Month: September 2019

Office 365 – The self service migration tool from Office 365 Video to Microsoft Stream is available

As you may already know, the Office 365 Video service is being replaced by Microsoft Stream. If you have been using Office 365 Video to publish videos, you can now start migrating it to Microsoft Stream using the self-service migration tool. If you don’t see it, you can request to register your tenant using the …

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Azure AD – A new major version of Azure AD Connect has been released

UPDATE Oct 8th, 2019 it has been reported that some issues with Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) and Hybrid Azure AD join have been reported. Microsoft has recommended to post-pone upgrading to the 1.4.18.0 version until root cause has been identified and solved. Regarding the SSPR, a new version has been already released for auto-upgrade only …

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Exchange Online – You can now get additional information related to your meetings in Outlook Web Access

If you use Outlook Web Access (aka Outlook on the Web) with Exchange Online, you can now get more insights for your meetings. When you check your meeting in OWA, Outlook will find additional relevant information from emails from your mailbox and/or files saved in OneDrive (including shared ones) or SharePoint Online, helping you getting  …

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Exchange Online – New file type being added into the blocked list

New file types will be added into the block file type list. Based on Microsoft’s evaluation, these file types are rarely used. If one of these file types is already added into your allowed list, it will not be added into the blocked list. The below table lists the new file type being blocked: File …

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Office 365 – You can now report service incident from the Service Health dashboard

The Office 365 administration portal (admin preview) has been updated to include a way to report service incident to Microsoft. If you are impacted by a service issue not yet reported you can submit an incident report. This feature is currently being deployed to targeted tenant (aka preview. To start using it, logon to your …

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SCCM – You can now deploy Windows 10 Preview updates with SCCM/WSUS

If you are using System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM Current Branch) to manage and deploy Windows Update updates, you can now deploy Windows 10 Insider updates too with SCCM Software Update. you must be running SCCM Current Branch 1810 or later to be able to configure it. To enable this capability you just …

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Intune – You can now send notification to a specific device

After introducing a capability to send custom notification to a group of devices (see https://t.co/m2rBPUjV0S), Intune has been updated to allow you to send such custom notification to a specific device. The principles are the same as for sending to a group of devices. To send a custom notification to a specific device, logon to …

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Exchange – You can now add shared mailbox on Outlook Mobile

This has been a very long awaited capability; adding shared mailbox on Outlook mobile without having to logon as the shared mailbox (aka using active account). To add a shared mailbox, open your Outlook Mobile application and access the Settings to add an account, you then will be able to choose Shared Mailbox If you …

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Skype for Business Online – External access settings being retired from the administration portal

As you may already know, it has been announced that Skype for Business Online will be retired from Office 365 on July 31, 2021. With this move, some administration capabilities are already being retired. The ‘External Access’ setting for Skype for Business in the Office 365 Administration portal, available in the ‘Settings\Services & add-ins\Skype for …

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Office 365 – You can now set a time zone when opening a support request

This is a feature which should have been there since the beginning of Office 365; you can now define a time zone, as well as a secondary language, when you open a support request on Office 365. This does not seem to be a huge improvement but talk to people working in a multinational with …

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