Month: July 2021

Teams – You can now manage the default setting when opening file

As you know, today when opening a file shared in Teams (either chat, meeting or Teams) the file opens by default within Teams. Well, good new, you can now manage this settings and change the default action when opening a file in Teams; you can choose Teams (default), Office apps or web browser This applies …

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Azure AD Connect – A new major version is available and there are few things you need to know

If you are using Office 365 and/or Azure AD and have an on-premises Active Directory, you already know that you can synchronize your on-premises directory with Azure AD using Azure AD Connect. As you may already be using Azure AD Connect, you (should) also know that you need to keep up with the Azure AD …

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Teams – You can now automatically start recording when joining a meeting

As you know, you can record Teams meeting by manually hitting the Start recording action. Well, you can now automatically start the recording when joining the meeting by edition the meeting options Off course this requires that the organizer has the AllowCloudRecording policy enabled as well as RecordingStorageMode set to OneDriveForBusiness as well as Stream.

Intune – You can now block printing using non-corporate network printers or non-approved USB printer

You can now control which printers your user can print on. Connect to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Devices\Windows\Configuration profiles blade to create a new custom profile   Then you need to configure the following OMA-URI to block printing from non approved printers and define the approved printers. You can configure …

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Teams – You can now apply retention policy to Teams private channel messages

As you know, information compliance and data retention is important. Well, until then messages in private channels where not being retained. Good news, you can now get Teams private channel messages to be added into retention. Logon to your compliance portal (https://compliance.microsoft.com/) and access the Information governance blade and then the Retention policies tab to …

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Teams – You can now set an update policy to match the Office update channel

As you now, Office apps has various update channel to let you manage how Office apps are being updated. Well, Teams now allows you to define a policy to follow the Office update channels or to register for preview channel. This does not impact the current Office channel setting and if you have users already …

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Azure – Use the standard ping test to have more ping test options

As you know, Azure provides a ping test to evaluate the availability of your endpoints through the use of Application Insights. Well, the ping test is being upgraded and now called standard test and now provides ability to define the type of HTTP request (Get, Put, Head…) and get SSL health (aka expiration) notification. The …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Ensure you are using a recent remote desktop client before July 27th 2021

If you are using Windows Virtual Desktop (aka WVD, aka Azure Virtual Desktop, aka AVD) you know you need to use a specific remote desktop client. The AVD Remote Desktop client is being updated frequently to introduce new capabilities and fixes. Well, starting July 27th 2021, Microsoft is enforcing a minimum remote desktop client. You …

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Teams – You can now use group to give access to Teams

As you know Microsoft Teams – the collaboration client from Office 365 – has been there for quite some time. When you create a new Teams (or manage an existing one) you have to give access to selected users. Until now, you had to invite every individual users you wanted to give access to Teams. …

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