In the first part of this series, Russell showed you how to enroll Azure virtual machines to Azure Update Management. In the final part, Russell demonstrates scheduling updates, checking update compliance, and how to enable Update Management on non-Azure VMs.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell shows you how to enroll Azure virtual machines to Azure Update Management and provide a general overview of how the solution works.
Office 365 Administrators have many ways to access user data. It’s important to set up a policy to control and then verify that access. If you don’t, your administrators might be looking into Exchange mailboxes, SharePoint, and OneDrive without oversight. And that would be a bad thing.
Teams is now able to capture compliance records for contributions to private chats by guests or on-premises users in a hybrid Office 365 organization. The new mechanism uses “phantom mailboxes” in the cloud to hold the compliance records for on-premises users. You must register your tenant to be able to get an updated GUI for the Security and Compliance Center, but PowerShell can find these records now.
Microsoft has added a number of new features to Azure to support the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which many organizations outside and inside of Europe will require to avoid stiff penalties.
GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018. To help Office 365 tenant administrators respond to GDPR data subject requests, a new DSR case feature is available as a preview in the Security and Compliance Center. The feature is based on the existing eDiscovery case and content search functionality, so it should be very familiar to anyone who has searched Office 365 for email, documents, and other information.
With GDPR coming, it’s good news that Teams now supports Office 365 retention policies. You can apply retention to messages posted to channels and chats, or use a mixture of policies to target different sets of users and teams. You might be surprised how Teams has implemented retention – and remember, we’re only talking about messages – other content might also need a policy.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to manage Puppet, Windows Installer, and Chocolatey.
In this Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to use the file resource and manage permissions on files and folders.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you to install modules on your Puppet master and how to open and edit the main site manifest using Secure Shell.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to log in to Puppet master using Secure Shell, accept the certificate from the Windows Server node, and how to test connectivity between agent and master.
This month’s cumulative update for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update sees the OS build bumped to version 16299.248.
Now that so many apps (like Teams) create Office 365 Groups, it’s logical that some of the groups will serve their purpose and then need to be archived. Office 365 offers no way to do this, but conceptually it’s a reasonably easy task and something that PowerShell handles with aplomb.