Author name: Benoit HAMET

Azure – Deploy Azure Bastion as private (preview)

By now I hope you know about Azure Bastion, the Azure solution allowing you to connect to your Azure virtual machine though the web browser rather than opening management ports or deploying a jump box virtual machine. Lately, Microsoft has introduced a free version of Azure Bastion (Bastion Developer – see Azure – New low […]

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Intune – No more hardware hash requirement for Autopilot (preview)

Yes, you have been reading right, no more hardware hash pain for registering new device in Autopilot. If you are managing an Intune environment and using Autopilot, you already know that every new device must be registered in Autopilot using the hardware hash; which is painful if you can’t get this information from the manufacturer.

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Entra ID – You can now use Lifecycle workflows to manage synced users lifecycle (preview)

As you know, identity management is an important part of controlling access to resources and applications by end-users, especially when working with cloud services. While Entra ID has quite few features to help in managing identities, these features are sometime limited to cloud-based only account; they can’t help in managing synced/on-premises identities, as as you

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Entra ID – Multiple passwordless account are now available on Android

As you probably already know, Entra ID has been provided a passwordless capability to sign-in to applications without using password for quite some time (see Passwordless sign-in with Microsoft Authenticator – Microsoft Entra ID | Microsoft Learn). Well, there was an important limitation as only 1 account could be configured as passwordless with Microsoft Authenticator.

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now enable hibernation

As you are probably aware, since November 2023 you can enable hibernation on Azure virtual machines (see Azure – You can now enable hibernation on Azure virtual machines (preview)). Well, good news, as this feature is now also available for Azure Virtual Desktop. With the hibernation enabled, you will be able to keep your session

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Exchange Online Protection – You can now get end-user to receive automated feedback result

If you use Exchange Online, you know you can be protected from spam and phishing emails using Exchange Online Protection (aka Defender for Office 365). In addition, you can also get your end-users to report spam or phishing emails which may have gone through the protection filters using the Report Message add-in in Outlook (client,

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Intune – End-user self-service BitLocker recovery key

If you manage Windows/macOS devices fleet you already know that it is recommended to enable disk encryption on these devices (either through GPO or Intune) with recovery information saved in Entra ID. Then you also already know that administrators (global administrator, cloud device administrator, helpdesk administrator, Intune administrator or security administrator or reader) can read

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Azure – You can now use ephemeral Cloud Shell

If you use Microsoft Azure cloud services, you probably are already aware about the Cloud Shell functionality which allows you to run PowerShell or Bash scripts/commands directly from the web browser. This functionality requires to setup a storage account to store your scripts and user sessions. Well good news as now you can also use

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Entra ID – New name and options for Conditional Access Location setting

As this is something you may not review and check frequently, you need to know there have been few changes related to the Location setting in Entra ID Conditional Access. The first one, quite minor if you think about it, is the Location setting has been renamed to Network. The second change is an additional

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