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Office 365: Nueva política en Azure AD para Grupos de Office 365 (I)!

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Uno de las carencias que teníamos en Grupos de Office 365 es que a pesar de definir una política a nivel de OWA para restringir la creación de Grupos bien de forma total o bien a sólo un cierto Grupos de usuario, esta política se quedaba en “nada” en cuanto un usuario creaba un Grupo fuera del contexto de OWA (Outlook 2016, Planner, Power BI, etc). Afortunadamente, Microsoft ha implementado la solución que consiste en configurar como se van a crear Grupos en nuestro tenant de Office 365 mediante una política de Azure AD de manera que independientemente del entorno,…

Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en sitios de SPO (IV)!

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Siguiendo con la serie de artículos sobre como añadir usuarios externos a sitios de SharePoint Online (SPO) en Office 365, en esta ocasión os comparto un vídeo demostrativo en el que vamos a ver como podemos hacer uso de la misma aproximación, pero con usuarios que tengan una cuenta Microsoft. Pero antes de empezar, os recuerdo los posts previos de la serie:

Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en sitios de SPO (I)! Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en sitios de SPO (II)! Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en…

How to Quickly Determine Exchange Server Versions

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It’s fairly easy to determine the version of Exchange Server running on a server using the Exchange Management Shell. The following cmdlet will display the Exchange version for each server in the organization, according to Active Directory:
Get-ExchangeServer | fl name,AdminDisplayVersion The output will look something like this:

The AdminDisplayVersion value tells you the Exchange version using the following ww.xx.yyyy.zzz format:

MajorVersion | ServicePack | CumulativeUpdate/UpdateRollup | MinorVersion

For example, 14.3.0123.004 is Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3, 15.0.1178.004 is Exchange Server 2013 CU13, and 15.1.0466.034 is Exchange Server 2016 CU2. You can refer to Exchange Server Updates: build numbers and release…

Office 365: Whitepapers sobre transición / sincronización a Windows Azure AD!

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En esta ocasión os comparto una serie de whitepapers con información sobre transición desde un Directorio Activo local a Windows Azure AD: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=36391. El listado de Whitepapers es el siguiente:

AAD-Office-365-Single-Sign-On-with-ADFS-in-Windows-Server-2012-R2-(PS-Scripts).zip AAD-Office-365-Single-Sign-On-with-ADFS-in-Windows-Server-2012-R2-Part-1.docx AAD-Office-365-Single-Sign-On-with-ADFS-in-Windows-Server-2012-R2-Part-2.docx AAD-Office-365-Single-Sign-On-with-ADFS-in-Windows-Server-2012-R2-Part-2bis.docx AAD-Office-365-Single-Sign-On-with-Shibboleth-2.docx AD-from-on-premises-to-the-cloud.docx An-overview-of-AAD.docx An-overview-of-AAD-B2C.docx Azure-AD-Windows-10-better-together.docx Introduce-AAD-B2B-collaboration.docx Leverage-AAD-for-modern-business-apps.docx Leverage-Multi-Factor-Authentication-Server-on-your-premises.docx Leverage-Multi-Factor-Authentication-with-AAD.docx

Office 365: Another approach to add external users to a SharePoint Online Site (II)!

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In the same way you can add external users from an auxiliar Azure AD to existing SharePoint Online sites, you can do just the same with external users that have a Microsoft account so you can avoid to send an invitation link to them. This approach implies to follow the steps bellow:

First, add the Microsoft account in your Office 365 Azure AD.

Verify in the Office 365 Portal that the user has been added and it’s available to provide access to SharePoint Online sites.

Execute the following PowerShell Script in Windows…

Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en sitios de SPO (III)!

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Siguiendo con la serie de artículos sobre como añadir usuarios externos a sitios de SharePoint Online (SPO) en Office 365, en esta ocasión vamos a ver como podemos hacer uso de la misma aproximación, pero con usuarios que tengan una cuenta Microsoft. Pero antes de empezar, os recuerdo los posts previos de la serie:

Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en sitios de SPO (I)! Office 365: Otra aproximación para añadir usuarios externos en sitios de SPO (II)!

El procedimiento a seguir es el siguiente:

En primer lugar, en el Azure AD asociado a…

Finally – you can Highlight text in PowerPoint

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Yes. This feature has been requested for years. There were many workarounds. But no direct solution. Now we can Highlight text in PowerPoint just as we can in Word. Simple toolbar button.

Highlight text in PowerPoint

How to get the Highlight text in PowerPoint feature?

Well, this is a part of ongoing updates for the Office 365 version of Office. It is called Office 365 Pro Plus. The benefit of using this version is that new features and bug fixes are automatically updated. This version does not have a traditional version number like Office 2013 or Office 2016 – it is always the latest version.

