Month: October 2019

Intune – You can define the default domain to use for authentication

As you know, with Windows 10 you can join your device to Azure Active Directory and then use your user principal name (UPN) – which usually is also your email address. In the past (aka when the device was Active Directory domain joined), end-users were used to enter their username using the ‘short name’ (aka …

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SharePoint Online – You can now change the URL of a SharePoint site

SharePoint Online has got a long awaited feature: you can now change/rename URL of a SharePoint Online site. This capability applies to: Classic team sites Communication sites Modern team sites that don’t belong to an Office 365 group Office 365 group-connected team sites NOTE if you have enabled a retention policy on SharePoint sites, you …

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Windows / Intune – Tamper Protection, a new protection capability is now available

As you know, attackers always try to be ahead of the security game and one of their technique is to disable the endpoint protection (aka antivirus/antimalware). Well, while Windows Defender is a quite secure and robust endpoint protection, it is obviously one of the major focus for these attackers. To help mitigate security threats trying …

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Intune – You can now create your custom firewall rules for Windows Defender Firewall

Good new if you have implemented an Endpoint Protection policy in Intune (hope you did ): you can now create your very own Defender Firewall rules. As you know, with the Endpoint Protection policy you were able to configure Windows Defender Firewall to have it enabled as well as few basic settings like merging (or …

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Teams – Teams clients which did not update for more than 3 months will be forced to update

As you may know, the Microsoft Teams client is self-updating itself on a regular basis (documented as every 2 weeks). That being said, it may be possible (and obviously it seems to be the case) that the Teams client is not being updated for a long period of time. To ensure end-users are always running …

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SCCM – You can now define the default view of the Software Center

With System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 1906 Current Branch, you can define the default view your user will get when loading the Software Center: Default application filter: you can choose between All or Required applications Default application view: you can choose between Title or List view To configure the default view, open your SCCM administration …

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Exchange Online – A new ‘Deleted’ folder appears in OWA in your Contacts

If you are using Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web) (https://outlook.office.com/), you will notice in your Contacts a new folder has appeared called Deleted The idea of this Deleted folder in your Contacts is to simplify the recovery of mistakenly deleted contacts; instead of going through all the deleted items in …

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Teams – The phone number management is now part of the Teams administration portal

With the move from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, the Teams product group is being busy to fill all remaining gaps between the 2 products, including administration capabilities. Well, another step has been completed with the integration of the Voice\Phone numbers management capabilities in the Microsoft Teams administration portal (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/). The phone number …

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Azure AD Connect – You can now synchronize your password policy and force the password change at next logon (preview)

As you know, you have been able to synchronize your user’s passwords with Azure AD Connect for quite some time now thanks to the password hash synchronization feature. However, there has been a small gap there: you were not able to get the “User must change password at next logon” attribute value synchronized to request …

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