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Office 365 Snippets — October 20, 2016

Some interesting announcements during the last week informed us about Yammer getting better at compliance and a new Office 365 connector. I’m not so hot on the bots, though. In other news, MyAnalytics has an unexplained love for Internet Explorer and the topic of password trimming and the Office 365 maximum password length caused some confusion – at least for one administrator! And some news about an interesting Exchange 20th anniversary video and a VDI collaboration project between VMware and Microsoft for Skype for Business rounds out the week.

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Transforming Exchange Distribution Groups to Office 365 Groups

Microsoft has made a big thing about the one-click option in the Exchange Online Administration Center (EAC) to convert a traditional email distribution group to an Office 365 Group. However, the option only works for groups that consist of Exchange Online mailboxes.

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External Access for Office 365 Groups

Microsoft has put a huge amount of emphasis on Office 365 Groups as the basis for team-based collaboration for its cloud service. Collaboration often requires input from external people and that hasn’t been possible until now. The announcement of external user support for Office 365 Groups is welcome, even if it is restricted in part.

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Azure Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Now Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the release of Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 business customers and we dive into what this feature offers.

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Microsoft EMS Components: Azure Active Directory

What is Azure Active Directory, and why is it convenient for the enterprise? In this post, we take a closer look at the feature.

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Join Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory

Here’s quick tip on how to join Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory (AAD) and why you might want to do that.

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Comparing Azure Active Directory Editions

What is Azure Active Directory, and what are the features? Here’s a feature comparison for the free, basic, and premium editions of Active Directory in the cloud.

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Azure AD Now Supports Facebook and Google Logins, Microsoft Accounts Coming Soon

Russell Smith explains how Microsoft’s new Azure AD B2C service can help reduce identity management costs for businesses looking to engage with customers.

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Create Azure Active Directory Users Using PowerShell

Aidan Finn shows you what you need to know about creating new user accounts in Azure Active Directory and how to give them administrator rights.

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How to Create and Validate a Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain

Aidan Finn provides step-by-step instructions for adding a custom DNS domain to Azure Active Directory to match your on-premises domain name.

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