Month: August 2017

Azure – Azure AD Domain Services now supports Azure Resource Manager virtual networks (preview)

It has just been announced: the Azure AD Domain Services now supports Azure Resource Manager virtual network (in preview) Until then, Azure AD DS was only supporting classic virtual network. During the preview both classic and ARM virtual network will still be available, so you will have to choose BUT the end target is to …

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Azure – SMB v1 will be disabled by default

Microsoft has just announced that SMB v1 will be disabled by default on some virtual machines from the Marketplace. This follows the major situation some weeks ago with malwares/ransomwares taking advantage of flows in the SMB protocol (which were patched by not always deployed). You can read this post to get the list of virtual …

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SCCM – Issue to deploy Hyper V Gen 2 VM with OSD

I recently faced an interesting issue to deploy Hyper V generation 2 virtual machines with SCCM OSD. The PXE boot was stuck in downloading the NBP boot file (smsboot\x64\pxeboot.n12). While Generation 1 was PXE booting successfully, and it used to work as most of the VM’s were deployed using OSD and are Generation 2. So …

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Azure – Azure AD Administrators can get the full list of devices

As you know you can joined Windows devices to Azure AD; the feature is called Azure AD Joined. But from an administration perspective it can be a little bit challenging to get/see the list of all AAD Joined devices as each AAD Joined device is tight with the user account which did the operation (as …

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Exchange Online – Reminder: RPC over HTTPS is being deprecated

It has been announced some time ago already but a reminder is worth it as the date is approaching. RPC over HTTP connectivity to Exchange Online is being deprecated and replaced by MAPI over HTTP on October 31, 2017. If you are using an old version of Office/Outlook (2007, 2010 or 2013) you need to …

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Azure – Azure Network Watcher now has connectivity check (preview)

Following the availability of Azure Network Watcher in preview (see https://t.co/0oi3zxss2u), a new functionality has been introduced (in preview too) called Connectivity Check As indicated by his name this feature is aimed to validate connectivity status between a virtual machine and a target which can be another VM, a public or an on-premises endpoint. To …

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Microsoft Teams – Integrate Yammer feed with Teams

While Microsoft Teams, the new collaborative tool coming with Office 365, evolves quickly, here is how to integrate Yammer with Teams to get the Yammer feed available. Teams comes with lot of out of the box connectors – or you can also develop you own For this one, I will use the out of the …

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SharePoint Online – Excel Surveys is being replaced by Forms for Excel

As you know, sometime ago Microsoft has launched a new Office 365 to create forms simply called Forms. Now, Forms is taking over and is now replacing Excel Surveys on SharePoint Online, and more specifically on OneDrive for Business. Excel Surveys is now Forms for Excel and you will be redirected to the Forms page …

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Office 365 – Office 365 Groups mailnickname uniqueness is being enforced

An update is being deployed to enforce uniqueness of mailnickname assigned to an Office 365 Groups and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August. Prior to this update, this was not enforced and then caused potential collisions when you were using AAD Connect groups writeback. Any Office 365 Groups created before this …

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