Month: February 2021

Intune – Changes in option to create device profiles

If you are using Intune / Endpoint Configuration Manager to manage your devices you will notice a change in options available when creating device configuration profile for Windows (10 or later) and macOS devices. You now only have 2 profile types available: Settings catalog (currently in previw); this is a new capability letting you configure …

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Teams – You can now add a shared calendar to a channel

As you know Teams is heavily used for team collaboration, letting users the ability to have group conversation, share files or even integrate with applications like Planner or third party like Jira or many others. Well, there was still one piece missing on this collaboration space: shared calendar. Good news, you can now add shared …

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Outlook – You can now set your meeting to be online by default

After providing a setting to make your meeting as online meeting in Outlook Web Access (OWA – aka Outlook on the Web) – see https://t.co/rQ6jUyGgh3 – and on Outlook mobile, you can now do the same with Outlook for Windows. The option is turned on by default; you can manage it by accessing the Outlook …

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Azure – You can now automatically upgrade the extension of your virtual machine (preview)

As you know you can add extensions (small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and automation tasks) to your virtual machine running on Azure. Well, you can now get these extensions automatically upgrade when there is a new version. This is  a preview capability which means there is no SLA associated with it in case of …

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Teams – You can now enable ‘view-only’ attendees

As you know Teams allows up to 10 000 attendees in a meeting, any more participant will not be able to join. Well, after enabling this new setting, these attendees will be able to join the meeting in ‘view-only’ mode. This means they will not be able to share audio/video, see or participate in the …

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Azure – It is now easier to manage well-known ports (service) in your NSG

As you know you should protect your resources running on Azure connected to a virtual network (vNet) using Network Security Group (NSG). Well, it now easier to manage well-known communication ports (or services) to allow/disallow traffic. When editing inbound or outbound rule to add new communication port you no longer have to manually enter the …

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Exchange Online – Enforcing receiving email limit

As you know Exchange Online has some limits in place to ensure performance and stability of the service (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/exchange-online-service-description/exchange-online-limits to know more about). As part of these limits, there is one restricting the number of emails received per hour – set to 3600 emails (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/exchange-online-service-description/exchange-online-limits#receiving-and-sending-limits). Starting April 2021 this limit will be enforce. …

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Azure AD – New administration roles for managing domain name and authentication methods

Good news, you don’t need to be a global administrator to manage Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) or authentication methods. A new role called Authentication Policy Admin allows you to delegate authentication methods management, covering MFA or password protection policies. NOTE the legacy MFA setting is not available for the authentication policy admin role Below is …

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Exchange Online – Exchange Online PowerShell module v2 is now available on Linux and MacOS

Good news for Exchange Online administrators. If you are using a Linux of MacOS device, you can now install the ExO v2 PowerShell module on your device. MacOS versions supported are: Mojave Catalina Big Sur Linux distributions supported are: Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 (including ARM64) Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.10 (via Snap package), 20.04, 20.10 Debian …

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