Finally–we’re to the good stuff!
In the first part of this series, we talked about setting the stage with the requirements, and then went on to create the basic staging and production sites, update the retention policies to exclude the staging site, and configure the taxonomy.… [ Continue reading ]
In my previous post on building a video portal with approvals, we started the necessary steps to build an internal video portal for SharePoint online.… [ Continue reading ]
A few weeks ago, a customer asked me for some recommendations around building and curating a video portal for SharePoint Online content. … [ Continue reading ]
Just a quick post today–I’ve re-published my Wipe-ExchangeOnlineMailbox script to the PowerShell gallery.
Hopefully, this helps everyone who continues to want to use this script. Good luck!
And, if you accidentally delete too much stuff, be sure to check out my post about recovering from self-inflicted wounds: Using Restore-RecoverableItems, or “how I saved my own bacon”
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While writing my last post, I uncovered a problem on one of my lab machines:
WARNING: Unable to download from URI ‘https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=627338&clcid=0x409’ to ”.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers.
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While working on a cross-tenant issue with a customer, I had the requirement minimize the number of non-delivery reports sent to external users. I suggested the best way to do this might be a catch-all mailbox.… [ Continue reading ]
Since we had announced the retirement of the TechNet gallery last year, I’ve been slowly moving my scripts to the PowerShell gallery. I haven’t posted any new scripts in a couple of months and wrote a new one today. … [ Continue reading ]
Now that we’ve configured the nuts and bolts of a connected organization, catalog, and access package, let’s take a look at the user experience!… [ Continue reading ]
Recently, I had a customer ask how to help enable their Office 365 tenants to collaborate more easily. Currently, the problem they face is generating invitations to an ever-growing and ever-changing list of recipients across tenants. … [ Continue reading ]
This error falls into the “both nebulous and specific at the same time” category. Here is a list of a few things you can do to troubleshoot it.
The full text of the message looks something like this:
There are a handful of things to check.… [ Continue reading ]
A few weeks ago, while helping a customer configure Exchange Hybrid for Teams, we ran into this interesting error:
As I’ve stated previously, interesting in the context of both technology troubleshooting and doctor’s visits is rarely something you want to hear.… [ Continue reading ]
This week, while helping a customer onboard to Azure AD Connect, we ran into an interesting error:
Azure Service Connectivity Failed, Unable to proceed
The on-premises synchronization service is not able to connect to Azure Active Directory.… [ Continue reading ]
This past weekend, while working with a customer on a new proof-of-concept deployment of Exchange Hybrid and Microsoft Teams, we had a need to validate that no user accounts would be inadvertently updated during the upgrading of Exchange 2003 Recipient Policies to modern Exchange email address policies.… [ Continue reading ]
This morning, while attempting to set up a virtual machine in my lab environment, I encountered an error while attempting to install the MSOnline module–the NuGet and PowerShellGet components were not already installed. Easy enough–the installation procedure prompts to install them anyway, so just hit yes, right?… [ Continue reading ]
Today, a colleague asked how to disable OneDrive for Business for a customer.
The answer, of course, is like many tech answers.
In this case, it depends on whether you mean “prevent OneDrive from provisioning” or “prevent users from accessing OneDrive sites that have already been provisioned.” … [ Continue reading ]
Yesterday, I needed to help configure a SharePoint Server 2019 User Profile service to import from local Active Directory using the native SharePoint Active Directory Import.
In order to perform Active Directory Import, the service account you specify must have Replicating Directory Changes permissions.… [ Continue reading ]
Yesterday, a peer brought an interesting problem to me:
His customer had been storing data in the on-premises msExchExtensionCustomAttribute properties for users and wanted to be able to use that data in Exchange Online for filtering and dynamic group membership.… [ Continue reading ]
Today, I was asked about manually disabling the Skype of Business Outlook plug-in for a customer where users have both Skype and Teams clients and are configured in Islands mode.
This is what I came up with. … [ Continue reading ]
UPDATE: This script is now available on the PowerShell Gallery at https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Teams-AutoAnswerWithVideo/.
Today, while working with my esteemed colleague Stephen Jones, we were discussing a need for some of our customers to auto-answer Teams with a video call. … [ Continue reading ]
This week, I’ve got a few updates for the AAD Network Communications Test!
- I’ve moved it to the PowerShell Gallery. You can now install it with PowerShellGet by using the command:
Install-Script -Name AADConnect-CommunicationsTest
- I’ve updated the GCC High and DOD endpoints to the best of my ability (I’m always looking for feedback on this, so if you have new endpoints, be sure to connect with me!)
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