Month: July 2022

Exchange Online – You can now set the time increment of your calendar

When using Outlook or Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web), you can now define the time increment on your calendar. To do so, set your calendar view to Day. Then right click on the calendar time bar and select Time scale to define the time increment   You can also do …

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Azure AD – Improvements in certificate based authentication

As you are probably aware, Azure AD is now supporting certificate based authentication (in preview – see https://t.co/b09Hn1AXum). Well, the certificate based authentication has been improved by providing the ability to use certificate to authenticate with Windows Logon and easier certificate root management. To use a certificate (using a Smart Card) during Windows Logon you …

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Azure – New KMS DNS in Azure global cloud

As you are probably already aware, when you deploy Windows virtual machines in Azure, Windows use the Azure KMS DNS to activate Windows. Well, in June 2022, a new KMS DNS – azkms.core.windows.net – has started to be rolled out. Existing virtual machines already activated remain activated with kms.core.windows.net. It is now generally available in …

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Azure AD – Enhanced “My Apps” portal (preview)

If you use Microsoft Cloud services – like Office 365 or Azure, then you are also using Azure AD to manage identity and access to these services and other integrated with them. With Azure AD, you probably already know that end-users have access to different ‘end-users portals’ to manage their own information, such as ‘My …

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Teams – Complete integration of Office Web Applications with Teams

The Office Web Applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are now fully integrated with Teams. With this integration you can create new documents directly from Teams as well as open recent files (using the same UI than the full client). To do so, just open the ellipsis (the …) option to search for any of the …

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Azure – You can now expand your data drive without downtime (preview)

If you run Azure virtual machines, you already know that you expand your data drives after shutting down (deallocate) the virtual machine. Well, good news, you can now do the same without downtime. Before you start expanding your drives while your virtual machine is still running, you need to know the following: This capability is …

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Teams – You can now remove a call from the call history view

You can now remove a call from your call history view in Teams. To do so just access the Calls app to access the call history and open the contextual menu of the call you want to remove to choose Remove from view   If this is not yet available for you, the deployment in …

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Teams – You can now enable Q&A on Teams meeting

As you probably already know, you can use the Teams meeting chat to exchange with participant and also ask questions. Well, when you are in a large and/or structured meeting – such as training or town hall – questions asked using the chat windows may be ‘lost’ for the organizer due to the ‘chat noise’. …

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Teams – You can disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users

As you know when on a Teams meeting participants can use the chat feature to communicate with each others. You may be also aware that you can also allow anonymous or unauthenticated users to join a Teams meeting (if your Teams administrators allow it from the Meetings\Meeting Policies blade). When combined together (chat feature and …

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Azure – How to remotely connect to Azure virtual machines

When running workloads on cloud services ones of the challenges is to manage them in a secure way; this especially true when you have to manage virtual machines. Accessing and managing virtual machines in an on-premises environment is usually done either using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Windows machines or Secure Shell (SSH) for Linux …

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