Month: November 2022

Teams – You can now control the ‘suggest a feature’ menu

If you use Teams, you are probably aware that end-users can suggest/request a feature from Teams clients (desktop, mobile, web) NOTE this menu is not available in GCC, GCC High or DOD tenants Well, Teams administrators now have the ability to manage the availability of this menu to end-users To manage it you need to …

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Azure AD – You can now customize the favicon, header and footer

As you know, you have at least Azure AD P1 license, you can configure your company branding to use custom background and logo. That said, even with company branding implemented, there is still settings (favicon or header/footer) using generic Microsoft resources.   Well, the company branding feature has been updated to now allow you to …

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Azure – You can now restore virtual machine in a different subscription (preview)

If you are running virtual machines in Azure, you already know that you can backup your virtual machine using Azure Recovery Vault. Well, until now, when you had to restore a virtual machine you could only restore it within the same subscription. This is no longer the case as you can now restore the virtual …

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Azure – You can now use shareable link to connect to Azure Bastion (preview)

As you know Azure Bastion allows you to securely remotely connect to virtual machines running on Azure using either Remote Desktop (RDP) or SSH without having to open the corresponding ports to Internet. Access to the virtual machine using Bastion is performed by connecting the Azure portal using your web browser or using the native …

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Azure AD – Authenticator number matching will be enabled for all users

  As you know, Azure AD allows you to request multi-factor authentication (MFA) using the Azure AD MFA and Microsoft Authenticator application.   Since its introduction Azure AD MFA has been continuously improved.   Latest improvement was to request a number matching during the MFA process to avoid accidental approval and fight against MFA fatigue …

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Intune – You can now send organization messages to Windows 11 devices

In 2029, Microsoft introduced a way to send messages to Android and iOS devices using Company Portal (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2019/07/24/intune-you-can-send-notification-to-managed-devices/). Well, this functionality has been extended to now allows you to send messages to Windows 11 devices too. With this updated functionality you can do the following: Enable always-on device onboarding messages to help people ramp …

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Forms – You can now use animated themes

As you may know, you can apply themes to your Microsoft Forms to make it more enjoyable. Well, you can now also apply animated themes (2 at this time). To use one of the animated themes, create/edit your form and select the Themes button and select one of the 2 animated themes identifiable using the …

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OneDrive – OneDrive client will be blocked on VM running unsupported FSLogix

  Starting January 2023 – expected to be completed by February 2023, OneDrive sync client will be blocked on virtual machine running FSLogix older than 2009 Hot Fix 1.   If after this hard block has been deployed, you are running OneDrive on a virtual machine with an unsupported FSLogix, an error message will be …

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Azure – You can now exclude public IP address from DDOS network protection (preview)

As you may already know, Microsoft Azure provides a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) protection to protect your workloads publicly accessible on Azure (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ddos-protection/ddos-protection-overview/). However, there is situation where you may need to have a public IP address being excluded from the DDOS protection. Well, you can now exclude public IP address from the …

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Teams – Teams calendar now pops out

After allowing to pop out chats or meetings on a different window, Teams now allows you to pop out your meetings from the calendar. When you want to create a new meeting or webinar, the scheduling window automatically pops out from the calendar app Existing meetings can also be pop out using the pop out …

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