Month: April 2019

Azure AD – You can now use group claims in SAML and OIDC/Oauth token

When publishing application using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) or other identity provider, you often use group membership as claim is a user’s token. Until now, this was not possible to use group membership as claim in Azure AD Application; now you can To start using group membership claim for your Azure AD Application, …

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Azure – The new Azure File Sync update is available

The latest update for Azure File Sync (6.0.0.0) – the file synchronization tool from your on-premises shares to Azure File – is available here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=858257). This new version (also available as an update in Windows Update/WSUS) includes few new capabilities like: auto update agent. With this version, the Azure File Sync agent is now able …

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Azure / Office 365 – The new Azure AD Connect is here

As announced about a month ago (see https://t.co/OSCGCkdwMl), the new Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect), the directory synchronization tool, is finally here. You can get it from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771 The complete list of new feature and bug fixes as below: New features and improvements Add support for Domain Refresh Exchange Mail Public Folders feature goes …

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Azure AD – You can now use Directory Roles when configuring Conditional Access

As you know, Azure AD Conditional Access allows you to define conditions to allow or block access to Azure/Office 365 resource (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/overview). When configuring such conditional access, you define to which set of users/groups this apply (or not – aka exclude). Now, you can apply the conditional access policy by using the Directory Roles to …

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SharePoint / Teams – Self-Recovery feature on SharePoint and Teams

After providing ability to restore OneDrive for Business files (we are not talking about the recycle bin here), Microsoft is now providing the same feature for SharePoint Online library and Microsoft Teams. This feature will be relevant in situation like when you suspect your files have been corrupted and/or infected by malware (let say like …

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OneDrive for Business – Automatic file rename with invalid characters

As you know there are quite few unsupported characters in file or folder names for synching with OneDrive for Business (see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/invalid-file-names-and-file-types-in-onedrive-onedrive-for-business-and-sharepoint-64883a5d-228e-48f5-b3d2-eb39e07630fa) This is often a major problem with end-users. Well, the good news is Microsoft is pushing a OneDrive update to automatically help with these unsupported/invalid characters by renaming it for you. This new …

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Teams – The Teams PowerShell module is now generally available

After being in preview for about a year, the PowerShell module for Microsoft Teams is now generally available. If you used the preview module, some PowerShell cmdlets did not make it to GA: Get-TeamFunSettings Set-TeamFunSettings Get-TeamGuestSettings Set-TeamGuestSettings Get-TeamMemberSettings Set-TeamMemberSettings Get-TeamMessagingSettings Set-TeamMessagingSettings These have been consolidated into the Get-Team / Set-Team commands The various cmdlets available …

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Azure – IP v6 support for VNet is now available in preview

Support for IP v6 is now available in Azure for virtual networks (vNets). This support allows you for regulatory requirements, better IoT support or better mobility support for your applications. IP v6 support is available as a dual stack, meaning you can take advantage of it without redeploying your vNets It is available in preview …

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Exchange Online – Reminder Clutter is going to go away on Jan 31st 2020

This is a reminder to brink back to your attention that Clutter (the email sorting/classification tool introduced in Exchange Online back in 2017) is going to be turned off for good in January 31st 2020. If you (or your end-users) have been using it, it will then be fully replaced by the Focused Inbox feature. …

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