Tag Archive: Office 365

Jun 26

Enforced MFA for Office 365 Admins – Don’t get caught out!

I’ve been working on conditional access for a while now with a client, trying to find the right balance of command and control versus usability for the organisation. Just as I thought we were there, I noticed a new policy called “Baseline policy: Require MFA for admins (Preview)” had appeared. Given that this is buried …

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May 16

Configuring default Office 365 Labels using PowerShell

Office 365 Labels over Information Management Policies? Office 365 labels are starting to get quite prolific across the stack now and I’m starting to see better uses for them over SharePoint Retention policies. If you’re not familiar with Office 365 labels, my MVP colleague Joanne Klein has a great blog post from last year that …

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Feb 19

Classic Site collection deletion issues with Office 365 Retention labels

UPDATE – Fellow MVP Joanne Klein reminded me of the Retention Containers via twitter. These are used to wrap up expired groups and their content when a Retention Policy label is in play. It would appear that this is the behaviour that we’re seeing below in Classic Site collection. This actually makes a lot of …

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Nov 05

Microsoft Teams PowerShell Cmdlets – Serendipitous arrival!

Microsoft Teams PowerShell cmdlets I’m working with a client currently that wants to be able to control the creation of groups, using their existing provisioning system to trigger a PowerShell script for the creation after an internal approval workflow is executed. Whilst this worked fine for the creation of Office 365 groups, what it didn’t …

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Jun 03

Keeping Office 365 Audit data beyond 90 days with the Microsoft Graph

In Office 365, audit is king (if you turn it on!). Nearly every action that you can take in the environment is recorded and stored for 90 days. For the compliance manager in your organisation, the new audit log search tool is going to make them a happy person! But what if you want to …

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May 16

SharePoint Virtual Summit wrap-up

SharePoint Virtual Summit – May 16th 2017 Microsoft may have started a trend with last years May the Fourth SharePoint event where they released the SharePoint Framework, following it up with the SharePoint Virtual Summit today. Adding to some of the announcements that were made at Build last week SharePoint, OneDrive and yes even Yammer …

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Mar 10

Azure AD Group Based Licensing – Remediation of Errors

In the previous blog post we took a look at Azure AD Group Based Licensing for Office 365 which went into Preview a couple of weeks ago. In this post, we’ll take a look at Remediation of Errors which occur when Azure tries to apply the licenses to users. This video shows the assignment of …

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May 08

OneDrive For Business – Roadmap and future!

This breakdown comes from two individual sessions from Ignite that I’ve sat and watched. The first is the roadmap and overview for OneDrive, the second was a deeper dive into the Sync client itself and the move towards a unified experience. http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2192 – A file’s future with OneDrive for Business, the roadmap and overview http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK4110 …

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Sep 15

Learning guide for the Office 365 exam 70-346

One of the requirements when you work for a Microsoft gold partner is to keep your qualifications up to date. Following the release earlier this year of the Office 365 exams, I decided to take 70-346 last week. This exam forms the first of two for the office 365 MCSA. This entailed lots of frantic …

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May 15

Office 365 SharePoint online provisioning issue

I hit an issue with the SharePoint online provisioning process while creating a new trial tenant for a client yesterday. The creation of everything seemed to go ok and the service help page in the new Office 365 tenancy admin page reported everything as provisioned completely. Unfortunately, when I went to check Onedrive and the SharePoint …

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