How to Bulk Add Users into Office 365 using PowerShell
Aug30

How to Bulk Add Users into Office 365 using PowerShell

One of the easiest ways to import users in bulk when not using AD Connect to synchronize an on-premises Active Directory is to use a CSV file. Create a new text file and copy in the following text and save the file as users.csv. Use these entries as an example and modify them to match your own requirements. One thing to note here is that the AccountSkuId value defines the license you want to assign to the user: ENTERPRISEPREMIUM =...

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5 Things Often Forgotten while migrating to Office 365
Aug24

5 Things Often Forgotten while migrating to Office 365

Once you’ve done a few Office 365 migrations you will know of these annoying little jobs that come back to bite you. You can complete a migration and think you’ve done a good job then come Monday morning users come in and the complaints start pouring in. These are my 5 top Office 365 jobs that are often overlooked so take note and enjoy a successful migration. Re-Attaching Archive PST files I hate archive PST files but you...

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10 Essential Tips for Passing Microsoft Exams
Aug18

10 Essential Tips for Passing Microsoft Exams

Passing Microsoft Exams Tip #1 Know you are going to pass your exam have no doubt in your mind. Don’t ever think: “I’m no good with exams ” or “I’m not sure I’m ready for this” That’s just rubbish self doubt creeping in! passing Microsoft exams requires nothing more than some dedication, time and effort from you. If you’re the sort of person who wants to be successful but...

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Set Passwords to Never Expire in Office 365 Using PowerShell
Aug17

Set Passwords to Never Expire in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Just don’t do it! However, there may be some cases where you are asked to break company policies and set an account to never expire. In smaller organizations this usually comes from the business owners or managers but try and resist for their own good and explain the security risks involved. When ever possible, compromise and come up with a suitable password policy for the business to use. You could set the following password...

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Office 365: Selectively Wipe a Mobile Phone
Aug14

Office 365: Selectively Wipe a Mobile Phone

Storing company information on a mobile phone carries with it some risk. Having the ability to erase all information held on a phone from the portal is a fantastic feature but what if the device belongs to the employee? Maybe they are no longer employed by your organisation and have left never to return, what do you do about your data left on the phone? You cant remotely wipe the whole phone because they will have personal pictures,...

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How to Remove Unwanted Tiles from Office 365 App Menu
Aug12

How to Remove Unwanted Tiles from Office 365 App Menu

Every now and again I get asked how can I hide unwanted apps from the Office 365 app menu for all users even before they have logged in. Well unfortunately we are rather limited at the moment but proper app management is coming, so for now we can only disable unused applications for users. One other option is to unpin tiles once you have logged in by clicking the three dots which show up when you hover over a tile. The downside to...

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How to List Users in Office 365 Using PowerShell
Aug09

How to List Users in Office 365 Using PowerShell

If you don’t know how to connect PowerShell to Office 365 then read this post first to get started: How to Connect PowerShell to Office 365 List Users The easiest way to return a list of all users is to run the Get-MsolUser cmdlet. By default, it will return only the UPN, Display name and the isLicensed attributes. Get-MsolUser User Attributes Each user contains a number of attributes defining their settings and personal...

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How to List Office 365 Subscriptions Using PowerShell
Aug05

How to List Office 365 Subscriptions Using PowerShell

Subscriptions in Office 365 define the features and services available and how many licenses you have available to issue to user accounts. Each subscription has its own Account SKU ID such as ENTERPRISEPREMIUM for E3 subscriptions. When you reference a subscription ID in PowerShell you will need to prefix it with your 365 tenant name. This is the part before your onmicrosoft.com address you chose when creating your account. Our test...

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How to Connect PowerShell to Office 365
Aug03

How to Connect PowerShell to Office 365

Required Tools In order for you to manage your Office 365 account, you will need to download and install a few tools. You can manage your account from any Windows PC, you don't need to install them to a server so can manage accounts directly from your PC or laptop. Download and install each of the following tools: Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41950 Azure Active...

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Office 365: Remotely Wipe a Mobile Phone Which is Lost or Stolen
Aug01

Office 365: Remotely Wipe a Mobile Phone Which is Lost or Stolen

Storing company information on a mobile phone carries with it some risk. Having the ability to erase all information held on a phone from the portal is a fantastic feature. If an employee loses their phone or a device is stolen you can wipe everything from it with the click of a couple of buttons. Lets run through the instructions for remotely erasing everything from a mobile phone. Log into the Admin center and click on Resources...

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