Month: November 2021

Azure – You can now manage your virtual networks centrally using Azure Virtual Network Manager (preview)

As an Azure administrator you may already know how difficult it can be to manage virtual networks across various subscriptions, even if you initially deployed the resources using ARM templates to ensure common based configuration. Well, good new, a new feature is now in preview – Azure Virtual Network Manager – which will allow you …

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Azure – Use of native client to connect to Azure Bastion is here

If you work with Azure Virtual Machines you may and should already know Azure Bastion, the feature allowing you to connect directly to a virtual machine with RDP or SSH from the web browser without the need to have a public IP and have management ports opened. Well, good news the long awaited connection using …

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Intune – Desktop analytics is being retired on November 2022

For those working in hybrid environment with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune, you may already know Desktop Analytics, the cloud service providing insights from your devices fleet to help you plan Windows feature upgrade. Well, Desktop Analytics is planned for being retired on November 30, 2022. Replacement of Desktop Analytics is the new …

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Security – You can now change your password and update your security details directly from the Microsoft Authenticator app

As you already know the Microsoft Authenticator application has been primarily used for multi-factor authentication (MFA). Over the time the Authenticator app has evolved to allow you save your passwords, forms information or even deliver a password-less experience during authentication. Well, you can now also use the Authenticator to change your password. To do so, …

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SharePoint Online – You can now block creation of subsite

As you know, a SharePoint site owner has the permission to create subsite by default (or additional users after you have edited out of the box permissions or created a new one). Well, SharePoint Online administrators now have the ability to completely block sub site creation from the SharePoint Online administration portal. To do it, …

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Exchange Online – You can now configure policies to manage access to the quarantine

If you use Exchange Online, you already know it comes with a level of security and protection against malware and spam called Exchange Online Protection. Until now, you could not really control the access to the quarantine except enabling (or not) notification to end-users to let them know there is email blocked in quarantine. Well, …

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Exchange Online – A new Exchange Online PowerShell module v2 is now available in preview

For those working with Office 365 and Exchange Online, you already know that the Exchange Online PowerShell modules have been evolving and is now existing with a ‘version 2’ (see https://t.co/EdWQQr2g8U). Well, the version 2 of Exchange Online PowerShell module is being updated again (currently available in preview) to remove the need for enabling WinRM …

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Azure AD – You can now have insights on your Conditional Access policies

If you use any Microsoft cloud solution, you are also using Azure Active Directory to manage users, groups and devices. If you use Azure AD, you may also have implemented Conditional Access policies to protect and secure access to your data. Well, good news as now you can also get insights and reports on your …

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Security – You can now configure web content filtering to block access to specific web categories

This was something missing in the security and device management offers from Microsoft since the move to cloud services; there was no integrated solution to manage web content filtering (you could still buy third party solutions). Well, good news you can now manage web content filtering directly from your Office 365 subscription. I think this …

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