Month: August 2017

Azure – Just In Time Virtual Machine access (preview)

A new security feature has been made available in preview on Azure: Just In Time Access for virtual  machine. While access and behavior of resources hosted on Azure are monitored by Microsoft to avoid malicious activities, there is still risks to get your resources, and in this case your virtual machines, being vulnerable. The Just …

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Office 365 – You can now get your monthly invoice by email

An update has been deployed to Office 365 which allow you to get your invoice being sent by email. To enable this, just logon to your Office 365 administration portal and reach the Billing notifications section Then Turn on the functionality The next invoice will be automatically sent to all your Global Administrator and Billing …

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Office 365 – Shared status indicator in OneDrive for Business

An update is being deployed to add a shared status indication in OneDrive for Business. When the update will be deployed on your tenant, your end-users will see when a folder on their OneDrive for Business has been shared. The following icon will be shown in the navigation bar And when clicking on it, they …

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Office 365 – Make Office 365 Groups expiring (preview)

As you know Office 365 Groups is one of the various collaboration features available on Office 365; one available as self-service to end-users. This means you may ended after some time to have quite a lot Office 365 Groups while they are not used anymore as tied to a project or any other temporary need. …

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Exchange Online – New functionality to clean up your mailbox

An update has been deployed on Exchange Online (Outlook on the Web [formerly Outlook Web Access]) to help users cleaning up their mailbox and have a view on their folders size (ordered by size – bigger to smaller). They also will be able to apply a retention policy to the folder while having an idea …

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Office 365 – New controls for Microsoft Teams

New controls are being deployed to let administrators define the authorized interaction between Microsoft Teams and applications. It will give administrators the ability to allow application and define which one(s) will be authorized for use with Teams To manage it go to your Office 365 Administration portal and reach the Settings\Services & add-ins section Select …

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Microsoft Teams – You can create a Teams meeting with Outlook

If you are using Office 365 Pro Plus (meaning Office Click to Run) and using Microsoft Teams, the latest updates have added an add-on to Outlook to let you create a Teams meeting You also have this option when creating a ‘classic’ meeting or with an appointment   When using this add-on, your meeting is …

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Office 365 – New scheduling assistant is coming….

A new scheduling assistant is coming to you; apparently this may replace the Outlook add-in ‘Find Time’. This is using Cortana. Setup This new scheduling assistant is currently in preview; so first thing you have to do is to connect to https://calendar.help/ and request an invitation You will need to grant the permission to the …

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Office 365 – You can now manage domain guest access for Groups

An update is being rolled out to let you manage allowed/blocked domains for guest access to Office 365 Groups. After allowing guest access to Groups, Microsoft now helps securing this access by allowing administrators to define a list of allowed/blocked domains. This feature is not available (yet?) using the Office 365 administration portal but with …

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Office 365 – New sign in experience

A new sign-in experience to logon to Microsoft cloud services (Azure / Office 365) is being rolled out. The next time you will logon to Microsoft cloud services you may notice this notification on the top right If you click on the Try it now link you will then get the new login experience or …

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