Month: January 2019

SCCM/MDT – The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is available

After few months of waiting, the latest version (8456) of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is now available for download. This version provides support for Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019. You can get it from https://aka.ms/mdtdownload As always, you will have to update your existing MDT share and/or the SCCM integration.

Intune – You can now check the compliance from SCCM

As you may already know, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune can work together, delivering a co-managed device management solution. Well, you can now use the compliance state from SCCM with Intune. This setting will only apply to co-managed devices, if the devices are managed by Intune only, this will not be applicable. To …

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Azure – Azure AD B2B now supports one time password (preview)

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is making things easier to collaborate with external users (guest) by supporting email one-time password. This new capability (in preview) allows external users (guests) to sign in and authenticate against your Azure AD using a one time password (OTP) send by email when they do not have already a Microsoft …

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SCCM – An update for SCCM Current Branch is available and solves the incorrect available updates for Windows Server 2019

An update for System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM 1810) has been made available and solves the issue with the incorrect Windows version displayed when updating Windows Server 2019 image (as explained here https://t.co/AoTjH1q0pS Additional fixes are also available: see https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486457

Azure – Workday integration with Azure AD is getting stronger

As you may already know you can use Workday to automatically manage user account provisioning/termination with Azure AD (and/or Active Directory). Well this integration is getting stronger and simpler as the solution is now reaching the general availability state with some interesting updates: The new Provisioning Agent with built-in support for high availability and failover …

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Azure – An MSI package is now available for Az PowerShell module

Following the general release of the new Azure PowerShell module (Az) (see https://t.co/xrzdIDmG7M), Microsoft has made MSI packages available to allow you deploying this new module (as it used to be for the previous Azure PowerShell module) which will be helpful if you use software deployment system like SCCM. You can get the MSI package …

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Azure – New capabilities for Azure Backup applicable to Azure Files (preview)

Azure  Backup has been updated to provide new capabilities: Azure Backup now supports backing up NTFS ACL’s set on Azure Files (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-active-directory-overview to know more about). This means when you restore Azure Files, the NTFS permissions will be also restored. This capability is currently in preview. PowerShell can now be used to run backup …

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OneDrive for Business – Files mass deletion notification is coming in OneDrive for Business client

You may already know that you can have notification when a files mass deletion occurs (thanks to the Security & Compliance alert). Well, this is going to get better as this alert is being sent only after the mass deletion has been executed and is being sent to administrators. OneDrive for Business client is going …

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Azure Information Protection – Central management for AIP Scanner is coming

The Azure Information Protection (AIP) scanner is going to be easier to manage: a central management for Azure AIP scanner is coming. This new capability is currently in preview; this means you need to use the Azure Information Protection preview client (version 1.45.32.0 or later) and the required Azure administration portal configuration blade (if this …

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Office 365 – A new network performance tool is coming

Office 365 services can have a significant impact on network. Since Office 365 has been in the market, Microsoft has been provided guidance and tool (formerly known as SpeedTest or Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer more recently) to analyse the network impact of the various services offered by Office 365. A new tool is underway …

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