Month: April 2020

Azure AD – Delegate user management with My Staff (preview)

Microsoft is providing easier way to manage user accounts without the need of a support call to your helpdesk. With My Staff, you can delegate some level of user management tasks to a delegated authority, like a manager or team leaser. This will help end-users stuck accessing their applications because they forgot their credentials (don’t …

Azure AD – Delegate user management with My Staff (preview) Read More »

Azure AD – You can now authenticate with text message (preview)

As you know, Microsoft has embarked to a password-less journey by providing more secure authentication process with Windows Hello or FIDO2 security key. Well, the journey is continuing with a new way to authenticate with text messages. NOTE first, an important disclaimer as this is an early preview, there are some limitations: SMS-based authentication isn’t …

Azure AD – You can now authenticate with text message (preview) Read More »

Azure AD – You can now validate your dynamic group membership

As you know you can create dynamic group membership in Azure Active Directory to automatically add/remove group members (either users or devices) based on rules. Sometime you may not be totally sure about the result and it is frustrating to have to wait before being able to validate it. Well, good news, you can now …

Azure AD – You can now validate your dynamic group membership Read More »

Teams – A new policy setting is available to let administrators manage screen sharing in Teams Meeting

A new Teams Meeting policy setting is becoming available to let Teams administrators define how participant’s screen can (or can not) be shared. The option allows to define if the entire screen or only a single application can be shared as well as to entirely disable the option To set it up, access your Teams …

Teams – A new policy setting is available to let administrators manage screen sharing in Teams Meeting Read More »

SharePoint Online – You can now share in ‘Review’ mode (apply to Word documents only)

As you know, when you share a document stored on SharePoint Online, the default mode is in Edit which can lead to unintended edit of the document. An update is being deployed (expected to be completed by end of May) which will allow you to set the default mode to Review, limiting editing actions to …

SharePoint Online – You can now share in ‘Review’ mode (apply to Word documents only) Read More »

Azure AD – You can now manage the Azure AD Administrative Units using the portal

You may already know this Azure AD feature, in preview for quite some time already, called Administrative Units (AUs). This feature allows you to create a container to store Azure resources which then can be used to delegate administrative tasks, during this preview period this can contain only users and groups and is only manageable …

Azure AD – You can now manage the Azure AD Administrative Units using the portal Read More »

Exchange Online – You can now get Desktop notification from Outlook Web Access

If you use Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web) and a modern browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge) you can now enable Desktop Notification to get notified when emails arrive while you are no longer browsing your mailbox but your browser is still running. To turn it on, logon to your mailbox …

Exchange Online – You can now get Desktop notification from Outlook Web Access Read More »

Intune – Intune Diagnostic is now available for Android

After being available for iOS, this is now also available for Android devices: Intune Diagnostic. This new diagnostic capability will help your support team troubleshooting Intune/Company Portal issues on Android devices. This capability is available if you are running Company Portal version 5.0.4737.0 or later. While this should be automatically updated, you can check the …

Intune – Intune Diagnostic is now available for Android Read More »

Azure – Virtual machine Scale Sets now support automatic update for custom images

As you know with Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets you can create and group identical virtual machines to deliver load balanced and highly available service; the number of virtual machine instances is automatically increased or decreased to match the demand. You may also know that the operating system of each virtual machine part of a …

Azure – Virtual machine Scale Sets now support automatic update for custom images Read More »

Teams – You can now set your background in Teams meeting

After allowing you to blur the background when joining a Teams meeting, you can now set your own background (well quite not fully yours). You can now choose from a pre defined set of backgrounds – being able to set your own is coming soon. To set your background just hit the Options (…) button …

Teams – You can now set your background in Teams meeting Read More »