Weekly IT Newsletter – November 16-20, 2015

Microsoft Exchange:

· Exchange Active Directory Deployment Siteclip_image001

· Outlook 2016: What Exchange admins need to knowclip_image001[1]

· Introduction to Exchange Server 2016 Database Availability Groupsclip_image001[2]

· Configuring rich attachment preview in Exchange 2016

· Deploying Exchange Server 2016 (Part 2)

· Managing Database Copies for an Exchange Server 2016 Database Availability Group

· How to renew Public Certificates in Exchange Server 2013/2016

· Test-ExchangeServerHealth.ps1 V1.15 is Now Available

· Using PowerShell to remove users from an Exchange Online in-place hold policy

Skype for Business:

· Call Forwarding Added Back to Skype for Business for iOSclip_image001[3]

· Get-CsVoiceFlow – Shows Voice Policy, PSTN Usages, Routes, and Trunksclip_image001[4]

· Take a Look at the Totally New Skype for Business for Macclip_image001[5]

· Skype for Business CU1 – Shared Line Appearanceclip_image001[6]

· How to Configure IIS ARR for Skype for Businessclip_image001[7]

· Microsoft releases Skype for Business Server 2015 November 2015 Cumulative Update (6.0.9319.102)clip_image001[8]

· SefaUtil Gui v2.1clip_image001[9]

· Skype for Business VCFG Viewerclip_image001[10]

· SfB 2015 CU1 Server Update – November 2015

· Managing SIP Identities in Skype for Business Online

· Microsoft releases Skype for Business for Android Productivity Guide

Active Directory:

· Active Directory Documentation Team blog is retiredclip_image001[11]

· Azure AD Premium now supports SCIM 2.0!clip_image001[12]

· Multi-Factor Authentication and Office 365 – Better protection, better securityclip_image001[13]

· AD FS Certificates Best Practices, Part 4: Configuring the AD FS Token Signing and -Decrypting Certs for a longer lifetime

· Security Thoughts: Security Update for Kerberos to Address Security Feature Bypass (KB3105256, MS15-122, CVE-2015-6095, Important)

· How to change ADFS token life from default 60 to 240 minutes

· Reconfiguring a domain previously federated via ADFS with another Azure directory

Office 365:

· Updated Office 365 modern authentication public previewclip_image001[14]

· High Resolution User Photo Synchronization to Office 365clip_image001[15]

· Office Insider and O365 First Release Programs, Test New Builds and Featuresclip_image001[16]

· Office 365 E5 and Skype for Business Resources on Drumbeat!clip_image001[17]

· What’s new on the Office Roadmap – 2015-11-20clip_image001[18]

· Enhancing managed mobile productivity

· Archiving third-party data in Office 365 now available in Preview

· Office 365 innovations in enterprise security and compliance

· Enhancing your Office 365 Groups using custom Connectors and Cards for Groups

Microsoft Azure:

· Azure App Service Updates – November 2015clip_image001[19]

· How to update the Azure PowerShellclip_image001[20]

· Always Encrypted in SQL Server & Azure SQL Database

· Announcing Azure Backup support for Load Balancer and CloudLink encrypted IaaS VMs

· Backup to the Future: Azure Storage for Backup and Disaster Recovery

Windows Server:

· KnowledgeBase: Important Issues in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 (Release Notes)clip_image001[21]

· Announcing the release of Hyper-V Containers in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4clip_image001[22]

· After Migrating Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster, Virtual Machines Fail to Come Online in Failover Cluster Manager

· Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4–Available for download

· Hyper-V 2012 R2- Replica Email Notification Script

Windows Client:

· Windows 10 1511 Enterprise Build Now Available on VLSCclip_image001[23]

· New Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book firmware updates are rolling outclip_image001[24]

· Download and install the Windows 10 November update (build 10586) without delayclip_image001[25]

· Windows 10 migration – Fresh install or in-place upgrade?

· Admin Templates Updated for Windows 10 November Update

· Tip o’ the Week 305 – Windows 10 “Fall Update”

· Offline activate the built-in administrator on Windows 10 without signing in

Windows Phone:

· Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586clip_image001[26]

· Here are the known issues in Windows 10 Mobile build 10586

· Lumia 950 review: Windows Phone finally has a new flagship—will anyone care?

Microsoft Office:

· Power BI Desktop Date Table/Dimension

· The future of planning—online project planning in the cloud

· Outlook Groups now supports 11 new languages and more!

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· Announcing SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 and Project Server 2016 Beta 2clip_image001[27]

· How to View SharePoint Online Crawl Logs in Office 365

· SharePoint 2016, Microsoft Graph, Ingestion, and choosing a new smartphone


· Have you pre-registered for Microsoft Ignite 2016? Here are four reasons to do it now.

· Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

System Center:

· “Management Pack Recommendations and Updates” in SCOM Technical Preview 4clip_image001[28]

· Troubleshooting Empty OM12x Reports – Part 1: Exchange Server 2010 Report MP

· Updated MP: Windows Server 2012x DHCP

· System Center 2016 TP & Nano Server Monitoring

· System Center Management Packs for SQL Server and Replication have been updated


· Outlook crashes when you open a meeting that contains Lync meeting details

· Current issues with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and third-party devices

· The organizer of a meeting receives multiple responses from an attendee

· Exchange users on litigation hold in Office 365 Dedicated can’t delete items from mailbox

· Email address policy doesn’t generate addresses of recipients correctly in Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2013

· System crashes when you switch to another user and select a certificate in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

· November 10, 2015, update for Outlook 2010 (KB3101535)

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Skype for Business, Bandwidth Calculatorclip_image001[29]

· Remote Server Administration Tools Updated for Windows 10 November Updateclip_image001[30]

· SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2clip_image001[31]

· Microsoft Intune Company Portal for Androidclip_image001[32]

· Skype for Business Online: 911 calling disclaimer

· Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.8 Update

· System Center Technical Preview 4 Operations Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

· Security Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB3101367)

· Manage your projects with Office 365 Groups and Planner

· Skype for Business for iOS Productivity Guide

Scripts & PowerShell:

· Announcing PowerShell language support for Visual Studio Code and more!clip_image001[33]

· PowerShell and Configuration Manager 2012 R2–Part 1

· Sample chapter: Overview of Windows PowerShell 5.0

· PowerShell Extension for #VisualStudio Code #Connect2015