Security

Exchange Online Protection – You can now get end-user to receive automated feedback result

If you use Exchange Online, you know you can be protected from spam and phishing emails using Exchange Online Protection (aka Defender for Office 365). In addition, you can also get your end-users to report spam or phishing emails which may have gone through the protection filters using the Report Message add-in in Outlook (client, […]

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Office 365 – You can now enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Pureview (preview)

As you know, Office 365 comes with capabilities to help you protect your data and ensure compliance – namely Pureview Information Protection and Pureview Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Well, good news as you can now enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for both features (in preview). After turning it on, compliance policies like DLP and auto-labeling

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Azure AD – Update your Conditional Access policies if you are using ‘require approved client app’ before March 2026

If you are using the grant control ‘Require approved client app’ in your Conditional Access policies, you need to update and migrate to use the grant control ‘Require application protection policy’ before March 2026. At this date, the control ‘Require approved client app’ will no longer be enforced and will act as if it was

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Azure – New FQDN tags for use with Azure Firewall for Office 365 services

If you use Azure Firewall to protect your resources running on Azure, you will be glad that you can now use new FQDN tags to easily manage access to Office 365 services. To do so, just edit or create your firewall rules, select the Destination as Service Tags and search for Office 365   This

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Teams – You can now enable quarantine for Teams (preview)

You are probably already aware about the capability to enable for messages sent using Teams (Safe Links). Well, you can now also enable quarantine capabilities for Teams to help protect your users from malicious message. In fact, it is an extension of the Safe Links capability to support ZAP (Zero-hour Auto Purge), quarantine and reporting.

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Office – You can now use domain name to restrict access to Office documents (preview)

As you probably know, you can restrict access and permission to Office document using Information Protection. Well, until now, you had to individually add each and every users using their email address. However there is situation where you can add each users because you may not know or the shared document needs to be protected

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Azure AD – Authenticator number matching will be enabled for all users

  As you know, Azure AD allows you to request multi-factor authentication (MFA) using the Azure AD MFA and Microsoft Authenticator application.   Since its introduction Azure AD MFA has been continuously improved.   Latest improvement was to request a number matching during the MFA process to avoid accidental approval and fight against MFA fatigue

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Azure AD – You can now define the multifactor authentication strength (preview)

Azure AD comes with a lot of security features – some recent such as Passwordless authentication, some less recent such as conditional access – helping protecting your identities and workloads access. Well, in the never ending journey to keep secure identities and data, the Conditional Access feature has been updated to allow administrators to request

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Azure – You can now review and optimize your Azure Firewall policies with Policy Analytics (preview)

If you use Azure Firewall you know you have to create (and then maintain) a Firewall Policy; which can become a tricky operation as policy updates may be required several a week or a day. In addition, the team in charge of maintaining such policies may not be aware of updates impacting the protected workloads

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Azure Information Protection – The new Azure Information Protection version – 2.14.90.0 – is now available

   The new Azure Information Protection (aka AIP, aka AIP Unified Labelling, aka Azure Information Protection Unified Labelling) client is now available.    This version – 2.14.90.0 – is mainly fixing few bugs and does not provide any major improvements or new features. The only ‘big’ change is the switch from Authentication Library (ADAL) to

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