Month: October 2020

Exchange Online – You can now use a configuration analyzer to review your EOP configuration

As you know, Exchange Online Protection (EOP) plays an important role in your mail hygiene posture by blocking unsolicited or phishing emails and malware. You may (or should) already have set policies for EOP. Well, you can now use a Configuration Analyzer to have a review of your configuration and adjust based on Microsoft recommendations. …

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Teams – You can now transfer to another device your on-going meeting

You know you can schedule and join meeting from Teams from any device using the Teams client. Well, now you can even join a meeting on device (let say your Windows device) and then transfer it to your mobile device. To be able to do so, first you need to have the Teams client installed …

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Office 365 – You can enable a new feature to help you manage your Office 365 client (preview)

A new feature is now available in preview to help you manage and service your Office 365 clients. This feature is going to give you more insights about your clients and better manage servicing and updates. The feature includes the following capabilities: Office Apps & Add-in Inventory Security Currency report Servicing Profile To enable it, …

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Azure – You can now customize the endpoint protection recommendation in ASC

As you know, Azure Security Center (ASC) is your one stop shop helping you maintain and improve your secure posture in Azure (including your on-premises workloads too if onboarded). As you also know, ASC provides a recommendation (and report) for ensuring your virtual machines have an endpoint protection solution installed and healthy. This recommendation is …

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Azure – You can now Data Discovery and Classification for free for Azure SQL database and Synapse Analytics

You may already know that Azure SQL has a feature called Data Discovery and Classification which helps you to identify if sensitive information are saved in your databases (you can have more details hare https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/data-discovery-and-classification-overview). Previously this Data Discovery and Classification was only available as part of the Azure SQL Advanced Data Security (now called …

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Teams – You can use a call-in number for free for 1 year

As you know Teams is the meeting client replacing Skype for Business Online for online meetings. Microsoft is currently offering 1 year free for call-in number. The offer is available until March 31, 2021. If you want to take advantage of this 1 year free of call-in, logon to your Office 365 administration portal (https://admin.microsoft.com/) …

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Exchange / Skype for Business – The Remote Connectivity analyzer now supports modern authentication

By know, you should already know the Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool (https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/) used to help investigating connectivity issue to Exchange (on-premises or online), Skype for Business/Lync, mail flow…. Well, with the hard push from Microsoft to move away from ‘legacy’ authentication method (aka basic authentication) to modern authentication, the Remote Connectivity Analyzer has been updated …

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Exchange Online – You will be able to exclude voicemail and missed call notification from journaling

If you are using Exchange Online and have enabled journaling, you will be able to exclude voicemail and missed call notification from being journaled. This capability will be rolled out in early November but if you are using journaling and want to exclude such notifications you can already run the below PowerShell command using Exchange …

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Teams – Administrators can now review application permissions

As you know Teams is the collaboration hub from Office 365, allowing your users to  collaborate, join/organize meetings… Teams is also an application platform, allowing your users to access other services (like DevOps, GitHub, CRM…) directly from the Teams clients. Most of these applications requires some permissions to, at least read user profile details. Well, …

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AWS – You can now use Instance Scheduler to configure automatic start and stop of your EC2 instances

As you know, running workloads on cloud services requires to implement cost management and optimization to not get nasty surprises with your consumption bills. One of the solution applicable to your virtual machines is to automatically start and stop them to match your business need. To start using AWS Instance Scheduler with your EC2 instances, …

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