Month: February 2020

Azure – The Azure Network Watcher has been refreshed with a new connection monitor

You may already know Azure Network Watcher, the network monitoring and troubleshooting tool helping you monitoring and solving network connectivity issues with your Azure resources. Well, Azure Network Watcher has just been refreshed with a new connection monitor providing end to end unified monitoring capabilities for Azure Hybrid and Azure deployments. Some of the new …

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Office – The new Office mobile app is now available

As you may be aware a new Office mobile app has been in preview for the past few months. Well, this new version is now available in GA for both iOS and Android: Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/app/microsoft-office/id541164041 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehubrow The new Office App integrates all capabilities of the individual Word, Excel or PowerPoint application With …

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Azure – You can now use Azure Data Box with Azure Backup

You may already know Azure Backup, the backup solution for both on-premises and cloud based workloads hosted in Azure, and Azure Data Box, the solution to offload large amount of data from on-premises datacentres to Azure using encrypted drives. Well, now both solution can work together, helping you to offload your large backup stored on-premises …

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Azure – Azure Firewall Manager can now integrate with virtual networks

As introduced some time ago, Azure Firewall Manager (AFM) is the central configuration and management point for Azure Firewall. Well, AFM has been updated and is now able to integrate with your virtual network. The integration consists on ‘converting’ your Azure Virtual Network to a hub virtual network. This is handy if your network architecture …

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Azure – You can now use shared disks in Azure for your clustered workloads

With this new capability added to Azure, you can now deploy/migrate your clustered workloads on Azure virtual machines. This is quite handy as with the end of support of Windows Server and SQL Server 2008, you can benefit up to 3 years support if these workloads run on Azure (and there is still quite a …

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Office 365 – It is now possible to switch to another tenant

This is one is mainly for partners and CSP as they are responsible of managing different Office 365 tenant. It is now possible to switch between different Office 365 tenant directly from the Office 365 Administration portal. To be able to use this feature you must use the new admin experience  and have the other …

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Office 365 – Use the Insider Risk Management capability to detect bad behaviour

As you know, Office 365 comes with a bunch of security capabilities to help you protect your users and your IP’s as well as helping your company  staying compliant with regulation. That said this is not easy to detect bad activities from internal users  – either done on purpose or by mistake – such as …

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Exchange Online – New experience available to manage mailboxes

A new mailbox  management experience is now available in Exchange Online. When you connect to your Exchange Control Panel (https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/) and access the Recipients\Mailboxes section (which is the default section showing up when logging on to the ECP), you will see a blue banner inviting you to try the new mailbox experience. This new experience …

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Azure – You can now enforce vulnerability assessment to be deployed on virtual machines

You may already know that Microsoft has introduced a vulnerability assessment capability to Azure – for either SQL Managed Instances, SQL Server or Virtual Machines. Well, this capability needs to be enabled at the resource level by accessing the Security blade of the virtual machine and click on Vulnerability assessment solution should be installed on …

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