Month: March 2020

Intune – A new portal URL for Endpoint Manager is now used

A new URL has been put in production for Endpoint Manager: https://endpoint.microsoft.com/ While other portal URL’s (https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/ and Intune blade in Azure portal https://portal.azure.com) will continue to be available, it is recommended to start using this new URL as they will likely start redirecting to the new one and ultimately being removed. There is no …

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Security – Moving to TLS 1.2 is becoming more urgent…

As you may know, it has been highly recommended for the past few months by Microsoft, Google, Apple and other software vendors to move from TLS 1.0/1..1 to TLS 1.2. Well, this recommendation is becoming more important and you have to urgently ensure you are ready for it as the next version (81) of Google …

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Teams – You can now configure device profile for Collaboration Bar devices

You may know new devices type for Microsoft Teams, called Collaboration Bar, are now available (see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/the-first-collaboration-bar-for-microsoft-teams-is-now-available/ba-p/1231706). As part of this availability, you can now configure specific Teams profiles for these Collaboration Bar. To start creating and managing profiles for these devices, go to your Teams administration portal (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/) and reach the Devices\Collaboration Bars menu …

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SharePoint – The SharePoint Mobile application now supports custom branding

As you may know, you can customize the branding of your Office 365 tenant using your own logo and banner. This customization has been available for quite some time now, but there was one limitation: the SharePoint mobile app did not apply the customization and continue to display a standard/generic branding. Well, good new, it …

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Teams – Team membership limit is going to be increase to 10 000 members

As you may know, there is some limits which apply to Microsoft Teams, one of them is the number of maximum members in a Team. Well good news, this limit is going to double by the end of May, going from 5 000 members to 10 000 members. This capacity increase will start by end …

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Azure – You can now use incremental snapshots for your virtual machines

As you may already know, you can create a snapshot of a virtual machine running on Azure when using managed disks. While this is a useful capability, there was a limitation; when creating a snapshot you were creating a full snapshot, meaning the full disk was snapshotted, involving an increase in your storage cost. Well, …

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Intune – Remove noncompliant devices

Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager has been updated to automatically remove non compliant devices. This will obviously remove the devices from Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, but also ensure all corporate data/applications are also being removed from the devices. This will be triggered after administrator approval and after the configured compliance days value is reached. This can be accessed …

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Intune – New security focused policies available in preview

As you know, Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager allows you to define policies to managed devices configuration and security settings. Until now, all these configuration settings were available only using the Devices\Configuration Profiles and some of these settings were associated with profile type not always directly related to security. To help you and your security teams to …

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Exchange Online – Hybrid Configuration Wizard Could not convert string to DateTimeOffset error

As you are now aware, the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) has been recently updated (see https://t.co/p3WYcmBpGD) to reach a new major version(17.xxx) Well, after updating the HCW to the latest version, you may face the following issue when you try to run it to configure or update your Exchange Hybrid Configuration when connecting to …

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Exchange – A new major version of the Exchange Hybrid configuration Wizard is now available

As you know by now, you can setup Exchange in hybrid configuration to integrate your Exchange on-premises infrastructure with Exchange Online; this is done using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) which is available for download and provide a wide range of configuration options (from lightweight to complete/classic configuration). Well, good new, the HCW just got …

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