Month: September 2017

Azure – Azure File Sync preview

It has been announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference, a new functionality has been added to Azure Files services called Azure File Sync. With Azure File Sync you can synchronize your files stored on Azure File services with your On Premises files servers, and the other way around. To take advantage of it, you need …

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Azure – Azure Analysis Services now support firewall

The Azure Analysis Services now support firewall, allowing you to lock down the connectivity between Azure Analysis and the defined source. To access and configure this functionality, you can go to the Azure Analysis Services blade, within the Settings section Toggle to switch from Off to On; you will see the default rule (in fact …

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Azure – Storage Metric now available in preview

A new feature has been available in preview on Azure to help you analyze usage trend and diagnose issues with your storage account. You can access Storage Metric from the portal or use REST API. From the portal access the storage account you want to gather the metrics and access the Metrics blade; you will …

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Azure – Manage updates for Azure Virtual Machine

You can now automate update management for Azure Virtual Machine in an easier way. Using Azure Automation, you can now better manage updates management for your virtual machine on Azure. Prerequisites An automation account (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-create-standalone-account for instruction if required) Virtual machine running on Azure ARM – Classic virtual machine are not supported – within …

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SharePoint Online – OneDrive Announcements from Ignite

The following has been announced at the Ignite Conference for OneDrive: Coming on October 17th, Files On Demand. This feature was already announced as part of some Windows 10 Preview build. We now have an official date of delivery Silent Synch Auto Account Configuration, using Azure ADAL (Azure Active Directory Authentication Library), will support automatic …

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Compliance – Microsoft has announced a compliance center

With all the cloud services and regulation/compliance requirements, it may difficult to ensure you are indeed matching yours. To help you with that, Microsoft already did a good job by providing documentations and guideline but now it going to go one step further. Microsoft has announced a Compliance Center covering the full Microsoft cloud services, …

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ADFS – Resolve authentication issue faster

Authentication is a key to access corporate resources, hosted either on-premises (you can use ADFS to authenticate against Exchange to access your mailbox) or in the cloud (Office 365, Azure, Salesforce…). While Microsoft is working hard to make authentication process to his services a little bit easier for end-users (password synch, seamless single sign-on…), you …

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Azure – PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell now in preview

As you may know, some time ago Microsoft has released a cool feature on the Azure portal called Azure Cloud Shell. This feature is now supporting PowerShell (in preview) allowing you to run PS command directly from the portal Choose to use a PowerShell experience in Cloud Shell as an alternative to the existing Bash …

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Office 365 – New administration features coming up

It has been announced at the Ignite conference, the Office 365 administration experience is evolving. You are going to get: more focused experience as every administrators may not need to have the same information level on a regular basis (user administrators may not need to have the health information while a service administrators may not …

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Teams – Audio Conferencing available in preview in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is evolving again by adding Audio Conferencing capabilities. Users licensed for Audio Conferencing (formerly called PSTN Conferencing) will automatically have the dial in feature available in their Teams. You can learn more about it here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/audio-conferencing