Month: July 2019

Skype for Business Online – Will be retired by July 31 2021

It has just been announced that Skype for Business Online (SfBO) will be retired by July 31 2021. Starting September 2019, new Office 365 tenant will be on-boarded directly to Microsoft Teams. This announcement has no impact for Skype (consumer) or Skype for Business On-Premises. You can get the complete announcement here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Skype-for-Business-Online-to-Be-Retired-in-2021/ba-p/777833?fbclid=IwAR0TvAbcRBZAnGm5fxpaEoYsaPvHfHyH1VyEMEE35AQ5tqAIwDH1elBiodc

Teams – You can now manage who can bypass the lobby

Microsoft Teams meeting policy has been updated to allow you to manage who can bypass the lobby. You can update your existing (and/or default) meeting policies to define who can bypass the lobby, including dial-in users if required by accessing the Teams administration portal (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com) and reaching the Meetings\Meeting policies section And then edit the …

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Exchange – Outlook Web Access can now automatically translate incoming emails

This new feature is only available if you are using the new Outlook on the Web (aka Outlook Web Access) interface (see https://t.co/wmPtK7ntgM). When you receive an email which is not written in the language defined for your mailbox (see your regional settings), Exchange Online is now able to perform an inline translation. You can …

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Office 365 – Improved Office client activation is coming

In late August, a new and improved activation process for Office client (aka Office Pro Plus or Office Click to Run) will be deployed. This new process will simplify the activation by automatically using the user’s credential to perform the activation (if single sign-on is enabled). It will also simplify the process if you have …

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Azure – You can now configure your NSG with ICMP

It has been a long awaited capability: being able to use Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) protocol when configuring Azure Network Security Groups (NSG). Well, now you can define ICMP protocol in your NSG; in addition of the TCP or UDP ones. Until now, if you had to allow/deny ICMP protocols you had to use …

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Exchange Online – New parameter to manage third party storage for Outlook Web Access

As you may already know you were/are able to authorize or block the use of third party storage providers – like Dropbox – and/or OneDrive (personal). To do so, you had 2 parameters to manage it OneDriveAttachmentsEnabled ThirdPartyFileProvidersEnabled Well, by August 30, these parameters will be replaced by a single one: AdditionalStorageProvidersAvailable This new parameter …

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SCCM – You can now install application to a device from the console

With the release of the new System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1906 (SCCM Current Branch), you can now install one or more applications to a device directly from the administration console. It is important to note that you need: to have the Approve application request for users per device optional feature enabled the application …

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SCCM – You can now synchronize your device collections as Azure AD groups

With the release of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1906 (SCCM Current Branch), you can now synchronize your device collections to Azure Active Directory, allowing you to use your on-premises grouping rules to the cloud. This is a one way SCCM to Azure AD process; any membership updates done in Azure AD will not …

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SCCM – You can now discover your Azure AD Security Groups with SCCM

The release of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1906 (SCCM Current Branch) is providing an updated discovery method to your Azure AD tenant. As you may be already aware, you have been able to discover your Azure AD users objects with SCCM for quite some time now. Well, this Azure AD discovery functionality has …

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