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Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Preface Now that Microsoft Teams has reached feature parity with Skype for Business, it’s really time to move on, isn’t it? Additionally, Microsoft has announced the start of the end of life program for the integration of Skype for Business with third-party audio conferencing providers (ACPs), so you have no other option left than subscribing […]

Administering Microsoft Teams via PowerShell

Installation You need the built-in PowerShell, version 5, because PowerShell Core, a.k.a. PowerShell 6, doesn’t work yet. If in doubt, check the version with: $PSVersionTable.PSVersion You need to install a bunch of stuff: Visual C++ 2017 x64 Redistributable Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals RTW Skype for Business Online Windows PowerShell Module Then […]

Outlook 2019 supports Outlook.com 2FA

Finally, the day has come, folks. I still can’t believe it. After so many friggin’ years this damn application finally supports two-factor authentication for their own service. Without stupid “app passwords”. Can you actually believe that? If the account’s already set up in Windows, it’s like 3 clicks, you don’t even have to enter your […]

Opening Office 365 Resource Calendars on iOS

Update: finally, Outlook mobile supports opening shared calendars directly. Google it, everyone will tell you it’s not possible. It’s not supported. Yada-yada. The official Outlook client won’t let you add shared calendars, neither will the built-in Calendar app. You can try OWA, but it’ll time out and ask for login within 6 hours. You then […]

Office 365 (still) sucks hard at 2FA

Although Microsoft has been talking and putting up nice videos about 2FA for quite a while, it’s still a pain in the ass. It really is. Let me explain. The theory is that you install the latest Office, enable 2FA for the user in the Office Portal and be done with it. Guess what, that’s […]

Windows 10 Mail app now supports 2FA

Even though the Office 365 team promised 2FA to arrive in Outlook by the end of 2014, it’s still MIA. That’s why it’s so ironic that the consumer-grade Mail app already have this perk. This landed about a month ago, but now I finally get to blog about it. When you add a corporate account, […]

Office 365 – User restore failed

Prelude For whatever reason your users may end up in the recycle bin. Normally you can restore them easily by just clicking on Restore user on the Office portal. But sometimes you may get something like this: User restore failed The user can’t be restored at this time. Correlation ID: … Or visually: I’ve gone […]

Azure AD Connect Best Practices

The disaster I had gave me some good pointers regarding how one should configure and use their Office 365 tenant and on-premises AD together. Here’s some suggestions: Always use a separate “in cloud” global admin account for directory synchronization. In case you lose your synced admin accounts, you’ll still have another admin that can recover […]

Azure AD Connect Disaster Recovery

Prelude Yeah, I know, the title’s already promising enough. And yeah, it did happen. At some point in my previous post I mentioned that after group filtering failed on me I reverted to OU filtering. So at the time I had 2 filters in place. This may or may not be the cause of what […]

Azure AD Connect Preview 2

Overview I’ve just covered my experience with Azure AD Connect Preview 1, but here’s the new preview already. Some highlights: In-place DirSync upgrade is supported. Group-based filtering, in addition to OU-based filtering I’ve demonstrated with Preview 1. Syncing of on-premises custom attributes by extending the Azure AD schema. A lot of writeback stuff like user, […]