With the rise of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 over the past several weeks (now turned months), I’ve engaged with many customers who want to use Microsoft Teams to as part of their work-from-home tool set. … [ Continue reading ]
Yes. I said it.
Someone needed to put a line in the sand and today, that person is me. I’m going to say these are some best practices.
But of course, your mileage may vary, depending on your type of organization (users at a local bank or city government will have different threats presented to them than an engineering firm with international customers, for example). … [ Continue reading ]
We’ve updated our baseline requirements for deploying AAD Connect, so I’ve updated the AAD Connect Network Communications Test to reflect those changes.
- We now allow you to configure AAD Connect using the Hybrid Identity Administrator role, so the tool now checks for it.
While working on my current book, I was thinking about a deeper exploration of how Microsoft Teams handles permissions and content.
Here’s a brief excerpt of some of the type of content that you’ll see as we unravel the web of interdependency.… [ Continue reading ]
There are times when your organization (or a customer’s organization) just can’t run the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard. If you’re embarking on one of our strategies to take advantage of Microsoft Teams while your mailboxes are still on-premises, the Exchange Hybrid configuration is the go-to way to get there, since it sets all this stuff up automatically. … [ Continue reading ]
Just a quick note–if you use this tool, I’ve updated its logging output (though not the tool itself).
Also, I’m always open to suggestions on how to make it better!
You can download the latest version from the PowerShell Gallery: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Get-PublicFolderIDFixReport/2.3.2… [ Continue reading ]
While working on a project for a customer, I noticed that the didn’t have a way to correlate “uniqueness” between guest identities that they create and a source of authority system. I wanted to explore using the
employeeId attribute in Azure AD as a way to set this data.… [ Continue reading ]
While hammering out a script for one of my customers today, I decided that it would be a nice touch to upload a log file (that I’d handily built with this function) to their SharePoint team site.… [ Continue reading ]
I’m gonna channel the great Etta James:
Ok, I’m back.
I’ve been waiting for this feature for what seems like an eternity–the ability for a mailbox that has multiple proxy addresses to send from any of those addresses.… [ Continue reading ]
After I re-posted a quick script to export all of the Windows Vault credentials, one of my good friends, Aaron Steele, threw down the gauntlet:
To that, I say …
Yes, it’s rushed and messy (and has a couple of quirks), but gauntlets have to be responded to quickly and all.… [ Continue reading ]
This week, I’m exploring some of the basics of Conditional Access and using it with Microsoft Teams.
In the “legacy” world (the term we attach to most things that aren’t bleeding edge these days), we typically saw organizations build the high, high walls and dig the deep, deep moats (and occasionally fill them with alligators) to keep the bad guys out.… [ Continue reading ]
Friday, while building a new lab to use while writing a chapter for our new Microsoft Teams book, I went through the normal process in Exchange to request a certificate and apply it. Easy peasy normally, right?… [ Continue reading ]
It’s literally been a year since I’ve updated it–mainly because we haven’t made any significant endpoint changes.
I did detect some CRL endpoint updates and a few other odds and ends for Worldwide Commercial and GCC Moderate, so I’ve updated the AAD Network Communications Test tool accordingly.… [ Continue reading ]
While updating the my Public Folder IDFix tool, I was testing the [
Net.Mail.MailAddress] class. I’ve used it in the past, and it seemed to be a pretty simply way to check for valid addresses, but I started running into problems with it not detecting some things that were obviously not in the RFC.… [ Continue reading ]
Since the TechNet Gallery retirement, I’ve had several users contact me regarding the Public Folder IDFix tool that I put out almost 6 years ago. I don’t do a lot of Exchange Public Folder migrations any more, so I shelved a lot of updates and things that I had planned for my public folder tools.… [ Continue reading ]