Month: July 2020

Teams – A news Calling and Meeting experience is under way

As you Microsoft Teams is for collaboration, meeting and/or calling services. Well a new meeting and calling experience is under way. This ne new experience will open a new window for your meeting and/or call while keeping the main Teams window available, letting you free to continue to use your main Teams window for collaboration …

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Teams – You can now start a meeting with all members of a channel

As you know, Microsoft Teams is the collaboration hub from Office 365 allowing you to chat through instant message or setup and join meetings. Well, a new capability has been added to Teams Channels; you can now immediately start a meeting with all members of the channel (either a meet now or scheduled meeting). To …

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Outlook – You can now reopen previously active windows after Outlook restart

We all know the pain of having multiple Outlook windows opened (email, draft, reminders…) and loosing them when Outlook restart for various reasons (application crash, user action…) Well, good news if you are using Outlook Build 13006.20002 or later, you can now get these windows automatically reopened after the restart. You can configure the option using …

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Outlook – You can now create quick pool with outlook (preview)

By now you may already know Microsoft Forms and Microsoft Forms Pro, the survey/pool service from Office 365. Well, you can now create quick pool (using Forms) directly from Outlook. This feature is only available for Office Pro Plus (2007 Build 13029.20236 or later), running on Windows 10 2004 Build 12730.20000 or later; this is …

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Exchange Online – A new resource type is being made available: Workspace

You already know that Exchange has resource booking capabilities (such as room or equipment). Well a new resource type is being made available called Workspace. The idea of Workspace is a physical location (like hot desks or rooms) which can be booked for a minimum duration (starting at 3 hours – currently not configurable) and …

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Teams – You can now manage your Teams Room from the Teams administration portal

As you know you can modernize your meeting rooms by adding to them the Teams capabilities, known as Teams Room (formerly known as Lync Room System), by integrating your audio/video capabilities with Teams system (you can know more about it here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/rooms/) Well, the Teams administration portal (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/) has been updated to allow Teams administrator …

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Intune – You can now define update locations for Windows Defender

As you know you can control some settings of Windows Defender through Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, you can now also define update locations to get the definition updates for Windows Defender Antivirus. To configure the locations, logo to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Endpoint security\Antivirus configuration blade Then create (or update) …

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Azure AD – The new version of Azure AD Connect allows you to export your configuration for reuse (preview)

By now, you already know Azure AD Connect, the directory synchronization tool from Microsoft to provision your identities in Azure Active Directory (AAD). Well, a new version has been released (version 1.5.42.0) which allows you to export your configuration and then re use it when installing/configuring a new instance. You may already know the Azure …

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Office 365 – Updated retirement date for TLS 1.0/1.1

As you may be aware, Microsoft is on the move to deprecate older TLS versions (TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1) and make the switch to TLS 1.2. It has been announced last year (July 2019), retirement date for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 was initially scheduled for June 2020 but with the unprecedent situation it …

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Intune – You can now change the primary user of a device also for co-managed devices

You may be already aware that you were able to change the primary user of a device when the device is Intune managed only (see https://t.co/iuo00rAdke) Well good news, you can do the same with co-managed devices too. To change the primary user of a co-managed device, logon to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) …

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