Of course it has a technical version number. You can see that number by going to File – Account – About PowerPoint. This feature was automatically added few days back for my Office 365 account. The version number is 16.0.7030.1008

If and when your Office copy is auto-updated you will receive this message.

What's new - Highlight text in PowerPoint

That’s it. Start using Highlight as we do in Word. (No highlighter in Excel, in case you are wondering!). If you want to highlight multiple areas one after another, select the first range and DOUBLE CLICK on the highlighter. Now onwards, just highlight another area.. it gets highlighted automatically.

Highlight text in PowerPoint example

The native formatting of font is retained.

Highlight text in PowerPoint - formatting preserved

Highlight text in PowerPoint - Recent colorsUnlike in Word, we get Recent Colors as well. That means you can use non-standard highlight colors as well. How to add colors to the Recent Colors area?

Simple. Select some other color using Font color or Fill color or Outline color (either from More colors… or using EyeDropper).

Now that color appears in the Recent colors list. Remember that recent colors area is determined on a per-presentation basis. Recent colors are saved with each presentation separately.

Before you ask, there is no Find Highlighted text option. May be it will come later. I have already submitted it as a wish.

Don’t have this feature? Talk to your IT team. If you have on-premise versions of Office, you will NOT get this feature. Even if you have Office 365 Pro Plus, you will get this feature only after you have enabled First Release feature. (Else you will get this feature many months later).

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Office 365: Como habilitar “Auto-Acceleration” en el acceso a SharePoint Online!

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Una de las características de SharePoint Online (SPO), que no es tan conocida” es la “Auto-acceleration” que facilita el acceso a recursos de SPO en escenarios en los que el acceso a los mismos se realiza a través de un tercer mecanismo como puede ser ADFS. Esta característica permite reducir el número de “prompts” solicitando las credenciales de usuario para acceder a los recursos de SPO. + Información sobre “Auto-Acceleration” en SPO en el siguiente enlace: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Enable-auto-acceleration-for-your-SharePoint-Online-tenancy-74985ebf-39e1-4c59-a74a-dcdfd678ef83?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

OneDrive World-News #002

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2nd Edition of the World-News

OneDrive for Business Or SharePoint Team Site? Which One Should I Use? | Sharegate 4 essential IFTTT recipes for OneDrive 2 ways to restore OneDrive for Business files from the Recycle Bin – SharePoint Maven Thomas.Poett@UC (Microsoft MVP Skype for Business): OneDrive Bulk Data Upload Prysm Adds Enterprise-Wide Collaboration with Microsoft Applications – rAVe [Publications] How to Enable Unlimited Storage in OneDrive for Business

MVP Content 

Outlook for iOS gets OneDrive for Business and Skype for Business integration – MSPoweruser Interview with Microsoft’s…

Skype chat within Outlook for Web

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Outlook web access has been around for many years. Now you can use Skype chat within Outlook – on any browser… another nice integration feature for Office 365. Of course, we are talking about Skype for Business (SFB) here.

The practical benefit is, if you find that someone is online and you need quick response, chat with that person rather than sending an email. That is called “Instant Messaging”.

The Need

If you need to chat with someone in your organization, but you don’t have SFB app on your mobile, you do not have any other device, you are using someone else’s laptop (or an internet kiosk)… think about it. May be such situations have arisen before, but you did not know we can chat using any browser with an internet connection.

How to use Skype chat within Outlook for web

Login to Outlook on the browser using your Office 365 id. Notice the Skype icon on the top menu bar. Clicking the icon opens a chat window (pane).

How to use Skype chat within Outlook for web

That’s it. Now you can chat with your colleagues. If you have federation established with external organizations, you can include them as well in the chat.

Emoticons (not Emoji yet)

You get regular Skype emoticons by clicking on the blue smiley.

Emoticons

The yellow smiley is for providing feedback to Microsoft. The bell is to enable or deactivate chat notifications. It is a good idea to keep it enabled.

The not-so-obvious benefit

The obvious benefit is that you get Skype on web along with Outlook on web. But there is another benefit.

Most of us are used to sending email to each other – even one line emails:

You: “Should I close the deal at 4% discount?”
Boss: “Go ahead”

Why do we need such emails? Because we want legal proof of the conversation. Even though the boss is sitting next to you, we prefer to “put it on email”.

What many of us do not know that Skype for Business chat is also archived on the server – just like emails. Therefore, in case of disputes, SFB chat can also be used as evidence – just like emails.

You are about to send a mail to someone, but the presence icon shows that the person is available (green color), then why not get an instant response by chatting with the person? Is that not faster and smarter?

We eliminate one mail trail also in the process – helping both parties.

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Try it out next time you are about to send a short mail to someone.

Lightning

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