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Azure AD – You can now expand the groups write-back capabilities to more group types

If you are working in an hybrid environment with Active Directory on-premises being synchronized to Azure AD using Azure AD Connect, you are already probably aware about the group write-back capability which allows you to synchronize back to Active Directory Office 365 groups. Well, this capability has been extended to allow you to also write-back …

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Intune – You can now define user configuration settings on AVD using Intune

As you may be already aware you have been able to manage Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) virtual machines using Intune for some time now. Well, you were able to only manage devices settings with Intune. Good news, you can now also manage user settings with Intune on AVD. What user settings can you manage with …

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Intune – Applications and drivers compatibility insights report (preview)

As you may be already aware, Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager provides you with various reports. One on them, Windows Update report, has been updated to include additional details to help you manage and prepare for Windows upgrade to Windows 11. This update is also in preparation of the retirement of Desktop Analytics which was previously used …

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Office 365 – Get your devices update level at glance (preview)

If you use Office 365, you can now have a dashboard reporting the update status for Office and Windows of your devices. To access this new dashboard, you need to connect to the URL https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home#/softwareupdates (it is not yet available through the blade menus). If you want to have the Windows update status you will …

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Azure AD – You can now review and remove inactive accounts (preview)

If you are working with Microsoft cloud services, you know that identity management, authentication and authorization rely on Azure Active Directory. While Azure AD provides a lot of feature to manage identity and ensure appropriate access control, there was a gap with inactive accounts. Those inactive accounts are account which were once required, either service …

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Azure – A new PowerShell module – Az Predictor – is in preview

If you work with workloads running on Azure you probably also work with the Azure PowerShell modules. If you work with Azure PowerShell modules you also know there is a lot of commands and parameters available (about 4 000 commands and an average of 10 parameters per command). This make it difficult to always have …

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Azure – You can now deploy an Azure DNS Private Resolver (preview)

As you may already know you can host on Azure 2 DNS services: Azure Private DNS used to manage and resolve DNS names in Azure virtual network Azure Public DNS to host public domain using Azure infrastructure But there was a gap in the DNS service offering which is now covered with the Azure DNS …

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Teams – You can now create shared channels with guests (preview)

This has been a long awaited capability: creating Teams channels you can share with external users (guests). Well, the wait is over. You can now create shared channels to collaborate with external users without sharing your Teams. NOTE this option is not (yet?) available in Teams on the web, Teams mobile or even the Teams …

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Azure – You can now use Kerberos for authentication when connecting with Azure Bastion (preview)

You may already know Azure Bastion, the remote management (RDP or SSH) feature for Azure Virtual Machine allowing you to connect without using a public IP and opening the management port on NSG (see https://t.co/UBOCpnMD2k). Well, you can now enable Kerberos authentication when connecting using Azure Bastion. To do so, connect to your Azure portal …

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Azure AD – You can now use dynamic membership rule for administrative units

About 2 years ago, Microsoft has introduced administrative units on Azure Active Directory (see https://t.co/hyacW4j9Po for more). Until now, the membership rule for administrative units was only using direct assignment. Well, today you can now use dynamic rule. To be able to do so, you need: at least Azure AD P1 license for each administrators …

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