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  • Office 365 Groups reporting and Power BI...
    by Alexander Holmeset on 11/02/2018 at 20:51

    This is a improvement of my reporting script from my Power BI blog series. Read these two blog posts to better understand this script and article: Integrating PowerShell with PowerBI (Part 1) Integrating PowerShell with PowerBI: Module, script and reporting (Part 2) The script reports on a large […]

  • 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 has been easy lately to add iOS app by just searching the appstore directly from Intune, but Android has been the same bad experience with me going to the Android play […]

  • 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. On day 1 it was great expectations as I had the first slot after the keynote talking about Intune Mobile Application Management. The room it self was OK and the […] […]

  • How to connect to Exchange Online PowerShell via...
    by Ståle Hansen on 31/01/2018 at 23:25

    I had the issue that my ISE client timed out after 10 minutes and I could not re-logon to Exchange Online PowerShell and I had to start a new session each time. I asked on Twitter and got some great help from these guys, a big shout out to @JetzeMellema @IngoGegenwarth  @skillriver […]

  • How I create Microsoft Teams in PowerShell,...
    by Ståle Hansen on 31/01/2018 at 19:04

    This is how I choose to create Microsoft Teams using PowerShell in the period of January 2018 as demoed in my NICconf session. This will probably change in the future so I need to specify the time this actually worked for me 🙂 I create the Office 365 Group in Exchange because then I can … […]

  • Office 365 Groups activity one-liners.
    by Alexander Holmeset on 29/01/2018 at 12:41

      Here are some one-liners to get various Office 365 Groups reporting/statistics. You can for example see last activity date on SharePoint, Inbox and Teams. Remember to log in to Exchange Online and SharePoint Online in the PowerShell session before running these one-liners.     &nbs […]

  • Check out my speaker profile @SessionizeCom
    by Ståle Hansen on 21/01/2018 at 22:06

    Check out my speaker profile here: I love sharing my thoughts, ideas and findings from the field at conferences and in user groups. I have been an active public speaker since 2011, my first English session in 2012 was at Nordic Infrastructure […]

  • Get mailbox data size and number of mailbox items...
    by Alexander Holmeset on 21/01/2018 at 18:56

    Short little script to get the totalt amount of mailboxdata and number of mailbox items in your Office 365 tenant. Shure, this could easily been done in the Office 365 services. But whats the fun in that? I did it PowerShell to learn a thing or two on the way. I even got to use … Continue […]

  • Check if Office 365 Groups is Teams enabled
    by Alexander Holmeset on 12/01/2018 at 17:37

    If you use the Microsoft Teams PowerShell module you can only get a list of teams your a member of, even if you are a global admin. With this little script you get a list of all Office 365 Groups and whether its Teams enabled or not. It checks if the group’s mailbox contains a … […]

  • Share a single document with external user in...
    by Ståle Hansen on 11/01/2018 at 01:57

    Guest Access in Microsoft Teams is a great way to collaborate with external Office 365 users in chat, files and existing tabs. Sometimes you may want to collaborate on a single document with an external user without giving them access to your entire team. Turns out, this is disabled by default. You […]

  • Lava lamp encryption
    by Alexander Holmeset on 06/01/2018 at 23:18

    Lately there have been some articles on that 10% of the internet I protected by lava lamp encryption. Cloudflare have a wall of lava lamps that theire encryption take photos of to compute a more random password. Even though their encryption algorithms is most likely never going to run out of […]

  • My story on how I got into automation and why...
    by Alexander Holmeset on 01/01/2018 at 20:04

    A couple of years ago I felt that i was stuck professionally.  It didn`t  matter how hard I worked, how I proved myself. I still didn`t get any chance to climb the ladder inside the IT department I was part of. Even though I got a couple more large responsibilities I was still stuck […]

  • PowerShell Advent calendar
    by Alexander Holmeset on 12/12/2017 at 19:38

    Here is a short office Advent calendar drawing script. It demonstrates some basic concepts in PowerShell scripting: – Creating a arraylist. – Subtracting from a arraylist. – Creating a function. – Simple If/Else statement. – Counting number of objects in a variable. […]

  • How to use Microsoft Flow to move email to OneNote
    by Ståle Hansen on 07/12/2017 at 11:53

