Azure – Get your ExpressRoute monitored with this preview feature

A new feature is coming on Azure to help you gaining insight on your ExpressRoute. With this new ExpressRoute monitoring solution you will be able to gain a comprehensive network monitoring between your branch offices, VNet and now ExpressRoute, including lost packets, bandwidth usage and network route analysis. This monitoring feature is using the Network Performance Monitor on Azure introduced earlier this year (see https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/02/22/introducing-network-performance-monitor-for-network-visibility-across-public-and-hybrid-clouds/). To enroll to the preview…

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Azure AD – Allow end-users to reset password or PIN from the login screen

UPDATE 21 nov 2017 You can also use the registy key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\AzureADAccount to enable this. Create a DWORD key named AllowPasswordReset with the value 00000001. I have tested with an AAD Joined device managed with SCCM. Will test with an AD Joined device later.   With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (build 1709) you can allow your end-user to self reset their password (or PIN) directly from the login screen.…

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Teams – PowerShell module is now available for Microsoft Teams

As for all other Microsoft cloud services (Azure, Office 365…) Microsoft Teams now has his own PowerShell module. You can get it by opening a PowerShell prompt (as usual always runas Administrator) and run the command Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams If required you will need to install NuGet and trust the repository The current version (0.9.0) allows you to perform “basic” management operations like create/remove Team or Channels, set Guest access…

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Exchange Online – New Client Access Rules for Exchange Online

An update is currently under way (scheduled to be completed by end of December) to help you better manage client access to Exchange Online. Client Access Rule for Exchange Online can only be managed by PowerShell. With this new capability, you can define access rules to authorize/block access based on client IP addresses, clients used, protocol or even group membership. The client access rule is composed by 4 components: the…

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