Weekly IT Newsletter – July 18-22, 2016

Microsoft Exchange:

· Exchange Server 2016 and Microsoft Cloud (Part 7)clip_image001

· Preview of Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) for Exchange Onlineclip_image001[1]

· A closer look at the “Minimal Hybrid Configuration” option

Skype for Business:

· Using the Lync Optimizer to Configure a Single Multi-Country SIP Trunkclip_image001[2]

· Skype for Business Will Soon Offer Live Meeting Translationclip_image001[3]

· Skype for Business VBSS Update : Jeff Schertz’s Blogclip_image001[4]

· Polycom CX5100 and CX5500 Unified Conference Stations for Microsoft Lync Software Version 1.2.3

· Mac S4B Client – Major Flaw

· Skype4B: Call via work (Part I) – Inside Microsoft Technology

· Skype for Business 2015 Planning Tool (Reports)

Active Directory:

· Introducing #AzureAD Connect Health for Windows Server ADclip_image001[5]

· Why Group Policy is Not Dead

Office 365:

· Office 365 news roundupclip_image001[6]

· Auditing and Reporting in Office 365clip_image001[7]

· Announcing Practical 365, a New Office 365 Blog for IT Prosclip_image001[8]

· Office 365: Create DKIM Record

· How to manage SPF record in an Office 365 based environment

Microsoft Azure:

· Microsoft Authenticator – Coming August 15th!clip_image001[9]

· Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server version is hereclip_image001[10]

· Azure Security Center Released for General Availabilityclip_image001[11]

· #AzureAD: Certificate based authentication for iOS and Android now in preview!clip_image001[12]

· The new design for #AzureAD MyApps is now in preview!clip_image001[13]

· Azure Diagnostic Logs can now be streamed to Event Hubs

· Azure Security Center, now generally available, proven to improve security

· Azure Storage Services – File storage

Windows Client, Windows Server and Windows Phone:

· Announcing: New Transport Advancements in the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016clip_image001[14]

· Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14393 for PC and Mobileclip_image001[15]

· Countdown to Windows 10 Anniversary Update with offers in the Windows Store

· Surface Pro 3 gets its first firmware update in three months [Update]

· Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 grab new camera drivers for Windows Hello and more

· Here’s what’s fixed and improved in Windows 10 build 14393.3

Microsoft Office:

· Automatic albums, improved search, Pokémon and more updates to the OneDrive photos experienceclip_image001[16]

· OneNote July roundup

· Tip o’ the Week 337 – PPT premium groove things

· July 2016 updates for Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in

SharePoint & Office Web App Server:

· Modern SharePoint lists are here—including integration with Microsoft Flow and PowerAppsclip_image001[17]

· From the MVPs: PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Communicating Your Data’s Story

· Adding people to SP scope Everything

· Yammer updates—from new user experiences to new IT controls

· Backup All Site Collections in a SharePoint Farm


· New Security Features in SQL Server 2016 – Presentation & Democlip_image001[18]

· Microsoft drivers 4.0 for PHP for SQL Server with PHP 7.0 support released

· SQL Server 2016 posts world record TPC-H 10 TB benchmark

System Center:

· Updated MP: SQL MPs, Version

· Ignite 2016 = Launch Date System Center 2016

· Endpoint Protection Updates for Configuration Manager

· SCOM Gateway Server Event ID 20077: ‘…no private key was included with the certificate…’


· Members of a dynamic distribution group in an Exchange hybrid deployment don’t receive email messages

· July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

· July 2016 update rollup for Windows Server 2012

· Event ID: 158 is logged for identical disk GUIDs

Downloads & Recent Releases:

· Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3085622) 64-Bit Editionclip_image001[19]

· Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 Resource Kit Toolsclip_image001[20]

· Windows Azure Pack Websites v2 Update Rollup 11

· Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1.2 (KB 3141809)

· Controlling Access to Office 365 and Protecting Content on Devices

· Microsoft Azure Log Integration for Azure logs (Preview)

· Upgrade Analytics Deployment Script

Scripts & PowerShell:

· New Set-AutodiscoverSCP v2 script is on the TechNet Galleryclip_image001[21]

· Set Office 365 data loss prevention policies with PowerShellclip_image001[22]

· Disable SSL in Windows Server 2016 with PowerShell

· Effective Error Handling in PowerShell Scripting

· One Liner: Enabling Mapped Drives in Elevated PowerShell Sessions