Month: May 2019

Azure AD – New conditional access policies in preview

After providing in preview an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Conditional Policy to request MFA for administrator accounts (which by the way is now GA), Microsoft is providing 3 new pre-configured conditional access policies in preview: Baseline policy: End user protection, to help protecting your end-users. It will require Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) during risky …

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Azure AD Connect – Potential vulnerability in version 1.3.20.0

A vulnerability in Azure Active Directory Connect (Azure AD Connect), the directory synchronization tool for Office 365/Azure AD, version 1.3.20.0 (the latest one released last late April) has been found. This vulnerability may lead to an elevation of privileges, under specific conditions, allowing an attacker to execute 2 PowerShell cmdlets in the context of a …

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Azure – UEFI-based boot virtual machine now available in preview

Good new, the long awaited UEFI-based boot support for Azure virtual machine is now available in preview. The UEFI-based boot support was added to on-premises Hyper-V since Windows Server 2012 R2, quite long time ago and since then we have been waiting for this on Azure. The new generation (aka generation 2) of Azure virtual …

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Azure AD – New social identity providers are available for Azure AD B2C

As you may know, Azure Active Directory (AAD) is not only used to manage corporate identity and access but you can also rely on Azure AD capabilities to manage your consumer identity when integrated with your applications or web sites. This is Azure AD B2C (Business to Consumer). Well good news, there are quite few …

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Azure AD – You can now writeback from Azure AD to Workday

As you may know, Microsoft and Workday have been working pretty hard to make Workday integration with Azure Active Directory (AAD) as seamless as possible. This integration now goes one step further as you can writeback from Azure AD to Workday. This means if an attribute is updated on Azure AD, you can get the …

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Office 365 – New security management tool available in preview

A new security tool is now available in preview in Office 365 called Security Policy Advisor. The Security Policy Advisor is providing recommendations to help improve and increase security of your Office 365 ProPlus deployment to protect you against threats and provide insights on impact of deploying policies. The Security Policy Advisor can be used …

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Office 365 – Office 365 Groups/Teams naming policy is now manageable from Azure AD portal

You may already know that you can define naming policy for your Office 365 Groups, which also applies to Microsoft Teams. Until now, this was done by connection with PowerShell. Now, you can manage (create/update) your naming policy as well as the blocked words list from your Azure AD portal. Connect to your Azure (https://portal.azure.com) …

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Teams – You can create new Teams based on existing one

A new Microsoft Teams creation process has been added to help you creating new Teams. The option allows you to reuse an existing Teams or Office 365 Groups to select as ‘template’ when creating a new Teams Off course, the first requirement is to be already owner of at least one Teams or Office 365 …

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Azure AD – You can now secure SSPR and MFA registration using conditional access

You may already know this is a best practice to get your users registered for Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) and Self Service Password Reset (SSPR). That said, the registration requires your end-user to provide sensitive information (phone number, external email address…) to help the system to properly identify them during the registration process – …

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OneDrive for Business – A new capability is coming for OneDrive client to allow B2B libraries and folders

Starting June 17, 2019, the OneDrive client will allow B2B (Business to Business) – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/b2b-sync – libraries and folders. This means end-users will be able to use OneDrive client to synchronize content from other organization they have been invited to. In addition, the ADMX (group policy definition) file for OneDrive has been updated to …

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