Month: October 2019

Azure AD – You can now perform bulk actions on users and groups from the portal (preview)

You may already have quite few scripts at your disposal to perform bulk actions on cloud user accounts and/or groups on Azure Active Directory (AAD). Well, maintaining (or using) these scripts is no longer a requirement as the Azure AD portal has been updated to allow you bulk actions on user accounts/groups. Bulk actions are …

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SCCM – The case of 100% disk active time

Recently I have been running a problematic 100% disk active time on my System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment. SCCM has been running quite smoothly for few years; running on Windows Server 2019 with SQL co-located. One day I noticed the disks, where the databases are save, were continuously active (100% disk active time) and …

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Azure AD / Office 365 – New Global Reader built-in role is coming

It has been a long awaited capability: being able to give a complete read-access only to Azure AD/Office 365 administration. Well good news, a read-only administrative access role is coming – called Global Reader. The deployment will start on September 24 and scheduled to be completed by October. It worth noting that few limitations will …

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Outlook Mobile – You can now reply to meeting request directly from the push notification

The Outlook mobile application (iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596 – Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.outlook) has been updated and allows you to reply to meeting request directly from the push notification.

Windows – The PowerToys are back

For those who use Windows 95 to Windows XP, you  may know the famous PowerToys for Windows, giving you more customization and powerfull tools (like TwekUI or Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows XP).   Well, good new, the PowerToys are back with Windows 10. The first release includes a cheat sheet Windows key shortcut (this …

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Azure – The Azure mobile app now simplifies multi subscription management

The Azure mobile application (iOS: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620  – Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure) has been updated and now simplifies management operations when you have multiple subscriptions. Previously, you had to switch between the subscription in your tenant to access the Azure resources in this subscription (as shown below) Now, you can enable the Multiple subscriptions mode (in preview) and …

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Windows – Windows Analytics will be retired by January 2020

As you may be aware, a new Windows analytics solution has been released in preview called Desktop Analytics few months ago (see https://t.co/VqQV4WRj83). Desktop Analytics is aimed to replace the well-known Windows Analytics which has been here for quite some time through 3 Log Analytics solutions: Upgrade Readiness, Update Compliance and Device Health. If you …

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