Month: May 2019

Office 365 / Azure AD – The limitation of the 16-characters password is now removed

Until today, when you were setting up a cloud password on Office 365 or Azure Active Directory (AAD), you were not able to use more than 16 characters. NOTE this limitation did apply to synchronized password. Now, this limitation has been removed; you can set your password by using up to 256 characters, with a …

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Azure – You can now fast shutdown virtual machine

You can now use the Fast Shutdown capability to turn off virtual machine on Azure. This option is available by using Azure Cli (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/install-azure-cli?view=azure-cli-latest) with the command az vm stop –resource-group MyResourceGroup –name MyVm –skip-shutdown As always you can use either the Azure Cli on your client or use the Azure Cloud Shell

Office 365 – New home for Secure Score

As you may be aware, Secure Score has been there for a while already, helping you understand your security posture on Office 365 and helping you improving it. Now, after the release of the new Microsoft Office Security Center (https://security.microsoft.com), Secure Score has moved to a new home hosted in this portal (https://security.microsoft.com/securescore?viewid=overview). Don’t get …

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Azure – Ephemeral OS Disk is now available in preview

You can now use Ephemeral OS disk in Azure Virtual Machine (Azure VM) when you are concern on the time taken to deploy at scale or reimage a virtual machine while not concerned with data (aka stateless workloads). The good point with Ephemeral OS disk is there is no storage cost associate with and it …

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Azure – New administration roles available for Azure AD B2C

4 new administration roles have been available (in preview) for Azure Active Directory (AAD) B2C: B2C User Flow Administrator: allows to delegate user flows in Azure AD B2C administration B2C User Flow Attribute Administrator: allows to delegate user attributes in Azure AD B2C administration B2C IEF Keyset Administrator: allows delegation for Azure AD B2C key …

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Azure – The latest version of Azure PowerShell module is available

The latest version of Azure PowerShell module (Az module version 2.0) is available. IMPORTANT please note this version is a breaking change for existing Az.Compute and Az.HDInsight cmdlets (see https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/blob/master/documentation/migration-guides/Az.2.0.0-migration-guide.md to manage the migration). This release provides lot of new/improved/fix cmdlets, from authentication with AD FS to Websites, through Azure FrontDoor support, monitor for SQR …

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OneDrive – End-user can now request support from Microsoft from the client

The latest version of the OneDrive client (19.043.0304.0007) includes the capability for your end-user to request support from Microsoft directly. Using the More.. menu, accessible by right-clicking on the OneDrive icon in the systray, they can now open a support request to get assistance from Microsoft using the Get help As administrator you can disable …

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Azure – Retirement and replacement of specific features in Azure Security Center

By July 31st, 2019, the following legacy features in Azure Security Center (ASC) will removed and replaced in either Azure Log Analytics or Azure Sentinel: Events Search Classic Identity & Access dashboard Threat intelligence dashboard Investigation flow in security alerts Edit security configuration settings for security policies Security and audit dashboard in Log Analytics You …

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Azure AD – You can easily and automatically manage access to groups, applications and SharePoint sites for your users (internal and external)

As part of the identity and access control management on Azure AD, you can now use Azure AD Entitlement (also known as Azure AD Identity Governance) (in preview) to easily and automatically manage access to your groups or applications by your users, both internal (corporate) or external (guest). By using Azure AD Entitlement, you can …

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Microsoft Teams – You can now set policies to prevent users or groups to communicate with each other

If you work in an environment where some information must not be shared with other departments or group of users – such as financial institution where people working on a deal, communication about this deal should not be shared with other departments to avoid potential conflict of interest, Teams now allows you to set a …

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