Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Public preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI

Microsoft team recently announced the Public preview of Office 365 adoption content pack that combines the intelligence of the usage reports with the interactive analysis capabilities of Power BI, providing rich usage and adoption insights.

Now this new content pack gives you a cross-product view of how users communicate and collaborate to help IT admins provide more targeted user communication. When you better understand how employees use the various services within Office 365, it is easy to decide where to prioritize training and communication efforts.

The content pack lets admins further visualize and analyze their Office 365 usage data, create custom reports, share insights and understand how specific regions or departments use Office 365.

Access the Official Blog post here: Announcing the public preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI

Make sure your review the Office Mechanics Video and resources provided under the Learn more section on the blog post to know more.

Add-on Read

Use the Power BI Content Pack for Azure Active Directory to understand how your users adopt and use Azure Active Directory features in your Organization.

Review here : How to use the Azure Active Directory Power BI Content Pack

Enterprise Mobility Assessment

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Assessment will help you evaluate your mobility landscape and determine how well your strategy addresses the foundational principles of enterprise mobility:

  • Mobile device and application management
  • Identity and access management
  • Advanced security
  • Information protection

Spend 5-10 minutes to identify your strengths and uncover hidden gaps and potential vulnerabilities. At the end of the assessment you’ll receive a summary report of how your practices compare to today’s most advanced enterprise mobility solutions. You will also have access to in-depth resources that can help you plan next steps and how to address your specific needs.

For current Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) customers, the assessment tool can help you identify opportunities to maximize the value of your investment.

Access the Assessment here: Enterprise Mobility Assessment

Official Blog post here: How do your enterprise mobility and security solutions stack up?

You can check out FastTrack program that connects you to experts and resources to help you build your mobility and security strategy.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SharePoint and OneDrive Innovations to know

During last month SharePoint Virtual Summit  Microsoft team unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure.

Watch the SharePoint Virtual Summit on-demand here :

To know the latest innovations in action watch the below Office Mechanics videos.

Experience the latest innovations available now, and more to come in the upcoming days, Stay tuned...

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Windows Server 2016: Run Workloads for Any Platform

Windows Server 2016 is designed to run both traditional and cloud-native workloads equally well on-premises or in the cloud, and can help resolve many of the issues that come with deploying workloads in hybrid and cloud environments.

Download the Whitepaper here to know more: Windows Server 2016: Run your applications on any platform

Access the Official Blog here: Windows Server 2016: Run your applications on any platform

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Protect your data at the front door with conditional access

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Security provides Organization with enhanced conditional access controls powered by Azure Active Directory Premium.

Conditional access has evolved in the recent days and the latest documentation can be found here : Conditional access in Azure Active Directory

Access the below Whitepaper to Learn how to use conditional access to keep corporate data secure while still enabling people to do their best work from any device.

Protect your data at the front door: Enterprise Mobility + Security conditional access can help you:

  • Set parameters to restrict access based on application, user, location, or risk
  • Enforce device compliance on managed or unmanaged employee devices
  • Identify and classify vulnerable access scenarios based on risk

Download here: Protect your data at the front door with conditional access


After the General Availability of Azure AD Admin console few more new announcements were made for Conditional Access recently as below

The New Intune and Conditional Access Admin Consoles are GA

Ping Access for Azure AD is now Generally Available (GA)!

Azure AD Conditional Access now supports Microsoft Teams & the Azure Portal


Access the blog post below to know more on how EMS benefits today's Organization need for digital transformation and the new EMS experience after the availability of  the Unified Admin experience in Azure Portal,  that is essential for every IT Pro to increase their productivity.

Access here: Enabling a more strategic role for IT with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Be sure to review the Microsoft Mechanics video: New unified EnterPrise Mobility + Security Management experience in the Azure Portal


Read the below documentation to get to know how Conditional Access can be applied for Azure AD B2B users.

Read here:  Conditional access for B2B collaboration users


Access the latest Microsoft Inspire 2017 video session on the  benefits of new Conditional Access: Identity-driven security through conditional access


Beginning August 9, accessing the authenticated Office 365 home page (either through or will require that your users satisfy the Azure Active Directory Premium Conditional Access policies that you have applied to either Exchange Online or SharePoint Online.

Read here to know more: Changes to authentication requirements for the Office 365 home page Conversation Options

Microsoft team has changed the dates for the Roll-out plan of the above changes and now its planned for August 24th  as per the Official Announcement made in the Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog.

Access the Official Announcement here: An update to Azure AD Conditional Access for


Azure Active Directory Conditional Access support now available for macOS in Public Preview

With the public preview of macOS device-based conditional access, you’ll be able to:
  • Enroll and manage macOS devices using Intune
  • Ensure macOS devices adhere to your organization’s compliance policies
  • Restrict access to applications in Azure AD to only compliant macOS devices
Access the Official announcement here: Azure AD and Intune now support macOS in conditional access!

Get to know the current issue exist with macOS Conditional Access Preview here: Support Tip: Known issue in macOS Conditional Access Preview

Be sure to follow the Microsoft Intune Support Team Blog blog for latest updates.


Learn how to use Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to restrict how Microsoft Teams is accessed by your users.

Microsoft Teams: Restrict Usage with Azure AD Conditional Access


Before you implement Conditional access Policies in your environment, you can now use the new  "What If " tool understand the impact of the policies on a user sign-in, under conditions you specify

Public preview: “What If” tool for Azure AD Conditional Access policies


Frequent questions about using Conditional Access to secure remote access

Stay tuned for more updates...