On December 1st, our colleague Alexander Holmeset got an exciting email from Microsoft stating he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Office Apps and Services for 2019-2020. This is a huge achievement [...]
CloudWay is proud to announce that we have achieved two more Microsoft Silver Partner Competencies. Cloud Productivity and Collaboration and Content for our projects on Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. This shows that CloudWay has [...]
CloudWay proudly announces that we have achieved two Microsoft Silver Partner Competencies. The Enterprise Mobility Management Competency and the Communications Competency for our activities on EMS and Skype for Business. This shows that CloudWay [...]
Ståle Hansen, founder of CloudWay, talks about CloudWay, how we work, the bookchapter he has written and common misconceptions clients might have when integrating with the Microsoft cloud. Below is a recap of [...]
The 7th edition of NIC (Nordic Infrastructure Conference) happens on February 1st and 2nd 2018 at Oslo Spektrum. We are proud to be a partner at this conference where you can learn from the [...]
CloudWay proudly announces that we have earned our Microsoft Silver Enterprise Mobility Management Competency. It means that we’ve joined the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide. This shows that CloudWay has proven skills [...]
CloudWay is proud to announce that Alexander Holmeset joins as Cloud Consultant. Alexander´s focus is everything Skype for Business, Office 365 and automation with PowerShell. He has an extensive background from customer care, and [...]
CloudWay AS is happy to announce that Enterprise Mobility MVP Jan Ketil Skanke joins as Partner and Principal Cloud Architect. This shows the commitment to knowledge and high-end consulting in CloudWay and we are [...]
Count tabs of each type in Teams.
by Alexander Holmeset on 12/01/2019 at 22:56
I have created a script that goes through every tab in every channel in each team and counts how many there are of each type of tab. Of course, I have excluded the conversation and files tab as it’s in every channel. I created this so there’s an easy and fast way to get statistics […]
How to setup Cloud Management Gateway with...
by Jan Ketil Skanke on 08/01/2019 at 09:00
You have probably ready the excellent write-up from Sandy on how to setup CO-Management already, but since CB 1806 there is a simpler method for implementing this without any need for PKI or certificates on-premises instead you can use Azure AD for client authentication. If you are using PKI client […]
Teams module or Graph API?
by Alexander Holmeset on 29/12/2018 at 21:24
Administrating Microsoft Teams have become relatively easier after the PowerShell model was updated to 0.9.6. But have in mind, its still in beta. There were many basic settings that you only months ago had to do trough GUI or Graph API. I have compared all the cmdlets in the Teams PowerShell […]
Archive Teams channel conversations automatically!
by Alexander Holmeset on 18/12/2018 at 19:09
I have written a script that uses Graph API and PowerShell to extract the messages and replies in every channel in a Microsoft Teams team. In these GDPR days, I would do some research on what’s allowed in your country regarding data storage, before thinking about using this with real-world […]
Post a #MicrosoftTeams channel chat message from...
by Ståle Hansen on 12/12/2018 at 01:34
Implementing Microsoft Teams is 10% IT, 10% governance and the rest is a cultural change. As part of the governance process, I have long seen the need to post the first chat message in a Team channel reminding the members of some cultural etiquette scenarios as part of a governance process. Up […]
My journey on becoming a MVP!
by Alexander Holmeset on 08/12/2018 at 23:47
I have always liked to help others. Years ago i got a tip from a instructor at a IT course i was attending that Twitter was a great way to consume IT news. I started following a couple of people, and quickly saw how they interacted with others and assisted with problems others were having. … […]
My trip to Singapore and PowerShell Conference...
by Alexander Holmeset on 09/11/2018 at 21:14
While sitting here in Norway waiting for the winter season to fully start, i look back at my trip to Singapore about a month ago, where i had two session at PowerShell Conference Asia. After my first days of exploring and meeting up with some of the other speakers in Singapore, i ended up with […]
Getting started with Graph API and PowerShell
by Alexander Holmeset on 10/10/2018 at 19:05
If you havent heard about Microsoft Graph API lately, you have probably been living outside of civilazation. Graph API is Microsofts master communication service that connects and handles data between almost any Azure or Microsoft 365 service in the background. If you are already used to PowerShell […]
Export Microsoft Intune audit data to Log...
by Jan Ketil Skanke on 10/10/2018 at 10:00
Recently at Microsoft Ignite I attended a session with David Falkus (BRK3026) where he showed some of the possibilites of leveraging Microsoft Graph to report on key data from Intune and transfer audit events to Azure Log analytics I deciced I had to try to get this working for my self. […]
The best Microsoft Ignite to date
by Ståle Hansen on 10/10/2018 at 00:13
I had a blast at Microsoft Ignite 2018! Here are some reasons why I think it was the best to date: The product groups were accessible and always available for feedback. If you went to the different product group booth you would find prominent members available to chat and discuss their products. […]
Speaking at Experts Live Europe
by @JankeSkanke on 07/10/2018 at 14:56
I am proud to announce that I will be speaking at Experts Live Europe Again this year. I am really excited about my sessions thisRead More The post Speaking at Experts Live Europe appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2018
by Ståle Hansen on 12/09/2018 at 20:11
I am so proud to return as a speaker for the fourth time at Microsoft Ignite 2018, at my favorite vacation spot, Orlando, FL. I will share my experience with Microsoft Teams meeting best practices in two expo theater sessions. I will again share my passion for personal productivity using OneNote in […]
Find all Teams teams using Graph API and...
