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Microsoft 365 Outlook Schedule An Email To Read Later
Aug23

Microsoft 365 Outlook Schedule An Email To Read Later

If your on holiday or out of the office and see an email you want to respond to later usually you flag the email or think you will just remember to reply later. In reality you always end up forgetting about the email but there is another way! If your using Outlook on your mobile phone you can set it up so that when you swipe right you can ‘snooze’ the email and make it disappear from your inbox and reappear as a new email...

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How to Add a Microsoft 365 Shared Mailbox to Mac Mail
Aug09

How to Add a Microsoft 365 Shared Mailbox to Mac Mail

This guide shows you how to add a Microsoft / Office 365 shared mailbox to mac mail. Open Mac mail and go to the top menu and select ‘Mail’ then ‘Add Account’. Click on ‘Other Mail Account’ and choose ‘Mail account’ if asked then ‘Continue’. Enter in the shared mailbox name and email address. Enter your own Microsoft 365 password here, the one for your own email address....

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How to Purchase a Domain and Add it to Microsoft 365 using 123REG
Jul27

How to Purchase a Domain and Add it to Microsoft 365 using 123REG

Welcome to this guide on how to add a domain to your Microsoft 365 account so you can use it to receive emails. Use this guide if you have already purchased a domain or if you want to see how to buy one. This guide is a full step by step guide and divided into three main sections. Section 1: Buying a new domain name using 123-reg.comSection 2: Add the domain to your Microsoft 365 accountSection 3: Update the setting on your new domain...

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How To Create a Teams Meeting Without Having To Start It
Jul08

How To Create a Teams Meeting Without Having To Start It

Have you organised a teams meeting for a group of people who are internal and external but later found no one can join because you didn’t start it and let them join? Or maybe you are arranging a call between two external people and don’t intent on joining the meeting. Here’s is how to fix that problem. First create your teams meeting in the usual way and send out the invite. Now go back into the teams meeting and...

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Build a Split Flap Display Using a Raspberry Pi and PowerShell
Jul06

Build a Split Flap Display Using a Raspberry Pi and PowerShell

I love messing around with the Raspberry PI especially when I can write scripts using my favourite scripting language PowerShell and the IoT Module! This is a guide to my latest project, a split flap display. I built it to lean how to control stepper motors and to break out the 3D printer since it had been sitting unused for too long. Checkout the end result in the video below. It has two modes, one is for counting from 0 to 999 and...

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Blog Progress 2021
Jul04

Blog Progress 2021

I cant believe its been 5 years blogging about Microsoft 365, Azure and PowerShell and in that time I’ve written or contributed to three published books, written 173 blog posts and guest posted for several of the most well known vendors in the Managed Service Provider (MSP) space. Looks like my work is attracting nearly 2k unique visitors on a daily basis. It’s an awesome feeling to know I’ve shared my knowledge and...

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Azure EndPoint Policy Manager
Jun08

Azure EndPoint Policy Manager

Do you struggle with implementing templated Microsoft 365 EndPoint policies across multiple clients? I did so I created this handy PowerShell script which can export policies from one tenant and then import them into another! This script does contain bugs and unknown issues so test it in your test environments first to verify it does what you need and to confirm you understand how it works! Download EndpointPolicyManager.ps1 using the...

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Convert Windows 10 Eval to Pro
Apr24

Convert Windows 10 Eval to Pro

I recently needed to convert a Windows 10 Evaluation VM which I downloaded from Microsoft to a full Professional edition. I found guides for converting it to Enterprise edition but I only had a spare pro key and they were difficult to follow. I’ve put this Batch file together which makes the process easy. Download the script here: ConvertEval2Pro (335 downloads) Here you can see the VM running Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation....

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Setup Microsoft 365 Email Threat Management Policy Template Using PowerShell
Apr01

Setup Microsoft 365 Email Threat Management Policy Template Using PowerShell

We’ve recently been rolling out Defender for 365 across multiple clients to better integrate our security solutions. We’ve been using 3rd party spam solutions and they have let us down many times and just not been a good fit. We’ve always thought that the Microsoft solutions were not as good but over the last year or so they have come on in leaps and bounds and it’s been working great. The only issue I had was...

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How to Make a Domain Admin in Azure Domain Services
Mar25

How to Make a Domain Admin in Azure Domain Services

I had an issue the other week where I logged in thinking I was as an admin but I wasn’t able to create any OU’s or group policies. In my case I was building out a Windows Virtual Desktop deployment for a client, created the Domain Services in Azure then added a server to the domain. I then found I couldn’t manage it. In the image below the ‘new’ section from the menu is missing. Luckily there is an easy...

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Hide Specified Drives Group Policy
Mar25

Hide Specified Drives Group Policy

If you need to hide specific or system drives on a computer or RDS server you can use group policy to do this easily. First create and link a group policy to the OU in Active Directory where the computer or server resides. Next enable Loop back processing in replace mode and this will mean that any user who logs into that computer will also get the user section of the policy applied to them when they login. Next in the policy navigate...

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Windows Explorer Missing in Group Policy
Mar25

Windows Explorer Missing in Group Policy

Trying to find some settings in Windows Explorer but its missing from your group policy? I had this issue to but it turns out Microsoft have renamed it File Explorer. User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> File Explorer In my case I wanted to hide specified drives in My Computer but turns out to be an each fix once you know its just been renamed!

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Raspberry PI + PowerShell Social Media Like Counter
Feb11

Raspberry PI + PowerShell Social Media Like Counter

A few months back I was looking at social media follower and like counters to display on my desk. There are a few options out there but I had a Raspberry PI and and old display module handy so thought id try making my own! A while back I found out how to run PowerShell on a standard PI image and experimented with the PowerShell IoT module. I’m loving this combination because I’m doing a lot in PowerShell at the moment so I...

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