Month: November 2017

Azure – Launch of the Azure Migrate preview

This has been announced at the Ignite Conference earlier and in private preview for quite some time now. Today, Azure Migrate is launched in public preview – everybody can try it to migrate on-premises VM’s workloads to Azure VM’s. To start using Azure Migrate to help you identify if a workload can be migrated to …

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Azure – Get notified when an Azure incident impacts you

You already know you have access to the Azure Health Dashboard to have a look on all your Azure resource and if there is any incident or advisory. But this is more a reactive situation than pro active. You can now create a service alert to be notified immediately when an incident occurs. To create …

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SCCM – Update – Create Azure AD Joined device collection

You may have already read my post on how to create an SCCM device collection to get Azure AD Joined devices (https://t.co/uJ5eBAtutT). This post is an update, so you can now forget the first one. With one of the latest SCCM update (sorry did not notice earlier – but at least the last update 1710) …

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Azure – Group Based Licensing bug

As you may already know you can use security groups to automatically assign licenses to users member of the groups. Keeping in mind this feature is still in preview (so basically beta), there could be some glitch and here is one… So you setup a universal security group synced to Azure AD and then use …

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SCCM – Customize options available in Software Center

With the latest update of SCCM Current Branch (1710) you can define which options (Applications, Updates, Operating Systems, Installation Status, Device Compliance or Options tabs) are displayed in the SCCM Software Center. To configure it, open your SCCM console and access the Administration workspace. Then access the Client Settings and edit the client setting (either …

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Azure – Customize Azure Advisor to your need

You can now customize Azure Advisor to get advice tuned to your need. To do so, access your Azure ARM portal (https://portal.azure.com) and access the Azure Advisor (keyword Advisor) blade You can also use this direct link http://aka.ms/AzureAdvisor Then access the Configure section (button on top) Then for each subscription, you can select for which …

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SCCM – Nested Task Sequence is now available

It has been a long awaited feature but now this is it; with the latest SCCM Current Branch (1710) update, you can now run nested task sequences. To do so, you obviously need at least 2 tasks sequence. You need to keep in mind the following when using nested task sequence (also known as child …

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SCCM – Co-management is now available in SCCM Current Branch (1710)

The latest update for SCCM Current Branch is now available and includes the announced co-management feature. The co-management feature allows you to manage your devices with Intune and SCCM without having to setup an Intune subscription on SCCM. Especially in scenarios where Windows 10 Azure AD Joined device needs to use the SCCM agent. Once …

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Office 365 – Booking is now available to E plans

UPDATE 23 Nov 2017 – Get the Business Apps (free) to manage user licenses for Booking Booking is an Office 365 initially available to Small Business plan to help managing bookings with external people. Booking is now available also for E plan. NOTE at this stage, Office 365 Administrators just to need to enable the …

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Intune – Conditional Access is moving to be only on Azure AD

On January 2018, conditional access policies for Intune will be moved for good to Azure AD. Until now (and January 2018), conditional access configuration is/was available through the ‘classic’ Silverlight Intune portal, Intune App Protection (MAM) blade and classic Azure AD portal. If you have policies configured on any of these previous access point, you …

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