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  • Automatic creation of PointSharp ID users.
    by Alexander Holmeset on 18/05/2018 at 20:18

    Created a short script that creates new Point Sharp ID users automaticaly. You can set that to create a user in PointSharp ID the user need to be a member of a specific group. When user is added to that AD group, the user is automaticaly created in PointSharp ID and password information is sent […]

  • 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 […]

  • One Liner: Find your computers DHCP IP address
    by Alexander Holmeset on 17/04/2018 at 18:09

    Trying to teach myself what PowerShell replacements there are for well known CMD commands. I have always used IPConfig, even in PowerShell out of old habit. What commandlet you can use in PowerShell is Get-NetIPAddress. Heres Microsofts description: Example of output: Here is a one liner for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Set forwarding address for everyone.
    by Alexander Holmeset on 01/04/2018 at 21:19

    Short but useful script to set forwarding email address for every user in your Office 365 tenant. Can be useful for example if a company have been acquired, and the new owners want them to use theire email domain. Forwarding can then be a good temporary/quick fix to catching all emails to the […]

  • Email notification with external members in Teams...
    by Alexander Holmeset on 16/03/2018 at 12:48

    Been over a month since my last blogpost. I have been completely out of ides on what to blog about or what to script. Twitter to the rescue. Did not take long time after asking that i got some ideas on what i could script. So this is what i decided on doing: What about … Continue reading […]

  • 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 have been forced to have the same setting for all users and with no exceptions at all. I have a lot of customers who wants to block the common user from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]