Month: August 2020

Intune / SCCM – You can now apply Microsoft Defender policy using Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager on devices managed by SCCM

As you know, SCCM and Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager are being more and more close with each other. Well, now you can define and apply Microsoft Defender policy from Endpoint Configuration Manager on devices managed by SCCM. To be able to do it, you need to use the latest version of SCCM Current Branch 2002 with …

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Azure AD – Conditional Access policies now applied to all client application by default

By now, you should already know the Conditional Access feature provided with Azure AD, helping you defining conditions to authorize access to applications/resources – like requesting multi factor authentication when outside of the corporate network. You should also know that legacy authentication endpoints (like SMTP, POP or IMAP) should be blocked. Well, an important update …

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Intune / Windows 10 – Unable to turn on BitLocker with conflicting group policy error

Recently I came across an issue turning on BitLocker with the error on a Windows 10 device BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be applied to this drive because there conflicting Group Policy settings for recovery options on fixed data drives. Also got the error before starting the troubleshooting You can’t create both a recovery password and …

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SCCM – You can now use the Company Portal for software deployment

If you are using System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM CB), also known as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Current Branch, in co-management mode, you can now also use the Company Portal application for the software deployment workload. To be able to use the Company Portal for your software deployment when the Client apps workload …

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Azure – You can now get notification when your Secure Score downgrade

After releasing a Power BI dashboard to follow up on the evolution of your Azure Secure Score (see https://t.co/U1I15FSuBP), you can now get an email notification if your Secure Score is reducing. The playbook is available for deployment in the Azure Security Center Github repository here https://github.com/Azure/Azure-Security-Center/tree/master/Secure%20Score/Secure%20Score%20Reduction%20Alerts Connect to the above URL and use the …

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Azure – Define ARM templates specs (preview)

By mow you already know you can use ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates to deploy resources on Azure in automated and consistent way. Well, you can now define template specs, a new resource type for storing Azure template for future use. This also allows you sharing templates with other users in your organization, fixing known …

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Azure – Azure Security Center is now helping you identifying weak network access

You may already know Azure Security Center, your one stop shop for anything security related on Azure, helping you managing and improving your security posture on your Azure resources (and also on-premises ones if you are in hybrid). Well, Azure Security Center is now also helping you identifying (or more importantly provides a better visibility) …

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Office 365 – Get ready for end of support for Internet Explorer and Edge legacy

If you are still using Internet Explorer 11 or Edge Legacy (aka the first version of Edge) to access Office 365 services – like Outlook Web Access, Administration portals, Teams web  or SharePoint Online – you will need to prepare to the end of support of these browser. Starting November 30, 2020 the Teams web …

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OneDrive for Business – You can now manage user storage limits from the administration portal

As you know Office 365 provides a personal storage space with OneDrive for Business. You also now you can define the storage limit (quota) applicable to all users. Good news, you can now define individual limit for OneDrive for Business directly from the Office 365 administration portal; meaning if you need to decrease/increase limit for …

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Azure – You can now connect your Azure Cloud Shell to a virtual network

By now you may already know Azure Cloud Shell, available directly from the Azure/Office 365 portals or from the URL https://shell.azure.com, the shell management tool running directly from your web browser. Well, you can now connect Azure Cloud Shell with a virtual network on your Azure tenant; this could be handy when you have to …

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