Month: April 2020

Azure – You can now recover virtual machine created with custom image

As you may already know, it was possible to restore a virtual machine by creating a new VM, restoring as disk or replacing existing disks. Now the option to recover the virtual machine by replacing existing disks is now also supported for virtual machine created using custom images (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/capture-image-resource) This option is only available for …

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Teams – Number of simultaneous participants shown in video is increasing

This has been an important customers request and Microsoft Teams is going to increase the number of simultaneous video participants in Teams meeting from 4 to 9. For more than 9 participants, those with video on will be prioritized to be shown on the stage. Participants with audio will be shown below the meeting stage. …

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Skype for Business – A new diagnostic tool is available for Skype for Business

If you are running Skype for Business (either 2015 or 2019) on-premises you already know that sometime troubleshooting issues is a complicated tasks. Well, Microsoft has released a new diagnostic/troubleshooting tool for Skype for Business running full on-premises or in hybrid configuration with Skype for Business Online/Teams. This On-Premise Diagnostics (OPD) for Skype for Business …

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OneDrive – You can now access the file version history from OneDrive client and Windows Explorer

The OneDrive client has been updated and now provides access to the file version history from both the OneDrive client and Windows Explorer (for files synced with OneDrive).     You need run the OneDrive client version 20.052.0311.0006 or later to enjoy this new capability.

Azure – A new version of the Azure AD Connect has been released

Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect), the directory synchronization tool to synchronize your Active Directory with Azure AD, just got refreshed with the release of the new version 1.5.18.0 In addition of the usual bug fixes – see below, there has been some improvements too: Fixed issues: Fixed a bug in the group writeback forest/OU …

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Azure – You can now use device code flow sign-in to logon with Azure Explorer

By now you should already know Azure Storage Explore, client application allowing you access your storage in Azure from Windows, MacOS or Linux devices (download link https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/storage-explorer/). Well, Azure Explorer has got an interesting improvement which allows you to use the device code flow sign-in to connect to your Azure tenant and access your storage …

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Intune – You can perform bulk actions on devices

You may not have a noticed but you can now perform bulk actions (delete, retire, wipe or send custom notification) on devices registered in Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. To do such thing, logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and reach the Intune\Devices\All Devices blade, or your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/ or https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and reach the …

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SCCM – The new version of SCCM – Endpoint Manager – Current Branch (2002) is now available

The new build of System Center Configuration Manager/Endpoint Manager Current Branch (2002) as been released and is now available. This new version will be available within the next few weeks using the in-console update. If you don’t want to wait you can still use the script available for download here https://download.microsoft.com/download/7/c/4/7c48f2c7-f433-414b-a901-753a61c7956d/EnableEarlyUpdateRing2002.exe This new build is …

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Security – You can now allow other applications to capture screen and one-time code from the Authenticator app

By now, you may know the Microsoft Authenticator app used for multi factor authentication (MFA) to access your Microsoft Account (MSA), Corporate account (Azure AD/Office 365), or even your Facebook or Google account. Well, you can now allow (or disallow – which is the default settings) other applications to capture the Authenticator screen, which include …

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Azure AD Connect – Getting stopped-server-down error when importing from Azure AD

Just had a weird issue with Azure AD Connect (the directory synchronization tool from Microsoft to sync from your Active Directory to Azure Active Directory) where we were getting the error “stopped-server-down” during the Delta Import step from Azure Active Directory during a synchronization. Everything else was working perfectly fine (password sync, password write-back, sync …

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