Month: August 2019

Azure – You can apply a policy to ensure the Log Analytics agent is being deployed on your virtual machine (Preview)

As you may know Azure provides a quite powerful monitoring solution for your Azure environment as well your on-premises one called Azure Log Analytics. This Log Analytics capability is also used by Azure Security Center to centralize security-related logs. The use of Azure Log Analytics requires to have a local agent (Log Analytics Agent, also …

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Teams – Administrator can define Caller ID policies

As you know, you can integrate Teams with your voice systems (either on-premises using PSTN or using Microsoft Voice or a third party solution). By default, when a Teams user, enabled for voice, make a call, his phone number is being displayed. Teams administrators can define Caller ID policies to manage how user’s phone numbers …

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Teams – Your calendar in Teams has been refreshed

Ok, this is not THE killer feature but still worth mentioning it. Your calendar in the Teams client has been refreshed and is no longer limited to display 1 day; you can display 1 day (still), your work week (aka Monday to Friday) or the full week by using the drop down menu available top …

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Azure – You can trigger Azure File Sync synchronization when changes are done on Azure side

As you may already know, you can synchronize your on-premises file shares to Azure File Share using Azure File Sync. While changes made on your on-premises side are quickly synchronized to Azure File Share, this is not the same story when changes are made from Azure File Share; you have to wait the 24 hours …

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Azure – You now have a centralized hub to manage all Azure SQL resources

As you know, Microsoft Azure provides you the ability to host SQL resources, from SQL database to Elastic Pools or SQL running on a virtual machine (not comprehensive). This makes it a little bit difficult to have a comprehensive view of all the Azure SQL resources you may be running as you have to switch …

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Office 365 – It is now simpler to submit suspicious content to Microsoft for investigation

As you may already know, with Office 365 and Exchange Online you already had to the possibility to report suspicious content (in that case email) by using the Report Message add-in (an the other way around too if an email was identified as spam but was not). Well, now it is becoming simpler for Office …

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Azure – The Security Center now provides ‘one click’ remediation (preview)

As you know, Azure integrates a security dashboard, called Azure Security Center (ASC), to help you have a bird view on the security state of your Azure (but not only as it also provides details from your on-premises) environment. The Azure Security Center has been updated to provide a ‘one click’ remediation (when available) when …

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Intune – You can now install multiple Certificate Connector

As you may already know, you can use Intune to provide certificates to your clients/end-users for managing access and authentication to your corporate resources (like connecting to a WiFi network using certificate) using the Intune Certificate Connector. Until now, it was not possible to have more than one connector installed, making it a single point …

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Azure – You can now use Cloud Shell from the Azure mobile application

Not sure since when it has been added but if you have installed the Azure mobile application (Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure&hl=en or iOS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620) you can now start and use Azure Cloud Shell (also available using a web browser at https://shell.azure.com/) To start using Cloud Shell from your Azure mobile app, just hit the Cloud Shell button …

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Azure – The Azure datacenter IP ranges XML file is being deprecated

As you may already know, you were (still are) able to gather all Azure Datacenter IP ranges using XML if you had to manage firewall authorization to Azure services using an XML file (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41653) Well, this service (the XML file) is being deprecated and removed by June 30, 2020. Instead you now have to use …

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