Office 365

Office 365 – You can now customize the login pages for Attack Simulation Training

As you may know, if you have Office 365 E5 or Microsoft Defender for Office 365 P2 plans you can run attack simulation to keep your end-users aware of various attack types – from credential harvest (phishing) to malware. Until now when you were running a credential harvest or link in attachment simulation attack, the …

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SharePoint Online – You can now create sites, documents or lists from the App Bar

You may already know that about a year ago Microsoft has introduced a new navigation capability in SharePoint Online called App Bar (see https://t.co/ASdyIqMB2E). Well, if your SharePoint Online administrator has enabled and configured the App Bar then you can now create documents, sites or lists straight from there. When opening the App Bar you …

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Exchange Online – Every Meeting Online is now applying to third-party providers

You may already know that Exchange Online provides a configuration settings to set all meeting as online meeting (see https://t.co/I9is86e3gh). Well, as this settings only applied to Teams meeting you may not have set it as you may have been using a third party online meeting provider such as Zoom or WebEx. Good news as …

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Office 365 – You can now manage ownerless Office 365 Groups and Teams

By now, you may be familiar with Office 365 Groups and/or Teams (if not have a look here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/learn-about-microsoft-365-groups-b565caa1-5c40-40ef-9915-60fdb2d97fa2 or https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/office-365-groups). With time, an Office 365 Group/Teams may have lost its owner(s) as part of the work life cycle when peoples are leaving the organization. This introduces a governance issue as you may ended to …

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Exchange Online – You can now add additional time zones on your calendar when using OWA

You may already know that you can add additional time zones (up to 2) when using Outlook. Well, this option was missing if you were using Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web). Good news, you can now do the same when using Outlook Web Access. Adding additional time zones when using …

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Office 365 – A new global idle timeout settings is available (preview)

As you may already know, administrators were able to set an idle timeout setting for SharePoint Online (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/10/sharepoint-online-configure-idle-session-timeout/) and Exchange Online (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig?view=exchange-ps#:~:text=Exchange%20Server%202019-,%2DActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled,-The%20ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled%20parameter&WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) for quite some time when users use the web browser to access the services. This 2 options are independent with each other and configured by either the SharePoint or Exchange administrators …

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SharePoint Online – You can now reports on data access (sharing links and sensitivity labels) (preview)

This feature is currently in deployment – available for targeted tenant or rolling out starting mid-March up to mid-April for standard release. These reports are going to help security and compliance officers to identify if there is any gap, issue or misconfiguration on how files are shared or on applying sensitivity labels. To access these …

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Exchange Online – Retirement of the Basic Authentication for POP

If you remember since 2019, Microsoft has been announcing the retirement of Basic Authentication in a way to improve security as Basic Authentication does not support multi factor authentication (MFA) (see https://t.co/9XZtsVFoQr). Well, Office 365 and Exchange Online administrators should start looking at their Message Center has the retirement is starting and Microsoft provides you …

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Exchange Online – You can now send email using one of your mailbox alias (preview)

As you historically Exchange was always using the Primary Email Address when sending email, even when the user choose to edit the From field to use one of the aliases associated with the mailbox. The only workarounds where either to use SMTP Auth connection – which most of the time is disabled for end-user mailboxes …

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OneDrive for Business – The OneDrive Syn health report now provides more details on issues

As you may already know, since May 2021 you have a health report available from OneDrive Sync on the Apps administration portal (see https://t.co/kZ9YCpaThW). Well, while this new health report is providing quite useful information to monitor your OneDrive clients health – especially the Known Folders redirection, the report has been updated to now include …

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