Office 365 – Script to automate Office 365 Role membership

UPDATE: script update to enable Azure MFA and correct a bug in the Office 365 role update function Office 365 Role membership management is one of the few workload you can not manage using groups. To automate the membership of these roles I have created a script. The script is comparing Active Directory group membership with the corresponding Office 365 Role, excluding online account added to the Office 365 role.…

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Yammer – It is now possible to edit a post

It has been a long awaited and requested feature. Now it is finally possible to edit a post on Yammer. This will be first available when using a web browser, and then will also come to the iOS or Android app. With this feature, each time you edit a post, a new version is being created. If you need (as an administrator) to export the content, all version will be…

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Office 365 – It is time to move on: end of support for DirSync and Azure AD Sync

If you are still using these old versions of the directory synchronization tool – DirSync and Azure AD Sync, it is time to move on and deploy Azure AD Connect to take advantage of the many improvements. On April 13, 2017 DirSync and Azure AD Sync will not be supported anymore. Go check what Azure AD Connect has to offer here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnect-version-history and download the latest version here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771

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Office 365 – Azure AD Connect now support managed service account

The latest version of Azure AD Connect (1.1.484.0 available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771) now supports managed service account to connect/synchronize your Active Directory. NOTE to take advantage of this new feature you need to perform a clean install; you can not upgrade your existing instance. When using the custom installation mode, you need to first create the managed service account using the PowerShell command New-ADServiceAccount New-ADServiceAccount –Name <service account name> -Path "CN=Managed…

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SharePoint Online – Speed up the authentication process

When a user is accessing a SharePoint Online, he is first redirected to Azure AD for authentication. If the company is using ADFS to manage authentication, Azure AD then redirected to the ADFS server for authentication. This can lead to slow authentication process for end-user (external users when sharing content with them). With SharePoint Online you can speed up the process by activating the use Azure Active Directory home realm…

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SharePoint Online – Support for # and % characters is going to be rolled out

We all know (or should know) the restrictions with SharePoint and SharePoint Online when it comes to supported characters in folders or files name. Microsoft is releasing the pressure by rolling out an update which will allow the use of # and % characters in file and folder names – not yet for document library. All tenant created after June 2017 will automatically have this update while others will get…

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Office 365 – You can now set retention policy on Office 365 Groups

You can now set a retention policy on Office 365 Groups to comply with your retention policies; as you can already do it on Exchange mailboxes or SharePoint sites. NOTE it can take up to 1 day to get the policy applied To set a retention policy on Office 365 Groups, logon to the Security and Compliance administration portal – either from the Office 365 Administration portal from the Admin…

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