Month: October 2021

Intune – You can now have a clear understanding of your Surface devices (preview)

If you use Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager for managing your client devices and have deployed Surface devices in your environment, you can now have a better understanding of your Surface. A new dashboard has been introduced specifically for Surface management to help you manage your Surface fleet. NOTE if you use the dark mode you will …

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Azure – You can now enable Trusted Launch on Azure Virtual Machines (preview)

As you know, recent physical devices come with embedded security feature to help protect the operating system; features like TPM chipset or secure boot. Well, unfortunately until now these features were not available when running virtual machines on Azure. Good news, this now possible to turn on these security feature on Azure Virtual Machine. To …

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Azure AD – The Azure AD Connect version 1.x will be retired in August 2022

If you still have on-premises Active Directory you probably are synching your directory with Azure AD using the directory synchronization tool Azure AD Connect. As you may be already aware, there is now 2 versions of Azure AD Connect: 1.x and 2.x The 1.x version is some sort of legacy version allowing customer still running …

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Azure – A new troubleshooting tool – VM Inspector – is available in preview

If you work with virtual machines on Azure you already know that sometime things go wrong and you need to troubleshoot what is happening with the resource. While there is already quite few troubleshooting tools available on Azure, you now have a new tool at your disposal called VM Inspector for Azure virtual machines. The …

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Teams – You can use high fidelity music

This feature is currently being deployed with an expected completion by January 2022. When the feature is available on your Teams client you will be able to use high fidelity music, meaning you will be able to have a richer sound experience. With this mode Teams will support a 32 kHz rate at 128 kbps …

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Teams – You can now manage how chat window is displayed

You can now finally configured how chat window is being displayed in Teams. You can choose by keeping the chat window in the main window (current and default settings) or to open a new window. To configure it, open the Settings menu from your Teams client and select the desired option in the General\Open new …

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Intune – Autopilot is getting an update which will remove the personal greeting

As you know, Windows Autopilot allows you to automatically manage Out Of the Box Experience (OOBE) for your end user to directly join the device to your tenant in addition of ensuring naming convention and initial mandatory applications are deployed. As part of the Autopilot feature, you can assign a device to a specific user …

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Windows 11 – Check if your devices are Windows 11

With the release of the new Windows 11, you can check if your devices are ready for it using Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. To identify which devices are ready or not for Windows 11, connect to your Intune portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Reports\Endpoint Analytics\Work from anywhere blade Then access the Windows tab to get the …

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