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 ]
I decided to go for a walk down nostalgia lane–while I love to talk about new stuff that we’re doing here at Microsoft, I also like to reminisce about the earlier times in my career–especially when I first started tech blogging.… [ Continue reading ]
I’m writing this down because…
I will forget it.
I was reviewing someone else’s code that was largely full of common if/then statements and then stumbled across a solitary instance of a ternary statement.… [ Continue reading ]
Hey! As we enter the waning days of summer, I wanted to update a tool that I’ve had sitting around for a while.
Years ago, when I was in Microsoft Consulting Services, I ran into one particular customer that had manually populated the mail property of thousands of service accounts, groups, vendor accounts, and contacts–not with the object or user’s individual email address, but with the email address of the person who managed the AD object. … [ Continue reading ]
A few years back, I created a script for a customer to help find broken AD object inheritance during an Exchange migration. I then created a blog post to go through it.
However, time has marched on and the TechNet Gallery fell off the face of the earth, and I needed to update this. … [ 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 ]