More integrated cross-tenant collaboration options in Azure AD

Microsoft recently introduced new features that will enable organizations to get a more integrated collaboration and trust experience between multiple Azure AD tenants. Azure AD now include the B2B direct connect feature that allow you to configure a mutual trust relationship with another Azure AD organization for more seamless and integrated collaboration. Currently, this feature… Read More »

Microsoft Office is rebranded as Microsoft 365 – Introducing the new Microsoft 365 app

As announced during the Microsoft Ignite conference, during the coming months “Microsoft Office” is rebranded as “Microsoft 365”. This include Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows that will become Microsoft 365 app, with a new icon, a new look, and more features. Change for Office.com will begin rolling out in November 2022 and changes to the… Read More »

EU Parliament concludes political agreement on cybersecurity (NIS2)

The EU Parliament has on 13 MAY 2022 entered into a political agreement to approve the EU Directive 2020/0359 (called “NIS2”), containing new rules for cyber- and information security, which will affect a large number of European companies, authorities, and their supply chain. The final legal text is expected to be adopted by the end… Read More »

How to enable a CSP customer to view Azure usage charges

Use the following instructions to enable the policy allowing customers to view Azure usage charges for CSP provided Azure Plans using their own Azure portal. Prerequisites:You must be a member of the Admin agent CSP role to view and update the policy. First, open the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/#home) in the partners CSP tenant and sign… Read More »

Microsoft releases ability to remove last Exchange server from hybrid environments

To stay in a supported state, even organizations that moved all their mailboxes to Exchange Online, have been required to keep at least one Exchange Server running in the Classic AD environment for as long as the directory synchronization to Azure AD is running. The purpose of this Exchange server is to handle the management… Read More »

How to fix “Create Powershell Session is failed using OAuth” EXO v2 PowerShell error

Connecting to the Exchange Online service using the recent Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module presents a series of new features, including the option for using modern authentication and have the sign-in protected by Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). The added support for modern authentication in Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module (EXO V2) include all cmdlets and replaces… Read More »

How to use Public Key Authentication with PuTTY SSH Client

PuTTY is an open source SSH and telnet client, originally developed for Microsoft Windows by a British programmer Simon Tatham. In addition to the SSH client, the development program includes the PuTTY Key Generator, which is a utility for generating RSA and DSA key pairs to enable more secure communication and passwordless authentication when accessing… Read More »

How to get ExtensionAttribute values from Azure AD

Recently I received an interesting question regarding extracting extensionAttribute data from Azure AD. Apparently this seems simple, but the information is not available through standard Azure AD PowerShell not the Azure AD portal. In Azure AD Connect, by standard the extensionAttribute# values gets synchronized from the on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD via the following… Read More »

Azure Reservations with monthly payments

Microsoft just introduced a new way to pay for Azure Reservations that enables customers and partners to lower their upfront payments while enjoying discounts offered by Azure reservation. Previously, Azure reservations required the whole term payment up front, which reduced the attractiveness for many customers. Now you have the choice between paying for reservations upfront… Read More »

Dynamics 365 Licensing Changes (Fall 2019)

With the 2019 Fall releases and expiration of licensing discount programs, effectively October 2019 Microsoft introduces a series of major changes to the Dynamics 365 licensing program. Moving forward, Dynamics 365 licensing will evolve from multiple application plans for Customer Engagement (CE), Unified Operations (UO) and the arching Dynamics 365 Plan into licensing of individual… Read More »