Month: December 2018

OneDrive for Business – An update is on his way to improve UPN change impact

As you may be already aware, OneDrive for Business is using the user principal name (UPN) to provision the personal space, and as such the UPN is also used in the URL for accessing it (like https://mytenant-my.sharepoint.com/personal/user_upndomain) As such, any change of the UPN’s user has an impact on OneDrive for Business and can broke …

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SCCM – Offline servicing for Windows Server 2019 is not working

If you use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage updates deployment, OS deployment and additionally keeping up to date your OS image (WIM), you need to know that SCCM offline servicing is incorrectly detecting Windows Server 2019 WIM image as Windows Server 2016. This has been confirmed as a bug in SCCM and should …

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Office 365 – 3DES cipher support is being retired by Feb 28, 2019

As Microsoft has announced it was moving to TLS 1.2, the 3DES cipher support is going to be removed by February 28, 2019. If you are not sure if this cipher is still being used by your organization to connect and access Office 365 services you can go to the Secure Score website (http://securescore.microsoft.com) and …

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Identity – A new form of identity is being developed by Microsoft

This clearly follows the path of what has been already announced by Microsoft for using blockchain to manage, protect and validate identities. A new form of identity, called Decentralized Identity, is under way to help developer to validate identities. You can start using these API’s (based on the W3C CCG draft specifications – https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/) by …

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Azure – Automated SQL Databases backup (Preview)

Following the announcement of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/azure-backup-for-sql-server-on-azure-vm-public-preview/) a new backup capability has been added. As you know, when a new SQL database is being added onto your Azure SQL VM instance you have to rediscover the database and then configure the protection for this new database. Now, with …

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Azure – A new option is available for the Azure administration portal

Next time you are logging on to your Azure administration portal (https://portal.azure.com) you may be a little bit surprised as it will not display your usual dashboard but a new home page. Don’t be worry it will offer you to select which ‘home page’ you want to set: either the new home or your dashboard. …

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Azure – The Az PowerShell module is now in general availability

As announced in August 2018, a new PowerShell module to manage Azure resources called Az has been in development. It reached the general availability state. To install it, open a PowerShell prompt (as usual using the Run As Administrator) and run the command Install-Module -Name Az -Repository PSGallery –Force NOTE will you can have both …

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Azure – Azure Backup Server now support SQL 2017 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) v3 now support SQL 2017 workloads and can be installed on Windows Server 2019. In addition MABS v3 introduces support for TLS 1.2 and support for VMware VM backup (vCenter and ESXi 6.5 and auto-protection when new VMWare VM’s are added to a protected folder) You can get here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-microsoft-azure-backup#software-package …

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Azure – Integration of PDF Acrobat Reader with Azure Information Protection is now generally available

Updated Oct 18, 2019 A new version of the plugin has been released, see http://bit.ly/2VOlF0K It has been announced last September at the Ignite 2018 conference and in preview since then. Now, the integration of Acrobat Reader with Azure Information Protection is now GA. To take advantage of it, you have few things to do: …

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Exchange Online – Introducing the Fiddler extension for Exchange Online

You may already know Fiddler, the web debugging tool which has been initially developed by a Microsoft support engineer years ago and now part of Telerik (but still free). Well, the Exchange product team has been proud to announce the availability of a Fiddler extension dedicated to Exchange Online troubleshooting. The Exchange Online extension provides …

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