Custom Security Attributes in Azure AD

One of the things which was always more or less “difficult” to do in Azure AD was adding custom attributes. The ability to do schema extensions is there, but it requires either Microsoft Graph or PowerShell to manage such extensions. You could also sync on-premise attributes for hybrid identities, but that’s not always an option. … Read more

Install-Module: Administrator rights are required to install modules in 'C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules'

Quick Tip: Install PowerShell Modules as a Normal User

Quite often I still see people struggling with installing various PowerShell modules, which by default would require local admin privileges on the machine they’re working on. This results in an error like the one below: The error message already tells you what to do, but I guess it’s often not actually read. You can install … Read more

Native Apple M1 OneDrive Sync Client Update (Updated: direct download link added)

The Microsoft OneDrive Sync Client is next in line to receive a native Apple M1 version, as announced by Microsoft. According to Ankita Kirti from Microsoft: “We know this has been a long awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re thrilled to make it available for early access.” To enable Apple M1 support please make sure you’re on … Read more

Using Teams with Multiple Accounts on Edge

Every once in a while people ask how to run “two instances of Teams” on the same PC, both using a different account. This blog post will explain how you can do this using the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge and the Microsoft Teams Progressive Web App (PWA). Step 1. Create a new Profile The … Read more

Passwordless Sign-In using Microsoft Authenticator Experience Changing

As an important reminder, Microsoft will change the passwordless sign-in using authenticator experience in October. For passwordless sign-in, Microsoft previously used a number matching feature, where it would display 3 numbers in the Authenticator app and the user would need to select the number that corresponds with what they see on their screen. To improve … Read more

Teams Real-Time Telemetry Public Preview

Up to recently, it was not possible to view real-time telemetry for meetings in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has now introduced a public preview, and anyone with the correct role can now view real-time information (audio, video, application sharing) of a call. To view this information, you should go to Users -> Manage Users and search … Read more

Retiring Basic Authentication for Legacy Protocols in Exchange Online

Microsoft previously announced in 2019 that it would be taking steps to retire basic authentication for legacy protocols in Exchange Online. In 2021, Microsoft also announced they would be disabling legacy authentication on tenants for protocols not being used, while leaving it enabled for those protocols that were still in use. Microsoft announced today that … Read more

Microsoft Defender Antivirus Performance Analyzer

Quite often I hear people complain about the performance impact of Microsoft Defender Antivirus on their system, and it’s often very difficult to troubleshoot. Microsoft just announced that as of September, they will introduce a new performance analyzer tool. The tool itself does not require any additional components and can be run from Windows PowerShell: … Read more

How To: Exchange Online External E-mail Tagging

Recently I wrote a blog post about using the First Contact Safety Tip, in which I mentioned that many organizations nowadays add a brief warning message in the e-mail content body warning recipients that the e-mail originates from an external sender. As a side effect, this also means the message is usually included in any … Read more

Microsoft Introduces Defender for Endpoint P1

Today Microsoft announced they are introducing a new Defender for Endpoint P1 license. Defender for Endpoint has been available for some time already, as part of the Microsoft 365 E5, Windows Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 Security E5 licenses. Microsoft will make a subset of capabilities available as part of the P1 license, supporting client … Read more