Month: October 2020

Skype for Business Online –Reminder the Skype for Business Online administration portal is being retired

As announced few years ago and with the move from Skype for Business Online to Teams, the Skype for Business Online administration portal will be retired starting December 1st, 2020 Access to this administration portal (which you should probably did not access for quite a while anyway). Also as reminder the Skype for Business Online …

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Teams – You can now appear Offline

If you used Skype for Business in the past, you may know – especially Skype administrators – you had an option to appear offline while your client was still running (if your Skype administrator has made this status available). Well, good news, the ‘Offline’ status is now available with Teams (and without any administrator action).

Exchange Online – You can now use ‘Plus Address’

If you have been using a Gmail account, you may be already aware about the ‘plus address’ (or ‘plus addressing’) which allows you to dynamically create a unique email address, in addition of the ‘fixed’ ones. Well, you can now enable this ‘plus addressing’ functionality in Exchange Online. To do so, you need to use …

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Azure AD – Get Password spray attack detection report when using Identity Protection

As you know, password attacks have been there for quite some time. Well, if you are using Azure AD Identity Protection to help you secure your accounts, you now have the ability to have report on the specific password spray attack from the Risk Detection. You need to use Azure AD P2 to be able …

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Intune – You now have more application deployment options for Intune packages

As you know, you can use Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager to deploy software, either MSI package, LOB exe or store applications. Well, you now have access to more options to manage application deployments – from managing user notifications to application availability and deployment – for the Windows app (known as Intune package too). This makes it …

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Office 365 – You can now use the Compliance Configuration Analyzer (preview)

As you know, Office 365 comes with compliance capabilities (from retention policies to investigation). Well, you can now use Office 365 Compliance Configuration Analyzer to generate a report which is going to help you to understand your compliance usage and provides recommendations to improve your use of Office 365 compliance capabilities. This is a PowerShell …

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Azure – You can now use FQDN name to define your Local Network Gateway

As you know, you can setup a Site-to-Site VPN between your on-premises infrastructure and Azure. This VPN connectivity involves the creation of a Local Network Gateway (LNG). Until now, you add to configure a public IP for your LNG. Well, good news you can now use a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) instead of the …

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Azure – You can now use RBAC to manage access to Key Vault (preview)

As you know, Key Vault lets you save secrets, certificates or keys in a secure way to then allows you to use it either with automation or simply as a ‘user vault’. You also know that access to the Key Vault is managed by assigning access policies, defining who can access and do what. Well, …

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Teams – You can now spotlight a video during a Teams meeting

When you are on a Teams meeting and participants have turned on their camera, you can now spotlight a specific video stream to all meeting participant – this also works even if the participant did not turned on the camera (but what’s the point). To spotlight a participant, open the contextual menu of the participant …

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Teams – Meeting organizer can now manage meeting options from the client

The meeting organizer of a Teams meeting can now update the meeting option from the client. When on the meeting, open the ellipse menu (you know the 3 dots) and choose the Meeting options option And then you can update the options, from who can bypass the lobby to who can present during the meeting