. When …

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SharePoint Online – A new tenant setting to block downloading infected file

I noticed a new setting available at the tenant level in SharePoint Online called “DisallowInfectedFileDownload”; you can check thanks to the Get-SPOTenant PS command The setting name is quite self explanatory – the idea is to block downloading any infected file from SharePoint Online. For once I disagree with the default value set by Microsoft …

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Azure – Azure Service Health Preview

Microsoft has announced the release of a preview of a new service in Azure: Azure Service Health Azure Service Health is to provide you information, guidance and support when issue(s) in Azure are affecting you. In a nutshell, we can say this is the Azure version of the Office 365 Service Health dashboard. To start …

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