Office 365

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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Teams / SharePoint Online – You can now manage Teams channel from the SharePoint Online administration portal

As you already know, when you create a Teams it automatically create a SharePoint Online site which then will be used to stored the Teams and channels files. Until now, it was only possible to see the Teams site in the SharePoint Online administration portal and you were not able to see and manage the …

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SharePoint Online – You can now rename your tenant (preview)

As you know once you have created your Office 365/Azure AD tenant – mydomain.onmicrosoft.com – you can not rename it. While this is usually not a real problem because it is mostly not visible to end-users, except for SharePoint Online as this is the only workloads you can not use your custom domain, there is …

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SharePoint Online – You can now block creation of subsite

As you know, a SharePoint site owner has the permission to create subsite by default (or additional users after you have edited out of the box permissions or created a new one). Well, SharePoint Online administrators now have the ability to completely block sub site creation from the SharePoint Online administration portal. To do it, …

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Exchange Online – You can now configure policies to manage access to the quarantine

If you use Exchange Online, you already know it comes with a level of security and protection against malware and spam called Exchange Online Protection. Until now, you could not really control the access to the quarantine except enabling (or not) notification to end-users to let them know there is email blocked in quarantine. Well, …

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Exchange Online – A new Exchange Online PowerShell module v2 is now available in preview

For those working with Office 365 and Exchange Online, you already know that the Exchange Online PowerShell modules have been evolving and is now existing with a ‘version 2’ (see https://t.co/EdWQQr2g8U). Well, the version 2 of Exchange Online PowerShell module is being updated again (currently available in preview) to remove the need for enabling WinRM …

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