October 2017

Azure – Azure File Share now available in preview

A new functionality is available in preview for Azure File Share: the snapshot. Azure File Share snapshot will allow you to store read-only version of files stored on Azure File Share – the same way you can already do on your local Windows client with the versioning. You can enable the snapshot feature on your …

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Skype for Business – Modern Auth is now available in preview

As announced during the last Ignite Conference, Modern Authentication is now available in preview for Skype for Business, allowing MFA, Certificate Based Authentication, Conditional Access and Mobile Application Management for Skype for Business users wherever they are homed, on-premises or online. To join the public preview register at http://aka.ms/skypepreview

SharePoint Online – SharePoint Migration Tool

As announced at the Ignite 2017 Conference, a ‘self’ migration tool is currently in preview to help you migrate files from on-premises environments (SharePoint or file shares) to SharePoint Online. As usual, the migration is just the end state; you still need to assess, plan and prepare to ensure your environment is ready for the …

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Azure – Track changes done on virtual machine

A new feature is available in preview allowing you to track any changes done on a virtual machine. To enable it, you must have a running virtual machine and then go to the virtual machine blade to enable Change tracking (below the Operations section) When enabling the change tracking, you are also provisioning another preview …

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Exchange Online – Enable Azure Information Protection on OWA

You may have already configured Azure RMS (Rights Management Service) integration with Outlook Web Access (or so called today Outlook on the Web). You can now also enable the same integration with Azure Information Protection; even if you do not have yet enabled Azure RMS integration. To do so you must: have an Office 365 …

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Office 365 – New voicemail user settings portal

A new voice mail user settings portal is available (not yet integrated through App Launcher or any voice mail settings). Go to https://mysettings.lync.com/ and enjoy a new clear voice mail settings portal From there you can enable/disable voice mail and configure language or Out of Office greetings

Office 365 – Legacy OneDrive for Business client is being retired

Following the announcement during the last Ignite Conference, the legacy OneDrive for Business client is going to be retired. This means starting October for the monthly channel customer and up to April 2018 for the semi annual channel customers, the legacy OneDrive for Business client (so called groove.exe) will not be installed anymore with the …

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SCCM – Integrate SCCM with OMS Update Management

If you are using SCCM and Azure OMS, you already know that you can integrate SCCM with OMS. But do you know you can leverage the OMS capabilities to manage updates with SCCM?   Prerequisites This is possible if you match the following requirements and apply the below configuration You must have an OMS workspace …

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Azure – SQL Vulnerability Assessment

Microsoft has introduced a new feature to help you ensuring your Azure SQL services are secured. This feature is called SQL Vulnerability Assessment and is available on preview; the good news is you can also use it with your on-premises SQL servers. It has been designed in a way that even non security/SQL expert can …

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Azure – Azure VNet DDoS protection

As announced at the Ignite Conference, a new Distributed Denial of Service protection has been added to Azure virtual network. This comes into 2 different offers: Basic and free Standard, providing custom and tuned protection based on your Azure Resource   To start using it you can register for the standard preview at http://aka.ms/ddosprotection (no …

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