Month: June 2019

Azure – A new blueprint – PCI-DSS v3.2.1 – is available

As you may already know, Microsoft has introduced the Blueprints feature quite some time ago (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/azure/governance/blueprints/overview to know more). At first you had to create your Blueprint from scratch but then samples have been added to help you. Well a new Blueprint sample has just been added (PCI-DSS v3.2.1) to help you setting up …

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Office 365 – Administration Role is going to be easier to manage

As you already know you can manage Office 365 Administration Role assignment from the Active User page. Well, if you are already using the new administration portal (in preview) you will be able to see a new blade in the left navigation pane called Roles which includes only one subsection Roles (maybe there are planning …

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SharePoint online – You can now share using password

You can now share document(s) and/or folder(s) stored in SharePoint Online to anyone by setting up a password. This mean even if the link is shared with somebody else, it will not be possible to access the content without the password. This does not conflict with the other option at your disposal to set an …

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Exchange – Outlook Mobile support for S/MIME is coming

It is about time, Outlook Mobile on iOS and Android is now supporting S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internal Mail Extensions). This means you will be able to send and receive (and as such read) signed and/or encrypted emails with Outlook Mobile. To start using it, you must have a valid S/MIME certificate off course – manual …

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Azure – Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 is in preview

As you are aware, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 are reaching their end of life. Microsoft has offered to extend the support of these products if you moved them to Azure for an additional 3 years to give more time for migration. That said, once you have move your SQL Server …

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Azure – Azure Bastion is now in public preview

After being in private preview for few months, Azure Bastion, a new way to remotely access virtual machine on Azure, is now in public preview. Azure Bastion is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) provisioned within your Azure virtual network allowing you to remotely and securely access your virtual machine using Remote Desktop (RDP) or …

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Azure – Azure MFA Server is going to be retired

As you may know Azure Multi Factor Authentication is (or was as per the below) also available for on-premises deployment (known as Azure MFA Server) to protect your on-premises systems (like remote desktop, VPN, web server or Exchange). Well, on July 1st 2019, Azure MFA will be no longer available for new deployment; existing deployment …

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Azure – Azure Active Directory B2C is now supporting Apple ID

Azure Active Directory (AAD) B2C is supporting more and more third party identity services. After adding support for GitHub or WeChat, Azure AD B2C is now supporting Apple ID. This support comes following Apple’s announcement that all applications in the Apple App Store which support third-party sign-in will require to include Apple ID (see https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=06032019j). …

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Teams – Stand out your post using the “Announcement” type

A new post type has been added to Microsoft Teams to help you pushing announcement or important message by standing out from the mass of messages If you want to publish an announcement in Teams, click on the Format button (bottom of conversation box) and switch from New conversation to Announcement   Then the conversation …

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