Month: May 2018

Azure – You can now use Azure AD authentication to grant access to Azure Storage

As you know Azure Storage is providing storage capabilities on Azure (either for files, blobs, queues or tables). Until then, when you needed to grant access to a storage space on Azure you had to use shared keys or SAS tokens. Now you can also use your Azure AD to grant access to Azure storage, …

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Azure AD – Conditional Access now supports legacy clients

Azure AD Conditional Access has been updated and is now supporting legacy clients like POP, IMAP or SMTP. If you wish to implement conditional access for these legacy clients/protocols, you need to choose the Other clients – available after click on the Advanced link – when configuring the conditional access EWS (Exchange Web Service) will …

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Azure – Data classification and protection now available for SQL

SQL Information Protection now includes new capabilities to help identify, classify or monitor data stored in your SQL databases.   Use on Azure SQL To start using these new capabilities, go to your Azure ARM portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach your SQL Server blade. Then access the SQL database you want to Advanced Threat Protection configuration …

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Intune – The Intune Silverlight portal is going to be removed

About 18 months ago, Microsoft has announced the integration of Intune service into the Azure ARM portal. Now, the Intune Silverlight portal is going to be removed (starting August 31st, 2018) with all Intune capabilities moved to the Azure ARM portal. If you are still using the Intune agent to manage Window 7 (and later), …

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Office 365 – Microsoft Whiteboard is going in GA soon

Few months ago, a new service appears on Office 365 called Microsoft Whiteboard, a digital whiteboard to help users collaborating and sharing ideas. The service is going to be generally available within the next few months – except for government or in Germany. The corresponding Windows 10 application will be available for download from the …

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Azure – You can use your Azure AD credentials to logon to Linux VM

If you use Azure to run Linux virtual machines, you can now use your Azure AD (aka corporate) credentials to logon to your Linux session (in preview). By enabling this feature, you can also take advantage of requesting MFA or enable RBAC role. The following Linux distribution are supported for this capability: CentOS 6.9 or …

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Azure – Azure Storage Explorer is now GA

After being in preview for quite some time, Azure Storage Explorer is now available in general availability (GA). You can get it from (the released version at the time of writing this post is 1.1.0): For Windows https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=708343&clcid=0x409 For MacOs https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=708342&clcid=0x409 For Linux https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=722418&clcid=0x409 With Azure Storage Explorer you can directly access you Azure Storage …

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Office 365 – Microsoft Training Services starting in preview late July

Microsoft is introducing a new service for Office 365 customers called Microsoft Training Services. The objective is to help customers embrace Office 365 and Windows 10 without having to heavily invest in training content which can be out of date very quickly while providing customized and up to date content, relevant for their business. If …

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Azure – New version of Azure AD Connect with quite new capabilities

A new version (1.1.819.0) of Azure AD Connect (the directory synchronization tool for Office 365 / Azure AD) has been released. You can get it from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771 This new version includes new capabilities like: Integration with PingFederate (in preview), allowing you to use Azure AD Connect to configure PingFederate for federation with Office 365/Azure AD …

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