Month: November 2020

Office – Your Office applications can now apply the system theme

The Office 365 apps (version 2011 build 13426 or later) can now apply your system theme. As you know, Office applications had the ability to apply specific themes (colorful, dark gray, black or white); well now it can also apply your system theme. To make your Office applications use the system theme, launch any of …

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Teams – You can now get your end-users use preview features

As you know, Microsoft Teams is frequently evolving, adding new features. That said, until now, you had not way to be able to evaluate these new features before they hit your tenant. Well, you can now configure a policy to allow your end-users to have access to these incoming new features using the public preview …

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Office 365 – Manage your Office 365 Apps directly from the portal

You already know that you have been able to buy, deploy and manage add-ins from the Office 365 administration portal.Well, this has been expanded to allow you to buy, deploy and manage Office 365 Partners apps too. To use this new capability, logon to your Office 365 administration portal (https://admin.microsoft.com/) and access the Settings\Integrated apps …

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OneDrive – Changes for the Known Folders Move feature for multi lingual environment

As you know, OneDrive has been able to automatically move your Known Folders (Documents, Desktop, Pictures) from your local device to your OneDrive space for quite some time now. Well, a coming change for this feature may impact you. When the Known Folders do not exist yet on your OneDrive, the change will use your …

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Teams – The Teams client is now able to reduce/remove background noises

The Teams client has been update to finally include a noise suppression capability. By default, the noise suppression feature is enabled in automatic suppression mode. If you want to manage the noise suppression level (or turn it off), open your Teams client and access the Settings menu And then go to the Devices section to …

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Azure – You can now use Bastion with peered virtual network (preview)

As you may know, Microsoft has released a solution allowing you to remotely connect with RDP or SSH to your virtual machines running on Azure without being obliged to have a public IP (and corresponding ports opened) called Azure Bastion (see https://t.co/UBOCpnMD2k) Well, until know, if you had multiple Vnets, you had to deploy Bastion …

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Windows – Still handful of outdated Windows version out there

An analysis from NetMarketShare (https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx) shows that there is still quite a few devices still running outdated Windows version, including the long time retired Windows XP (still 0.87%). These devices (from Windows XP to Windows 7 – out of support since January 2020) are in high risk of being targeted and/or infected by malware as …

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Teams – You can now disable the message preview in notification

As you know, when you are using Teams and somebody is sending you a chat message you have a quick notification with a message preview popping up at the bottom right of your screen (kike shown below) Well, you can now turn off the message preview by accessing the Teams Settings menu; the setting – …

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Teams – Teams meeting organizer can block attendees to unmute themselves

We all have experienced this during online meeting; organizer mute all attendees but then they unmute themselves by mistake and we all hear the background noise. Well, Teams meeting organizer now have the ability to block attendees to unmute themselves. This can be quite useful when you are delivering a one-to-many meeting which requires close …

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