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.
It took me a while to decipher since the ternary evaluation happened as an argument for a cmdlet–definitely limiting its readability. … [ 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 ]
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.
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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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Hi! Just a quick note to let you all know I’ve updated the email validation function for the Get-PublicFolderIDFixReport tool used when verifying mail-enabled public folders. I used the formula from my previous post.… [ 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 ]
In order to help our customers (and their users) fully transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, I’ve updated the Disable-SkypePlugin script that I published back in 2020 and put it on the PowerShell Gallery.… [ Continue reading ]
A customer I was working with last week had trouble tracking down all the places that an email address was placed in an allow list–across multiple transport rules and other filter policies.
I created a tool just for this back in 2018, but it got lost in the TechNet Gallery decommission. … [ Continue reading ]