Month: September 2020

Azure – Migrate your AzureRM scripts to Az PowerShell

As you know, you have multiple ways to manage your Azure environment; through the portal (https://portal.azure.com), Cloud Shell (https://shell.azure.com/), Azure Cli, PowerShell modules… Talking about the PowerShell module, you are probably aware that the AzureRM PowerShell modules are outdated (but still supported – for now) and have been replaced by the Az PowerShell modules. That …

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Teams – you can now create new Teams based on Templates

You can now create new Teams based on template. These templates will automatically create the new Teams with channels and apps associated with it. You have 13 ‘out of the box’ Teams models available, covering needs from adoption to store management or service desk (you can get details about these templates here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/get-started-with-teams-templates-in-the-admin-console#what-are-base-template-types) You can …

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Teams – The Skype for Business PowerShell is no longer required

As an Office 365/Teams administrator, you know you need both the Skype for Business Online and Teams PowerShell modules. Well, good news this is no longer the case as the Skype for Business Online commands have been merged with the Teams PowerShell module (with the version 1.1.6) You can install the Teams PowerShell module using …

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Intune – You can now launch script from SCCM from the Intune portal

If you are using System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM Current Branch) version 2006 in a co-management configuration with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, you can now launch the scripts created in SCCM from the Endpoint Configuration Manager portal. Before being able to do it, you first need of course to have created a script in …

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Office 365 – You can now launch simulated attacks targeting your end-users

As working remotely is more predominant, ensuring your end-users are working securely is more important than ever. Few months ago, Microsoft has partnered with Terranova Security to provide end-users training kits for Office 365 customers (see https://t.co/whbjd68YIF). Well, this partnership is now delivering attack simulation scenarios to help maintain/improve your end-uses awareness. This is similar …

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Azure – You can now create exception for Azure Security Center recommendations

As you know, Azure Security Center (ASC) is your one stop shop to get an overview of your Azure security posture and custom recommendations based on your Azure environment. Well, while this quite an important capability, there are some limitations, such as not being able to be selective on which resource(s) a recommendation should apply. …

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Intune – Android 11 can no longer install trusted root certificate

This is a breaking change introduced by Android 11 when a device is being enroll as Android device administrator. Android 11 can no longer install trusted root certificate on the device – this does not affect Samsung devices. If you are using non Samsung devices enrolled as Android device administrator you will need to manually …

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Azure – You can now use a managed storage account for the VM boot diagnostics

As you know, it is recommended to enable the virtual machine boot diagnostics to help gathering information when troubleshooting virtual machine boot issues (or to simply being able to see if the VM is booting up or has crashed with a blue screen). As you know, the boot diagnostics require the use of a storage …

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Intune – Use the Group Policy Analytics report to prepare the migration of your GPO to Endpoint Configuration Manager MDM

For years, IT administrators have been using group policy objects (GPO) – and still continue today – to manage/configure devices, both clients and servers. With the move to a cloud-based devices management, the need to replicate as much as possible settings set using GPO is more and more relevant. To help you prepare moving from …

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Intune – You can now monitor your Windows Defender devices from the portal

As you know, you can manage Windows Defender settings by creating device configuration profiles using Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, including devices managed by SCCM (aka on-premises server) – see https://t.co/VG0DaErni1. Well, you can now monitor the health of all the devices protected by Windows Defender directly from the Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager portal, including the ones managed …

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