Author name: Benoit HAMET

Azure AD – You can now restrict tenant creation to administrators (preview)

As you probably know, users may have the ability to create new tenant using the Manage tenant option from the Azure AD (https://aad.portal.azure.com/) or Entra () portal   When creating a new tenant, the user becomes automatically a global administrator for this new tenant and this new tenant does not inherit your organization settings or …

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Azure – You can now inherit tags for cost management

When working with cloud environments, identification of deployed resources is important to be able understand the need of the resources (environment, owner, application…). These is achieved by using tags. While you can enforce the use of tags in Azure using an Azure policy, it requires some administration tasks and does not automatically inherit from the …

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Intune – You can now use multiple administrator approval for administration task (preview)

When performing Intune administration tasks, there are tasks – for example application updates – which may require a second view before being deployed and applied. You can now request a second approval step when performing some administrative tasks. During this preview, the multiple approval workflow applies only to: Application – applies to application deployment but …

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Teams – You can now add presenter bios and define your own theme when creating a webinar

You may already know that you can create and host webinar using Teams. Well, you can now provide additional information about the presenter(s) of the webinar by adding a short bio. To do so, using your Teams client create a new webinar and fill up the webinar details (title, description, schedule…) and save it   …

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Azure – You can now manage the NSG from the Azure mobile application

If you manage an Azure environment and have installed the Azure mobile application (Azure Companion application) you already know that you start/stop a virtual machine and have access basic metrics and details. Well, you can now also manage the network security rules applied to the virtual machine too. To do so, access one of your …

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Azure – The Azure Active Directory section on the Azure mobile application has been updated

Earlier in September, the Azure mobile application (Azure Companion application) has been updated to introduce an initial access to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) (see https://t.co/ayBZHVODXx). Well, the application has been updated again to provide additional capabilities to manage Azure AD. You can now: Manage your users in Azure AD with access to the user …

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Intune – A new experience to add Microsoft Store application with search capability

As you know, you can deploy applications to your devices using Intune. Until now, when deploying applications from the Microsoft Store there was only 2 options: the Microsoft Store for Business – which is going to be retired during the first quarter of 2023 manual configuration of all the details of the application in Intune …

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SCCM – The new 2211 version of SCCM is now available and has a new prerequisite

The new release of System Center Configuration Manager 2211 is now available. It will be made available through the in-console update gradually. As always, you can force the detection by using the early update script available here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099733 As part of this release a new prerequisite check has been introduced: Network Access Account (NAA) account …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – Support for confidential virtual machine is available in preview

Earlier in July 2022, Microsoft has made generally available a new compute series – Azure confidential virtual machine (DCasv5 and ECasv5) (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/confidential-computing/overview/). Today, this Azure confidential virtual machine series is made available in preview for use with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Support for confidential virtual machine is available for Windows 11 22H2 hosts; support …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now monitor your AVD at scale (preview)

If you use the Azure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) Azure Virtual Desktop, you already know that you can monitor your AVD host pool health (insights). Well, until know if you had multiple host pools – which is the case if you have a mix of pooled and personal host – you could not have insights …

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