Author name: Benoit HAMET

Teams – You can now use a ranking pool

If you Teams for your meetings, you may already know that you can use pools to interact with your audience and get answers to your questions. Well, the pool app has been updated to include a new pool type: ranking. To use the new ranking pool type when on your meeting just create a new …

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Teams – You can now start a chat using distribution, mail enabled security or Office 365 groups

As you now, with Teams you can initiate chat conversations with your colleagues and/or external users (if permitted). Well, the chat capability has been extended to now allow you start a chat conversation using groups (distribution groups, mail enabled security groups or Office 365 Groups). To start a conversation using one of this group type, …

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Teams – You can now leave a meeting on all devices

If you use Teams, you may already know that you can join a Teams meeting using multiple device, instead of transferring the connection. In this situation you are connected to the Teams meeting on 2 or more devices, which then may lead you to stay connected on other devices when leaving the meeting or when …

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Teams – New external invitation chat experience

As you may already know, you can chat with external users and external users can initiate chat with you (at the condition your Teams administrators have either all external domains or specific domains, and/or Skype users for external access). Well, if this condition is fulfilled, then next time an external user is initiating a chat …

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Azure – Be aware the ASR for VMWare in preview is set as the default option

If you have to create a new Site Recovery for use with Azure Site Recovery for VMWare, be aware that the preview experience is set as the default experience. This experience is currently in preview You should have a purple banner letting you know about it and allowing to change back the classic but depending …

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Azure – You can now restrict access to the BitLocker recovery key (preview)

As you probably already know when you enable BitLocker on a Windows device you can save the recovery key to either Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, a USB device, a file or even print it. By default, end-users can access the BitLocker recovery key for the device they own by accessing the BitLocker keys blade …

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Forms – Quite a few improvements now available

Microsoft Forms, the Office 365 survey/quiz capability, just got few improvements. Create Forms using templates You can now create new forms based on ‘professional’ template matching usual business cases (satisfaction survey, volunteer registration, product evaluation or well-being pulse among 20 different template categories). The templates are available straight from the Forms home page (https://forms.office.com/) Create …

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Azure – You can now deploy ARM64 based virtual machine

As you are probably aware, there has been for different processor architecture. The main 2 are: Intel x86 (which includes the 64 bits version) PowerPC (ARM) Mostly, the x86 architecture has been used for decades for PC while the ARM architecture was used on Apple computers and now moved to mobile devices (table or smartphone). …

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Azure Information Protection – The new Azure Information Protection version – 2.14.90.0 – is now available

   The new Azure Information Protection (aka AIP, aka AIP Unified Labelling, aka Azure Information Protection Unified Labelling) client is now available.    This version – 2.14.90.0 – is mainly fixing few bugs and does not provide any major improvements or new features. The only ‘big’ change is the switch from Authentication Library (ADAL) to …

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