Month: March 2022

Teams – You can now export data from list pages

As you know it is sometime difficult for Teams administrators to have a complete view of things to work with, especially by using the Teams administration portal. Well, it is now possible to export data from list pages like users, Teams or Teams channel. To do so connect to your Teams administration portal (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/) and …

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Azure AD – You can now use dynamic membership rule for administrative units

About 2 years ago, Microsoft has introduced administrative units on Azure Active Directory (see https://t.co/hyacW4j9Po for more). Until now, the membership rule for administrative units was only using direct assignment. Well, today you can now use dynamic rule. To be able to do so, you need: at least Azure AD P1 license for each administrators …

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Office 365 – A new global idle timeout settings is available (preview)

As you may already know, administrators were able to set an idle timeout setting for SharePoint Online (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/10/sharepoint-online-configure-idle-session-timeout/) and Exchange Online (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig?view=exchange-ps#:~:text=Exchange%20Server%202019-,%2DActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled,-The%20ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled%20parameter&WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) for quite some time when users use the web browser to access the services. This 2 options are independent with each other and configured by either the SharePoint or Exchange administrators …

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Teams – It is now easier to share a specific window during a meeting

As you know, when you are on a Teams meeting you can share your screen or a specific application window using the Share button Well, this is now even easier to share a specific application window by just moving around the application icon in the task bar and you will see all opened related window …

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Intune – You can now manage Google Chrome with Intune

Those who work or have been working with on-premises environments and Active Directory already know they can import the ADMX templates for Google Chrome and  manage Chrome using group policies (GPO). Well, for those which are full-cloud managed (Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager) or hybrid mode with client device configuration being managed by Intune there was no …

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Azure – You can now run the SQL best practices assessment for SQL virtual machine from the portal

As you know, Azure SQL is available either as PaaS or IaaS. Well, you can now enable and run SQL best practices assessment on SQL server running on virtual machine. To do so, you need: to have deployed an Azure SQL virtual machine the SQL virtual machine must be with the SQL Server IaaS extension …

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Azure – You can now have a cost estimation for Microsoft Defender for Cloud based on your resources

As you may already know Microsoft Defender for Cloud (formerly known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender) provides advanced threat detection capabilities across your cloud workloads. However this is always difficult to estimate upfront the cost associated with Defender for Cloud. Well good news, you can now deploy a workbook developed by the Azure …

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Azure – Maintenance window is available for SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance

As you know the beauty of the PaaS is you don’t have anymore to manage the underlying infrastructure (patching OS for example) as this the responsibility of the cloud provider. Well, while this is very interesting you lose a little bit of control, especially when it comes to maintenance. Well, you can now manage the …

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Teams – Administrators can now have the list of Teams a user has joined

Teams administrators can now have the list of Teams a user has joined from the Teams administration portal. To enjoy this new capability, connect to your Teams administration portal (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/) and access the Users\Manage users blade to select the user you want to have the list of Teams. You can get the list by accessing …

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Azure Virtual Desktop/Intune – You can now auto-configure the AVD Remote Desktop Client

As you know, Azure Virtual Desktop (aka AVD, aka Windows Virtual Desktop) is the Microsoft solution to securely provide virtualized remote desktop virtualized on Azure. To connect to an AVD session you need to use the remote desktop client (available here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/user-documentation/connect-windows-7-10/?WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) and then get your end-users to subscribe to a workspace. Well, good news …

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