Month: June 2018

SharePoint Online – Page Diagnostics Tool Chrome Extension

A new diagnostic component for Office 365 and SharePoint Online administrators is now available. This tool is a Chrome Extension – which can be installed from here or from the Chrome web store. The Page Diagnostics Tool is going to help you potential issues with ‘classic’ SharePoint Online pages, like latency, page load time… You …

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SharePoint Online – Connect existing SharePoint sites as Office 365 Groups

An update on SharePoint Online is currently being deployed to allow you to connect existing SharePoint Online sites as Office 365 Groups. This will allow your end-users to have their SharePoint Online available in their Outlook. When you connect to your SharePoint Online site, open the Gear menu and choose Connect to new Office 365 …

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SCCM – In Console update stuck installing or incorrect status

I got my System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch with an In Console update stuck installing and/or with incorrect status reported. The latest update for SCCM Current Branch (KB4339794) was incorrectly reporting an installed status on both Update and Servicing workspace and on Update and Servicing Status while it was in fact stuck installing …

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Office 365 – Important requirements changes coming

As announced in April 2017, important changes are coming for accessing Office 365 services with Office client. In October 2020 all Office clients which are NOT either Office Pro Plus (aka Office Click to Run) or Office in Mainstream support will blocked when accessing Office 365 services (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype….) So start your Office client …

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Office 365 – Threat Intelligence trackers

A new Office 365 Threat Intelligence feature is making his way to your Office 365 tenant if you are using Advanced Threat Management. This new feature, called Threat Intelligence Tracker, which is going to help you getting insights about security threats you may face. You can access the trackers from your Security & Compliance portal …

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Azure – Access Control Service is being retired

It has been announced sometime ago and now this is there the official timeline. Azure Access Control Service (ACS) is going to be retired on November 7th, 2018. It has been already removed from the Azure ARM portal earlier in April. If you are still using the service you must migrate your ACS to one …

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Azure – Important change is coming for ExpressRoute

I’m just reposting it here as I did not saw it anywhere else (direct copy/paste from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/whats-new#may-2018) This is an important announcement about Azure ExpressRoute Software as a Service offering, like Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) are designed to work best by going directly through the Internet, without requiring ExpressRoute or any other private VPN …

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Exchange – You can now manage remote shared mailboxes from On-Premises Exchange

With Exchange 2013 CU 21 (https://support.microsoft.com/help/4099855) or Exchange 2016 CU 10 (https://support.microsoft.com/help/4099852) you can now directly create and manage remote shared mailboxes from your On-Premises Exchange with PowerShell. Before taking advantage of these new PowerShell commands (see below) you first must prepare you Active Directory (which from my point of view should be executed anyway …

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Azure – Define a security baseline for Azure AD Administrators

A new security feature has been delivered in preview for Azure AD; a security baseline for any Azure AD Administrator. This baseline will be enabled by default (during the preview you HAVE to enable it) and is going to request multi-factor authentication (MFA) for any privileged account like: Global Administrator Service Administrator SharePoint Administrator Exchange …

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Exchange Online–You can now exclude the dumpster from Public Folders migration

Just off the press, you can now exclude dumpster from your Public Folders migration from Exchange 2013/2016 to Exchange Online. Until then the PF dumpster was migrated along with the PF data, resulting in longer public folders migration. Without thinking neither with the potentials issue of data in the dumpster corrupted. To exclude the dumpster …

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