Month: March 2021

Teams – You can now troubleshoot Teams delegation issues with the Remote Connectivity Analyzer

By now, you should already know the Remote Connectivity Analyzer (https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/) used to help administrators to troubleshoot connectivity issues with Exchange (on-premises or Online), mail flow, Skype for Business (on-premises or Online) and more recently Teams. Well, if you are experiencing some issues with Teams delegation – like the infamous ‘Looks like you don’t have …

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Teams – User can disable automatic identification in meeting captions and transcripts

As you may know, Microsoft Teams is able to automatically identify who is talking during a meeting and associate the participant name in captions and transcripts. Well, if your end-user want to not be automatically identify, they can go to the Settings\Captions and transcripts to turn off the automatic identification

Exchange Online – You can now block distribution list to be in BCC (hidden copy)

Today we all know the impact and benefits of distribution list. Well, some time senders may want to send email to peoples and/or distribution lists in hidden copy (BCC) to avoid reply to all storm (especially with distribution list). But you, as Exchange administrator, may want to ensure (at least certain) distribution list are always …

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Azure AD – A new version of Azure AD Connect (1.6.2.4) is now available with new features

As you know Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) is used to synchronize your on-premises Active Directory objects (users, groups, devices) to Azure AD with the option to synchronize the user’s hash password (aka password sync, aka password hash sync, aka PHS). Well, with this new version – 1.6.2.4 – available for download here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771 …

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Exchange Online – You can now flag external emails in Outlook

To help increase awareness to end-users to pay more attention on emails they receive, you can now have external emails tag on Outlook Mobile and Outlook Web Access (OWA); this is not (yet?) available for Outlook client on Windows or Mac. Highlighting emails received from external sender will help you end-user to better identify potential …

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Teams – The new Teams PowerShell module 2.0 is now available

As you know, the Teams PowerShell module is helping managing Teams and Skype for Business Online. Well, the new 2.0 version is now available. With this version you no longer need to connect to both Teams and Skype for Business Online; you can just connect to both administration back-end with a single command Connect-MicrosoftTeams The …

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Teams – You can now manage the bandwidth during a video call on Teams Mobile

To help you manage the bandwidth (and as such your data consumption), you can now optimize the bandwidth consumed during a video call  made on Teams mobile (on both iOS and Android devices). By default, the optimization is turned off. To enable and manage it, open your Teams mobile application and go to the Settings\Data …

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OneDrive – The OneDrive administration options are moving to the SharePoint Online administration portal

As you know, you can manage your OneDrive settings (user quota, synchronization and sharing policy…) from the OneDrive administration portal (https://admin.onedrive.com/). Well, the OneDrive administration portal is scheduled to be removed and all OneDrive administration task are being merged into the SharePoint Online administration portal. The convergence will take place into 2 steps: 1. OneDrive …

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Teams – You can now share a link when setting up a ‘Join now’ meeting

As you know, you can schedule meetings with Microsoft Teams, including an impromptu one called ‘Meet now’. Until now, when you were starting a ‘Meet now’ meeting you add to directly join the meeting before inviting people. Well, you can now share a link to join the ‘Meet now’ meeting   You will also notice …

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