Tip of the Day: WaaS – Simplified and Aligned

Today’s Tip… This blog post has great information on the Semi-Annual Channel and Long-Term Servicing Channel (replacing the Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)), and even has a video!   References: “Windows as a Service: Simplified and Aligned” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/07/27/waas-simplified-and-aligned/ “Windows and Office align feature release schedules to benefit customers” – https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/20/windows-office-align-feature-release-schedules-benefit-customers/#DEqVj9McmuitrABs.97 “Windows 10 Creators Update fully…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Use PowerShell to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… To extend a previous tip on checking domain availability even further, one could use the following PowerShell function to check the domain name availability:   function Test-DomainAvailability {       param(              [Parameter(mandatory=$true)]              [string]$DomainName        )        $descriptions = @{               Unknown   = ‘Domain does not exist in Office 365/Azure AD’               Managed  …

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: How to sync preferred language for Office 365 portal

Today’s Tip… You can set the language for the Office 365 portal for each user when using identity synchronization. Well now this can be controlled by an Administrator and he can make sure that all users get MOP site in their preferred language without the end user having to change language option in this browser….

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Advanced way to check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… This is an extension of a previous tip.   Another way to check if domain is available by copying and pasting the following URL string to a web browser: https://login.microsoftonline.com/getuserrealm.srf?login=user@contoso.com&xml=1 Note – Replace the “bolded” part with the domain you want to check. Review the results and really pay attention to the NameSpaceType…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Check domain availability for Office 365 and Azure

Today’s Tip… Here is a quick way to check if a onmicrosoft.com domain is available for Office 365 or Azure services… You don’t even have to create the tenant yet. Go to https://account.windowsazure.com/organization Type a domain and click check availability… If a domain is not available you’ll see a exclamation point. If a domain is…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Office 365 and Azure IP Addresses

Today’s Tip… Extending on a tip I provided earlier, Evan created a PoC REST API for pulling a list if IP addresses and URLS for Office 365 and Azure services.   Landing page and requisite disclaimer: http://mscloudips.azurewebsites.net/ The timestamp of the last time the site updated the IPs: http://mscloudips.azurewebsites.net/api/office365ips/operation/update http://mscloudips.azurewebsites.net/api/azureips/operation/update List all the O365 services:…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Office 365 vs Office 2016 vs Office Online

Today’s Tip… Ran across this article. It can help you understand the difference between the options available for purchasing Office or Office 365 or simply use what’s available for free through Office Online. https://support.office.com/en-US/article/What-s-the-difference-between-Office-365-and-Office-2016-ed447ebf-6060-46f9-9e90-a239bd27eb96

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Conditional Access preview for Office 365 Exchange and SharePoint Online

Today’s Tip… With this new preview feature, learn how you can set up policies to control access to Office 365 resources based on either always requiring MFA, or require MFA when not coming from a certain IP range, or block access completely when not coming from a certain IP range. For more information about Conditional…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Migrate distribution lists to Office 365 Groups

Today’s Tip… Scripts have been released so that you can migrate Office 365 distribution lists to Office 365 groups. Check out the following new article to help you do this… https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Migrate-distribution-lists-to-Office-365-Groups-Admin-help-787d7a75-e201-46f3-a242-f698162ff09f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Office 365 IP Addresses

Today’s Tip… Jump start your Windows Server 2016 readiness with these informative resources. Windows Server 2016 Blog – “Ten reasons you’ll love…” https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/ The Windows Server Channel https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/windowsserver What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765472(v=ws.12).aspx

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