July 2019

SCCM – You can now use different collection for piloting co-management workloads

With the release of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1906 (SCCM Current Branch), the co-management feature has been improved to allow you to define different device collection while piloting co-managed workloads. With the previous release you were able to pilot the co-management for specific workloads (compliance, device configuration, Windows Update…) but the piloting applied …

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SCCM – System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1906 is now available

The new release (1906) of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM Current Branch) is now available. As always it will be available for install from your SCCM administration console within the next few days but if you want to force the detection and install you can use the script available here http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/9/3/493BC9DE-ACAC-4D11-8B7E-5AFCECC626C2/EnableEarlyUpdateRing1906.exe This new …

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Intune – Applying device profile on Windows 10 is now more granular

As you now, with Intune you can apply device profiles to configure settings on your devices. With the latest Intune update, it is now possible to have more granularity to apply device configuration profiles on Windows 10 by defining to which Windows 10 version or edition the profile will apply. To start using this granularity, …

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Skype for Business – The Skype for Business Control Panel is getting refreshed

Following the release of the first cumulative update for Skype for Business 2019 (see https://t.co/VdNnDpTdPV), the Skype for Business Control Panel is getting refreshed to get ride of Silverlight. Well, sort of as at this stage the capabilities available in this new Control Panel are quite limited to Users management; the other capabilities are not …

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Skype for Business – The first CU for Skype for Business 2019 is now available

This is it, the first CU for Skype for Business 2019 is now available for download and install from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=de77f3bc-efd5-4dab-a2fb-81e2894b0937. The list of all fixes is available from the KB 4470124 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/4470124/. It is worth noting that the SfB Control Panel is also getting a refresh, getting ride of Silverlight. The ‘new’ control panel is …

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Intune – Support for macOS FileVault has been added

Intune has been updated to add support for macOS FileVault disk encryption, allowing you to increase the security of your Mac devices as you were already doing for your Windows devices with BitLocker. This release includes: Personal recovery key rotation to help protect against unauthorized access using compromised keys. Intune administrators can rotate the personal …

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Intune – You can send notification to managed devices

You can now send notification to iOS and Android managed devices to communicate with specific group of users (or all users). Off course, do not use this notification feature to send sensitive information as it may appear on the lock screen and/or be accessible by other applications. To start using it you need to have …

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Azure – Virtual machines insights in preview

A new performance and monitor feature has been made available for Azure virtual machines called Insights. This new capabilities (in preview) allows you to have deeper performance analysis of your virtual machine. All the capabilities offered by this new feature are not all available depending of your configuration: The Health feature is only available for …

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Skype for Business – Important change coming for public federation

If you have setup (or plan to) public federation with your Skype for Business on-premises, the following change is important. Until now, when setting up public federation with Skype for Business you had to go to pic.lync.com website to manually provision the public IM connectivity. On August 15th 2019, this website is being shutdown and …

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Exchange Online – You can now manage authentication session for Exchange Online with Azure AD Conditional Access

As you may be already aware, you have been able to manage authentication session (aka control the frequency at which your users need to re-enter their credentials) with SharePoint Online for quite some time by using the Azure AD Conditional Access. Well, now you can do the same for Exchange Online. You can use the …

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