Month: October 2019

Azure AD Connect / ADFS – You can now stage your migration from AD FS (preview)

When you are moving to cloud services (in this case Office 365 and/or Azure Active Directory/Azure), it is important that the authentication process is working seamlessly when you are moving away from federated authentication services (AD FS, Okta…) to cloud authentication. This means you need to be able to test and validate the process. Until …

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OneDrive – You can now markup a PDF copy of an Office document

The OneDrive mobile application for Android allows you to create a PDF copy of an Office document (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) and leverage the markup capabilities to highlight or make note to the document without changing the original one. To start using it you need (of course) the OneDrive for Android mobile application (available here …

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Exchange Online – A new enhanced filtering settings

As you are aware, properly configured inbound connectors to Exchange Online is very important to ensure proper and secure mail flow (including capability to fight against spam and phishing emails). While the trusted source is usually identified as the IP address(es), in complex scenario – such as third party hygiene solution, Exchange Hybrid implementation or …

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Exchange Online – A new administration role is being deployed: Quarantine Administrator

This was a missing role since the beginning of Office 365 and Exchange Online to allow the delegation of the administration of the quarantine. Before you had to create your very own Exchange Role with the correct permissions – Mail Recipient, Message Tracking, Transport Hygiene and View-Only Configuration (which was not easy to find as …

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Azure – Service Map is now available in more region

You may already know Azure Service Map, an add-on component (Dependency agent)  running on top of the Azure Log Analytics agent providing you more insight for your applications/servers by analysing connectivity flows. It is also recommended to use it when using Azure Migrate to assess your on-premises servers when preparing for Azure migration. To know …

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Office – New GPO settings available to give easier access to Insider option

As you know, Office 365 Pro Plus (aka Office Click to Run) can be enabled to join the Office Insider program in order to get early access to new features – like the Windows Insider program for Windows 10. Until then, application administrators did not had much choice to enable/disable and lock down the access …

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Office 365 – You can now get email notification from the Service Health dashboard

As you already know, Office 365 provides a service dashboard helping you to be aware of any service issue. That said, this service dashboard may be unavailable when the issue is affecting the authentication process (either authentication itself or MFA services). Well, you can now have email notification when some services are degraded or are …

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Azure – The azure portal menu has been refreshed

The Azure portal menu (aka your favourites menu) has been refreshed and now can be hidden, or flyout, giving you more space for your dashboard. The next time you logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) you will be greaten by the below prompt asking you to choose between the flyout (Ok) or the docking mode. …

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Teams – You can now post in multiple channel at once

Sometime, you need to post message to multiple Teams channels. Until now you had to re write all the time (or a copy/paste) your post across all the channels you wanted to post to. Well, good news, Teams now allows you to post in multiple channel at once. To do that, open your Teams client …

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Exchange / Azure Information Protection – Sensitivity labels can now be applied when using OWA and/or Outlook Mobile

As you may know Azure Information Protection (AIP) provides the capability to define and apply sensitivity labels on documents and emails (when using Outlook client). Good new, the AIP sensitivity labelling capability is now available also on Outlook Web Access (OWA) – aka Outlook on the Web – and Outlook Mobile. When you write an …

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