Month: August 2021

SharePoint Online – You can now disable SharePoint 2013 workflow creation

As you know, SharePoint Online has been providing workflow capabilities since its beginning. Well, after having decommissioned SharePoint 2010 workflow in 2020 (see https://t.co/VOoO4cow3w), Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 workflow on SharePoint Online. SharePoint 2010 workflow and SharePoint 2013 workflow remain supported on-premises until 2026 for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2019. As announced in 2020, …

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Azure – Migrate your Azure Cloud Service to ARM or extended support before August 2024

If you use an Azure Cloud Service classic – which is probably the case if you use SCCM Current Branch and have deployed the Cloud Management Gateway (CMG), you will have to migrate your Azure Cloud Service from classic to ARM or to extended support before August 31, 2024 You can get all the details …

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Intune – New unified certificate connector for Intune

As you may know you can use Intune to provide user or device certificate capabilities like: Private and public key pair (PKCS) certificates PKCS imported certificates Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) Certificate revocation This requires the use of a certificate connector.Well, until now, if you wanted to provide multiple certificate capabilities you had deploy multiple …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Multimedia redirection is now available in preview

If you are using Windows Virtual Desktop (aka WVD, aka Azure Virtual Desktop, aka AVD) you may have a need to provide multimedia redirection to your users, allowing the use of the local client capabilities to play multimedia content instead of running it on the WVD session. Well, good new, you can now have multimedia …

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Windows 11 – Windows 11 is now available in preview in Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Virtual Machine

By now, you may already know that a new Windows version – Windows 11 – is coming by the end of this year. You may already know that you can deliver Windows 10 experience on the cloud using Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD – now known as Azure Virtual Desktop, AVD) and Azure Virtual Machine. Well, …

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Exchange Online – New endpoint for SMTP AUTH clients still using TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1; act before 2022

If you use Office 365 and Exchange Online, you should already know that support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 has ended in October 2020. While the support of these legacy TLS protocols has ended, this is still in use and available for connection. Starting 2022, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 will be completely disabled …

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Intune – You can now format the description of the applications you deployed

As you know Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager can be used to deploy applications (either LOB [MSI, MSIX, APPX…] or Win32 apps [Intune package]). While deploying applications with Intune, the description field of the deployment is a mandatory field and not much look at as this is usually prepopulated by Intune using the application name. Well, you …

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Azure – You can now resize your peered virtual network with no downtime (preview)

As you know, you can create virtual network (vNet) on Azure. Virtual networks are required when deploying virtual machines, VPN gateway or other many other resources. Well, until know you had to carefully plan your virtual network size, including future growth of the virtual network needs. Sometime you have to resize your virtual network because …

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Intune – You can now supersede applications

Well, this has been a long awaited feature in Intune which is now available in preview: deploy application which supersede a previous one. The current state of this feature only applies for Intune package (aka Windows app (Win32)); this is not yet (?) available for MSI applications. You can configure the supersedence during the application …

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SCCM – You can now convert your CGM to a scale set

As you know, Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) has been  feature available in SCCM for quite some time, allowing devices to connect back to SCCM while remotely connected (this was known in past version of SCCM as Internet Mode). As you also know, you can deploy CMG using 2 different mode: ‘classic’ cloud service and (more …

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