Month: October 2018

Office 365 – Your end-users will received communications from Microsoft with trainings and tips

An update is being deployed on Office 365 which will send notifications to your end-users with trainings and tips for using Office 365 services. While this comes from a good intention, it is clear this will obsessed some end-users, administrators and/or training person as it is going to bypass the ‘traditional’ training path. End-users will …

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Office 365 – Microsoft is NO LONGER enforcing TLS 1.2

As you may have been aware as there has been quite lot of communication, Microsoft was planning to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support for Office 365 services. Well, it seems this is longer the plan as per the updated KB 4057306 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365) – as per the extract below: Note This doesn’t mean Office 365 …

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Azure – DevOps can now use ExpressRoute

You may be already aware that ExpressRoute implements a dedicated connection between your on-premises environment and Microsoft cloud services – Office 365 or Azure. While most of the Azure services (SQL instance,storage, VM…) were already able to be accessed using ExpressRoute, this was not the case for DevOps (https://dev.azure.com/ or https://{organization}.visualstudio.com). Well, this is not …

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Office 365 – Privileged Access Management is available to Office 365

As announced at the Ignite 2018 conference, a new access management capability is now available to Office 365. This new feature, called Privileged Access Management (PAM), will help you granting on a ‘just in time’ basis high level privileges to Office 365 services. PAM is currently limited to Exchange Online scope. To set it up, …

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Azure MFA – Support for hardware OAth token and multiple MFA devices coming on Azure MFA

You may be already aware of the Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) solution which has been available for quite some time. Well, good news as Azure MFA is now going to support hardware tokens (OATH-TOTP SHA-1). As you may already know Azure MFA requires end-user to have a phone available (either mobile or desk phone) …

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Azure – You can now enable Customer Lockbox for Azure VM (preview)

For those who already work with Office 365, you may be aware of the Customer Lockbox capability. In a nutshell, this feature (available with E5 or as add-on) allows Office 365 administrators to control how Microsoft engineers access your data – particularly during support. Now, you can take advantage of it also with Azure. To …

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Skype for Business – The new Skype for Business version is now available

Microsoft has released the latest version of Skype for Business (SfB 2019). You can get it from MSDN or Volume License. It gives support for Windows Server 2019, as well as cloud voice mail support or Cloud Data Connector. You can check all the new here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/skype-for-business-server-2019 and removed features here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/deprecated

Exchange – The latest Exchange version is now available

Good news, today Microsoft has released the latest Exchange version – Exchange 2019. It is being available through the Volume License or MSDN. That said, you can deploy Exchange on Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019, but it is highly recommended to deploy Exchange 2019 with Windows Server 2019. Exchange 2019 also supports installation …

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Azure AD – You can now send your Azure AD logs to Log Analytics

You may already know that you can have Azure AD Diagnostic logs; but do you know you can now send these logs to Log Analytics for consolidation and better analysis? To do so, just logon to your Azure AD administration portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com) or Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach out the Azure AD configuration blade. From …

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Windows Server 2019 – You can now easily redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS

With Windows Server 2019 (and Windows 10 1809), IIS 10 comes with a new capability called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). This capability is simplifying the implementation of HTTP to HTTPS redirect. With previous version of IIS, you had to implement either HTTP Redirect Module (with the down side of 2 separate IIS website) or …

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