Author name: Benoit HAMET

Teams – You can now recover deleted tags

If you Microsoft Teams, you are probably already aware that you can use tags in Teams to help you categorize peoples (see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/using-tags-in-teams-667bd56f-32b8-4118-9a0b-56807c96d91e). Well, until now, if somebody deleted an existing tag by mistake (or intentionally) you had no other choice than to recreate it – which can be painful as you would have to …

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Azure – Update management is now available in preview

As you are already probably aware, you are able to use Azure to manage updates deployment on your virtual machine running in Azure or even on-premises by using an Azure Automation Account. Well, the experience of managing updates with Azure is now getting better and simpler thanks to the new Update Management capability available now …

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Information Protection – The Adobe PDF plugin for Information Protection is now bundled

As you are probably aware, Microsoft and Adobe have partnered for few years already to integrate Microsoft Information Protection solution with Adobe Acrobat clients (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2018/12/13/azure-integration-of-pdf-acrobat-reader-with-azure-information-protection-is-now-generally-available/). Well, good new as this plugin is no longer required and is integrated with Adobe installer starting version 22.001.20142. This integration applies to both Windows and MacOS version.

Azure – You can now delegate management of reservations

As you may be aware, one way to optimize running costs on Azure is to use reservations, allowing you to get discount when you commit running specific workloads and SKUs (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/save-compute-costs-reservations/ to know more). Another important part of running workloads in cloud services is ensuring you can delegate some administration tasks to workloads owners. …

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Exchange Online – Retirement of Exchange Online PowerShell v1

If you are managing Exchange Online environment, chances are you are also using Exchange Online PowerShell. As you may be aware, since 2020, there is 2 different Exchange Online PowerShell modules: v1, so called Exchange Online PowerShell v2, so called Exchange Online PowerShell v2 Well, Exchange Online PowerShell module v1 is going to be retired …

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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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