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  • Microsoft Demo Environment
    by Alexander Holmeset on 04/07/2018 at 11:01

    The last year i have been using demos.microsoft.com to create Office 365 demo tenants for workshops and speaker sessions. The page have recently gotten a huge facelift/upgrade, so i thought i woudl give you a short overview. If you go to My Environments you now have two choices. Create a Tenant or […]

  • 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 was now evaluated for all my contributions over 18 months instead of the normal 12 months because to the change in MVP award cycles. So it is actually […]

  • 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 […]

  • Guest post: Share and learn with TechSnips.
    by Alexander Holmeset on 13/06/2018 at 09:12

    My name is Adam Bertram and Alexander Holmeset has so graciously allowed me to guest post on his blog about a new service I’ve started that offers free, how-to content for tech professionals. OK, here’s the pitch: We’re geeks, right? We love tinkering with tech and figuring out […]

  • Is Office 365 Groups pre-prepared for Teams?
    by Alexander Holmeset on 09/06/2018 at 06:58

    Just recently what i used to confirm if a Office 365 Group was Teams enabled or not was this one-liner: Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity TestGroup -IncludeOldestAndNewestItems -FolderScope ConversationHistory | Select-Object FolderType If there was a conversation history foldertype of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Do i have MSI or C2R Skype for Business?
    by Alexander Holmeset on 26/05/2018 at 15:21

    After a discussion on Twitter, someone asked if there was a way to determine if the Skype for Business installation on your computer was MSI or C2R. The tricky part was that he needed to find this out without having a Microsoft Office installed on the computer. Had Office been installed, you could […]

  • 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:  https://sessionize.com/StaleHansen/ 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]