Release Notes: February 2020
by Mihkel Kerem, on February 25, 2020
In the February 2020 releases, we have made the Office 365 service even easier to customize, manage and sell. We've also introduced a new Azure AD synchronization tool to simplify Cloudmore admin account creation and management, plus we’ve improved multi-factor authentication, and more!
This document highlights the biggest platform updates. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer team if you would like more information or a personal demonstration.
Direct CSP: Limit the O365 services you make available to different customers
You can now limit the products that you want to make available to your customers by activating or deactivating them using the new ‘Limit Products’ function for Microsoft O365 CSP Direct services. Products can be filtered and activated for all customers, or on an individual customer basis, enabling you to create bespoke selections for different clients.
Sync your Azure Active Directory with the Cloudmore User Directory
Microsoft Azure AD is the most commonly used user directory by our customers, so we have created a synchronization between Cloudmore and Azure AD to automatically import users and set up admin accounts in bulk, rather than one by one. This can streamline the admin account creation process helping you to better manage Cloudmore users when they join and leave the business.
Text messages to complement email as a multi-factor authentication option
Brokers and organizations can now use text messages (SMS) as the authentication method for multi-factor authentication (MFA).
MFA now has a 30-day lifetime
We have introduced a ‘lifetime’ for authenticated browsers when using MFA. Users are asked for a new one-time code every 30 days.
Easier navigation to the Partner Center
When navigating to the Partner Center at the Organization level, the new Partner Center link, which appears in the Overview section for Office365 CSP Direct services, will link to the same organization in the Partner Center.
New and updated APIs
- A new API call to get the CSP subscription ID has been created: GET
- A new API call to edit the quantity of Microsoft O365 CSP Direct subscriptions has been created: PUT
- “vendor_name” has been added to the GET call for brokers:
The development team has also been stamping out bugs.
See our latest bug fixes here.