Exchange – New Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard in preview

A new Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) is now available in preview. This new Hybrid Configuration Wizard is called either Hybrid Agent or Modern Hybrid to differentiate it from the current HCW version. This new HCW has a lower inbound/outbound connectivity requirements and use an agent, making it more appropriate for install in DMZ. The Hybrid Agent is built on the Azure Application Proxy, helping to reduce the connectivity requirements…

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OneDrive for Business – Files mass deletion notification is coming in OneDrive for Business client

You may already know that you can have notification when a files mass deletion occurs (thanks to the Security & Compliance alert). Well, this is going to get better as this alert is being sent only after the mass deletion has been executed and is being sent to administrators. OneDrive for Business client is going to get an update to notify end-users when a files mass deletion (more than 200…

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Office 365 – A new network performance tool is coming

Office 365 services can have a significant impact on network. Since Office 365 has been in the market, Microsoft has been provided guidance and tool (formerly known as SpeedTest or Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer more recently) to analyse the network impact of the various services offered by Office 365. A new tool is underway (currently in preview / proof of concept) to help identifying connectivity and performance issues. The…

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Flow – You can use Flow to automate actions based on Cloud App Security event

If you are using the Cloud App Security (CAS) service, you can connect Microsoft Flow to it in order to automate actions like generating ticket in SIEM system, send notification to user and/or manager, disable account… To do so you must, off course, have an active Cloud App Security and Flow subscription. Then you need to generate a token to allow Flow to connect to CAS Connect to your Cloud…

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Outlook – Notification when a known issue is detected (preview)

The Outlook client, coming with the Office 365 Click To Run (C2R), is now providing notification when a known issue has been detected. I got this notification with the Office 365 Click To Run 1901 build 11220.20008 (or version 16.0.11220.20000) The ‘title’ of the issue is a clickable element which then open the related Microsoft KB article or the Office updates details page. This is something which is going to…

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Office 365 – New cloud-based management options for Office 365 Pro Plus

A new configuration tool (in preview) is available for Office 365 Pro Plus (Office Click to Run) to help administrator to define and apply configuration policy. This new capability helps to manage Office C2R installation on Windows without the ‘classic’ management infrastructure or MDM service. The defined Office configuration will apply to both managed and unmanaged devices as it uses Azure Active DIrectory. It does not replace group policy objects…

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Exchange Online – Item read and access is going to be audited

You may be already aware that you can have audit on any Office 365 activities, including Exchange Online mailboxes. In February 2019, Exchange Online mailbox audit is going to be improved by adding audit for item read and access by mailbox owners, administrators and delegates. This new implementation is replacing the previous MessageBind action, which will be deprecated when the update will be available on your tenant. You have nothing…

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Office 365 – The default installation option for Office Click to Run is switching to 64 bits

Starting mid January 2019, the default installation setting for Office Click To Run is switching from 32 bits to 64 bits. If you (and your end-users) are using the Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx) to install Office Click to Run check the version before starting to install if you are planning to use the 32 bits install (as it used to be the default install option).

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OneDrive for Business – Files On-Demand is getting available on Mac

The Files On-Demand capability is now coming on Mac devices with the incoming OneDrive for Business client update for Mac. The Files On-Demand allows you to synchronize your OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online content without having to download the complete content. To take advantage of this new capability for Mac users, you need to run macOS 10.14.2 or later and have the update OneDrive client (version 18.240.1202.0001 or higher).…

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OneDrive for Business – An update is on his way to improve UPN change impact

As you may be already aware, OneDrive for Business is using the user principal name (UPN) to provision the personal space, and as such the UPN is also used in the URL for accessing it (like https://mytenant-my.sharepoint.com/personal/user_upndomain) As such, any change of the UPN’s user has an impact on OneDrive for Business and can broke synchronization. An updated OneDrive for Business client (starting with build 18.212.1021.0008) is being pushed to…

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Office 365 – 3DES cipher support is being retired by Feb 28, 2019

As Microsoft has announced it was moving to TLS 1.2, the 3DES cipher support is going to be removed by February 28, 2019. If you are not sure if this cipher is still being used by your organization to connect and access Office 365 services you can go to the Secure Score website (http://securescore.microsoft.com) and use the “Remove TLS 1.0/1.1 and 3DES Dependencies” option By clicking the Learn More button…

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Azure – Integration of PDF Acrobat Reader with Azure Information Protection is now generally available

It has been announced last September at the Ignite 2018 conference and in preview since then. Now, the integration of Acrobat Reader with Azure Information Protection is now GA. To take advantage of it, you have few things to do: Download and deploy the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader from https://get.adobe.com/reader/ Download and deploy the add-in available here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2050049 You can also use the Foxit Reader available here https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/ Download and…

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Exchange Online – Introducing the Fiddler extension for Exchange Online

You may already know Fiddler, the web debugging tool which has been initially developed by a Microsoft support engineer years ago and now part of Telerik (but still free). Well, the Exchange product team has been proud to announce the availability of a Fiddler extension dedicated to Exchange Online troubleshooting. The Exchange Online extension provides you all the features available with Fiddler (session capture, session colouring…) but also much more…

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Teams – New capabilities are coming in to calling in Teams

Microsoft Teams calling capabilities are going to be improved as multiple updates are being deployed, which is expected to be started by mid December 2018 and completed by end of January 2019. The below list details the new features going to be available once your tenant has been updated: Shared Line Appearance – Handle multiple calls on a specific number called a shared number. This feature can configure any enterprise…

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SharePoint Online – Sharing link with download blocked

An update is currently being deployed (complete roll out schedule for end of January 2019)  to allow SharePoint Online users to share link to document while blocking the download. This feature will let you share content stored on SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business while blocking the download; the shared content will be only accessible through the web browser using Office Online.

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