Month: December 2017

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 8450 is now available

The latest and new release of Deployment Toolkit (MDT) for Windows is now available for download at ​https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54259 This version supports Windows 10 build 1709 (Fall Creator Update) and SCCM current branch (1710), as well as includes some fixes like: Win10 Sideloaded App dependencies and license not installed CaptureOnly task sequence doesn’t allow capturing an …

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Office 365 – It is time to move from TLS 1.0 and 1.1

In order to improve the security, Office 365 services are going to stop supporting Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 If you are in hybrid scenarios (either with Exchange or Skype for Business) and/or if you use AD FS for your authentication services, you need to ensure your on-premises services supports TLS 1.2 Starting …

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Azure – Another security problem with Azure AD Connect

It has just been published (December 12th, 2017), a new potential security hole in Azure AD Connect (at least version 1.1.649.0, the advisory bulletin does not specify the impacted version(s)) which could leads the Azure AD Connect service account with insufficient restriction when Azure AD Connect automatically creates it. See the advisory bulleting available at …

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Exchange Online – Clutter end of life date

This has been announced some time ago already (July 2016); Clutter is going to be deprecated and eventually removed and replaced by Focused Inbox. Now, we have an official end of life date for Clutter: this will be January 31, 2020. So you still have some time to communicate to your end-users, update your support …

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SCCM – You can now easily identify devices with pending reboot

UPDATE additional information and screenshots after Patch Tuesday This has always been a nightmare for sysadmins, identifying devices with pending reboot. Now with SCCM, it becomes easier. The latest update for SCCM Current Branch (build 1710) has a new column to use in the Console\Devices to identify such devices with pending reboot To get this …

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Office 365 – Get translated messages in Message Center

This update will probably be more interesting for non-English customer. An update is currently being deployed to get messages from Message Center translated in a different language than the English one, as messages in Message Center are written only in English. To check/change your language settings, open the Gear menu from the Office 365 administration …

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Office 365 – ATP is available for SharePoint and Teams too

Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threats Protection) is an advanced protection solution provided by Office 365, already available for Exchange Online and for few months on Office Click To Run (see to learn more about ATP https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-Advanced-Threat-Protection-e100fe7c-f2a1-4b7d-9e08-622330b83653?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) The solution is used to deeply analyzed URL’s and attachments before letting end-users accessing it. Now, Office 365 ATP …

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Teams – You can define who can post in the General channel

Each Team is created with a General channel. By default everyone can post in this channel. Now you can define with 3 different levels who can post in this channel: Everyone can post (the default setting) Everyone and display an alert that everyone in the Teams will be notified Just the Teams owner To define …

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Exchange Online – Easier Office 365 Groups recovery

You may already know that you can recover a deleted Office 365 Groups using PowerShell during the 30 days retention period. This does not change but it is becoming a bit easier by using Exchange Online ECP. As for the restore with PowerShell, the following is recovered when the deleted Office 365 Group is recovered: …

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