Month: June 2018

Azure – Azure AD delegated application management roles are in preview

Good news, new Azure AD delegated management roles are available in preview: Application Administrator: This role provides the ability to manage all applications in the directory, including registrations, SSO settings, user and group assignments and licensing, Application Proxy settings, and consent. It does not grant the ability to manage conditional access. Cloud Application Administrator: This …

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Office – Flash, Silverlight or Shockwave controls are disabled

​If you are using Office 2016 or Office 365 you may be impacted when using PowerPoint, Excel or Word. For security reasons new builds of Microsoft Office for Office 365 block activation of Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls. Most users won’t be impacted, but for some users this may cause one of the following issues: …

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Teams – Support for eDiscovery for Teams users with on-premises mailbox

You can request, through a support request (see below for details), to get your Office 365 tenant enabled for eDiscovery for Teams when you are in Exchange Hybrid configuration. eDiscovery for Teams has been already deployed some time ago across Office 365 tenant; this update will cover the scenario when a user is still hosted …

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Exchange Online – Outlook on the Web is going to support third party storage

As you  may already know, Exchange (both on-prem 2016 and online) supports the use of OneDrive for Business for file storage (including attaching files from OneDrive for Business). An update is going to be deployed (as usual Targeted tenant first with a completion scheduled for end of September) to allow use of third party storage. …

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Office 365 – Alert policies are coming on Office 365

For those who are using Office 365 (E1, E3, E5 and Advanced ATP), a interesting update is coming on Office 365 Security & Compliance center: alert policies As a first stage deployment, these new default alerts will let you when: an elevation of privileges has been done on Exchange Online emails are being delayed for …

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Office 365 – The Office 365 Administration Portal is getting a new home

Since Office 365 has been released few years back, the administration portal has been homed within the main Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com). Within the next few weeks (expected completion is scheduled for end of July, while already available for targeted tenant) the Office 365 Administration Portal is going to have a new home/URL: https://admin.microsoft.com This …

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Office 365 – A new security role is coming: Message Center Reader

An update is going to be deployed within the next few weeks (scheduled to be completed by mid-June) to enable a new security role on Office 365: the Message Center Reader role. This new role will grant permission to access the Message Center without granting wider permissions (like GA or service admin). In addition, they …

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Azure / Office 365 – Change is coming for Azure Information Protection on Office 365

An important change is coming (on July 1st) for Azure Information Protection which may affect users on Office 365 (more specifically the Exchange Online Message Encryption capabilities) If you are using AD RMS (the on-premises digital rights management solution) to protect your data (including for users on Office 365) you must opt out for this …

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Azure – New version of Azure MFA Server

A new version of the Azure MFA Server (8.0.0.3) is available for download here https://aka.ms/mfadownload?download=mfa&clcid=0x9 This new version includes few improvements, like: Improved interaction with AD Sync Support for TLS 1.2 for LDAP, User Portal to Web Service SDK, and SChannel replication Accessibility improvements to User Portal, MFA Server management, and installation Compliance with General …

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