Office 365 Administration Portal

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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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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Office 365 – Administrators can now review and manage end-users feedbacks

As you know, Microsoft products provided with Office 365 (Office 365 administration portals and mobile apps, Office clients [including mobile]…) have a feature to provide feedbacks from end-users. If you have configured the policy to allow end-users to provide feedbacks (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-feedback-ms-org?view=o365-worldwide#configure-policies), Office 365 administrators can now review and manage these feedbacks. This applies only …

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Office 365 – Expiring domain notification is coming

If you use Office 365 and have associated your public domain name (also known as custom domain in Office 365/Azure AD), a new coming feature is going to help you maintaining your associated domains. This feature, called Expiring Domain Insight, will notify you with an high-severity alert, sent to the tenant administrators, letting you know …

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Office 365 – Messages published in Message Center now have tags

As you know, the Message Center is your one stop shop to be aware about what is coming up on Office 365 services. Until then, you only had the category (Stay Informed, Plan for Change, Prevent of Fix Issues…) to help you identify the type of incoming changes. Well, now messages published on Message Center …

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Office 365 – Manage your Office 365 Apps directly from the portal

You already know that you have been able to buy, deploy and manage add-ins from the Office 365 administration portal.Well, this has been expanded to allow you to buy, deploy and manage Office 365 Partners apps too. To use this new capability, logon to your Office 365 administration portal (https://admin.microsoft.com/) and access the Settings\Integrated apps …

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Office 365 – You can now filter messages from the Message Center using tags

As you know, the Message Center is your one stop shop for knowing what is coming for Office 365 services. While you have been able to already filter messages from Message Center based on services (Preferences) or by category (changes, prevent issues…), today you are being able to also filter based on tags (admin impact, …

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Office 365 – You can now hide/show services on the Service Health Dashboard

As every Office 365 administrators know, the Service Health Dashboard is your one stop shop to monitor if Office 365 services are operating. Well, until now, the Service Health was reporting all Office 365 services and you could not hide some because either you are not using them or you are not responsible of supporting/maintaining …

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Office 365 – Get ready for end of support for Internet Explorer and Edge legacy

If you are still using Internet Explorer 11 or Edge Legacy (aka the first version of Edge) to access Office 365 services – like Outlook Web Access, Administration portals, Teams web  or SharePoint Online – you will need to prepare to the end of support of these browser. Starting November 30, 2020 the Teams web …

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Office 365 – Manage modern authentication for Exchange Online from the administration portal

As you know Microsoft has been recommending to turn off basic authentication protocols for some time now. Well, until now you had to manage this by implementing an Azure AD Conditional Access policy or by implementing an authentication policies for Exchange Online. Well, you can now manage basic authentication access for Exchange Online directly from …

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