Month: November 2019

Intune – You can set the Feature Update you want to stay on

By now you know, a new version/build of Windows 10 is known as Feature Update being released roughly every 6 months. You also already know that you can manage the update feature on Windows 10 with Intune policy. Well, a new policy capability has been added to Intune to let you define the Windows feature …

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Intune – You can now define a configuration profile to lock down firmware settings

Microsoft Intune now allows you to create a device configuration profile to manage and lock down firmware settings. This profile applies to UEFI Windows 10 devices, letting you enabling/disabling virtualization, built-in hardware (camera, micro and speakers, boot options…) To start using, logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and reach out the Intune\Device Configuration\Profiles  or Device …

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Azure – You can now have a nicer view and comprehensive of the cost of your Log Analytics

You may already know what is Azure Log Analytics – if not, this is the solution to monitor the performance and health your resources (both on Azure and on-premises). Well, the Azure Log Analytics cost and pricing tier management has been updated and is now more comprehensive. To start using this is new comprehensive management …

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Intune – Get reports and trends about your managed devices

Intune is now providing built-in reporting capabilities (in preview) from the portal to give you an easier way to get reporting about your devices. To start using it, logon to either your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and then reach out the Intune blade, or to your Device Management portal (https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/). From there you will see the …

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Azure – You can now use Azure AD authentication support for point to site VPN

As you already know, you can connect to your Azure virtual networks (VNets) from your devices using either Site to Site (S2S) VPN and/or Point to Site (P2S) VPN. The Point to Site VPN connection use to require self-signed certificate for the client to connect to Azure. Well, good news, you can now use your …

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Azure – Quickly find the status of Azure Security Center recommendations

As you may know, Azure Security Center (ASC) is your own stop shop for everything related to the security of your Azure infrastructure (including when running in hybrid with your on-premises servers onboarded onto Azure). Microsoft is providing default built-in rules to help you secure your resources as per the latest recommendations. Off course you …

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Teams – You can now use Sensitivity Labels with Microsoft Teams

As you may already know, Office 365 services supports sensitivity labels helping your and your organization classifying and protecting your IP’s (intellectual properties) with low productivity impact on your end-users. Using sensitivity labels you can ensure your content is either encrypted, marked (or labelled) and classified accordingly to your compliance requirements, either automatically or by …

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Skype for Business – You can now see if your contacts is running on Teams

You may think this is not a useful feature but the Skype for Business client has been updated to show if your contact is running on Teams; if you look closely on the bottom left of the contact picture you will see a Teams icon if your contact is running Teams.

Azure – The Live Metrics Stream public IP’s for Application insights have changed

In case you are using Azure Application Insights to monitor the performance and availability of your applications (mobile or web application), you must know that the public IP addresses used by the Live Metrics Stream feature (used to live probe your application) have changed. If you use firewall outbound restriction you must update your firewall …

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Azure – Azure Recovery now supports SQL 2019 and restore as file

Azure Recovery Services is keeping up with the latest release of Microsoft SQL, SQL Server 2019, as it now supports backing up SQL Server 2019 data running on virtual machine. This also includes support for SQL Server 2019 running on Windows Server 2019. In addition of this support, you also now restore SQL backup as …

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