    The send to OneNote plugin in Outlook for PC and Mac is awesome. The problem is when you are not in front of a computer and need to tag an email for processing later when you are on other platforms. My approach to solve this is to use flagging of email and send that to … Continue reading How […]

  • PowerShell: Beginner pittfalls
    by Alexander Holmeset on 18/11/2017 at 23:12

    As i have started to advance my PowerShell skills, il share what common error i came upon in the beginning. Not knowing some of these can create some confusion and frustration. Please comment below any other tips you have for other beginners. Variable scope. If you write a script that contains a […]

  • Automatic update Holidays in AutoAttendant.
    by Alexander Holmeset on 12/11/2017 at 12:34

    First of all, this can be you if you automate holiday updates in AutoAttendant with my script: A couple of days ago Microsoft realeased new features in preview for AutoAttendant. AutoAttendant in Skype for Business Online finaly have the ability to create holiday schedules! After fixing a bug that […]

  • Integrating PowerShell with PowerBI: Automating...
    by Alexander Holmeset on 22/10/2017 at 18:48

    In this blogpost we will take a look at how to automate the process of updating the data in the Power BI report we created in part 2, without any need of a computer/server. We will manage to do this by scheduling a Runbook in Azure Automation. I asume that you allready have signed up … […]

  • 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 and powerful use cases that I want to share. The first one is about creating and reusing compliance policies across multiple customer tenants.   Let us assume […]

  • 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 great news for all us excited people attending this year. My session at Ignite During my session you will get an understanding on how risk based conditional access works and […]

  • 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 more with our external parties. But, maybe we also want to verify that our external users actually are who they say they are. Let’s try to protect our […]

  • Microsoft Intune Custom Branding with Powershell...
    by @JankeSkanke on 05/09/2017 at 12:31

    Are you looking for a solution on how to use custom branding for you Intune Company portal for a standalone setup? Don’t like the default color choices in the Intune portal? Maybe you have looked into the hybrid option which gives you an possibility to choose your custom color? Look no […]

  • Speaking at Microsoft Ignite about OneNote and...
    by Ståle Hansen on 05/09/2017 at 01:09

    I am stoked to return to Microsoft Ignite as a speaker for the third time. This year is going to be a blast and I have several sessions and activities lined up Theater Session LifeHack: 5 steps for succeeding with personal productivity using Microsoft OneNote Based on my very popular YouTube talk […]

  • Finishing up at #ExpertsLive Europe
    by @JankeSkanke on 25/08/2017 at 10:51

    It has truly been a great place to be the last couple of days here in Berlin. The really good thing about this conference is that is is not too big. Here you can really connect with all the other participants and experts all day every day.  The post Finishing up at #ExpertsLive Europe appeared […]

  • Set yourself unavailable with this open source...
    by Ståle Hansen on 23/08/2017 at 06:23

    MVP Jan Egil Ring and I have created a GitHub PowerShell project called PsProductivityTools. There you will find a function called Start-Pomodoro with the following features Count down for 25 minutes by default or a period specified by you Start-Pomodoro -Minutes 10 The function will set your […]

  • How to set custom presence states in Skype for...
    by Ståle Hansen on 20/08/2017 at 20:16

    This works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Lync and Skype for Business desktop clients. Requires administrative rights to your computer Wouldn’t it be cool if you could change your presence state in Skype for Business to match you current task such as busy in a Workshop, Do Not Disturb […]

  • AAD Connect PS Module QuickTip
    by @JankeSkanke on 28/06/2017 at 09:59

    If you want to do configurations like Windows 10 Hybrid Domain join of Office 365 Group Writeback in Azure AD Connect you need to run commands in Powershell to make that happen. But if you have a fresh new server and have just installed AAD Connect on it you will get an error when trying […]

  • Starting a new adventure
    by @JankeSkanke on 01/06/2017 at 05:25

    I am happy to say that I am starting a new and exiting adventure in my life, and that in the best possible way. From today, June 1st 2017, I am starting as Partner and Principal Cloud Architect in CloudWay AS together with Ståle Hansen. And of course, all new endeavors comes with gadgets. I […]

  • First look at AzureAD Group Based Licensing
    by @JankeSkanke on 22/02/2017 at 10:37

    It has finally arrived. Group Based licensing in Azure AD for O365 and other services. Lets take a quick look on how this can be done in the Azure Portal.  Update: In preview you will need an paid Azure AD subscription to use this feature. However when this goes GA it will be included in […]