by Alexander Holmeset on 10/09/2018 at 08:57
Now you can use the Graph API to get a list of all the teams in Microsoft Teams. Before you had to rely on the exchange module to get a good answer, but that did not last long as Microsoft started to prepare all Office 365 Groups for Teams. I have written av short script … Continue reading […]
Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2018
by @JankeSkanke on 06/09/2018 at 20:18
I already told you I am hosting a Meetup at Microsoft Ignite in my previous post, but that’s not all. I am also delivering 2Read More The post Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2018 appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Pexip: Step-by-Step guide on your way to the cloud
by Alexander Holmeset on 06/09/2018 at 06:45
Here are my step-by-step notes and experience from when I moved a Pexip environment to its own video domain seperate from Skype for Business. Before this I had moved the customers Skype for Business hybrid deployment to Online only. Before moving Skype to the cloud, the federation goes trough the […]
Hosting a Community Meetup at Microsoft Ignite...
by @JankeSkanke on 29/08/2018 at 07:23
This year at Microsoft Ignite I will be hosting a Community Meetup together with Ami Arwidmark. This will be an interactive session where you willRead More The post Hosting a Community Meetup at Microsoft Ignite 2019 appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Pexip: Moving to Skype Online and separate video...
by Alexander Holmeset on 17/08/2018 at 22:02
A scenario I have worked with lately, and think is very common: Skype for Business on-premises/hybrid and Pexip on the same network. Then the customer wants to move Skype for Business to online/O365 only. What do we need to think about before doing a move like this, having the Pexip system in mind? […]
My preparation for Microsoft Ignite.
by Alexander Holmeset on 14/08/2018 at 08:15
This is more like a checklist/preperation for me ahead of me going to Microsoft Ignite in Orlando later this year. As it is my first time going to a huge conference like this, i thought maybe it would be interesting for other first timers to read how i prepare. I will also on my way … […]
Re-awarded as MVP Enterprise Mobility (2018-2019)
by @JankeSkanke on 03/07/2018 at 10:55
I am proud and honoured to be re-awarded as an Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility. I got my first award in October 2016 and wasRead More The post Re-awarded as MVP Enterprise Mobility (2018-2019) appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional...
by Ståle Hansen on 01/07/2018 at 19:18
I am really proud to be awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2018-2019. This is the eighth time I receive this award and it is a real honor to be part of this community and that Microsoft recognizes my contributions. I was awarded as Office Servers and […]
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing GA
by Ståle Hansen on 28/06/2018 at 17:03
Today Microsoft Teams Direct Routing was announced as General Available. This is the means for you to bring your own SIP trunk to Microsoft Teams using only a standard SBC. Today AudioCodes and Ribbon are certified SBC’s for Direct Routing and more are in the works. There are three flavors to […]
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing explained
by Ståle Hansen on 27/05/2018 at 22:52
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing is General Available as of June 28, 2018. This is the means for you to bring your own SIP trunk to Microsoft Teams. To be clear, this will only give your Teams users PSTN connectivity, your Skype for Business Online users still needs to use CCE or Skype for […]
Talking Teams automation and OneNote productivity...
by Ståle Hansen on 07/05/2018 at 19:47
Wow! I am going to speak at a conference at the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond! This is bucket list check for sure. I am soo looking forward to this and hope the attendees will learn a thing or two about Microsoft Teams and get inspired to do more with OneNote in my two sessions. SPECIAL […]
Announcing the Pomodoro Windows app
by Ståle Hansen on 03/04/2018 at 01:48
August 2017 MVP Jan Egil Ring and I launched an open source PowerShell based Pomodoro timer. This is a great way to get stuff done, but difficult to get started with. Andreas Kang Schøyen over at Lillevik IT has done something about that and created an executable program that sets up the […]
Microsoft Intune Enrollment Restriction Update
by @JankeSkanke on 26/02/2018 at 07:30
Since the arrival of Microsoft Intune Enrollment Restrictions, I have been waiting for a way to have more granular control of the restrictions. We haveRead More The post Microsoft Intune Enrollment Restriction Update appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Microsoft Intune “Built-In” App type to save...
by @JankeSkanke on 09/02/2018 at 14:00
As I was strolling around in my Intune tenant today I found that a new feature has arrived regarding Intune and Mobile Apps. It hasRead More The post Microsoft Intune “Built-In” App type to save the day appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Using Mentimeter to interact with your audience
by Ståle Hansen on 07/02/2018 at 23:26
At Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2018, I tried something new. Getting feedback from the audience before my session on their expectations for the session. I tried two different approaches using Mentimeter Write down a question, comment or expectation for the session, open ended What do you […]
Slides and demo oneliners from NIC2018 now online
by Ståle Hansen on 07/02/2018 at 21:36
At Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2018 in Oslo, I had the honor of talking about Microsoft Teams and OneNote in two packed sessions. I got some awesome feedback after my sessions and heard that people learned something. That’s the reason I do these talks and want to continue to speak at […]
My Sessions from NIC 2018
by @JankeSkanke on 06/02/2018 at 20:25
I just wanted to recap my experience from NIC 2018 by posting a short post about my experience as a first time speaker at NIC.Read More The post My Sessions from NIC 2018 appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Automating Compliance Policies in Microsoft...
by @JankeSkanke on 18/09/2017 at 23:37
Microsoft has released a number of powershell sample script on github. After playing around with them for a bit I have found some cool andRead More The post Automating Compliance Policies in Microsoft Intune with Powershell appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2017
by @JankeSkanke on 15/09/2017 at 22:17
Microsoft Ignite 2017 is now just about a week away and it is confirmed that the conference goes on as planned. That is truly greatRead More The post Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2017 appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]
Secure Guest-access to Microsoft Teams with Azure...
by @JankeSkanke on 13/09/2017 at 12:53
Microsoft has just enabled guest access in Microsoft Teams. This is a great add for the service and allows us to collaborate easier and moreRead More The post Secure Guest-access to Microsoft Teams with Azure MFA appeared first on Thoughts about Windows. […]