January 2020

Azure – You can now use multi-resource selection when viewing metrics

When you want to analyse performance of your Azure resources when using metrics you may also want to do a comparison with other resources. This is now possible (currently in preview for a limited set of Azure resource type). To start using the multi-resource selection, you need to logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and …

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OneDrive for Business – Disable Windows permission inheritance when syncing read-only content

As you may know, when you are synching content using OneDrive for Business client on your Windows device, ‘local’ Windows permissions are inherited. With this new configuration setting, you can now disable this inheritance for folder(s) with read-only access. NOTE this ‘read-only’ setting will not change permission on SharePoint It is not recommended to enable …

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Intune – the Managed Browser is going to be deprecated and removed

As it has been already announced earlier, the Intune Managed Browser is going to be deprecated and removed to be replaced by Microsoft Edge Mobile. Starting January 27, 2020 Intune will no longer support the Managed Browser. Starting February 1, 2020 the Intune Managed Browser will no longer be available in the application store for …

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Skype for Business Online – Retirement scheduled for July 2021

It has been announced some time ago already, Skype for Business Online is being retired on July 31, 2021. After this date, Skype for Business Online (SfBO) will no longer be available or accessible. If you are using Skype for Business Online, you need to plan now your migration to Microsoft Teams. Between now and …

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Lync / Skype for Business – Trouble to search external Skype contacts

NOTE this does not apply if you are full Skype for Business Online As Microsoft is hardening his platforms, you may (or your end-users) have issue with Lync or Skype for Business on-premises deployment looking up for external contact (aka public federation and/or Skype consumer directories), as shown in the below screenshot. This is a …

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Intune – New administration roles available

A new administration role for Intune has been made available – Endpoint Security Manager. This new role is an extension of the the Security Administrator role, to allow you The associated permissions with this new Endpoint Security Manager are: Read, Create, Update, Delete, and Assign Device Compliance Policies Read, Delete, and Update Managed devices Read, …

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Azure – You can now automatically shutdown virtual machine in DevLab when user disconnect

You may already know the Azure service called Azure Lab Services which allows you to quickly create development/test environment in a self-service mode for your developers and/or testers. This service has been updated to now allowing you to automatically shutdown virtual machines when user disconnects from the remote desktop session. To enable this new feature, …

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Azure AD / Office 365 – 3 new administration roles available

In the way to limit the need and use of the global administrator role, 3 new administration roles have been made available: Groups administrator to delegate groups (Azure AD security groups, Office 365 Groups, Teams or Yammer) management, covering naming convention, expiration policy or even AAD security group restoration Office apps administrator allows you delegating …

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Azure Information Protection – The classic AIP client and label management in Azure Portal are being deprecated

By now you should know the Azure Information Protection (AIP) solution the cloud-based right managements services (RMS) used to classify and protect documents and emails. Azure Information Protection has been there for quite some time already (also previously known as Azure RMS too). After various evolutions, it is time to see the classic Azure Information …

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Exchange Online – Outlook on the Web (aka OWA) is now providing a room card

As you know Outlook on the Web (aka Outlook Web Access) is getting frequent improvements. The latest one is the rooms are now getting a card providing all relevant details, including a map. This card is only available when using Outlook Web Access. Off course this requires you have set all the relevant room details.